Tag Archives: human rights

Escalating Conflict in Kabylie (Part 1 of 2)

**This is the first of a two-part series covering the Kabyle-Algerian conflict. The second part will deal with specific allegations of genocide by the Kabyle government in exile against the Algerian state and the petitions it has filed with two tribunals. ~~~ While wildfires occur almost every year in Algeria …

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The Song of Ardent Desire by Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi

Inimitable Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi’s latest exhibition, Le Chant de l’Ardent Désir, is a transcendental and hypnotic experience that compels the viewer to examine our shared experiences of loss, nostalgia, human suffering and dignity. It is difficult to describe the phenomenological experience of the encounter with the language of the …

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Hamza Nasri: A new chapter in the intimidation of human rights defenders

اضغط هنا لقراءة هذا البيان الصّحفي بالعربيّة Click here to read this press release in English The undersigned organizations condemn the prison sentence of queer activist and human rights defender Hamza Nasri after his participation in a peaceful march on January 18, 2021. The Tunis Court of First Instance sentenced …

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Moroccan official says restoring relations with Spain needs a lot of clarity – Middle East Monitor

Morocco believes that restoring relations with Spain needs a lot of clarity, government spokesman Mustapha Baitas said in remarks to the media after a cabinet meeting on Thursday. “With regard to Spain… King Mohammed VI underlined, last August, the importance of strategic relations between Rabat and Madrid… two years ago, …

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deprivation of liberty and mass arrests in Kabylie

Like every year in North Africa, the New Year takes place on a date that corresponds to January 12 of the Gregorian calendar. The year 2022 corresponds to the year 2972 ​​of the Berber calendar (Amazigh calendar). Unfortunately, this year will be celebrated in the sadness that Kabylia has just …

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UN committee says. Meet the woman who helped make the historic decision to undermine a country for upholding the right to life at sea

SOS: the Italian navy comes to the aid of a boat of people trying to reach Europe from North Africa. Some … [+] 165,000 people have made the crossing so far this year, compared to 60,000 for 2013 as a whole. Hundreds of people have died trying to reach Europe. …

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Tunisia: in brief | New Internationalist

Analysis December 1, 2021 A decade after the revolution, and after a succession of chaotic governments, democracy is faltering in Tunisia, wonders Francesca Ebel? Outside the Medina of Tunis. CLÉMENT ARBIB Earlier this year, outside a local cafe just off a busy street in one of Tunis’s sprawling neighborhoods, a …

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Amplifying the missing voices in the fight for climate justice

In depth: The COP26 Coalition hosted an alternative summit to amplify the voices, ideas and solutions that it believes are largely missing from the COP – including the new global green deal, polluter accountability and indigenous ecological knowledge . The annual Glasgow climate conference may be getting a lot of …

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Kabylia facing the Algerian colonial regime

Kabylia is inhabited by a people of peace who aspire to free themselves from any form of colonialism, they fight peacefully for their freedoms and their autonomy in order to build a modern and free nation. Kabyle activists are subject to arbitrary arrests and detentions on a daily basis. Their …

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Clear Arabs from “Dune” – Inkstick

First of all, let me say that I love “Dune”. I have read Frank Herbert’s books several times over the past 30 years. I first read “Dune” along with “The Prize” by Daniel Yergin, the most comprehensive real-world historical account of the political economy of petroleum. These are books that …

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Tunisian MP imprisoned after criticizing president begins hunger strike

MP Yassine Ayari started his hunger strike in Mornaguia prison to protest against the oppression suffered by the army and his upcoming trial, his party said. MP Yassine Ayari has started a hunger strike in prison, according to his party [Getty] A Tunisian lawmaker suspended and imprisoned for condemning President …

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Green energy takes hold

It is of paramount importance that we examine the political economy of energy transitions in our current context where the energy security of the Global North trumps the human rights and sovereignty of the peoples of the South and where priorities are dictated by the people of the South. The …

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Tunisia: authorities must tell the truth about the kidnapping of an Algerian activist

Slimane Bouhafs, an Algerian convert and refugee recognized by the UNHCR, was reportedly kidnapped in Tunis on August 25 Activist reappeared in court in Algeria where he faces undisclosed charges “The Tunisian government shares responsibility for his fate and should confess its role in his kidnapping and return” – Amna …

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Against Orientalism on Instagram – World – Al-Ahram Weekly

The crystal clear, translucent waters and the soft, slightly wavy white sand are surrounded by stones. The scenic green mountainous backdrop with perfect blue skies does not suggest Algeria. And few outside the North African country have heard of the ancient neighborhood in question, Collo, where forests, mountainous terrain, stunning …

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Ohio Valley workers and employers react as House votes for $15 minimum wage

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than double the current rate of $7.25, which hasn’t changed in a decade. The bill is unlikely to wipe out the Republican-controlled Senate, where Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky …

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The overhaul of the Arab working class

First of all, Egypt and Tunisia are very different, because in Egypt the Egyptian Trade Union Federation was created by the state in 1957, five years after the military coup that brought Gamal Abdel Nasser to power. . Nasser had until then refused to authorize a national trade union federation. …

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The reshaping of the Arab working class

J.B. First of all, Egypt and Tunisia are very different, because in Egypt the Egyptian Trade Union Federation was created by the state in 1957, five years after the military coup that brought Gamal Abdel Nasser to power . Nasser had hitherto refused to authorize a national trade union federation. …

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Tunisians outraged by ‘inhumane’ police attack on stripped and beaten youths in the street

Tunisians were angered by a video showing police beating and stripping a youth in the street. Tunisians have expressed outrage on social media after a video emerged showing four Tunisian police officers beating a naked minor in the street. The video shows police stripping the youth naked in the Tunis …

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The Arab world: time for a reset? | Middle East

In today’s Arab world, there is a treacherous tendency to classify people into a one-dimensional identity, be it religion, sect, ethnicity, or nationality. We often hear voices claiming that the Arab world does not exist and that the persecution of the Palestinian people is not our concern or that our …

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How Moroccans reacted to normalization with Israel

Thu 24 Dec 2020 How Moroccans reacted to normalization with Israel Source MENA through Zineb Riboua Unidentified Moroccan and Israeli officials sign memoranda of understanding during a visit by Israeli emissaries to Rabat, Morocco, December 22, 2020. Photo taken on December 22, 2020. REUTERS / Shereen Talaat “I was born …

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Tunisia allows man to drop name linked to slavery

The Court of First Instance of Medenine, in south-eastern Tunisia, ruled on October 14 allowing Hamdan Atig Dali, 81, to delete the term “atig”- which means freed slave – of his name in all official documents. The justice ministry rejected the same request in 2017, saying there were no competent …

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Poverty among Berber families in Morocco

SEATTLE – From 2001 to 2014, Morocco’s per capita consumption increased to 3.3%, leading to a decline in monetary poverty and vulnerability to 4.8 and 12.5%. Despite these improvements, rural areas in Morocco still experience a higher level of subjective poverty. In 2014, the rural poverty rate in Morocco increased …

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Berbers: the marginalized indigenous peoples of North Africa

Algiers – The Berbers – descendants of pre-Arab populations across North Africa – are currently celebrating their New Year festivities. Friday – for the first time – the Yennayer New Year is marked as a national holiday in Algeria. Berbers, who refer to themselves as Amazigh, have long fought for …

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Echoes of Tunisia in Morocco as protests continue

RABAT, Morocco (AFP) – Morocco has arrested 11 people suspected of manslaughter following the death of a fish seller whose crash in a garbage truck sparked protests, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Mouhcine Fikri, 31, was accidentally killed on Friday in the northern town of Al-Hoceima as he tried to protest …

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