June 8, 2022
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Webinar “Morocco’s Autonomy Proposal vs Independence in Western Sahara: What Solution is Best for Africa’s Last Colony?” presented by The Campaign to End the Occupation of the Western Sahara in partnership with the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and the Pan African Unity Dialogue .
Webinar explores the scope and the pitfalls of Morocco’s ‘autonomy plan’ put forward by Morocco as the ‘solution’ to the conflict.
Watch here on YouTube
ABOUT HOST Bill Fletcher, Jr. Co-coordinator of the Campaign to End the Moroccan Occupation of the Western Sahara. He is a longtime trade unionist, writer, and a past president of TransAfrica Forum.
ABOUT PANELISTS Katlyn Thomas Katlyn Thomas is an attorney, former MINURS O official, and author of The Emperor’s Clothes: The Naked Truth About Western Sahara. Stephen Zunes Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he served as founding director of the program in Middle Eastern Studies. He is the co-author (with Jacob Mundy) of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution.
** About The Campaign to End the Occupation of the Western Sahara The Campaign to End the Occupation of the Western Sahara, a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals committed to international justice and respect for national self-determination seeks: • The withdrawal of Morocco from Western Sahara; • A transition of authority to the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, in accordance with the Charter of the African Union; • An expeditious return of Sahrawi refugees and Sahrawi diaspora to their homeland; • An end to any U.S. assistance to Morocco that could be used to advance a claim to the Western Sahara and/or harm the Sahrawi people. Website: https://www.freewesternsahara.org/ Donate: https://www.freewesternsahara.org/donate#WesternSahara#FreeWesternSahara