Monthly Archives: March 2021

NZ support group launches the Western Sahara New Zealand campaign and website

On 4 March 2021 Western Sahara supporters in New Zealand celebrated the launch of the Western Sahara New Zealand campaign and website.

An online live-streamed panel discussed New Zealand’s role in Western Sahara

The panel included:
Mr. Kamel Fadel: Polisario Representative for Australia & New Zealand
Ms. Louisa Wall,  Labour  MP
Ms. Golriz Ghahraman, Green MP
• The Panel discussion was facilitated by Otepoti-based artist: Mr. Matthew Galloway

Video of launch and discussion

Western Sahara Campaign NZ
The recently established Western Sahara Campaign NZ is a nationwide network of people committed to supporting and advocating for the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination.

Western Sahara National Day 27 February: Flags raised in NSW and Victoria

Leichhardt Town Hall flies WS flag; WS supporters attend ceremony (Images: Shane Teehan and Tony Iltis)

27 February 2021 marks the 45th anniversary of the proclamation ofthe Saharawi Republic (SADR) following Spain’s abrupt withdrawal after almost a hundred years of colonialism.

Saharawi national flags were raised in Sydney and Melbourne to mark the important occasion.