• What's Going On In Western Sahara? | NowThis World

    A little known conflict has been going on in the small north African country of Western Sahara. This war between the Sahrawi indigenous Polisario Front and Morocco has resulted in thousands of displaced Sahwaris and an estimated 20,000 deaths – Here is what's going on in Western Sahara. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha...

    published: 11 Jan 2018
  • Conflict in The Western Sahara

    This video is about Morocco's occupation of the Western Sahara and the effect of media outsourcing on international law. For the full report, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ql95B9WX4UauvgCtOz5-vZKXT7N35sgFWNivZWfX7QU/edit

    published: 08 Jan 2016
  • Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 1 of 2

    the UNs legal opinion from 2002 on exploitation of the natural resources of a Non-Self-Governing Territory written by Hans Corell, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel.

    published: 22 Apr 2009
  • Watching Western Sahara – Human Rights and Press Freedoms in the Last Colony in Africa

    For 40 years the Sahrawi people have been caught between two harsh realities: life in desert refugee camps and life under Moroccan occupation. These realities go largely unreported, and the voices of those living in Western Sahara go unheard. Moroccan authorities deny entry to foreign journalists and strictly prohibit press freedoms in the territory. Despite the media blackout, courageous Sahrawi media activists document life under occupation. Watching Western Sahara curates and shares videos from Sahrawi media activists. These videos provide a rare window into the day-to-day life of Sahrawi people who take risks to expose human rights abuses in Western Sahara. Please join us for a viewing of these videos and a panel discussion which will contextualize the footage, providing insights into...

    published: 28 Feb 2017
  • Conference on Western Sahara Melbourne 2015: Tim Robertson

    Exploration and Exploitation cannot be meaningfully separated in practice. Tim Robertson, SC in his presentation to the Melbourne conference Natural Resources – the Key to Western Sahara’s Future, 19 March 2015 calls into question a crucial distinction in Hans Corell’s 2002 UN legal opinion on oil exploration licences in Western Sahara. Accepting Robertson's view would mean that no prospective activity licensed by Morocco can take place in the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara until a referendum of self-determination is held. Conference Details: http://www.sahararesourcesday.info Tim Robertson is a senior NSW barrister and civil libertarian with a very broad practice, predominantly in environmental, property, native title and public law, including public international law...

    published: 04 Apr 2015
  • PotashCorp phosphate imports from occupied Western Sahara denounced

    PotashCorp is the most important customer of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara. The rock is exported from Western Sahara by the occupying power, Morocco, in violation of international law. The trade is highly unethical, contributing to prolong the illegal occupation of the last colony on the African continent. Interview with Jeffrey Smith, Western Sahara Resource Watch, on Canadian Broadcast Corporation morning edition, August 23rd, 2010, talking about PotashCorp and the occupation of Western Sahara. Read more about PCS on http://www.wsrw.org

    published: 05 Sep 2010
  • Saharawi ambassador on kosmos Energy Oil-Drilling in Western Sahara

    The US oil company Kosmos Energy and the Scottish company Cairn Energy will drill for oil offshore Western Sahara. It is clearly in violation of international law, according to the UN - and it destroys the UN peace efforts. Here is what you need to know. In November, the rig ‘Atwood Achiever’ will be anchoring off the coast of Western Sahara, a territory largely under Moroccan occupation. In waters about 2135 meters deep, it will commence the first drilling operation in Western Sahara's history under Moroccan occupation. Drilling will start in December 2014. The rig is chartered by the US oil company Kosmos Energy Ltd which operates on a licence granted by the Moroccan state oil company ONHYM, in partnership with Scottish company Cairn Energy PLC. Exploration of oil offshore occupied W...

    published: 16 Nov 2014
  • Alternate Future of Europe 4 | The Western Sahara Conflict

    Follow me on Twitter: @Hetairoi_ BUTTHURT ALERT: This is video is pure fictional, this is just for entertainment puropses. What is this class of video? It's a type of animation called ''mapping''. This video for example it's an AFOE (Alternate Future of Europe) on wich you expose your idea on how the future will change (in this case Europe) by interactions between the countries amking: unions, wars... But in this case it's not a political video and only have the purpose of jusst entertainment. / Esto es un tipo de animación llamado ''mapping''. Por ejemplo; este vídeo es un AFOE (Alternate Future of Europe) en el que expones tu idea de como cambiará el futuro (en este caso Europa) mediante interacciones entre paises, ocasionando uniones, guerras, ligas... Aunque en este caso no es un víd...

    published: 01 Sep 2016
  • What Is Sharia Law?

    Sharia law is practiced in many Muslim countries, but it's extremist groups like ISIS and the Taliban that enforce it the harshest. What is Sharia Law? Are there different forms of it in Islam? Learn More: Islam: Governing Under Sharia http://www.cfr.org/religion/islam-governing-under-sharia/p8034 “Sharia, or Islamic law, influences the legal code in most Muslim countries. A movement to allow sharia to govern personal status law, a set of regulations that pertain to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and custody, is even expanding into the West.” 5 Myths the Media Needs to Stop Spreading About Sharia Law http://mic.com/articles/91083/5-myths-the-media-needs-to-stop-spreading-about-sharia-law “One of the defining characteristics of the post-9/11 world has been a ubiquitous fear, in ...

    published: 18 Aug 2014
  • "Today, history was made", EU Court excludes Western Sahara from trade

    Senia Bachir Abderahman, refugee from Western Sahara, comments on the court case between Polisario and Morocco.

    published: 21 Dec 2016
  • Western Sahara human rights activist denounces EU fisheries

    The EU is plundering the waters of occupied Western Sahara. EU gets licences to fish in the occupied waters by paying the occupying power. This is in violation of international law. The people of Western Sahara object the EU's role in the conflict. Aminatou Haidar is a leading Human Rights activist of the territory. Support her appeal to stop the plundering. Sign the petition at http://www.fishelsewhere.eu/index.php?parse_news=single&cat=140&art=1039

    published: 19 Nov 2009
  • Kosmos: Starting things the right way in Western Sahara

    For Kosmos, stakeholder outreach in Western Sahara has been a key part of ensuring our operations are done the right way from the very beginning. Kosmos Energy has held rights to explore the Cap Boujdour block, currently an area of approximately 22,000 square kilometers offshore Western Sahara, since 2006 under a petroleum agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco, which includes our partner, the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM). We are extremely attentive to the sensitivity of the area and to the requirements of international law. We have been guided by the 2002 U.N. Legal Opinion on resource exploration and development in non-self-governing territories, including its explicit application to exploration for hydrocarbons offshore the Western Sahara. Kosmos’ activities...

    published: 26 Feb 2015
  • Stubborn Diplomacy: Debate Over Sovereignty In Western Sahara

    Henry Chipman and Colby Lea's 3rd place documentary at Washington State History Day competition 2011 "Wow this is amazing, this should have won!" - Barack Obama 2011

    published: 11 May 2011
  • Belgium importing phosphate from occupied Western Sahara

    Port of Gent, Belgium. October 7th, 2008. The vessel 'Novigrad' discharges phosphates from occupied Western Sahara. Such trade is highly unethical and in violation of international law. Edit: Torgrim Ødegård for The Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara

    published: 09 Oct 2008
  • Why Do Algeria And Morocco Hate Each Other?

    Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Despite their history as allies under French colonial rule, Morocco and Algeria have been embroiled in serious territory disputes. So, what happened? Why do Morocco and Algeria hate each other? Learn More: Algeria (1992-present) http://faculty.virginia.edu/j.sw/uploads/research/Schulhofer-Wohl%202007%20Algeria.pdf "The Algerian civil war that began in 1992 has gained notoriety for several reasons. " Western Sahara Profile http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14115273 "A mainly desert territory in north-west Africa, Western Sahara is the subject of a decades-long dispute between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front." 2015 UNHCR country operations profile - Algeria http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49e485e16.html "The absence of a...

    published: 21 Apr 2015
  • Exercises Bir Lehlou Western Sahara Freedom !!!

    Military exercises of Western Sahara Arab Republic

    published: 29 Apr 2016
  • McDonald's and the Question of Western Sahara

    McDonald's caves in to pressure from Morocco and disregards international law

    published: 11 Dec 2008
  • Raising the flag for Western Sahara, 27 Feb 2011

    Australia Western Sahara Association raises the flag on 27 February 2011, the day the Saharawi Republic was proclaimed in 1976.

    published: 27 Feb 2011
  • Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 2 of 2

    the UNs legal opinion from 2002 on exploitation of the natural resources of a Non-Self-Governing Territory written by Hans Corell, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel.

    published: 22 Apr 2009
  • Sahara Fish Plunder Video

    The Association for the Monitoring of the Resources and for the Protection of the Environment in Western Sahara ( AMNPENWS) Elaaiun March 9, 2016 Pictures and a Story to tell: A Massacre against the Saharawi Fish On the day of March 4th, 2016, A Moroccan fishing vessel named: TIDZI discarded 150 tons of the Croaker fish known also as Courbine fish. This took place in the high seas of Western Sahara in the C zone that has been plundered for decades now. In fact, fishing by Moroccan and any foreign vessels in Western Saharan waters takes place despite protests by t the local Saharawi civil society activists and by the Polisario Front, recognized by the United Nations sin...

    published: 08 Mar 2016
  • Africa’s Last Colony: Western Saharan Independence Movement Mourns Loss of Polisario Front Leader

    http://democracynow.org - A leader of the independence movement in Western Sahara died Tuesday. Mohamed Abdelaziz was the leader and co-founder of the Sahrawi people’s Polisario Front movement, which has demanded independence ever since Morocco took over most of Western Sahara in 1975. He was 68. A 16-year-long insurgency led by the indigenous Polisario Front ended with a U.N.-brokered truce in 1991. The resolution promised a referendum on independence, which has yet to take place. Morocco is only willing to grant limited autonomy to the disputed region. Eighty-four countries as well as the African Union recognize Western Sahara as an independent nation. In March, Morocco expelled U.N. staffers from Western Sahara after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon referred to Morocco’s rule over the reg...

    published: 02 Jun 2016
  • Phosphate mine in occupied Western Sahara

    This clip shows phosphate mine in occupied Western Sahara. The mining takes place in violation of international law and the interests and wishes of the local population. The country Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco since 1975. For higher resolution version of this video, go to homepages of Western Sahara Resource Watch, www.wsrw.org.

    published: 21 Feb 2008
  • Telecommunications in Western Sahara

    Telecommunications in Western Sahara include radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the Internet. Morocco claims the Western Sahara territory and administers Moroccan law through Moroccan institutions in the estimated 85 percent of the territory it controls. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro, an organization that has sought independence for the former Spanish territory since 1973, disputes Morocco’s claim to sovereignty over the territory. Because of this long running dispute, many traditional telecommunication statistics are not reported separately for the Western Sahara. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video

    published: 07 Jan 2016
  • Isabella Lövin on EU-Morocco fisheries deal and Western Sahara

    Isabella Lövin (Greens/EFA, Sweden) during the debate about the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement in the European Parliament, 12 December 2011. The agreement is violating international law, since it covers fishing waters outside Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco. www.isabellalovin.com / www.cfp-reformwatch.eu

    published: 12 Dec 2011
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What's Going On In Western Sahara? | NowThis World

What's Going On In Western Sahara? | NowThis World

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A little known conflict has been going on in the small north African country of Western Sahara. This war between the Sahrawi indigenous Polisario Front and Morocco has resulted in thousands of displaced Sahwaris and an estimated 20,000 deaths – Here is what's going on in Western Sahara. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Conflict in The Western Sahara

Conflict in The Western Sahara

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This video is about Morocco's occupation of the Western Sahara and the effect of media outsourcing on international law. For the full report, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ql95B9WX4UauvgCtOz5-vZKXT7N35sgFWNivZWfX7QU/edit
https://wn.com/Conflict_In_The_Western_Sahara
Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 1 of 2

Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 1 of 2

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the UNs legal opinion from 2002 on exploitation of the natural resources of a Non-Self-Governing Territory written by Hans Corell, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel.
https://wn.com/Hans_Corell_On_The_Natural_Resources_In_Western_Sahara_Part_1_Of_2
Watching Western Sahara – Human Rights and Press Freedoms in the Last Colony in Africa

Watching Western Sahara – Human Rights and Press Freedoms in the Last Colony in Africa

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For 40 years the Sahrawi people have been caught between two harsh realities: life in desert refugee camps and life under Moroccan occupation. These realities go largely unreported, and the voices of those living in Western Sahara go unheard. Moroccan authorities deny entry to foreign journalists and strictly prohibit press freedoms in the territory. Despite the media blackout, courageous Sahrawi media activists document life under occupation. Watching Western Sahara curates and shares videos from Sahrawi media activists. These videos provide a rare window into the day-to-day life of Sahrawi people who take risks to expose human rights abuses in Western Sahara. Please join us for a viewing of these videos and a panel discussion which will contextualize the footage, providing insights into the realities of the often silenced Sahrawi and the human rights implications in what a UN commission considers the last colony in Africa. Panelists include: Amy Goodman Host of Democracy Now! Madeleine Bair Managing Editor, Watching Western Sahara Sandra Lynn Babcock Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell University Mohammed Ali Arkoukoum President of the Sahrawi Association in New York Katlyn Thomas Former Chair of the United Nations Committee of the New York City Bar Association Moderated by: Eric Goldstein Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch Welcoming remarks by: Lawrence Moss Director of the Human Rights Program at Hunter College Sponsored by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, the Hunter College Human Rights Program, WITNESS, and the Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara) Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, February 16, 2017.
https://wn.com/Watching_Western_Sahara_–_Human_Rights_And_Press_Freedoms_In_The_Last_Colony_In_Africa
Conference on Western Sahara Melbourne 2015: Tim Robertson

Conference on Western Sahara Melbourne 2015: Tim Robertson

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Exploration and Exploitation cannot be meaningfully separated in practice. Tim Robertson, SC in his presentation to the Melbourne conference Natural Resources – the Key to Western Sahara’s Future, 19 March 2015 calls into question a crucial distinction in Hans Corell’s 2002 UN legal opinion on oil exploration licences in Western Sahara. Accepting Robertson's view would mean that no prospective activity licensed by Morocco can take place in the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara until a referendum of self-determination is held. Conference Details: http://www.sahararesourcesday.info Tim Robertson is a senior NSW barrister and civil libertarian with a very broad practice, predominantly in environmental, property, native title and public law, including public international law. He advises governments, corporations and NGOs in the Asia-Pacific Region. This talk, not listed on the program, was given at the Conference Dinner on19 March 2015, at the Angliss Restaurant, 550 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne.
https://wn.com/Conference_On_Western_Sahara_Melbourne_2015_Tim_Robertson
PotashCorp phosphate imports from occupied Western Sahara denounced

PotashCorp phosphate imports from occupied Western Sahara denounced

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  • Updated: 05 Sep 2010
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PotashCorp is the most important customer of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara. The rock is exported from Western Sahara by the occupying power, Morocco, in violation of international law. The trade is highly unethical, contributing to prolong the illegal occupation of the last colony on the African continent. Interview with Jeffrey Smith, Western Sahara Resource Watch, on Canadian Broadcast Corporation morning edition, August 23rd, 2010, talking about PotashCorp and the occupation of Western Sahara. Read more about PCS on http://www.wsrw.org
https://wn.com/Potashcorp_Phosphate_Imports_From_Occupied_Western_Sahara_Denounced
Saharawi ambassador on kosmos Energy Oil-Drilling in Western Sahara

Saharawi ambassador on kosmos Energy Oil-Drilling in Western Sahara

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The US oil company Kosmos Energy and the Scottish company Cairn Energy will drill for oil offshore Western Sahara. It is clearly in violation of international law, according to the UN - and it destroys the UN peace efforts. Here is what you need to know. In November, the rig ‘Atwood Achiever’ will be anchoring off the coast of Western Sahara, a territory largely under Moroccan occupation. In waters about 2135 meters deep, it will commence the first drilling operation in Western Sahara's history under Moroccan occupation. Drilling will start in December 2014. The rig is chartered by the US oil company Kosmos Energy Ltd which operates on a licence granted by the Moroccan state oil company ONHYM, in partnership with Scottish company Cairn Energy PLC. Exploration of oil offshore occupied Western Sahara presents a significant problem. Such activities are considered to be in violation of international law. In 2002, the UN Legal Office stated that oil exploration or exploitation in Western Sahara to be illegal if undertaken ”in disregard of the wishes and interests of the people of Western Sahara”. The people of Western Sahara, the Saharawi people, and their representatives have unequivocally stated their opposition to Kosmos’ plans in their occupied native land’s waters. The Saharawis are also on record as noting that they will not tangibly benefit from oil production – rather the contrary; they fear that the petroleum may not be available to them in the future, and that the industrial and economic activity to result from oil production will only entrench an illegal and violent occupation. Half the people of Western Sahara today live in refugee camps in the harshest parts of the Algerian desert, surviving on dwindling humanitarian aid and facing malnutrition. They don’t stand to benefit at all. As such, Morocco’s oil programme in Western Sahara presents a key obstacle to the resolution of this long-standing conflict, as it severely undermines the Saharawi people’s confidence in the UN-led peace talks and in the United Nations as the custodian of international law. By engaging in oil production in Western Sahara through a deal with the Moroccan government, Kosmos and Cairn contribute to supporting Morocco’s unfounded claims to sovereignty over the territory and disrespect the wishes of the indigenous Saharawi people. No state in the world recognises the Moroccan self-proclaimed sovereignty over the territory. tn_atwood_achiever.jpgNeither Kosmos, Cairn, nor the owner of the drillship, Atwood Oceanics have ever sought the consent of the people of the territory, the Saharawi people. Instead, the involved companies carried out a duplicitous consultation process whereby they met pro-Moroccan groups to support its plans. Carrying out protests against the planned drilling implies a risk to the safety and freedom of the people involved. In recent years, Saharawi activists have been handed lifetime sentences in a Moroccan military court for protesting against the plunder, and severely beaten by police for peacefully expressing opposition to Kosmos. Numerous companies that have worked for Kosmos Energy on the Western Sahara licence have regretted their involvement, such as the seismic survey companies and the builders of the drillship. The drilling programme in Western Sahara is unique. It will be the first time since 1999 that drilling will take place offshore an occupied part of a Non-Self-Governing Territory will take place. When that happened last time, under Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor, the activities were widely condemned and universally acknowledged as illegal. Fore more information visit www.wsrw.org.
https://wn.com/Saharawi_Ambassador_On_Kosmos_Energy_Oil_Drilling_In_Western_Sahara
Alternate Future of Europe 4 | The Western Sahara Conflict

Alternate Future of Europe 4 | The Western Sahara Conflict

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Follow me on Twitter: @Hetairoi_ BUTTHURT ALERT: This is video is pure fictional, this is just for entertainment puropses. What is this class of video? It's a type of animation called ''mapping''. This video for example it's an AFOE (Alternate Future of Europe) on wich you expose your idea on how the future will change (in this case Europe) by interactions between the countries amking: unions, wars... But in this case it's not a political video and only have the purpose of jusst entertainment. / Esto es un tipo de animación llamado ''mapping''. Por ejemplo; este vídeo es un AFOE (Alternate Future of Europe) en el que expones tu idea de como cambiará el futuro (en este caso Europa) mediante interacciones entre paises, ocasionando uniones, guerras, ligas... Aunque en este caso no es un vídeo político y solo tiene el objetivo de entretener. Music used: Five Armies -Kevin Macleod Crusade -Kevin Macleod
https://wn.com/Alternate_Future_Of_Europe_4_|_The_Western_Sahara_Conflict
What Is Sharia Law?

What Is Sharia Law?

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Sharia law is practiced in many Muslim countries, but it's extremist groups like ISIS and the Taliban that enforce it the harshest. What is Sharia Law? Are there different forms of it in Islam? Learn More: Islam: Governing Under Sharia http://www.cfr.org/religion/islam-governing-under-sharia/p8034 “Sharia, or Islamic law, influences the legal code in most Muslim countries. A movement to allow sharia to govern personal status law, a set of regulations that pertain to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and custody, is even expanding into the West.” 5 Myths the Media Needs to Stop Spreading About Sharia Law http://mic.com/articles/91083/5-myths-the-media-needs-to-stop-spreading-about-sharia-law “One of the defining characteristics of the post-9/11 world has been a ubiquitous fear, in Euro-American countries, of the creepy imperial prowess of Islamic law — a prowess that never seems to exist outside the imaginations of overzealous protesters.” Sharia Incorporated: A Comparative Overview of the Legal Systems of Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present http://dare.uva.nl/document/221087 Watch More: Who is Boko Haram? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTzpd43HBzo&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA What does “Jihad” really mean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZP1nAoajh0&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ TestTube's new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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"Today, history was made", EU Court excludes Western Sahara from trade

"Today, history was made", EU Court excludes Western Sahara from trade

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Senia Bachir Abderahman, refugee from Western Sahara, comments on the court case between Polisario and Morocco.
https://wn.com/Today,_History_Was_Made_,_Eu_Court_Excludes_Western_Sahara_From_Trade
Western Sahara human rights activist denounces EU fisheries

Western Sahara human rights activist denounces EU fisheries

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The EU is plundering the waters of occupied Western Sahara. EU gets licences to fish in the occupied waters by paying the occupying power. This is in violation of international law. The people of Western Sahara object the EU's role in the conflict. Aminatou Haidar is a leading Human Rights activist of the territory. Support her appeal to stop the plundering. Sign the petition at http://www.fishelsewhere.eu/index.php?parse_news=single&cat=140&art=1039
https://wn.com/Western_Sahara_Human_Rights_Activist_Denounces_Eu_Fisheries
Kosmos: Starting things the right way in Western Sahara

Kosmos: Starting things the right way in Western Sahara

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  • Updated: 26 Feb 2015
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For Kosmos, stakeholder outreach in Western Sahara has been a key part of ensuring our operations are done the right way from the very beginning. Kosmos Energy has held rights to explore the Cap Boujdour block, currently an area of approximately 22,000 square kilometers offshore Western Sahara, since 2006 under a petroleum agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco, which includes our partner, the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM). We are extremely attentive to the sensitivity of the area and to the requirements of international law. We have been guided by the 2002 U.N. Legal Opinion on resource exploration and development in non-self-governing territories, including its explicit application to exploration for hydrocarbons offshore the Western Sahara. Kosmos’ activities are focused on exploration and do not involve the production of resources. Our activities have yet to prove conclusively whether sufficient hydrocarbon resources are present to justify development. However, Kosmos is working with the Kingdom of Morocco to ensure that if commercial resources are discovered offshore Western Sahara, they are developed in a manner that complies with international law and reflects best practice for resource management. We are committed to operating ethically and transparently. If our exploration efforts are successful, resource development will have the potential to create tangible social and economic benefits for the people of the territory. Watch Kosmos’ Chairman & CEO, Andy Inglis, and local leaders discuss Kosmos’ Cap Boujdour oil exploration project in Western Sahara. For more information, please visit: Western Sahara Oil http://www.westernsaharaoil.com Kosmos Energy http://www.kosmosenergy.com
https://wn.com/Kosmos_Starting_Things_The_Right_Way_In_Western_Sahara
Stubborn Diplomacy: Debate Over Sovereignty In Western Sahara

Stubborn Diplomacy: Debate Over Sovereignty In Western Sahara

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Henry Chipman and Colby Lea's 3rd place documentary at Washington State History Day competition 2011 "Wow this is amazing, this should have won!" - Barack Obama 2011
https://wn.com/Stubborn_Diplomacy_Debate_Over_Sovereignty_In_Western_Sahara
Belgium importing phosphate from occupied Western Sahara

Belgium importing phosphate from occupied Western Sahara

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Port of Gent, Belgium. October 7th, 2008. The vessel 'Novigrad' discharges phosphates from occupied Western Sahara. Such trade is highly unethical and in violation of international law. Edit: Torgrim Ødegård for The Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara
https://wn.com/Belgium_Importing_Phosphate_From_Occupied_Western_Sahara
Why Do Algeria And Morocco Hate Each Other?

Why Do Algeria And Morocco Hate Each Other?

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Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Despite their history as allies under French colonial rule, Morocco and Algeria have been embroiled in serious territory disputes. So, what happened? Why do Morocco and Algeria hate each other? Learn More: Algeria (1992-present) http://faculty.virginia.edu/j.sw/uploads/research/Schulhofer-Wohl%202007%20Algeria.pdf "The Algerian civil war that began in 1992 has gained notoriety for several reasons. " Western Sahara Profile http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14115273 "A mainly desert territory in north-west Africa, Western Sahara is the subject of a decades-long dispute between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front." 2015 UNHCR country operations profile - Algeria http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49e485e16.html "The absence of a national asylum law and functioning body to adjudicate asylum requests in Algeria prompts UNHCR to carry out refugee status determination." Algeria and Morocco: Open that Border http://www.economist.com/node/16219845 "Moroccans call the vast and arid region along their border with Algeria 'the Oriental'." Watch More: The Ukraine Russia Conflict Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdxG-fLv0vI Why Do The UK And Argentina Hate Each Other? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5RPWTksegA Subscribe to TestTube Daily! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml _________________________ TestTube's new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Special thanks to Amy Shira Teitel for hosting TestTube! Check Amy out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astVintageSpace
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Exercises Bir Lehlou Western Sahara Freedom !!!

Exercises Bir Lehlou Western Sahara Freedom !!!

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McDonald's and the Question of Western Sahara

McDonald's and the Question of Western Sahara

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McDonald's caves in to pressure from Morocco and disregards international law
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Raising the flag for Western Sahara, 27 Feb 2011

Raising the flag for Western Sahara, 27 Feb 2011

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Australia Western Sahara Association raises the flag on 27 February 2011, the day the Saharawi Republic was proclaimed in 1976.
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Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 2 of 2

Hans Corell on the natural resources in Western Sahara part 2 of 2

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the UNs legal opinion from 2002 on exploitation of the natural resources of a Non-Self-Governing Territory written by Hans Corell, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel.
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Sahara Fish Plunder Video

Sahara Fish Plunder Video

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The Association for the Monitoring of the Resources and for the Protection of the Environment in Western Sahara ( AMNPENWS) Elaaiun March 9, 2016 Pictures and a Story to tell: A Massacre against the Saharawi Fish On the day of March 4th, 2016, A Moroccan fishing vessel named: TIDZI discarded 150 tons of the Croaker fish known also as Courbine fish. This took place in the high seas of Western Sahara in the C zone that has been plundered for decades now. In fact, fishing by Moroccan and any foreign vessels in Western Saharan waters takes place despite protests by t the local Saharawi civil society activists and by the Polisario Front, recognized by the United Nations since 1979 as the legitimate representative of the people of Western Sahara. Western Sahara is not part of Morocco – it has the status of a Non-Self-Governing Territory under the Charter of the United Nations, and no country in the world recognizes Morocco’s claim to Western Sahara. Legally speaking, Morocco cannot claim nor seek to exercise sovereign rights in the waters adjacent to the coast of Western Sahara, nor can it extend its fisheries zone into that area. To see such a plunder and such a waste is against all laws and ethics. Fishing by any vessels in Western Sahara’s waters pursuant to an arrangement with the Kingdom of Morocco is contrary to the interests and wishes of the people of Western Sahara. Over the years, most fish stocks off the coast of Western Sahara are considered fully exploited or overexploited, as a result of years of intense fishing by local, EU and other foreign fishing fleets. Overfishing in the Saharawi coasts is strongly linked to the excess capacity in the Moroccan national fishing fleet. According to observers and to statistics, there are too many large and destructive fishing vessels, especially the RSW, that ignore deliberately the international law and the ethics of the job as they go on discarding the precious catch, plundering fish and destroying the Saharawis waters. The Saharawi people have tried in different ways to make their voices heard and to protest against the exploitation by Morocco and other countries of Western Saharan resources. Their protests also denounced the fact that they consider themselves marginalized in the labor market, and thus unable to profit in any sense from those resources. Such a fleet is operating at excess capacity is often also a driver for illegal and unregulated fishing. We are now witnessing, (see pictures and video), the causes, the consequences and the manifestation of the depletion of fish stocks and the unsustainable and unprofitable nature of fishing in Saharawi waters, more EU fishing vessels have moved to distant fishing grounds. This plunder has further aggravated a local overfishing crisis. During her visit to Dakhla city (Western Sahara) last year 2015, the Special Rapporteur on Food visited the port of Dakhla, where she witnessed abundant commercial and large-scale fishing projects for both national consumption and for export. The report says:¨While it is evident that considerable investment and resources are being poured into the development of the fishing sector, there is concern that not everyone working in the industry is reaping the benefits. Indeed, the Special Rapporteur learned that small-scale fisher folk are among the poorest in Western Sahara. While there have been efforts to integrate the local population by offering supplementary licences, the expert learned that Sahrawi people who are involved in the fishing industry struggle to find employment in the ports in order to sustain their livelihood. The Association for the Monitoring of the Resources and for the Protection of the Environment in Western Sahara ( AMNPENWS) strongly condemns the discarding of such an unsustainable natural resource fish species. This clearly shows the fate of the croaker fish may foretell the progressive collapse of fish stocks in the Saharawi waters. There is no doubt that the fate of this one fish reflects a bigger picture: decades of unchecked global fishing pushed by the absence of the respect of ethics, greed, corruption, mismanagement and geopolitical discrepancies.
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Africa’s Last Colony: Western Saharan Independence Movement Mourns Loss of Polisario Front Leader

Africa’s Last Colony: Western Saharan Independence Movement Mourns Loss of Polisario Front Leader

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http://democracynow.org - A leader of the independence movement in Western Sahara died Tuesday. Mohamed Abdelaziz was the leader and co-founder of the Sahrawi people’s Polisario Front movement, which has demanded independence ever since Morocco took over most of Western Sahara in 1975. He was 68. A 16-year-long insurgency led by the indigenous Polisario Front ended with a U.N.-brokered truce in 1991. The resolution promised a referendum on independence, which has yet to take place. Morocco is only willing to grant limited autonomy to the disputed region. Eighty-four countries as well as the African Union recognize Western Sahara as an independent nation. In March, Morocco expelled U.N. staffers from Western Sahara after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon referred to Morocco’s rule over the region as "occupation" during a visit to refugee camps in the Algerian town of Tindouf, located in southwestern Algeria. The expulsion of the 84 U.N. staffers has put at risk the ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario Front. We speak to Sidi Omar, ambassador-at-large of the Polisario Front, and University of San Francisco professor Stephen Zunes. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: http://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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Phosphate mine in occupied Western Sahara

Phosphate mine in occupied Western Sahara

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This clip shows phosphate mine in occupied Western Sahara. The mining takes place in violation of international law and the interests and wishes of the local population. The country Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco since 1975. For higher resolution version of this video, go to homepages of Western Sahara Resource Watch, www.wsrw.org.
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Telecommunications in Western Sahara

Telecommunications in Western Sahara

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Telecommunications in Western Sahara include radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the Internet. Morocco claims the Western Sahara territory and administers Moroccan law through Moroccan institutions in the estimated 85 percent of the territory it controls. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro, an organization that has sought independence for the former Spanish territory since 1973, disputes Morocco’s claim to sovereignty over the territory. Because of this long running dispute, many traditional telecommunication statistics are not reported separately for the Western Sahara. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Isabella Lövin on EU-Morocco fisheries deal and Western Sahara

Isabella Lövin on EU-Morocco fisheries deal and Western Sahara

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Isabella Lövin (Greens/EFA, Sweden) during the debate about the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement in the European Parliament, 12 December 2011. The agreement is violating international law, since it covers fishing waters outside Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco. www.isabellalovin.com / www.cfp-reformwatch.eu
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