Regarding the Kurds, Syria and the possibility of an international intervention The Kurdish Federation in Britain organised a meeting at London University on 17.01.2013, regarding the Kurds, Syria and the possibility of an international intervention ... It was attended by more than 100 Kurdish and British personalities, including Mr. Jeremy Corbyn MP, and the meeting was chaired by Mr. Mark Campbell, with the participation of Ms. Lindsey German of "stop the wars coalition" and Dr. Seda Altug Bogazici from Istanbul University...... Full story Auteur: Dr. Jawad Mella Date : 2013-01-24 09:37:00
UNAP : UNION OF NORTH AFRICAN PEOPLES The meeting of Tangier of North African Amazighs (Berbers), which was held as part of the seventh edition of the TWIZA Festival of Tangier in Morocco, continued late into the night of 23 to 24 July 2011 to give birth to the Union of North African Peoples (UNAP). ... Full story Auteur: Ferhat Mehenni Date : 2011-08-07 17:46:00
MOSHE BENARROCHE : Moroccan-Israeli Jewish-Amazigh Poet Moshe Benarroche, an Israeli-Amazigh poet, born in Tetuan, Morocco, in 1959, is one of the first Jews of North Africa who has publically acknowledged the Amazigh connection to Sephardic Jews (Jews of former Sefardia, i.e., Spain). In an interview, conducted by Karen Alkalay-Gut, Benarroche explains:
Before the Arab conquest of Morocco, there was complete tolerance of any cult in the country. Many Amazigh tribes converted to Judaism and Christianity (St. Augustine was an Amazigh), and probably all the Jews from Morocco and Spain are of Amazigh descent.... Full story Date : 2010-01-19 17:31:00
Morocco : it's too late .. Morocco has recently decided to sever ties with Iran, but what is the rationale of this surprising move? As we can read and listen it in mainstream media, this North African country is very worried about the spreading of Shiism, the Iranian way of practicing Islam, among its population. Do you really belief this account? Sceptical as always, I could not agree less. Why? For the Moroccan regime, as always, has totally missed the bus again. Actually, we are very used to this hothead behaviour. ... Full story Auteur: Lahsen Oulhadj Date : 2009-05-11 21:35:00
The Mediterranean ! We are the Lords. It is easy to see that we are living in a time of rapid and radical change. It is much less easy to clasp the truth that such change will inevitably affect the nature of those historical disciplines that both, reflect the collective memory of the Mediterranean and help to shape it. Modes and categories inherited from the past no longer seem to fit the reality experienced by the new generation. ... Full story Auteur: Sabri El Hammaoui Date : 2009-01-02 18:09:00
Tinariwen 2010 Summer Tour Everyone's favorite group of Tuareg rebel rockers is back. Tinariwen will be kicking off their 2010 Summer Tour at Bonnaroo on June 13th and will be finishing it up with a free show at Central Park's SummerStage on June 26th.
Formed in rebel training camps in Libya, these exiled nomads turned rock stars have become the soundtrack for the Tuareg culture and people. Their latest album, Imidiwan: Companions (World Village), was recorded in the middle of the Saharan Desert and captures the power and grit of their beloved homeland.
Full tour schedule and press release below.
online press kit -- www.rockpaperscissors.biz/go/tinariwen
... Full story Date : 2010-06-04 13:05:00
First Amazigh festival in Australia The flyers are ready today for the fist Amazigh Festival in Sydney on 16/05/09.
All communities are welcome and tickets are limited. Feel free to forward the flyers to your friends as well.
The festival is organised by Amazigh Association of Australia. ... Full story Date : 2009-04-24 18:46:00
Who took power over Morocco? Here is a video about the Moroccan Health Minister Madame Yasmina Badou of the Family of prime minister. She couldn't stop laughing while she had to answer a deputy's question about the Leishmaniose disease common and sometimes epidemic in the region of Tafilalt Morocco. This gives you an idea about who's in charge of arabe government who took power over Morocco.
PLO ambassador says Palestinian state should be free of Jews The Palestine Liberation Organization's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that any future Palestinian state it seeks with help from the United Nations and the United States should be free of Jews. After 44 years of Palestinian-Israeli conflict, "it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated," PLO Ambassador Maen Areikat says.... Full story Auteur: Darr Beiser Date : 2009-04-24 18:46:00
"Indigenous designs: celebrating stories and cultures, crafting their own future" The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004). In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2015, with the theme of “A Decade for Action and Dignity.”... Full story Auteur: UN Date : 2009-04-24 18:46:00
André Azoulay : the first time in his history he declared his real identity as Arab Jew and not north African Jew as he used to say in offical meetings before We republished this interview done by André Azoulay (Moroccan king advisor) with Qantara (Dialogue with Islamic World electronic newspaper) because it is very important in the case of the official position of André Azoulay about his identity as North African Jew. North Africa, the only place in the world that we can say there the less anti-Semitism and the only place in Islamic World that Amazighs stand to protect Jews till nowadays (the case of Morocco in 2010 where Amazighs demonstrate in the street to protect Jew in Essaouira). In nowadays, when North Africa, which is part of Arab world (or Empire world, it depend on your point of view), are exposed before any time ago to Amazigh Identity movement protestation, Azoulay who knows that himself is Amazigh Jew or Jew Amazigh (big difference about them in the eyes of jews) (his name is Amazigh : Azoulay means in Amazigh language the one with the blue eyes) he declared himself as Arab Jew and not as Jew Arab. This is very interesting position. He says in his interview ….."First of all, I would like to point out that I was elected president of the Anna Lindh Foundation as the candidate of the Arab League. It was the first time in the history of the Arab League that an Arab Jew was selected to represent the league in an international institution. This selection was an act of huge symbolism, as was my nomination as advisor to my king. Every Arab state is at liberty to act in a similar manner..." ... Full story Auteur: Rim Najmi Date : 2009-04-24 18:46:00 Source : www.qantara.de
The limits and potentials of Israel-Maghreb relations This article is published in IPRIS revue (the Portuguese institute for international relations and security). IPRIS published each month IPRIS Maghreb Revue relating to Maghreb or North Africa, the two names that use Arabs and Europeans to the south of Meditetrrany or Tamazgha as it is named by there habitants, that means the land of Amazigh/berber people. We republished this article because it makes a very big noise in Moroccan press for the only raison that the word Amazigh and Amazigh cultural movement is in. The so called pan-arabe and pan-islamist press shows it as amazigh and Israel conspiracy.... Full story Auteur: IPRIS Date : 2009-04-24 18:46:00
Dwight Reynolds on the Arabization of North Africa Afropop Worldwide’s program “The Arabization of North Africa” features the wit and wisdom of Dwight Reynolds, professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dwight’s insights on the legacy of Al-Andalus, medieval Moorish Spain, were the heart of an earlier series of programs in our Hip Deep series. For this program, we go back further in time, and also further back into Dwight’s distinguished career. In 1995, he published Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes (Cornell University Press), an ethnography on his 1980s research among the epic poets of al-Bakatush, Egypt. These poets recount the elaborate story of the Bedouin Bani Hilal clan, who overtook North Africa during the 11th century. Dwight’s rich and culturally informed sense of this crucial history made him the perfect program advisor for The Arabization of North Africa.
What follows is Banning Eyre’s complete interview with Dwight for the program. At certain points, the discussion delved into the subject of Berber (Tamzight music), and here, we turn to ethnomusicologist Philip Schuyler of the University of Washington, whose comments are inserted in the transcript. ... Full story Auteur: Banning Eyre Date : 2010-10-31 21:57:00 Source : www.afropop.org
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