Sydney Customs House, Circular Quay
MFPA, CPACS (University of Sydney) and the Sydney Peace Foundation present: “Conflict Resolution in the Struggle for Self-Determination” – Western Sahara and Tamil (LTTE) Case Studies.
Workshop led by Prof. Johan Galtung, & Prof. Stephen Zunes
Intro Prof. Stuart Rees.
Venue: Barnet Long Room, Customs House Circular Quay Sydney
Time: 1800 -2000
Fee $30 includes refreshments All welcome.
More information and bookings at http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/peace_conflict/news/ipra2010.shtml Note: go to page for full conference booking. Here you can select to book for this single event at Customs House.
guardian.co.uk , Thursday 13 May 2010
The world’s most remote film festival takes place in a refugee camp deep in the Algerian desert
The Lancet, Volume 375, Issue 9732, Pages 2135 – 2136, 19 June 2010
Stefan Simonowitz (Free Sahara Network) reports on health care in the Saharawi refugee camps in south west Algeria
Read his report >>
Friday 26 February, 2010
Almost all the truly contentious issues in documentary can be collected around the one phrase: documentary ethics. What happens when a group of documentary filmmakers discuss their private morality in a public space?…….Tom Zubrycki’s reactions are revealing when questioned about the documentary ‘Stolen’ which contains re-enactments in Cronulla and Bondi golf course. He acknowledges the tapes were never buried in the
desert thus making a mockery of one of the central tenets of the so-called ‘drama’ that our intrepid adventurers (sic.) violeta and dan found themselves caught up in…….
Read Natasha Phillips’ report >>
Reader riposte: Western Sahara
by Guest Blogger – 9 June 2010 10:46AM
A response to Danielle Cave’s recent post on the Western Sahara from Kamal Fadel, the representative to Australia of Polisario, the Western Sahara independence movement:
“I was surprised to read Danielle Cave’s recent article on Western Sahara. It was nice to see a fresh perspective on the plight of my country, a country that struggles to gain and maintain media attention in Australia, and in fact, the coverage it does receive is few and far between…..(cont.)
Read full response >>
The Sydney Centre for International Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney organised on 9 June 2010 an important public Seminar. The Seminar was fully booked. It was well attended by students, academics and the public in general.
The seminar explored the unfinished business of decolonisation, by considering the legal, political and historical aspects of two territories which raise questions about the international right to self-determination and the enduring legacies of colonialism and occupation.
Read full report >>
Freedom House’s annual “Worst of the Worst” report still includes Western Sahara. Consult the original document via this link, and browse to page 24.