http://www.spsrasd.info/en/presse/%252F en International Campaign to add human rights to MINURSO mandate http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/international-campaign-add-human-rights-minurso-mandate <p>The international campaign to get the UN Security Council to introduce human rights monitoring into the MINURSO mandate and take action to prevent the exploitation of Western Sahara&#39;s natural resources is growing.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In Switzerland, Terre des Hommes delivered a petition to the Swiss Parliament and Federal Council supporting the call to extend MINURSO&#39;s mandate. The petition included the signatures of 45 organisations and individuals.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/international-campaign-add-human-rights-minurso-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:13:03 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 25281 at http://www.spsrasd.info Some refused to unpack, thinking they'd go home once the war was won. That was four decades ago http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/some-refused-unpack-thinking-theyd-go-home-once-war-was-won-was-four-decades-ago <p>Graham Clifford</p> <p> Published<br /> 16/03/2015 | 02:30</p> <p> Mahfuda pauses and manages to fight back the tears. &quot;We have no choice but to keep waiting for the day when our country will be free and we can return home,&quot; she tells me calmly, adding &quot;we must never give up. I know a lot of people over in the cemetery here, they died waiting to return to Western Sahara - we can never give up because of those who died here before us under the desert sun.&quot;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-label">link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.independent.ie/world-news/some-refused-to-unpack-thinking-theyd-go-home-once-the-war-was-won-that-was-four-decades-ago-31067321.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Independent.ie</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/some-refused-unpack-thinking-theyd-go-home-once-war-was-won-was-four-decades-ago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> independent.ie Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:34:04 +0000 dadah mohamed mulud 25040 at http://www.spsrasd.info New WSRW report reveals importers of Western Sahara phosphate in 2014 http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/new-wsrw-report-reveals-importers-western-sahara-phosphate-2014 <p><a name="ptop">WSRW launches today its overview report containing all clients that have last year purchased phosphate rock from Western Sahara. The report details all volumes, values and shipments relating to Morocco&rsquo;s exports from the occupied territory during 2014.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/new-wsrw-report-reveals-importers-western-sahara-phosphate-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:41:40 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 25003 at http://www.spsrasd.info The Depraved Indifference of Jean-Paul Carteron in Dakhla, Western Sahara http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/depraved-indifference-jean-paul-carteron-dakhla-western-sahara <p>With Jean-Paul Carteron&rsquo;s &ldquo;Welcome to Dakhla&rdquo; message on the Crans Montana Forum website this morning, it is apparent that he is ignoring the wishes of the people of Western Sahara to cancel his forum and is attempting to go ahead with his events in the illegally occupied non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara. His welcome reads:<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/depraved-indifference-jean-paul-carteron-dakhla-western-sahara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:53:04 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 24938 at http://www.spsrasd.info Western Sahara – Update: Sentencing of human rights defender Mr Mbarek Daoudi to 3 months' detention - See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/28234#sthash.aOaEWCyz.dpuf http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/western-sahara-%E2%80%93-update-sentencing-human-rights-defender-mr-mbarek-daoudi-3-months-detention <p>On 9 March 2015, a military court in Guelmim sentenced Mr Mbarek Daoudi to three months&#39; imprisonment and a fine of 1000 Moroccan Dirham (approximately &euro;94) on charges relating to &ldquo;possessing weapons&rdquo;. Mbarek Daoudi had already spent more than 17 months in pre-trial detention. It is not clear why the authorities did not release the human rights defender given the time already served in pre-trial detention.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/western-sahara-%E2%80%93-update-sentencing-human-rights-defender-mr-mbarek-daoudi-3-months-detention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:34:55 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 24937 at http://www.spsrasd.info Western Sahara conflict reaches British court http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/western-sahara-conflict-reaches-british-court <p>Europeans are familiar with efforts, some of them successful, to label agricultural and consumer products produced by Jewish settlers in the West Bank as coming from the Palestinian West Bank, not from Israel, in order to allow consumers to make an educated decision about whether or not they wish to support Israel&rsquo;s continuing occupation of that territory. A similar effort is now underway in the United Kingdom to label produce coming from Western Sahara.</p> <p><a href="http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/western-sahara-conflict-reaches-british-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:17:31 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 24878 at http://www.spsrasd.info First international conference on Western Sahara's natural resources to be held in Melbourne http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/first-international-conference-western-saharas-natural-resources-be-held-melbourne <p><strong>Melbourne &mdash;</strong> Deakin University&#39;s Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights and the Australian Western Sahara Association will hold a conference in Melbourne entitled: Natural Resources - the Key to Western Sahara&#39;s Future, 19-20 March 2015.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/first-international-conference-western-saharas-natural-resources-be-held-melbourne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:06:19 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 24877 at http://www.spsrasd.info The Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla, Western Sahara, Must Be Canceled http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/crans-montana-forum-dakhla-western-sahara-must-be-canceled <p>To: Jean-Paul Carteron, Crans Montana Forum<br /> Fr: United States Citizens for Western Sahara<br /> Re: Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla, Western Sahara, March 12-14</p> <p><a href="http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/crans-montana-forum-dakhla-western-sahara-must-be-canceled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:57:58 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 24876 at http://www.spsrasd.info SOVEREIGNTY AND DECOLONIALITY -- FROM THE UNITED STATES TO WESTERN SAHARA http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/sovereignty-and-decoloniality-united-states-western-sahara <p>&nbsp;<br /> PATRICK DELICES,&nbsp; FEBRUARY 07,2015<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Western Sahara is the last remaining colony in Africa; and here in the United States, African-Americans are still a colonized people.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Generally, colonialism is defined as the occupation of a sovereign territory along with the control and oppression of a sovereign group or nation by another where the oppressed group becomes totally dependent on the colonial state.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/sovereignty-and-decoloniality-united-states-western-sahara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:12:42 +0000 hamdi salek 24064 at http://www.spsrasd.info Western Sahara - A Sign of Africa’s freedom struggle http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/western-sahara-sign-africa%E2%80%99s-freedom-struggle <p>&nbsp;<br /> BY RICHARD B. MUHAMMAD<br /> &nbsp;<br /> TINDOUF, Algeria (Boujdour Refugee Camp)&mdash;Khadaja Mami believes leaders of the Polisario Front, which represents her people, are right to press the United Nations to make Morocco obey resolutions denying its right to occupy her homeland and allow her people to vote to decide their future.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> She wasn&rsquo;t born when her mother fled Western Sahara as Morocco invaded the North African territory and the Saharawi people fled to nearby Algeria.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.spsrasd.info/en/content/western-sahara-sign-africa%E2%80%99s-freedom-struggle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:05:15 +0000 hamdi salek 24063 at http://www.spsrasd.info