Visit the Pacific Media Centre website for Malainan Lakhal’s interview where he calls upon New Zealand to support efforts to block trade supporting the military occupation of his country by Morocco
Anyone who missed Late Night Live with Phillip Adams talking to Malainin Lakhal can hear the program or download it from:
11 July 2007 – The Security Council today welcomed news that United Nations-sponsored talks on Western Sahara between Morocco and the Frente Polisario, along with neighbours Algeria and Mauritania, are set to resume next month, voicing hope that “substantial negotiations” will take place.
We have some good events coming up, starting on Sunday 29 July at 2pm at the Traveller’s Bookstore at 294 Smith Street, Collingwood with drinks and nibbles. There are two university seminars, one at Deakin’s Burwood campus, the other at Latrobe University as well as an evening at the Postcolonial Institute in North Melbourne. The main celebration will be a one-day film festival : Africa’s Last Colony: Western Sahara in film, at Cinema Nova in Carlton on Wednesday 1 August : 12noon -7.30pm with catering by the Sorghum Sisters.
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Excellent news today, see:
Italy has become the first European country to recognise the POLISARIO Front’s representation as an official diplomatic mission, in a resolution adopted by the Italian Parliament on Thursday.
Green Left Weekly
International News, issue #716, 4 July 2007.
Secretary general of the Saharawi Union of Journalists and Writers (UPES) Malainin Lakhal, currently on a speaking tour of Australia, spoke to Green Left Weekly’s Tony Iltis about the human rights situation in Western Sahara.
See full article http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/716/37167
Tuesday 3 July 6.00 -7.00pm
Unions NSW Ground Floor Training Rm
377-383 Sussex St Sydney
Union Aid Abroad -Apheda
Australia Western Sahara Association
Public Seminar: Getting the story out about Western Sahara
Malainin Lakhal, Secretary General of the Union of Saharawi Journalists and Writers, and human rights activist, introduced by
Alison Peters, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Unions NSW
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