Monthly Archives: July 2007

Security Council welcomes planned continuation of Western Sahara talks

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.

29 July – 2 August: Final program with Malainin Lakhal in Melbourne

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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Morocco committing ‘all kinds of atrocities’ in Western Sahara

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.
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Tuesday 3 July Sydney – AWSA-APHEDA Public Seminar

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
Special guest:
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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