Thursday, July 12, 2007

Jacob Mundy talks about Western Sahara on LA radio station

You remember Jacob Mundy. He's written a lot about Western Sahara, and soon he'll have the book he wrote with Stephen Zunes about Western Sahara published. But have you heard his voice?

You can now, thanks to the wonders of the internet. Wednesday, Jacob was on Uprising, a show on Los Angeles's Pacifica station. Here's the link to his segment.

Jacob touches on a lot of the ideas he's written about before. For example, Elliot Abrams and Henry Kissinger are slinking around in the background, and Jacob wonders like we all sometimes do why Morocco rejected Baker II's cushy deal.

Even if you've kept up with your Mundy required reading, it's a good listen. The interviewer asks good questions, including one Jacob's not written on before, as far as I know: how Western Sahara is viewed in Morocco.

I'm glad to see such an articulate and knowledgeable person representing Western Sahara to a wider audience. If LA Pacifica's audience is like Houston Pacifica's, they won't be content to do nothing when they hear about the occupation.

9 comments:

  1. tangerino2:18 AM

    listen to this http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9WZwqDksujE

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  2. Yeah, I love Fnaire! I've written about them before on my blog. What's the song about? I don't have speakers where I am now (my job), so I'll watch it when I get home.

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  3. Anonymous1:36 PM

    About the HRW's post:

    Thank you Will for supporting our just cause. As a Saharawi, I'm with you 100% on this one. I'm sending an email with some pictures of abuses and atrocities committed on the Saharawis by the Moroccan occupation forces in Laayoun to HRW. That's the least we can do.

    Thank you, Laaroussi for the contact info.

    Other hand, please Will, do me a favor! Don’t even waste your precious time and bother responding to some "Barking dogs out there", Believe me! I've tried it untiringly before, but "SIN RESULTADOS”. These people are blind sided and brain washed.

    Now, I limited it to just asking the Moroccans, top to bottom, a simple and very legitimate question: "if their occupying country, Morocco, claims that the Sahrawis are Moroccans, why then bother offering them an AUTONOMY??!!!
    Still waiting for a response?

    I wanted to let you know here, that your efforts are highly appreciated.We are all very indebted Will!

    Again, on behalf of all the Saharawis, thanks a million for your time and support.

    Best,

    Saharawi
    wsaharafree@yahoo.com

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  4. Thanks for the kind words, Saharawi. I appreciate them. People like you make me want to work harder to stop the occupation travesty.

    As far as the barking dogs, I'd like to stop, if only for you, but I can't resist. Plus, I like talking and writing with both people who disagree with me and those who agree. Finally, changing the minds of Moroccans who support the occupation is the only way for eventual peace between Morocco and Western Sahara.

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  5. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Thanks again will.

    I liked what you said, but in this case, you should talk to Moroccan officials, who they are all summed up in the King Mo 6, the others that we are negotiating with are not empowered and powerless.

    That’s what I meant in my previous post.

    Best,

    Saharawi

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  6. Laroussi6:00 PM

    What's the song about?

    Well, you have a woman dressed in traditional Saharawi clothes, sidelined with Saharawi men, singing in poor Hassanya about Sahara and then comes a heap of Moroccan people marching across the desert with Moroccan flags. Doesn't that ring any bell?

    After the Saharawi intro comes some rap mixed with traditional Moroccan tunes, and gone are the Saharawis...

    Gosh, I do wonder what the song is about... ;-)

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  7. Anonymous6:35 PM

    Hi Will
    the barking dogs comment is somewhat out of context. Let's remain decent.
    El Tiburon

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  8. tangerino8:30 PM

    well i think this time i hit the right button (touche)i think i smell burning,anyhow i just wanna share with you all something moroccan with sahraoui flavor

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  9. Anonymous12:34 PM

    WESTERN SAHARA, SHOULD NOT BE EXCEPTION FROM ALL THE WORLD. THE PEOPLE OF WESTERN SAHARA SHOULB BE GIVEN THE CHANCE FROM THE UN AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO DECIDE THEIR FUTURE. TO GET INDEPENDENCE, INTEGRATION OR AUTONOMY WITH MOROCCO, BUT THROUGH DEMOCRATIC WAY SLF-DETERMINATION REFERENDUM SUPERVISED BY THE UN. MOROCCO SAYS THAT THE SAHARAWIS ARE MOROCCANS, THEN WHY SHE IS AFRAID FROM THE REFERENDUM.
    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK JACOB FOR HIS INTERESTING ARTICLES ON WESTERN SAHARA. THANKS

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