Defying riot police, Moroccan autoworkers at Kénitra launch wildcat strike

By Alex Lantier, 9 February 2021

Strikers want to resolve their very low salary, poor sanitary conditions, non-payment of bonuses and overtime, including a performance bonus that has not been paid for six months, and equipment failures.

US recognizes Morocco’s annexation of Western Sahara

By Jean Shaoul, 14 December 2020

President Donald Trump’s recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara was the quid pro quo for Morocco’s formal recognition of Israel.

“Amazon is a murderer and has to be stopped”

Amazon call center worker in Rabat, Morocco speaks out against company harassment

By Will Morrow, 13 July 2019

Ismaila N’Diaye, a 32-year-old former Amazon customer service employee in Rabat, said the life of his family has been torn apart by the company.

Thousands of young Moroccan teachers assaulted by anti-riot police

By Nancy Hanover, 26 March 2019

Contract teachers have struck the Northern African country of Morocco since March 3 and mass protests have escalated.

Thousands of teachers attacked by riot police in Morocco

By a reporter, 21 February 2019

The confrontation came in the midst of a general strike of Moroccan workers on the eighth anniversary of a revolt that was part of the 2011 “Arab Spring.”

Two migrants die as Morocco unleashes crackdown on behalf of Spain and the European Union

By Alejandro López, 24 August 2018

The catastrophe unfolding in Morocco is a direct result of the EU’s “Fortress Europe” policy and shutdown of other entry routes into Europe.

Protests erupt in Morocco after two die working in abandoned mine

By Alex Lantier, 30 December 2017

Poverty and mass unemployment force thousands in eastern Morocco to risk their lives in abandoned coal mines, which Jerada residents call the “mines of death.”

Protests spread across Morocco after general strike called in Rif region

By Anthony Torres, 15 June 2017

Protestors are demanding the freeing of members of Hirak Rif, the movement protesting the killing of fisherman Mouhcine Fikri by the security forces last year.

Protests erupt in Morocco after fish salesman killed

By Alex Lantier, 3 November 2016

Mohamed Fikri was crushed to death in a trash compactor Friday as he tried to prevent authorities from destroying his merchandise.

French railways guilty of discrimination against Moroccan workers

By Pierre Mabut, 28 September 2015

The judgment against the French National Railway Company could have ramifications in the rest of French industry, where discrimination has flourished for years.

Spanish authorities lie about African migrant drownings

By Alejandro López, 22 February 2014

Fourteen migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa died attempting to swim around the security fence surrounding the Spanish enclave and port-city of Ceuta in North Africa.

Spanish government strengthens anti-migrant border fence

By Vicky Short, 29 November 2013

The 11.6 kilometre razor-wire fence separating Spain’s port of Melilla from the rest of Morocco was originally removed in 2007, after scores of people suffered horrific injuries trying to climb over it.

Protests by students and workers in Algeria and Morocco

By Antoine Lerougetel, 21 February 2011

The anti-government demonstrations are part of a wave of social unrest sweeping North Africa and the Middle East

Moroccan government fears outbreak of mass protests

By Alejandro López, 3 February 2011

As protests continue in Egypt and Tunisia, the Moroccan monarchy fears that it may be the next to face mass demonstrations.

Western Saharan activist admitted into Morocco

By Brian Smith, 9 January 2010

The Western media and radical press have universally declared “victory” in the recent case of Western Sahara independence activist Aminatou Haidar, who undertook a hunger strike after being denied entry to her homeland by Moroccan authorities. However the nature of this “victory” calls for further analysis.