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Moroccan public sector workers strike to defend pensions and union rights

Mohamed Boutayeb reports from Rabat Civil servants from different government departments and public services, joined service users, workers, unemployed organisations, the Moroccan Human Rights Association, Attac Morocco and student activists, in responding to the call of the Union Federation of Civil Servants – Democratic Current, for a national demonstration on 2 April 2015. The protest…

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Meet Sisi’s British backers

Originally posted on Egypt Solidarity:
The Egyptian Economic Development Conference (EEDC) which drew nearly 2000 delegates to the seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on 13-15 March provided Abdelfattah el-Sisi’s regime with a chance to show off its “reforming” credentials to international investors and global politicians. The “reforms” in question are of course, all economic. The…

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Trade unionists, journalists and academics condemn confiscation of Egyptian activists’ assets

Originally posted on Egypt Solidarity:
Film-maker Ken Loach, Irish civil rights activist and journalist Eamonn McCann, the Communication Workers’ Union general secretary Billy Hayes and leading academics from Oxford, Cambridge, London and other UK universities yesterday signed a statement condemning the latest moves by Egypt’s military regime to clamp down on opposition activists. Published in…

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Morocco: Activists launch campaign over human rights ‘sham’

Following rising protests against neoliberal austerity measures and a historic general strike on 29 October, the Moroccan government recently played host to the World Human Rights Forum prompting local activists to set up a campaign to expose the regime’s repression through the website and social media channels, ShameForumMaroc. We spoke to one of the campaign…