Saturday , July 22 2017

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7 Outrageous Photos of Rif Protesters Being Hit With Tear Gas

Morocco police fired tear gas and used truncheons at peaceful protesters yesterday as they entered their ninth month of peaceful protests in the Rif region. The mass protest took place late on Tursday July 20th in the city of Al-Hoceima where tensions have escalated high since the mass arrests and detentions of prominent activists from the Rif popular movement known as Hirak. …

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Remembering the Battle of Annual

Annual

This Month marks the 94th anniversary of the Battle of Annual, or in what became known in Spain as the disaster of Annual settlement . where the forces of Muhammad ‘Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi destroyed the 20,000 strong Spanish army of General. Silvestre, on July 22, 1921 at Annual in northeastern of Rif, (about 50km west of Nador) While it would …

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Al Hoceima is Set for a Day of Mass Protest Despite Official Prohibition

Al Houceima

Even as the Morocco regime announced in a statement that it will not allow such march to take place in in Al Hoceima and will not hesitate to take all frantic security measures to ensure the implementation of this decision, – from bringing in thousands more of riot police men from other locations, to closing off roads and shutting internet …

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Amazigh Supreme Council of Libya Responds: “the Fatwa against Ibadhi Muslims is a direct incitement to ethnic and cultural genocide”

Amazigh Supreme Council

The Amazigh Supreme Council (ASC) of Libya responds strongly to the issued Fatwa by the High Commission of Fatwas affiliated with the so called Interim Government resides in the eastern of Libya. By Inas Miloud  July 18, 2017  The Fatwa came lately in the beginning of July to forbid the practice of Ibadhi branch of Islam and to refer to …

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Breaking: Detained Mzab Leaders Released Unconditionally

Mzab

Kamel Eddine Fekhar and Kacem Soufghalem the tow prominent leaders of the Movement for the Autonomy of Mzab, northern Algerian Sahara , who were arrested by Algerian regime after criticizing their policy, were both released from detention Sunday. July 16th. their attorneys celebrated their release, but warned there will continue challenging the government’s actions toward Amazigh people of Mzab valley …

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New Film: Letter of Solidarity from Imider to the Rif

Imider

“Timnadine” is a form of poetry unique to Asamr (the Southeast of Morocco). By blending the art of Timnadine with the art of cinema, the aim of Movement on Road ’96 in Imider, the producer is to refresh Morocco’s indigenous Amazigh culture and to revive the legacy of the ancient poets who traveled from village to village, using Timnadine to …

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Solidarity Rally in Support of Rif Movement in Washington DC

Rif Movement

The Coordination Supporting the Popular Movement in Morocco is Answering the call of Rif on July 20th, 2017 at the United States Capital to show solidarity and protest the Moroccan Regime’s escalating repression against Moroccan protesters in General and Rif people in Particular. Please see below for details;

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Video: Traditional Ahidous Transformed Into Symphony

Ahidous

Ahidous is a traditional dance performed by the Amazigh tribes of the Middle Atlas and High Atlas of Morocco in which men and women, side by side, form flexible and rolling round, accompanied by singing (Amazigh izli, izlan/Poetry) punctuated by the bendir (drum).

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Outrage After Viral Video of Nasser Zafzafi Being Humiliated

Zafzafi

Rif community members and human rights activists expressed outrage Monday over an online video that shows the Rif movement leader Nasser Zafzafi being humiliated and forced to strip in front of a camera by Morocco police to prove he “isn’t being tortured”. The video was released after 6 weeks that Nasser reported torture and a rape attempt.

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