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FRANCE: Weekend of anti-fascist resistance in Calais, 5-7 September and Defence Of Migrant Squats

2014-09-07_Calais_rassemblement_antifa-400x565On Sunday 7 September, local fascist group ‘Sauvons Calais’ will once again try to hold a demonstration ‘against immigration’ in Calais, bringing in hardcore neo-nazis from across France. A number of high-profile fascists have already confirmed their presence including Thomas Joly (general secretary of Parti de la France), Yvan Benedetti (conseiller municipal of Vénissieux and former-member of the now banned organization L’Œuvre française), and Richard Roudier (of Réseau Identités). It is also likely that some neonazi gangs will arrive before and stay for more time after the demo to attack vulnerable people in the streets. Read the rest of this entry

MOROCCO: Racist Attacks in Boukhalef

tanger-10_2014-08-29The violence in Boukhalef, a quarter of Tangier in the North of Morocco, has reached a new dimension. Friday night, the 29th of August, a racist group armed with knives and bats attacked migrants and killed at least one person – a Senegalese – by cutting his throat with a knife, several others were badly injured and were brought to a hospital. Some of them are still in critical conditions. People talk about up to 3 more deaths which is not yet confirmed. Read the rest of this entry

TUNISA: The Black Revolution

9 May 2013

In the country that launched the Arab Spring, Black people organize themselves to defend their rights.

Tunis, March 21. On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, it was hold a symposium: “Black people in Tunisia … invisible visible.”

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The Untouchables of Yemen

By: Jomana Farhat

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A tribal fighter jumps off a truck on a road linking the Yemeni capital Sanaa with the oil-producing province of Marib 26 June 2012. (Photo: Reuters – Khaled Abdullah)

Yemenis with dark-skin are called al-Akhdam or al-Muhamasheen, meaning the marginalized ones. They are treated as outcasts in their own society, living in isolated communities and forbidden from marrying into more privileged classes. Many expected the uprising to bring about improved conditions, but so far, this has not been the case. Read the rest of this entry