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Tag Archives: Amazigh

To the Memory of Abbas Messaadi: Sixty One Years After His Assassination

June 27th marks the 61 years anniversary of the assassination of Abbas Messaadi, Amazigh leader and one of the founding members of the Moroccan Army of Liberation before his controversial assassination in June 1956 that would ultimately trigger the 1957 Rif Revolt.Abbas was running a military camp in Aknoul and was assassinated in Fes in June 1956 allegedly by Karim …

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Chicago Tribune 1953: Hopes For Rif Freedom Live in Abd EL Krim

Rif

Article by Larry Rue from the Chicago Tribune (June 21, 1953) Tribune Writer Talks with Exile in Egypt   CAIRO, Egypt, June 20-One night I met a handsome, young lieutenant in the roof garden of the Semiramis hotel. When I heard his name, I asked, “Any relation to Abd el Krim, the great Riffian leader?” “Yes, he is my father.” …

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Amazigh Urge North African Countries to Respect the Rights of Indigenous People

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By Rachid Raha, June, 20 2017 Amazigh people urge North Africa countries to respect the “UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples” Tiznit, southern Morocco,  hosted the international forum on the rights of Amazigh people under the theme of “UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples”, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its adoption, in Tiznit …

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Judge Charges Elmortada Iamrachen with ‘Spreading Terror Propaganda’

Elmortada Iamrachen

This afternoon, The first judge at Morocco’s anti-terrorism magistrate, has ordered Elmortada Iamrachen—man arrested during the ongoing peaceful protests in Rif and one of the leading activists of ‘Hirak’, —to be placed in the local prison of ‘Sale’. Furthermore, defence lawyers point out that Elmortada Iamrachen has been acquitted on the charge of spreading “propaganda of a terrorist organization” in connection with …

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Amazigh Community in Shock Following Death of Amazigh Activist

Rachid Lmstur

The Amazigh community is in shock following the sudden death of Rachid Lmstur, a 26-year-old with a bachelors degree in social sciences, who died along with 18 others on Sunday morning off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea after the boat go under. while attempting to reach Europe dream. His last words were, We will leave this nation sooner or …

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Morocco Sentences 25 Rif Activists to 18 Months in Prison

Rif

Today, the court of first instance in Al Hoceima has handed down a sentence of 18 months in prison for  twenty-five protesters and suspected activists of the Rif  popular movement in northern Morocco. A total of thirty-two men have appeared in court, 25 of them sentenced to prison time while the other seven were given suspended sentences and fined. says defense …

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Amazigh-Americans Protesting in New York to Support Rif and Tamazgha

Amazigh

NEW YORK, May 26th, 2017 | Members of the support committee of Rif movement in US and Amazigh Movement community gathered Friday in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York to show support the ongoing protests in Rif regions in particular as well as entire Tamazgha where the Amazigh people of North Africa have been facing a long history of marginalization and discrimination …

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New York Rally in Solidarity with Rif and Tamazgha

Amazigh

This Friday, May 26th from 2PM to 4PM, the support committee of Rif movement in USA and the Amazigh Movement in USA will host a rally outside United Nations headquarters in New York in solidarity with the ongoing protests in Rif regions in particular as well as entire Tamazgha where the Amazigh people of North Africa have been facing a long …

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Granada to Hold 2nd Euro-Amazigh Research Forum

Euro-Amazigh

The 2nd Euro-Amazigh research forum is dedicated to the study of medieval onomastics as intangible heritage elements to understand the history, culture and identity of territories and human groups established in the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa and the Interrelationship Between them. When: May 23, 24 2017 Where: Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios Calle San Jerónimo, 27, 18001 Granada, Spain Event …

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Short Story by Ahmed Zahiri

Atlas

THE MOUNTAIN… AND MY RENDEZ-VOUS WITH GHANDI IN BOSTON   It happened by chance that I was born in the mid-atlas mountains where life is natural, humble and eternal. My village is surrounded by huge mountains and there is a firm belief that those giant mountains are mythic meant to protect the natives from evil, hidden power and invaders that …

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