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  1. The “Arab Spring” Lives On: Uprisings in times of a pandemic

    12 Junio 2020 - Evento

    This webinar will attempt to shed some light on the political and socio-economic causes that led to these uprisings and on the actors involved, as well as share some insights about future perspectives beyond the pandemic.

  2. Trade unions and the Algerian uprising

    • Hamza Hamouchene, Shelagh Smith, Samir Larabi
    03 Junio 2020
    Report

    Samir Larabi, Shelagh Smith and Hamza Hamouchene explore how the fight to create independent trade unions, the rise of the unemployed movement and the struggle against state oppression in Kabylia (Algeria) have fed into the emergence of the Hirak and assess the movement’s prospects for the future.

  3. Webinar: COVID19 and small fisher-folk of North Africa and Palestine

    30 Mayo 2020 - Evento

    The North African Food Sovereignty Network (NAFSN) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) will organize a webinar on Saturday 30 May 2020 at 14:00 Tunis time (15:00 Amsterdam time and 16:00 Palestine time) to put a spot light on the situation of fishers in Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Palestine. This webinar will be in Arabic with live interpretation into English, French and Spanish available.

  4. The Corona pandemic and the Struggle for our Peoples’ Resources and Food Sovereignty

    Omar Aziki
    20 Mayo 2020
    Article

    This is a transcript Omar Aziki's presentation of the North African Network for Food Sovereignty and was a part of our first webinar in Arabic.

  5. Guarding the fortress

    • Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto
    26 Noviembre 2019
    Report

    The report focuses on 19 Frontex operations run by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (hereafter Frontex) to explore how the agency is militarising borders and criminalising migrants, undermining fundamental rights to freedom of movement and the right to asylum.

     
  6. Extractivism and resistance in North Africa

    • Hamza Hamouchene
    20 Noviembre 2019
    Report

    Northern African countries are key suppliers of natural resources to the global economy, from large- scale oil and gas extraction in Algeria and Tunisia, to phosphate mining in Tunisia and Morocco, to water-intensive agribusiness paired with tourism in Morocco and Tunisia. The commodification of nature and privatisation of resources entailed in these projects has led to serious environmental damages, and forced these countries into a subservient position in the global economy, sustaining and deepening global inequalities.

  7. The Business of Building Walls

    • Mark Akkerman
    05 Noviembre 2019
    Report

    Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe is once again known for its border walls. This time Europe is divided not so much by ideology as by perceived fear of refugees and migrants, some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

  8. Expanding the Fortress - the hidden story, the human costs

    16 Mayo 2018
    Multi-media

    Where would you mark Europe's border? Would it include Bangladesh? This video introduces the EU's policy of border externalisation and why it should concern all those who care about democracy, human rights and development.

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    Border Wars II

    • Mark Akkerman
    19 Diciembre 2016
    Policy briefing

    This briefing updates the July 2016 report ‘Border Wars: the arms dealers profiting from Europe’s refugee tragedy’ . It shows that the European policy response to the refugee tragedy continues to provide a booming border security market for Europe’s arms and security firms, some of whom are involved in selling arms to the Middle East and North Africa and all of whom encourage European policies focused on keeping refugees out. It’s a win-win for the security corporations, but the cost is a deadly toll for migrants forced into ever more dangerous routes as they flee wars, conflict and oppression.

  10. The EU trade and Investment Agenda: quashing the aspirations of the Arab Spring?

    • Roeline Knottnerus
    26 Marzo 2013
    Paper

    The EU's launch of negotiations for Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs) with four Arab countries in transition – Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia - looks set to entrench an economic model that was one of the root causes of the Arab Spring.

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    Drinking Water Protests

    Abdel-Mawla Ismail
    17 Julio 2012
    Article
  12. Is the Arab Spring a Black Swan?

    Richard Falk
    12 Mayo 2011
    Article

    A recent comparison by top foreign policy thinkers in the US reveals the not so pro-democratic thinking that also goes on in Washington, referring to the emancipatory movements of the Arab Spring as a improbable "worst-case scenarios."

  13. How has military intervention in Libya shaped the Arab Spring?

    Fiona Dove, Kamil Mahdi, Phyllis Bennis
    14 Abril 2011
    Article

    A continuing war in Libya tarnishes the Arab revolutionary uprising, because it has subverted a democratic revolution and become a war of intervention. Two of TNI's fellows and experts on the Middle East debate the underlying causes and consequences of the Libya military intervention.

  14. Water privatisation in Morocco

    Mehdi Lahlou
    06 Junio 2008
    Article

    Since the mid-1990s (1) , Morocco's economic and political decision-makers have pushed for the liberalisation, privatisation and the lowering of the trade barriers agenda that has been prevalent in the country since 1983. (2)

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    Khat chewing in the Horn of Africa

    Antony Otieno Ong’ayo
    03 Mayo 2007
    Article
     
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    Drugs and Maghreb and the Middle East: Related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 Noviembre 2005
    Article

    Useful resource on Drugs and Maghreb