Incitec optimistic about outlook (but faces shareholder criticism over WS phosphate )
December 20, 2007,
The Sydney Morning Herald
The chief executive of fertiliser maker Incitec Pivot Ltd, Julian Segal, says he is cautiously optimistic about the outlook for earnings in the current financial year. (click on link above for rest of story)
Making a meal of human rights
December 21, 2007
Sydney Morning Herald
An African invasion has repercussion in Australia, writes Ben Cubby.
Almost every time Australians sit down at the dinner table, they are eating the fruits of Morocco’s illegal invasion of Western Sahara. (click on link above for rest of story)
Further articles about the illegal importation of phosphate into Australia:
Ethical blacklisting of Wesfarmers >>:
Resource Theft information sheet >>
23/06/2007. source: New Matilda
Julie Macken and Malainin Lakhal
If the farmers of Australia knew the story behind the superphosphate they routinely apply on their lands, they would have to wrestle with a difficult moral dilemma — do they continue using it or boycott this vitally needed commodity?
Read full article >>
Published in The Weekly Times 21 June 2006, this article by Xavier Duff reports on the illegal importation of Western Sahara phosphates into Australia and the companies involved.
phosphate article june21-2006 >>
You are invited to the book launch of International Law and the Question of Western Sahara, with Stephen Zunes at the Institute of International Law and Humanities (IILAH) in the Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, University Square, Carlton (opposite University of Melbourne’s main gates on Grattan Street), on Friday 7 December at 5 for 5.30pm-7pm.
International Law and the Question of Western Sahara, edited by Karin Arts and Pedro Pinto Leite and published by IPJET (International Platform of Jurists for East Timor) 352pp, hardback.
Books will be on sale at the launch at the give-away price of $30.
Book launch flyer >>
AWSA Press Release 5 December 2007
Charges of torture and genocide levelled at high-ranking Moroccans by Spanish judge…But for Australian fertiliser firms, it’s business as usual.
Full text of Press Release >>
AWSA Press Release 4 December 2007
Norwegian insurance company, Kommunal Landspensjonskasse Mutual Insurance Company (KLP) has blacklisted Wesfarmers on account of its trade with Morocco in phosphate pillaged from Western Sahara.
Full text of press release >>
Rhodes Journalism Review 27, September 2007
It is difficult to summarise 32 years of occupation, fear, war, exile, human rights violations and lost dreams of the people of Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa…(cont.)
Read the article by Malainin Lakhal >>
“International Law and the Question of Western Sahara”
As far as we know it will be the first collective work published in English dealing with the legal aspects of the Western Sahara problem. The book has been put together by IPJET International Platform of Jurists for East Timor and the Institute of Social Sciences in The Hague from papers delivered at a conference there in October 2006.
With postage and packing costs, sale price through AWSA will be approx $25-$35.
Anyone interested in having a copy, please email: [email protected]
WESTERN SAHARA: AFRICA’S LAST COLONY
Frank Ruddy, U.S. Ambassador (ret.) *Former Deputy Chairman
U.N. Peacekeeping Mission (MINURSO) For Western Sahara
World Affairs Council
Alaska, October 31, 2007 & November 2, 2007
Read transcript of speech >>