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Momken Movement Presents: Moroccan Voices For Democracy #JUL1

The organization “Momken” (translates into “It’s possible”) features Moroccans expressing their reasons for voting Yes, No, or for abstaining/boycotting. One man voting “Yes” said: “I will vote yes because I belong to a political group who has decided to vote Yes. However, I do respect the choice of others to vote No, and I also … Continue reading

“Morocco, from subtle dictatorship to subtle revolution” – Ahmed Benchemsi at the Oslo Freedom Forum

“Elections are free in Morocco. Well, indeed they are. The thing is that they are also pointless.”  Ahmed Reda Benchemsi Speaking at the Oslo Freedom Forum, Ahmed Benchemsi draws a subtle distinction between what was labeled as a regional model by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the undemocratic reality of the Moroccan regime, which … Continue reading

BBC interview with Zineb Belmkaddem from the #Feb20 Rabat!

Zineb Belmkaddem, a member of the February 20th Movement  in Rabat, provides an excellent overview of the current state of the February 20th movement and the peaceful protests for democracy. She describes the movement as leaderless and democratic. Zineb says: “Every time we come out, it becomes clear that we first want to achieve freedom … Continue reading