Tuesday, May 26, 2009
< We call it “Remoun Treaty» because it is symbolic and ideal may be to unite all Maghreb countries into one .Why Remoun? In fact, Ahmed Remoun is an artist of the ninetieth century who has lived in Oujda; a northern east town of Morocco whose borders are with Algeria. His grand -son, Abdelkader Remoun called proudly by Algerian intellectuals, Romaman, is still fighting in Italy for a better life that people of Maghreb Al kabeer should have and enjoy like all other countries. Primer things urgently scheduled to the people are democracy, justice and of course no more coercive governance.
In 1896, Mhammed Remoune wrote a classic song, genre El Malhoun mingled with beautiful “Kwafi” verses called Kanouna.Already aired on SNRT ex-RTM in 1983,this song was praised by Moroccan and Algerian tv spectators.Some intellectuals just like our honorable fatima Mernissi asked media to redifuse this song in which Ahmed Remoun described magnificently the beauty of women .Eventually this song is about a man whose sacred heart falls in love with a woman who walks graciously in an Andalusia garden found may be in Oujda.
Oujda was once thought to be the capital of Al Maghreb Al Kabeer by Moroccan and Algerian nationalists. Indeed this city has not stopped to deliver resistants, intellectuals and nationalists for both countries Morocco and Algeria. In fact,North-African people has not forgot the distinguished nationalists called Group of Oujda, born in Morocco naming for example Abdelhafid Boussouf, Houari Boumediène, Bouteflika and Ben Bella and more. They have not also forgot Abdelkerim Al Khattabi,the symbolic leader of resistance and “Al Haraka Al Watania” the national movement of Morocco spearhead by Allal El Fassi and Mehdi Ben Barka whose one of its dream is to see Al Maghreb AL Kabeer strong and united.
Allal El Alaoui
This Song Written in 1896 by Ahmed Remoun Describing Beautifully,A Woman
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Basta is an Italian word meaning literally enough. Yes, i have chosen this word in purpose to title my article, because this word was almost the last word uttered by this assassinated figure and also I feel deeply angry about the neo-killings of our charismatic leader ,Mehdi Ben Barka.Indeed I have written “Our” because simply this man belongs to people and exactly to Moroccan memory . He is so loved by simple people in Morocco that some macbethian politicos still want to ‘commit crimes’ against Mehdi for the benefit of ‘some elections’ that can not even refer to Ben Barka’s unfound “tomb” let alone serve this people.
Now that so many people know the truth, the fact that Mehdi Ben Barka remains ‘Monsieur Le President’ as he was called either by Fidel Castro, Mao tsi tong, de Gaulle or even by some Palestinian friends, other political figures in Morocco dare to profane Ben Barks’s tomb using all ugly words that exist in the Moroccan politics, hoping to get rid of this name which ironically becomes eternal in the breast of every Moroccan . So, please enough with buying and selling cheap political thoughts and enough with killing people whose epitaphs can not even be found.
Mehdi Ben Barka is a popular figure in the Moroccan politics and mysteriously becomes more popular in his death. Mehdi used to belong to a political party called ‘Hizb Al Istiklal’ which has become USFP; recently made concessions with former king of Morocco, Hassan the second, to govern Morocco (see alternance). Unfortunately this party has sent its people to interior exile .I believe it has killed this man twice by nailing into Moroccan politics Machiavelian phraseology called constipated mentality. Because Moroccan press has taken the place of nearly all political parties, I will not be surprised that these same parties might do again some ‘dirty works’ to gain “Popularity” which has disappeared from the dictionary of its “fighting”.
We will not be surprised again if Mehdi Ben Barka will be killed by Mossad, CIA or other secret services whereas his family and his Moroccan people can not even trace his epitaph just to read peaceful words upon his soul .
Allal El Alaoui