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Contract teachers on strike in Morocco

Teachers demanding the end of contract-hiring and their integration into the public sector, gave a call for a three-day national strike beginning Sunday, March 21

Morocco's violations in Western Sahara Activists warn resumption of armed conflict in Western Sahara over Morocco’s continued violations

The Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara (CODESA) has called on the International Red Cross to immediately establish its humanitarian operation in the region as the situation is deteriorating in the occupied territories due to Moroccan aggression against the Sahrawi people

25 textile workers in Tangier, Morocco killed in industrial accident in illegal factory

The deaths were reportedly caused by electrocution in the illegal underground factory after it was flooded by rain water

Morocco and the Grand Bargain with US and Israel

According to the deal, the US will recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara territory in return for Morocco establishing diplomatic relations with Israel

Morocco-Israel normalization Moroccan authorities use force to prevent pro-Palestine rally

The protesters were trying to take out a march opposing Morocco’s deal to normalize its ties with Israel. In exchange for the deal, the US has agreed to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the occupied Western Sahara

Sahrawis condemn US recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara

In return of US recognition of its rights over Western Sahara, Morocco has agreed to “normalize” its relations with Israel. The United Nations and the majority of the world does not recognize Moroccan claims of sovereignty over the territory.   

Polisario Front denounces Moroccan aggression in Western Sahara  

Moroccan forces entered the UN-designated buffer zone in the Western Sahara on Friday to attack a peaceful demonstration of Sahrawi people demanding independence from Moroccan occupation and a referendum for self-determination 

Moroccan journalist Hamid el-Mahdaoui released from prison

A long-term critic of the government in Morocco, Mahdouni was arrested in 2017 for his alleged participation in the Hirak-Rif movement

morocco education unions covid Education unions in Morocco prevent private schools’ profiteering from COVID-19 Crisis Fund

A federation of for-profit private schools, many of which are collecting fees during the lockdown without providing online classes or teachers’ pay, had sought financial assistance through the COVID-19 fund

Political prisoners COVID Morocco Morocco releases over 5,600 incarcerated people amid COVID-19 threat in prisons

Several human rights groups and organizations had appealed to the king for the release of all political prisoners and detainees, a large number of whom were part of the popular Rif protests in Morocco.

“Women are at the heart of struggles in Morocco”

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, Azlaf Zahra of the Democratic Way in Morocco reflects on the importance of women’s struggles in the country and the world

Morocco protests Left parties and others stage massive protests in Morocco

The protests were organised to demand the protection of human rights in the country and an improvement in the economic conditions of the people. Protesters also called on the government to release all political prisoners and work towards greater social equality and initiate democratic reforms in the Moroccon political system

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