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.
The Rank and File Tendency
of the National Union of Moroccan Students participated in this
year’s May Day activities. The following is a report of their
activities and provides extracts of a leaflet they distributed on the
Arab supporters of the Venezuelan
revolution have launched a new website at http://arabic.handsoffvenezuela.org. Its aim is to build up
solidarity for the revolution in Venezuela in the Arabic speaking
countries and help in the work of developing the revolutionary
movement in the Arab world.
Beginning on March 8, International Working Women’s Day, the “Rank and File” Tendency of the National Student Union in Morocco organised a week of activities around the question of the emancipation of women. We publish here a report of the week of action. Picture gallery available here.
Some 180 students gathered in December at the University of Tetouan in the north of Morocco for the first ever meeting in solidarity with Venezuela. This historic initiative in Morocco and in the Arab world was taken by the left-wing students of the TAWAJOH AL KAAIDI, the young activists of the ‘rank-and-file’ tendency (‘tendance basistes’). This activity was part of a whole week of debates and discussions at the university about the right to education and the right to work.
Another message of support (in Spanish) from the Corriente Marxista Revolucionaria (CMR) and the Juventud Socialista Revolucionaria (JSR) to the 180 students gathered in December at the University of Tetouan.
The sacked Dewhirst workers in Morocco are building up support for their struggle. Messages from Spain, Uruguay, Belgium, the USA, Britain and Sweden have been a big morale booster for them. The conditions in the factory are atrocious. Please keep the solidarity and protest messages coming in.
We urge you to support this group of Moroccan workers who have been sacked simply for standing up for their rights. The British clothing manufacturer Dewhirst, linked to Marks and Spencer, pays Moroccan workers a pittance. Send protest messages and make them see that workers around the world will not accept such brutal policies.
We have received this report about the brutal repression at Sidi Ben Abdellah University last May which left 4 students dead. The news about these clashes have not been reported anywhere outside Morocco and the Moroccan press has given an extremely biased version of them. We urge our readers to express solidarity and spread the news of what actually happened.