e-International Relations, 10 May 2012
By Jacob Mundy
At the end of every April, a small drama plays out in the UN Security Council. This is when the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO, its French acronym) comes up for its annual renewal. Western Sahara — Africa’s last colony according to the United Nations — is largely ignored by the Security Council the other eleven months of the year.
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8 May 2012
Malak Amidan, human rights activist visiting Australia during May is calling for an end of phosphate imports from the territory. Malak Amidan fears that when she returns to the occupied zone of Western Sahara she will be jailed by Moroccan authorities for speaking out.
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Thursday 17 May – 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Sydney Mechanics School of Arts 280 Pitt St Sydney
$10 entry / Students by donation
Music, Drinks and Nibbles
Organised by Australia Western Sahara Association and Sydney University Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Join us for an evening with Saharawi human rights activist, Malak Amidan, as she talks about the situation in Western Sahara, one of the longest and most neglected conflicts of our time.
Malak will expose the systematic political, environmental, social and cultural human rights abuses endured by the people of Western Sahara
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Green Left Weekly, Thursday, April 26, 2012
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim, Adelaide
Sahrawi human rights advocate and trade unionist Malak Amidane will visit Australia this month to share her experience of campaigning for justice in her homeland.
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