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Tag Archives: Amazigh

Apply to Defend Your Indigenous Rights at the United Nation

United Nations

Calling all Indigenous Rights defenders to Apply for a fund provided by the United Nations, which allows you to participate in meetings of UN human rights mechanisms in Geneva, taking place in Oct-Dec 2017. Deadline: Aug 15. More info here

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The Amazigh Supreme Council Condemning so-called “Libyan Arab Army”

Amazigh Supreme

In reference to the interview aired on France 24 TV Channel, with Khalifa Hafter in Paris, in 27/7/2017; and regarding the mentioned individual’s declaration on insistence and deliberate use of the name; Libyan Arab Army. Where he justified the use of the name by saying that the vast majority of Libyans are ethnic Arabs; The Amazigh Supreme Council declares to …

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Boston to Hold 9th Annual Amazigh Film Festival in September

Amazigh film festival

Boston is expected to host the Ninth Annual Amazigh film festival on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Though in the past, the festival has been hosted across America, in cities such as New York and Los Angeles, this year, it will be presented at the Cohen Auditorium at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. The festival is presented through a collaboration between …

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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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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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Photos & Video: New York Rally in Solidarity With Rif

Rif

New York July 1 2017 | Amazigh American rallied together in solidarity for the citizens of Rif on Saturday afternoon, and called on the US government and public opinion “to assist in protecting human rights and ending human rights abuses and to put pressure for a long-lasting repression in the Rif region.” The event, which took place in New York union …

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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

Amazigh

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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