Western Sahara
Donald Trump’s final act: Snuffing out the promise of democracy in the Middle East

In the context of the 10-year anniversary of the “Arab Spring,” Vijay Prashad discusses Donald Trump’s efforts to crush the aspirations of the people in the Middle East

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

CODESA Western Sahara Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders holds founding congress

The Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders or CODESA was first formed in 2007, but could not take formal shape until now due to interference by the occupying Moroccan authorities

Sahrawi activists Lefkir illegal confinement Activists demand end to illegal confinement of Sahrawi human rights defender

Moroccan authorities have kept prominent Sahrawi activist Mahfouda Lekfir illegally confined in her father’s house after she was released on May 15 following six months of political detention

Saharawi political prisoner Bachir Khada: “I only dream of my freedom”

The story of Saharawi journalist Bachir Khada, political prisoner condemned to more than 20 years in Morocco because of his participation in the struggle to free Western Sahara. Today he is one of the thousands of prisoners that demands to be freed amid the pandemic

Defiant voices combat militarization and state repression worldwide

Despite heightened militarization and oppressive tactics by states, people across the world refused to give in and fought back for their rights to life and dignity

Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir Activists demand release of Sahrawi human rights defender

Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir, a prominent human rights activist from Sahrawi, has been arrested and sentenced to six months in prison by Moroccan authorities

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