We publish here an interview with Hosam Benhamza, a Moroccan Marxist. He is talking about how young people and workers in Morocco reacted to the attack against Gaza by organising massive demonstrations in a lot of cities and villages all over Morocco.
We publish this impressive video of a school students' demo against the Israeli imperialist aggression in Gaza. It illustrates well the sea change in the consciousness of young people in the Arab world, in Morocco in particular.
The barbaric attack of Israeli forces on the people of Gaza has provoked widespread mass opposition within the Arab world. Here we provide a brief report on youth mobilisations in Morocco, where the Marxists have intervened connecting well with the militant youth.
There has been brutal repression of the workers in Sidi Ifni
At least seven protestors have been killed by the police. Please raise a
protest, write to the Moroccan authorities and take this issue up with your
local Moroccan embassy/consulate.
At the beginning of
November, the Marxists in the Moroccan student union UNEM organised a political
drive towards this year’s new intake of university students. Here you can read
extracts of a remarkable report.
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.