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Strikes in North Africa rattle rotten regimes

Strikes in North Africa rattle rotten regimes Huge protests have swept Algeria in North Africa demanding the fall of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Refugees storm Spanish border fence

Refugees storm Spanish border fence One African migrant died and three others were injured when around 300 stormed the border fence separating Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco in north Africa on Sunday.

Refugees storm border fence in effort to reach Spain

Refugees storm border fence in effort to reach Spain At least 100 refugees stormed a border fence in Morocco on Wednesday. It is the latest successful attempt by refugees to force their way into the Spanish-controlled territory of Ceuta in North Africa.

Movement continues in Morocco despite heavy repression

Movement continues in Morocco despite heavy repression Demonstrations in solidarity with the mass movement for social justice in the Rif region of Morocco are continuing despite heavy repression.

Moroccan protests combat repression, poverty and inequality

Moroccan protests combat repression, poverty and inequality The movement has revived again on a national scale with tens of thousands involved in demonstrations

New movement erupts against murderous regime in Morocco

New movement erupts against murderous regime in Morocco Anger has burst onto the streets of Morocco after a police murder. Mehdi Rafiq looks at what’s driving the movement

Fish seller’s death in Morocco sparks protests against regime

01 November 2016
Protests have broken out across Morocco in north Africa after the death of a fish seller became a symbol of anger against the regime.

Doctors in Egypt ready for strike against police brutality

23 February 2016
Doctors across Egypt held protests last Saturday against police brutality. Also: Chinese steel plant shut down, Morocco set for general strike

Women’s rights protests in Morocco

20 March 2012
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Morocco against laws which can force women to marry their rapists.

Britain sells death

22 February 2011
Bahrain: assault rifles, tear gas, ammunition, aircraft partsEgypt: bombs, missiles, body armourLibya: ammunition, tear gas, crowd control equipmentYemen: body armour, ammunitionAlgeria: combat helicoptersTunisia: gun parts Kuwait: military software, anti-riot shieldsMorocco: bomb partsSyria: ammunitionLebanon: body armour, shotgunsJordan: armoured vehicles, gun parts, gas mask filtersUnited

Western Sahara: intifada and occupation

28 August 2007
The Moroccan government has occupied Western Sahara since 1975. It moved in following the withdrawal of Spanish colonial forces.

Moroccan workers fight against global clothing giant Dewhirst

03 February 2007
Striking textile workers in Morocco are appealing for solidarity. Their strike has become a major battle against a powerful multinational over the right to form a union.

Moroccan sit-in at Dewhirst continues

20 January 2007
The 486 sacked workers at the British clothing manufacturer Dewhirst in Morocco were continuing their protest this week.

Dewhirst sit-in in Morocco

13 January 2007
Workers at Dewhirst’s factory in Tangiers, Morocco, are staging a sit-in outside the factory gates after the company sacked 486 workers.

Director Serge Le Péron on 'I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed'

28 October 2006
The socialist Mehdi Ben Barka was a leading figure in the national liberation movement which won Morocco independence from France in 1956. While in exile in the 1960s he continued to play a role in the anti-colonial movement internationally.

I may die trying to win freedom

15 October 2005
I come from Bamoko in Mali, about 2,000 miles from the Nador in Morocco where I am now. It was the death of my child which made me leave my wife behind, along with my two other children and my father and mother.

Islamophobic backlash follows murder

20 November 2004
On Tuesday 2 November Theo van Gogh, a provocative right wing columnist and film-maker, was murdered in Amsterdam. His killer was a 26 year old man from a Moroccan background. The murder has led to a vicious racist backlash.


31 May 2003
Casablanca's two cities THE RECENT suicide bombings in Casablanca in Morocco were horrific and wrong. Attacks like this kill innocent people and do nothing at all to change the things those carrying them out are angry about. But we have to understand that people are right to be angry at the poverty and injustice in the world and offer an alternative which offers a real way to change things.

Gaza, Afghanistan, Iraq... The bitter fruits

24 May 2003
THE devastating bomb attacks in Saudi Arabia and Morocco shattered 75 lives, and with them the great lie at the heart of George Bush's "war on terror". We were told the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq would "make the world a safer place". The US government, and Blair, have all but abandoned the pretence that invading Iraq was about weapons of mass destruction. Instead, Bush says Saddam Hussein was a key player in the 11 September 2001 attacks.

The rage that threatens the US grip on oil

27 April 2002
ISRAEL'S WAR on the Palestinians is spreading convulsions across the Arab world. Popular outrage from Morocco, on the Atlantic coast of North Africa, to Jordan, in the heart of the Middle East, is pouring out against the US and Israel. More worrying for the corrupt rulers of the Arab regimes, anger on university campuses and on the streets is turning against them too. This is all taking place in a region which the world's most powerful state, the US, sees as vital to its global domination.

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