Australia Western Sahara Association has updated its detailed critique on the documentary Stolen to reflect the recent publicity and commentary on the film. This updated edition is now published as the 3rd edition.
A lecture delivered by Professor Stephen Zunes during an event that took place on 7 July 2010 as part of the Fringe Program of The International Peace Research Association (IPRA) conference 2010 which was held in Sydney (Australia) on 6-10 July 2010.
The event was under the title: “Self-determination, 50 years on: Conflict Resolution in the Struggle for Self-Determination” The theme for the event was the issue of self-determination with Western Sahara as an example of where peace perspectives are urgently needed.
Professor Stephen Zunes is Professor of Politics & International Studies and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies Program at the University of San Francisco.
13 July 2010
The Embassy of the Saharawi Republic to the United Republic of Tanzania welcomes the decision by Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), to remove the so-called “Stolen” film from the program of its 13th Festival which is taking place in Zanzibar on 10-18 July 2010.
ZIFF’s Board decided not to screen “Stolen” during the Festival after close and thorough consideration of all the information and representations made by the Saharawis affected by the film including the family of Fetim Sellami a key figure in the film.
By David Cronin, the Brussels correspondent of Inter Press Service news agency
The theft of fish from Western Saharan waters should be damned by the European commission, not encouraged…..(continued)
Condolence messages were sent from Australian parliamentarians and from the President of Australia Western Sahara Association on the passing of Mr Mahfoud Ali Beiba, President of the Saharawi Parliament.
Letters were sent by:
Janelle Saffin MP, Federal Member for Page
on behalf of the Parliamentary Friends of Western Sahara (Saharawi People)
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Maria Vamvakinou, MP
Federal Member for Calwell
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Australia Western Sahara Association
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Authors: Hanga Sántha Swedish Section of the International Commission of Jurists; Ylva Lennartsson Hartmann Swedish Section of the International Commission of Jurists; Mark Klamberg Stockholm University – Faculty of Law
May 24, 2010
The authors of this report argue that the violations against the Saharawis by Morocco may constitute crimes against humanity. Moreover they suggest that the international community should act as soon as possible to end Moroccan impunity and to make greater efforts for a just and lasting solution of the question of Western Sahara.
Press release, Western Sahara Resource Watch
7. July 2010
32 parliamentarians from Finland, Sweden and Denmark today requested the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of their countries to prevent renewed EU fisheries in occupied Western Sahara.
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