[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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday night of every week.]
Algeria: Drop Charges Against Blogger Human Rights Watch urges Algeria to drop charges against blogger Abdelghani Alaoui.
Algeria: Bouteflika strikes back Hicham Yezza describes Bouteflika’s renewed power in the elections (one year away) and the implications for political and economic development.
Que signifie l’arrestation d’Abdelghani Aloui. Baki 7our Mansour sheds light on the personnage of Abdelghani Aloui
On Top of Everything Else, Now Libya Has a Corruption Scandal to Worry About In the midst of an oil production crisis, Mohamed Eljarh describes the recent exposure of a bribery scandal in the Libyan GNC.
Terrorists hijack Libyan revolution Nadia Radhwan and Essam Mohamed discuss the deteriorating state of security with Libyans.
Liberating Libya John Scott-Railton and Abdulla Darat explore the use of technology and maps in “liberating” Libya.
Libya court indicts Kadhafi aides over 2011 uprising The indictment of around thirty aides from the Gaddafi regime begins the process for their trials.
Slavery: Ancient and Modern After the Walk Free Foundation listed Mauritania as the most concerning state in terms of modern slavery, Anita Hunt offers a critical analysis of the situation.
فتاة موريتانية تكتب بجرأة عن السحاق في بنات جنسها My Moustapha writes about being a lesbian in Mauritania.
Why Moroccan Protests Failed George Washington University’s Project on Middle East Political Science program hosts a conversation with Aboubakr Jamai, Ahmed Benchamsi and Adria Lawrence about the 2011 demonstrations in Morocco.
Beware of the Middle East`s Fake Feminists Maryam Al-Khawaja and Jadaliyya’s Samia Errazzouki warn of the media’s misrepresentation of women’s states of liberation, particularly in Morocco and Bahrain.
Maroc: Le journaliste Ali Anouzla devant la justice, le site Lakome censuré Sarah Ben Hamadi describes developments in the case of Ali Anouzla and Lakome, the Moroccan independent media site that has been inaccessible this week.
Morocco Censors the Web: Collateral Damage Allowed Rayna St. offers questions the impetus and legality of blocking Lakome.
Seuls 2000 saisonniers marocains iront à Huelva pour la récolte des fraises Spain has reduced the number of Moroccan agricultural workers to two thousand for this season, reports El Hadji Mamadou Gueye.
Tunisia: the Islamic associative system as a social counter-power Evie Soli and Fabio Merone identify the growing Islamic bloc in Tunisia as the reprisal of power by a previously-marginalized conservative middle class.
Pour une autre politique migratoire en Tunisie et en Méditerranée The Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights calls for a transformation of the way in which migration and migrants are treated in the region.
Hopes for Political Progress Dashed by Further Violence Tristan Dreisbach reports on armed violence against state forces as Tunisia reaches its second anniversary of elections after the deposition of Ben Ali.
Pourquoi faut-il être dans la rue le 23 octobre malgré le début du dialogue national? Zeineb Turki, member of the Political Office of the Al-Joumhouri calls for popular mobilization during the upcoming national debates.
Morocco: King Mohammed VI prepares to visit Washington After tensions between the US and Morocco over the issue of human rights in the Western Sahara, King Mohamed VI will visit the country on November 13.
Recent Jadaliyya Articles on the Maghreb
Out with the Old and In with the Old: Morocco’s New Cabinet Samia Errazzouki contextualizes the new cabinet appointments of Morocco’s Benkirane II government in the current political climate.
الاعتداء الجنسي على الأطفال في المغرب تحت غطاء القانون والتقاليد Siham Ashto outlines the legal and traditional conditions that allow such prevalence of sexual abuse against children in Morocco.
Snatch and Render from Libya Vijay Prashad explains why the apprehension of an “enemy combatant” in Libya is in flagrant disregard of international law.
Vineyards of Colonial Algeria: A History of French or Algerian Wine? Through the history of wine production in Algeria in the colonial period, Maia Venturini addresses attitudes of the French and Algerians during colonization.
Is Algeria an Anti-Imperialist State? Hamza Hamouchene examines Algeria’s foreign policy in contemporary geopolitical context.
Où est l’intérêt national et qui le sert ? Leyla Dakhli explores legitimacy and authority in Tunisia today. (In English here.)
A Portrait of Tunisian Artist Nicene Kossentini As part of a coproduction with Medrar TV, the visual artist Nicene Kossentini, from Sfax Tunisia, is profiled in this video. (In Arabic here.)