Friday, May 11, 2007

While I'm away, Sidi Omar will play

Returning to Houston has meant updating Firefox, getting Photobucket and ARSO in my favorites, and other dreariness.

I've been thinking about the slavery controversy I'm happy to host in the comments section. If there is slavery in the camps, which is quite possible from information that's come out, why hasn't Morocco talked about it? It seems much more likely than the Cuba-slavery foolishness.

While I'm restarting Netflix (no Blood and Sand?), check out Alle's excellent post on Morocco and Press Freedom Day, as well as his round-up on news in Western Sahara and surrounding countries.

Sahara-Watch posted this awesome debate on Al-Jazeera (in English, natch) between Toby Shelley (of Endgame in the Western Sahara), Sidi Omar, Polisario's classy UK ambassador, and the Moroccan minister of foreign affairs. I think you can guess who wins.

My favorite part is when Toby Shelley says, "Self-determination, which as I understand it is in the UN charter..."

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:56 AM

    Please see a saharawi Student lost his eye during torture by moroccan Police and security forces in the University
    Protesting against what happened to their friends. One of Saharwi Student burned in the Casablanca University yesterday
    Unbelievable !