Tag Archives: neocolonialism

Sahara Occidental : Macron incite le Maroc à faire la guerre à l’Algérie

Il était difficile d’éviter les images de la réception du dirigeant Saoudien à Paris juste avant les frappes, mais il ne s’agissait pas de la seule initiative diplomatique auprès des potentats arabes particulièrement réactionnaire et navigant de plus en plus en accord avec la monarchie saoudienne, à la fois contre l’Iran et contre les Etats qui prétendent résister aux injonction impérialistes macrono-trumpiennes. En effet si Trump est en train de peser sur l’Europe pour que celle-ci assume toujours plus l’OTAN et la présence américaine, en Afrique on assiste aux mêmes pressions pour entrer dans des expéditions. L’Algérie ayant résisté aux propositions d’expédition hors de son territoire, selon ce journal, l’entreprise de dépeçage interne et celle de l’hostilité de ses voisins aurait commencé. (note de Danielle Bleitrach)

Tunisia: protesting austerity, demanding sovereignty

by Hamza Hamouchene

The recent protests show that Tunisia is still a cauldron of popular resistance against neoliberal and neo-colonial attacks on the country’s sovereignty.

Around 800 people were arrested, dozens were injured and at least one person was killed in a violent police crackdown on the protests that rocked Tunisia for over two weeks in January. The protesters, who stemmed from a wide variety of social and economic backgrounds, took to the streets in response to the government’s announcement of its 2018 budget. A new round of harsh austerity measures are predicted to inflate prices of basic foods, fuel and energy and to further undermine crucial public services such as health care and education.

“Africa is rich, but we steal its wealth”

Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people.

It’s a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce assumptions and stories about Africa that we’ve heard throughout our lives. We reconfirm our image of Africa.

Sahara Rise, International conference on civil resistance

After 42 years of occupation, the Saharawi people are facing a possible momentum in their call for freedom. The eventual transformation of this conflict of international dimensions depends on the collaboration of Saharawi organizations, groups and activists through a joint vision. These actors can also through international outreach get support from political and social actors devoted to human rights, justice and dignity. This joint vision and collaboration will lead to a nonviolent strategy that shows in common campaigns and actions.