Talk Nation Radio: Bill Fletcher Jr. on Justice for the People of Western Sahara (via OEN)


Bill Fletcher Jr. has worked for several labor unions in addition to serving as a senior staffperson in the national AFL-CIO. Fletcher is the former president of TransAfrica Forum; a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; an editorial board member of; and in the leadership of several other projects. Fletcher is the co-author (with Peter Agard) of “The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941”; the co-author (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of “Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice“; and the author of “‘They’re Bankrupting Us’ — And Twenty other myths about unions.” Fletcher is a syndicated columnist and a regular media commentator on television, radio and the Web. You can find him at

He wrote the article Obama Morocco and Saharawi Self-Determination.

Total run time: 29:00

Host: David Swanson.
Producer: David Swanson.
Music by Duke Ellington.

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Sahrawi Human Rights Defender Ali Salem Tamek in Ait Meloul Prison, Morocco. Wikipedia.


Last November 2015, Moroccans wave national flags during celebrations in Laayoune, the main city in Western Sahara, of the 40th anniversary of the Green March that led to the Moroccan occupation of the former Spanish colony. On November 6, 1975, 350,000 Moroccans escorted by 20,000 troops, marched into Western Sahara. Photo Fadel Senna / AFP 


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Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Commemoration of the 30th independence day in the Liberated Territories (2006) – by jaysen naidoo – polisario. 20060227. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons  


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