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.
On Saturday forty-one people were killed and many more were injured in
Casablanca, Morocco, in a terrorist attack which came only four days after the
synchronised suicide bombings on expatriate residences in the Saudi capital,
Riyadh. This striking event, and the other recent attacks, are clear indications that
the so-called "war on terror" was far from finished with the fall of Saddam
The new King Mohammed VI is fond of presenting an image of Morocco as a
southern Mediterranean country steadily moving towards modernity and democracy.
We asked two Moroccan Marxists to shed some light on these claims, which to many
ordinary people seem completely unjustified.
When King Hassan II died at the end of the last century all expectations of
change were concentrated in the figure of his son Mohammed VI. Fascination
grew over this young and apparently modern monarch who announced he would
transform his country, establish the rule of law and lead it successfully into
the 21st century. Expectations were running high. Only one
year after his arrival, the royal reform movement stalled - the
alliance of the Throne and the socialists has not delivered the results the
masses had hoped and waited for. This is a recipe for future explosions in the