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Recorded October 28, 2021 — Join us for “End the Moroccan Occupation of the Western Sahara—Africa’s Last Remaining Colony”, a webinar presented by The Campaign to End the Occupation of the Western Sahara ( in partnership with the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) and the Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD).


  • Bill Fletcher, Jr.
    Co-coordinator of the Campaign to End the Moroccan Occupation of the Western Sahara. He is a longtime tradeunionist, writer, and a past president of TransAfrica Forum

Special Guests

  • Ambassador Sidi Omar
    Frente POLISARIO Representative at the UN and Coordinator with MINURSO
  • Katlyn Thomas
    Attorney, former MINURSO official, and author of The Emperor’s Clothes: The Naked Truth About Western Sahara
  • Dr. Jacob Mundy
    Professor and director of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate University, and coauthor of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution


The Campaign to End the Occupation of the Western Sahara, a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals committed to international justice and respect for national self-determination seeks: The withdrawal of Morocco from Western Sahara; A transition of authority to the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, in accordance with the Charter of the African Union; An expeditious return of Sahrawi refugees and Sahrawi diaspora to their homeland; An end to any U.S. assistance to Morocco that could be used to advance a claim to the Western Sahara and/or harm the Sahrawi people. Learn more —


About IBW21

IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to building the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. to work for the social, political, economic and cultural upliftment, the development of the global Black community and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.