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A Film Night - Sons of the Clouds: the Last Colony

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 2:56 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

Join us to watch this award winning documentary as Javier Bardem traces the lengthy conflict over Spain’s last colony, now occupied by Morocco, and his passionate efforts to achieve justice for the Saharawi people. The documentary won the 2013 ... More >>

A Film Night: Sons of the Clouds: the Last Colony

Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 4:22 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

Join us to watch this award winning documentary as Javier Bardem traces the lengthy conflict over Spain’s last colony, now occupied by Morocco, and his passionate efforts to achieve justice for the Saharawi people. The documentary won the 2013 ... More >>

Time to set them free

Saturday, 2 February 2013, 3:19 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

In an open letter to the Moroccan Minister for Justice, the Australia Western Sahara Association called for the release of 25 Saharawi prisoners who have been held illegally for over 2 years without trial. More >>

Incitec Pivot must stop theft of Western Sahara phosphate

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 11:52 am | Australia Western Sahara Association

Incitec Pivot Ltd (IPL) has announced no plans to phase out their imports of phosphate from Western Sahara, sold by the Moroccan company OCP, which has no legal title over Western Sahara phosphates. More >>

Why Wesfarmers Should Remain Blacklisted

Friday, 26 October 2012, 2:44 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

The Australia Western Sahara Association say Wesfarmers’ reported intention to stop its controversial imports of phosphates from Western Sahara for a year is not enough to warrant removal of the blacklist by ethical fund holders. More >>

Australians Demand Human Rights for Western Sahara

Sunday, 15 April 2012, 1:54 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

The Australia Western Sahara Association (AWSA) organised on Friday 13 April 2012 in front of the French Consulate in Melbourne a protest under the slogan: human rights for Western Sahara – the time is now! (Pictures attached). More >>

Human rights for Western Sahara – the time is now!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 4:03 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

Human rights for Western Sahara – the time is now! Three monkey protest When : Friday 13 April 2012 at 1- 2pm Where : French Consulate, 33/101 Collins St, Melbourne More >>

Disputed phosphate shipped to Geelong and Hobart

Tuesday, 24 May 2011, 12:37 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

As the Triton Stork berthed in Geelong at 6pm Monday, the Australia Western Sahara Association denounced Australia¹s trade with Morocco in phosphate sourced in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. More >>

Saharawi Human rights defender to visit Australia

Monday, 9 May 2011, 11:15 am | Australia Western Sahara Association

Aicha Dahane, International Officer for Forum Future for Saharawi Women, and human rights defender, has begun a three week tour of Australia to raise awareness about the occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco and the illegal exploitation of its natural ... More >>

Tensions run high as UN begins Western Sahara negotiations

Sunday, 17 April 2011, 6:56 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

Tensions run high as UN Security Council begins Western Sahara negotiations High tension is expected during Monday’s negotiations on the renewal of the UN peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara over the controversial issue of human rights in the disputed ... More >>

Rally against Morocco’s human rights abuses in W Sahara

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 1:58 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

Australian Unions for Western Sahara and the Australia Western Sahara Association will rally outside of the Moroccan Embassy in Canberra on 9 February to protest at atrocities committed against the people of Western Sahara during the past 35 years ... More >>

8 Swiss MPs Protest Ethics Of Tasmanian Company

Friday, 10 September 2010, 4:22 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

A bulk vessel is set to arrive port of Risdon, Hobart, Tasmania, with phosphate rock plundered from occupied Western Sahara. The trade takes place in violation of international law, and contributes to one of Africa's longest running conflicts. More >>

BHP Urged To Dump Unethical Phosphate Trade

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 6:57 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

The Australia Western Sahara Association today urged BHP-Billiton to suspend PotashCorp’s trade in phosphate from Western Sahara if its takeover bid is successful. More >>

Security Council Under Pressure In Western Sahara

Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 5:45 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

As discussions on the role of the UN in Western Sahara intensify early this week, Security Council member states are coming under increased pressure to ensure international monitoring of human rights in Western Sahara. More >>

Voice Of The Sahara Film Night 30 March

Monday, 29 March 2010, 5:30 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

The music of Western Sahara delighted world music fans at Womadelaide at the beginning of March. Now Melbournians have a chance to find out more about the lead singer of the Saharawi group, Mariem Hassan. More >>

Why is SuPerfect a problem product?

Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 2:29 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

A signficant component of this fertiliser is phosphate rock sold by the Moroccan state company OCP. But this natural resource does not belong to Morocco. It is not theirs to sell because it comes from BouCraa mine in Western Sahara, a country occupied ... More >>

Damning Critique of the Stolen Australian Film

Friday, 31 July 2009, 11:54 am | Australia Western Sahara Association

The Federal Government will today be presented with a damning critique of the Australian film Stolen and asked to disassociate itself from the film. The critique uncovers serious misleading and deceptive practice on the part of the film makers and on this ... More >>

AWSA outraged by killing of two Saharawi students

Friday, 5 December 2008, 1:20 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

Members of AWSA (Vic) meeting during their ordinary Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 3rd of December are saddened and shocked by the outrageous killing of two young Saharawi students in Agadir (Morocco). More >>

Australian Parliament considers Western Sahara

Thursday, 25 September 2008, 2:38 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

The Human Rights Sub Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade met on Tuesday 23 September in the Australian Parliament in Canberra to look into the question of human rights for Saharawi people living under Moroccan ... More >>

Swedish Fund Öhman to divest from Wesfarmers

Friday, 1 February 2008, 5:23 pm | Australia Western Sahara Association

The Australia Wester Sahara Association (AWSA) applauds the decision of Öhman Funds from Sweden to divest from the Australian phosphate company CSBP (Wesfarmers) due to its imports of phosphate rock from the occupied Western Sahara. According to the ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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