The increasing use of
repressive measures in Morocco reflects the weakness, not the strength of the
present regime. We can expect more of this in the next periods as the protests
spread. The families of the arrested workers and youth thank everyone for their
support and renew their appeal for more solidarity actions.
The answer of the Swiss bosses to the international solidarity campaign
with the workers at the Rieker shoe factory in Morocco has been to sack another
ten workers! The orde was quite specific: “Eradicate the Marxist cells!” Please
take part in the campaign and send messages to the addresses provided.
Repressive measures in Morocco are being stepped up. The five activists arrested in Ksar-ek-kebir in the aftermath
of the May Day demonstrations have been sentenced to three years in prison!
They need the solidarity of the workers and youth of the world. Please take up
the issue in your country and join the protest movement.
Further to yesterday's report, we publish some pictures of theÂ demonstration in support of the
political prisoners of KK yesterday in front of the court. The sit-in was composed of young left wing activists, members of the union,
of the ANCDM (the unemployed youth association), of the AMDH (the Human
Rights Association) and of activists of the youthÂ of Voie Democratique.
A number of left-wing
activists have been arrested and sentenced to severe terms in prison in Morocco. The
regime is cracking down because there is a growing wave of militancy in the
country. Please sign and send off the protest letter here provided.
Workers at the Riekebir shoe factory in Morocco work under terrible conditions with dangerous chemicals. They have set up a union and are fighting for better and safer working conditions. The bosses have launched a counter campaign of sackings and intimidation. We are launching the following appeal in support of the workers at the factory.
The National Union of Moroccan students
recently organised a week of political and cultural activities with the aim of reaching
new layers of youth with their ideas. From meetings to film shows, the National
Union was able to explain their ideas and discuss current events in Latin America and the world with a wide layer of
Yesterday a newly
formed Moroccan Marxist group was publicly launched on the website
www.marxy.com. The group, called the Communist League of Action, brings
together students and young workers from different towns in the country.
On February 24, 2004 a large earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter
scale rocked the Rif region in northern Morocco. More than one year
later, hundreds of families continue to live in utter misery. Now other
tremors are hitting the region.