MANIFESTO


OUR LAND, OUR RESOURCES:
STOP THE PLUNDERING OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN WESTERN SAHARA

The Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara has continued since 1975. During all this years, the fundamental rights of the Saharawi people have been trampled on with impunity, through systematic abuse, the construction of an apartheid wall that claims the lives of Saharawis on a daily basis, and the systematic plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources, violating all international resolutions.

On 13 November 2020, we witnessed the region return to armed conflict after Morocco violated the UN-brokered ceasefire, signed in 1991.

As Saharawi civil society organisations, and based on the agreed actions to come out of the International Conference of Civil Resistance, ‘Sahara Rise’ (Dida Ould Al-Yazid), held in the Wilaya of Smara in the Saharawi Refugee Camps in February 2018, we promote the international campaign against the plundering of natural resources in Western Sahara: ‘The Sahara is not for Sale’.

This campaign is based on a vision and principles that aim to put an end to foreign investment by multinational companies located in occupied Western Sahara and companies that contribute to the systematic plundering by Morocco of the riches of Saharawi people, the sole owner of these resources.

One of the aims of the campaign is to raise awareness and mobilise international civil society in order to increase pressure on the Moroccan occupying state, ensuring this regime and its colonial project lose both popular and economic support which will inevitably lead to the end of its illegal occupation of Western Sahara.

The campaign emerges as a popular initiative led by civil society organisations from different regions: from the occupied territories, the Refugee Camps and the Diaspora, in order to contribute to denouncing the illegal practices of the Moroccan occupation and its violations of the fundamental rights of the Saharawi people. The campaign also highlights the negative and negligent role played by some foreign companies involved in the illegal plundering of the Saharawi people’s resources, which constitutes material and political support for the illegal Moroccan occupation, and which therefore contributes to the continuation of its systematic violations against the rights of the Saharawis.

The campaign will target foreign companies who are involved in violating international law by entering into contracts and agreements with the Moroccan occupation state to carry out projects in occupied Western Sahara or by participating in the transport or import of Saharawi products which originate from Western Sahara. 

For all these reasons, through this campaign we demand:

1

An immediate halt to all foreign investment in occupied Western Sahara and the withdrawal of companies that contribute to the plundering of natural resources and the extension of the conflict.

2

A tearing down of the wall of ‘humiliation and shame’ that divides Western Sahara in two and protects natural resource exploitation operations in Western Sahara.

3

A submission by Morocco to international legality and an end to its illegal occupation of Western Sahara.

4

Action by states and international organisations to put pressure on Morocco in various ways, including boycott, to end its occupation of Western Sahara and allow Saharawis to live in freedom and dignity.

JOIN THE MANIFESTO

If you are an organization, sign the manifesto and join the campaign against the plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources to denounce human rights violations by international companies and Morocco in the illegal occupation of Western Sahara and the plundering of Saharawi resources.

DRIVING ORGANIZATIONS
Almajd
Amal Association Center Andalusia
Amal Nanclares
Asociation Daughters of Saguia and Rio Association
Asociation of saharawi disabeled
Association ARDI Hurray in Seville
Association for the Protection of the Environment of Western Sahara (ASESO)
Association of Doctor Beituha
Association of Families of Sahrawi Prisoners and Disappeared (AFAPREDESA)
Association of Landmine Victims (ASAVIM)
Association of parents of saharawi pupils
Association of saharawi community In Belgiun
Association of Saharawi culture- Center de France
Association of saharawi health professioanls in Spain
Association of Sahrawi Doctors in Spain
Association of Sahrawi Lawyers in Spain
Association of Sahrawi Women in France
Association of Sahrawis in Alicante
Association of Sahrawis in France
Association of Sahrawis in Fuerteventura
Association of Sahrawis in Jerez de la Frontera
Association of Sahrawis in Lanzarote
Association of Sahrawis in Lebrija
Association of Sahrawis in Tenerife
Association of Sahrawis of Ávila
Association of Sahrawis of Bordeaux
Association of Sahrawis of Navarre
Association of Sahrawis of Périgueux
Association of Sahrawis of Sweden VGS
Association of Sahrawis of Valdepeñas
Association of the Sahrawi Community in France
Association Sportive des Sahraouis de France
Association We Can’t Applaud with One hand West centre France
Association Zemour Valence
Basmat Khayr
Centre for the Social and Juridical Orientation of Women (COSJ)
Collective of Associations of Martyr khalil Sidemhamed (Mauritania)
Collective of Associations of the Center (Mauritania)
Collective of Associations of the Martyr Sidemhamed Elab (Mauritania)
Collective of Martyr Ali Mayara Associations (Mauritania)
Collective of Martyr Sahla Edaf Associations (Mauritania)
Collective of Martyr Sidi Cheikh Associations (Mauritania)
Collective of the Sahrawi Community of Bechar (Algeria)
Collective of the Sahrawi Community of Tindouf (Algeria)
Comité of defense of human rights of Guelmim
Comittee of protection of natural resources
Comittee of the families of martyrs and dissaperaed Aiun).
Committe of defense of human rights- Smara
Committe of families of the 15 kidnapped youth (Aiun).
Committe of families of the political prisoners (Aiun)
Committe of protection of human rights defenders- Freedom Sun- Smara
Committee for the Defence for the Right to Self-determination for the People of Western Sahara (CODAPSO)
DISABI Bizkaia
Equipe Media
Franco-Sahrawi Cultural Association
Friendship Association with Western Sahara in Midi-Pyrenees (Toulouse)
Future Saharawi women forum.
Gdeim Izik group of NGOs
Group against morocan nationality.
Group of NGOs in Aiun.
Kadaya al Mara’a (women issues).
Kaddam Kheirak Timfa Qeirak
League of defense of the aharawi political prisoners
League of Saharawi Students in Spain
League of Saharawi Youth and Students in France
League of Sahrawi Athletes in Spain
League of Sahrawi Journalists in Spain
League saharawi of hunan rights in Tantan
Memory Conservation Center- Aiun
National Students’ Union (UESARIO)
National Trade Union (UGTSARIO)
National Union of Women (UNMS)
National Youth Union (UJSARIO)
NOVA (Group for Active Non Violence)
Nushata foundation
Ogranization of saharawi scouts and childhood.
Organization of Young women
Refaq (companions)
Sahara Euskadi Vitoria
Sahara Gasteiz Vitoria
Saharawi association against torture Western Sahara
Saharawi association of monitoring of natural resources and protection of environment (AREN)
Saharawi associations and comiittes in the occupied territories of Western Sahara
Saharawi campaign to ban landmines
Saharawi leage of defense of human rights and protection of RW- Bujdur.
Saharawi national human rights commission (CONASADH)
Saharawi observatory for Natural Resources
Saharawi Solidarity association in Spain
Saharawis Against the Plunder (SAP)
Saharwawi observatory for the protection of child- Aiun
Saharwi community in Galicia
Sahrawi Advocacy Campaign
Sahrawi Association Bjaoui – Pays de Loire Atlantique
Sahrawi Association CARASO
Sahrawi Association in USA (SAUSA)
Sahrawi Collective in Estepona
Sahrawi collective in GIPUZKOA
Sahrawi collective in Jaén
Sahrawi community in Aragón
Sahrawi community in Castilla-la Mancha
Sahrawi community in Grenada
Sahrawi community in Las Palmas
Sahrawi Community of Castila y León
Sahrawi Community of Catalonia
sahrawi Community of Murcia
Sahrawi Voice
Sarkha (Screams against the moroccan Wall of shame).
Shabbab Sahrawi Ma’an al Kheir (Sahrawi Youth for Good)
Sumud
Taddamoun (Solidarity)
Tawasol lludio
Tayuch Amurio
The aharawi association for the protection of the saharawi culture and heritage
The Sahara is not for Sale – Sahrawi Association in Brussels
The saharawi Organ against the Moroccan occupation (ISACOM)
The Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Violations of Human Rights Committed by the Moroccan State (ASVDH)
Union de ingenieros Saharauis
Union of Saharawi artisans
Union of Saharawi farmers
Union of Saharawi Jourists
Union of saharawi journalists and writers (UPES)
Union of Saharawi Lawyers
Union of Saharawi teachers
ASSOCIATED ORGANIZATIONS
  1. Federació d’Associacions Catalanes Amigues del Poble Sahrauí ACAPS – España
  2. Associació NOVACT – España
  3. SUDS Internacionalisme Solidaritat Feminisme – España
  4. CEAS Sáhara – España
  5. FiSahara (Festival Internacional de Cine del Sáhara Occidental) – España
  6. Asociación Amigos del Pueblo Saharaui de las Islas Baleares – España
  7. Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara(NMLWS) – Nigeria
  8. Nomads HRC – España
  9. Thawra Granada – España
  10. Sàhara Dempeus – Catalunya
  11. Asociación Navarra Amigos del Sáhara (Anas) – España
  12. Abriendo Fronteras Guadalajara – España
  13. Cantabria por el Sáhara – España
  14. Ongi etorri errefuxiatuak – Euskal Herria
  15. Ezkerretik Foroa – España
  16. ACAPS Anoia – España
  17. Rise Up Pictures – Canada
  18. Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network – Belgium
  19. Maraisa Films – Venezuela
  20. Oñatiko Ernai – Euskal Herria
  21. Sare Antifaxista – Euskal Herria
  22. L’Hospitalet amb el Sàhara – España
  23. Comite Antiimperialista de Granada – España
  24. Federación Andaluza de Asociaciones Solidarias con el Sáhara, FANDAS.ara – España
  25. Asociación Alouda de Amigos del Pueblo Saharaui del Altoaragón – España
  26. Asociación Sonrisas en acción – España
  27. Asamblea Feminista Tres Cantos – España
  28. FEDESAEX – España
  29. Göteborgs afrikagrupp – Sweden
  30. Asociación Navarra Amigos del Sahara – España
  31. Asociación Con El Sáhara Siempre – España
  32. Gràcia amb el Sàhara – España
  33. Saharafuerte – España
  34. Alouda Cantabria – España
  35. Voices and Visions from Western Sahara – Switzerland
  36. Sáhara desde Canarias – España
  37. Plataforma de personas refugiadas de Cáceres – España
  38. CooperAcción – Perú
  39. Talha Xirivella – España
  40. Movimiento Manuela Ramos – Perú
  41. Lagarta comunicación – España
  42. International Platform of Jurists for East Timor – Nederland
  43. ASCAN – España
  44. Red Regional Agua, Desarrollo y Democracia – Perú
  45. Derechos humanos sin fronteres – Perú
  46. Colectivo EspiSahara – España
  47. Tlaxcala, the international network of translators for linguistic diversity – Worldwide
  48. Terrassaharaui. – España
  49. Asociación Ecuatoriana de Amistad con el Pueblo Saharaui (AEAPS) – Ecuador
  50. Centro de Documentación en Derechos Humanos “Segundo Montes Mozo SJ” (CSMM) – Ecuador
  51. Asociación Rimal Sahara-Tormes – España
  52. CPM Micaela Bastidas – Perú
  53. Asociación de Amistad con el Pueblo Saharaui de Sevilla – España
  54. Salam -Solidaridad con el Pueblo Saharahui – España
  55. Alimentando Sonrisas Saharauis – España
  56. Juventud Activa Saharaui – España
  57. Asociación Amigos del Pueblo Saharaui Campo de Gibraltar “Solidaridad” – España
  58. Tolosako Asanblada Feminista – España
  59. Asociación Jaima Verde – España
  60. Associação de Amizade Portugal-Sahara Ocidental (AAPSO) – Portugal
  61. Asociación Mexicana de Amistad con la República Árabe Saharaui (AMARAS A.C.) – México
  62. Asociación Darahli de Zumaia – Euskal Herria
  63. RIOS (Red de Investigadores y Observatorio para la Solidaridad) – España
  64. Stichting Zelfbeschikking West-Sahara – Nederland
  65. Plataforma Saguia el Hamra – España
  66. Africaye – España
  67. Um Draiga, Asociación de Amigos del Pueblo Saharaui en Aragón – España
  68. Asociación Feminista Obrera – España
  69. Fundación Mundubat – España
  70. Entre Dunas – España
  71. Pallasos En Rebeldía – España
  72. Erratzuko Kultur Elkartea – Euskal Herria
  73. Ehun – Euskal Herria
  74. La nave centro social y cultual – España
  75. Baztango talde feminista – Euskal Herria
  76. Plataforma de Apoyo Político al Pueblo Saharaui (PAPPS) – España
  77. Egurra ta Kitto! – Euskal Herria
  78. Baztango Gazte Asanblada – Euskal Herria
  79. Asociación de Apoyo al Pueblo Saharaui de Jaén – España
  80. Asociación Cultural LoQueSomos – España
  81. Ben Gabirol pro Refugiados Sirios – España
  82. Alcorcón por el Pueblo Saharaui – España
  83. Club de Música Fredonia, Antioquia, – Colombia
  84. Centro Andaluz del Pueblo Javier Verdejo – España
  85. Bazterrak – Euskal Herria
  86. Confederación Intersindical Galega (CIG) – Galiza
  87. Servei Civil Internacional de Catalunya – España
  88. CEBRAPAZ – Centro Brasileiro de Solidariedade aos Povos e Luta pela Paz  -Brasil
  89. Asociación Paz con Dignidad – España
  90. Lo Somriure Solidari – Catalunya
  91. Asociación Acción Social Obrera – Archipiélago Canario
  92. Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de Embotelladora Arca Continental Lindley SINATREL – Perú
  93. Marea Pensionista de l’Hospitalet – Catalunya
  94. Asociación Cultural Ecos de Miraflores – España
  95. Associació Gràcia Solidària – España
  96. Associazione yallah Ma’ana – Italy
  97. RED CIAPS (Red Internacional de Apoyo al Pueblo Saharaui) – España
  98. PRESSENZA Agencia Internacional de Noticias – España
  99. Yayoflautas Madrid – España
  100. Resistencia Saharaui – España / México
  101. La casa de mi tía – Canarias
  102. Asociación navarra de amigos y amigas de la R.A.S.D. ANARASD – España
  103. Assemblea de Solidaritat amb Mèxic de València – España
  104. Donostiako Saharako Lagunen Elkartea – Euskal Herria
  105. STEI INTERSINDICAL – Illes Balears
  106. Asociacion Maiatzak 20 – País Vasco
  107. Alternativa Antimilitarista.MOC Canarias – Islas Canarias – España
  108. ADNV(Acción Directa Noviolenta) – Canarias – España
  109. Asociación Café Despacio Centro social autogestionado – Canarias – España
  110. Escola En Pau – España
  111. Artifariti – España
  112. AMA ( Amigos del Medio Ambiente ) – Colombia
  113. Corporación Guacarí – Colombia
  114. La Coordinadora Sindical Canarias/España de Apoyo al Pueblo Saharaui COSCAPS – España
  115. Asociación Dajla Solidarios con el Pueblo Saharaui (l’Alacantí i l’Alcoià) Alicante – España
  116. Comité Antiimperialista de la Región de Murcia – España
  117. Asociación Juita Amigos del Pueblo Saharaui Marina Baixa – España
  118. Asociación de Villena con el Pueblo Saharaui, Desierto La Hamada – España
  119. Asociación Lodosa Bizirik Elkartea – Nafarroa
  120. Red Latina sin fronteres – Argentina
  121. S’Altra Senalla – España
  122. Terraferida – España
  123. Asociación Malagueña de Amistad con el Pueblo Saharaui – España
  124. Asoc. Amistad Pueblo Saharaui sede de Mahbes de Novelda – España
  125. Asociación de Amigos y Amigas de la RASD de Álava – Euskal Herria
  126. War on Want – UK
  127. Sakana Harrera Harana – España
  128. Kantuz Itzubaltzetan – Euskal Herria
  129. Asamblea abierta de Uniovi – España
  130. Confederacion Intersindical – España
  131. Intersindical Valenciana – España
  132. Emakumeok gerraren aurka – Muejeres contra la guerra – Euskal Herria
  133. GOB Mallorca – España
  134. Comité belge de soutien au peuple sahraoui – Belgica
  135. Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) – Ireland
  136. GOLDATU (Asociación de presos y represaliados durante la dictadura franquista) – Euskal Herria
  137. Un granito de arena por el Sáhara – España
  138. Escritores por el Sáhara Bubisher – España
  139. ASW – Germany
  140. Western Sahara Action Form – United Kingdom
  141. Yalah solidaris amb el poble sahrauí – España
  142. Etrevroadelourien – France
  143. Sindicato LAB – Euskal Herria
  144. MAKSRA (Asociación de Amigos del Pueblo Saharaui de Segovia) – España
  145. Citoyenne insoumise – France
  146. Festival Internacional de Teatro Escolar Sáhara-España (FETESA) – España
  147. Asociación para la Cooperación con el Pueblo Saharaui “HAUSA” – España
  148. MICORIS, Grupo de jóvenes que actuamos por un mundo a favor de la gente sencilla y el equilibrio con la Tierra – España
  149. Sandblast – United Kingdom
  150. Bake-Ekintza Antimilitarista – España
  151. Jo ala Jo Kultur Taldea – Euskal Herria
  152. Asociación de Puentes de Ciudadanía Túnez – Túnez
  153. Plataforma vallekana por la dignidad social – España
  154. Dahak La Ribera. Ajuda al polble sahrauí – España
  155. Ezkerretik foroa – España
  156. Alternatiba eraikitzen – País Vasco
  157. Amigos por un Sahara Libre – México
  158. Emmaus Stockholm – Sweden
  159. Solidarity Rising – Sweden
  160. DiEM25 – España
  161. RASD TV – Sahara Occidental
  162. Alternativa Antimilitarista. MOC Estado español – España
  163. Plataforma por la Solidaridad de Lebrija – España
  164. Amigos pueblo saharaui C. de Gibraltar “solidaridad” – España
  165. Asociación de Amigos del Pueblo Saharaui de Madrid – España
  166. Asociación Day Sid Ahmed Amigos del pueblo saharaui de Getafe – España
  167. REDMANSA (Red Madrileña de Apoyo a las mujeres Saharauis) – España
  168. GOAC (Germanor Obrera d’Acció Catòlica) – Catalunya
  169. Organised Action for Collective Liberation (OACL) – Internacional
  170. Taller d’Art, Cultura i Creació – España
  171. Por Un Mundo Más Justo (M+J) – España
  172. Nación Andaluza – España
  173. Greenshines – España
  174. Acapulco70 – España
  175. Colegio del Sur – Argentina
  176. Consell Nacional de la Juventud de Catalunya (CNJC) – España
  177. Asociación medica saharaui – España
  178. Asociación Saharaui de Víctimas de Minas (ASAVIM) – Sahara Occidental
  179. Carleton University – Canada
  180. Hospitalet amb el sahara – España
  181. Decifra – España
  182. Asociación Dra. Beituha – España
  183. Asociación cultural de saharauis Sáhara-Gasteiz – España
  184. Asoc. de amistad con el pueblo saharaui de sevilla – España