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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to email@example.com by Wednesday night of every week.]
Pouvoirologie: Saïd Bouteflika au premier rang. @7our discusses the obscurity of the Algerian government's inner workings.
Grève des barreaux d'Algérie : Les avocats décideront ce samedi Lawyers discuss plans to boycott the beginning of the judicial year to protest against a draft law that would strengthen the power of the executive over their profession.
Algeria’s rulers are misunderstood artists An anonymous Algerian satirically addresses government failure on the 50th anniversary of independence.
The Libyan: First Exhibition of Post-Gaddafi Art in London Karen Dabrowska chronicles exhibits at the multimedia Noon Arts show. Preview of the exhibit available here.
The Syrian conflict through a Libyan lens Rhiannon Smith comments on the similarities and differences between Syrian and Libyan calls for international help as well as Libyan support for the Syrian revolution.
Compensation to Freedom Fighters Not Welcome in New Libya Ayat Mneina criticizes the loosely defined proposed payouts as an obstacle to progress and reminiscent of the former regime's silencing tactics.
The Libyan public’s role in drafting the Constitution: Part I Lorianne Toler recommends several methods of public participation in constitution-making to increase the state's legitimacy and inclusiveness.
Does Libya have a President now? Sufyan Maghur warns against the GNC's sustained arrogation of the executive branch.
Human Rights Bodies Denounce Abuses in Mauritania Anita Hunt summarizes the joint report issued by the International Federation for Human Rights and the Mauritanian Human Rights Association.
Mauritania: February 25th Movement says “No to Guardianship” of France Overview of French involvement in the 2008 coup and the FEB25 movement's #nonalatutelle campaign.
Le Président mauritanien prêt à se remettre au travail The newly returned president discusses Mauritania's potential role in the Mali war and opposition members reflect on the president's return with surprisingly moderated criticism.
Note d‘information sur la caravane de commémoration des martyrs de Sorimalé Account of the Caravan of Martyrs which commemorates the extrajudicial executions performed by the army on Black Mauritanians in 1989-91.
من أجل مدنية الحكم في موريتانيا
Ahmed Jadu reflects on Aziz' military rule and French involvement in his ascension to power, calling for a restoration of civilian rule.
Qui doit-on « vivement critiquer » : la monarchie ou le PJD ? "Pour ne Alternative Révolutionnaire" critiques a Le Monde feature's inacccurate depiction of political power and opposition movements.
Hercule contre Hermes – Acte 2 Summary of Mohamed Ulad's documentary on the state's support of a wealthy Frenchman who has swindled and exploited property in Asilah.
La « politique de la magouille » servie par une « démocratie fanfaronne »…, Driss Benali reflects on the Makhzen's attempt to bolster credibility without legitimate democratization.
Morocco legislators spar over finance bill Siham Ali reports on the seemingly unprecedented fragmentation of ruling party coalition members.
Tunisie: Origines des affrontements entre forces de l'ordre et manifestants dans la ville de Siliana Lilia Weslaty reports on the violent suppression of a peaceful demonstration that called for the resignation of Governor Ahmed Ezzedine and the implementation of development projects in the region. (Some video coverage here).
La Polit-Revue: « Les mal-aimés » Seif Soudani reviews this weeks's political stories.
Tunisian Police Use Shotgun Shells Against Protesters Afef Abrougui curates social media and human rights organizations' reactions to the clashes between security forces and protestors in Siliana.
Ennahdha’s Political Strategy: Between the Seculars and the Salafis Mohamed Bechri examines Ennahada's new alliance with the secular opposition and related 'concessions.'
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
From Opposition to Puppet: Morocco’s Party of Justice and Development
Lonely Servitude: Child Domestic Labor in Morocco
Quelle justice transitionnelle pour la Tunisie ?
ثورة . . . أما بعد
Plurality, Hybridity, and the Self: A Review of Benjamin Stora's "Voyages en postcolonies"
Maghreb Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (October 2012)
Du « péril noir » au Maroc
Tunisian Unionists on Strike in Kasserine Province
Chomsky on the Western Sahara and the “Arab Spring”
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