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What began as a nationwide call for protests during the earlier days of February 2011 in Morocco has turned into the loudest voice of dissent in the North African kingdom. Its weekly Sunday protests resulted in a new constitution and early parliamentary elections. Despite these measures by the regime, the movement continues to protest calling […]

“Fine Ghadi Biya Khouya?” (Where are you taking us brother?) is a refrain from a popular song, first performed by the Moroccan mythic group Nass El Ghiwane in the early 70’s. At the time repression was such that esoteric art and music were the most visible expression of dissent. Four decades later, the Arab Uprising […]

Le régime marocain dit Makhzen a réussi à se maintenir, capitalisant sur les expériences des autres pays  arabes qui ont connu des soulèvements populaires en cette année de grâce 2011, mais surtout  sur une longue expertise de gestion des protestations et des mouvements de dissidence sur son propre territoire. Le projet de constitution présenté par […]

Il n’est pas étonnant que la soif démocratique ne se soit pas encore calmée au Maroc. L’unanimité n’étant que de façade, une large partie des Marocains continuent à scander le besoin de réformes. Il est vrai que la réussite de toute transition ne constitue pas une réponse directe à une sorte de rationalité politique, transformant […]

A few years ago, I wrote in my private journal about how social mutants can become heroes in times of stress. “When a society remains stable for a long time, the majority who obey its rules are its anchor and its strength — hence the term ‘solid citizens.’ But when a society is in flux […]

The U.S founding fathers have written the U.S constitution in the 18th century, a constitution which still ,even today, impresses the reader with its 7 articles and 27 amendments. The stylish use of biblical language in the American constitution gives it a sacred quality, it makes one feel that he or she is in front […]

The national media and the predominantly domesticated political parties said the Moroccan king’s reforms were advanced, democratic and even revolutionary.

When Morocco’s pro-democracy movement first took to the streets on February 20, the government was fighting a war behind the scenes to destroy it, while in the meantime it was embracing it in public. On the one hand, security services and their servants tried to sow divisions within the group and launched a smear online […]

In the context of the movement for change in Morocco we asked our contributors to answer this simple question: What now for Morocco?

In this piece the author explores the mounting influence of social media in Morocco.

In this essay, the author revisits the context in which the Arab revolutions started and explains why he thinks Morocco is a “very special case”.

Ne dit-on pas que l’économie est la science du réél ? Aouatif nous explicite les dimensions economiques du changement escompté. Il passera par la réappropriation de la souveraineté économique ou ne sera pas.

Youssef tente une réponse à l’allegation d’exceptionalisme marocain

Ahmed summarizes the Moroccan “equation” in these terms: Power divided like a cake, the bulk of it is taken by the top of the pyramid, the rest is shared by the base.

AL analyses the Moroccan regime’s approach to the popular movement for change.

Mounir analyse la portée politique du mouvement du 20 février.

Amine explique que les marocains ont plus a gagner à s’unir autour de l’idée de changement

Le Maroc serait il une exception dans son environnement arabe ? Oui… un peu comme les autres explique Citizen Kayen.

قراءة لهند السباعي في ثورات الشباب: “حذاري من دكتاتورية الثورة.”

AL nous rappelle la situation politique au Maroc à l’aube des révolutions arabes.