Natural resources

Beyond historical considerations or geostrategic interests, colonialism has had and has its ultimate reason in the benefit provided by the alienation of foreign goods and natural resources.

In the case of Western Sahara, during almost 140 years of foreign occupation, public and private companies from all continents, although mainly Spanish and Moroccan, have plundered the waters, the sky, the land, the subsoil, the Sahrawi flora and fauna. for their own benefit and for powerful transnationals. 

Since the beginning of the occupation, the Sahrawi people have fought in all kinds of settings to put an end to this practice that conditions their life and future. In the legal field, the sentences of the European Court of Justice have made it clear that this looting is, in addition to illegitimate, illegal.

However, many governments and some European institutions are committed to avoiding the law and maintaining their colonial policies. Especially bloody is the case of the Spanish state, which far from protecting the assets of the Saharawi People, as it should in its capacity as administering power, fails to comply with international and proper laws to continue being the main beneficiary of this plunder.

This working group will seek the necessary consensus and synergies between different people and solidarity groups to put an end to this barbarism.

How can we force companies that profit from looting to end this illegal and illegitimate practice?

Can we evaluate the economic, social and moral damage inflicted on the Saharawi people by the plundering of their assets and initiate a claim against the states and companies involved?

How to involve parties, unions and other social agents to ensure that the new Spanish government complies with and enforces the rulings of the European Court of Justice?

Can we establish a joint action facing the European institutions to stop the plundering of Saharawi assets?

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