Marching in Mauritania

Two weeks ago, on September 17, activist from around the nation gathered in Central Park to protest the ongoing atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan. On September 18, iAbolish Associate and Director of Communications and Foreign Affairs for FLAM, the African Liberation Forces of Maurtania, Abda Wone led a march of his own, to protest Western inaction against institutionalized slavery in Mauritania.

The goal of the march was twofold: to raise awareness about the human rights abuses that continue in Mauritania today, and to announce FLAM’s decision to file suit against the former Mauritanian President, Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya, for crimes against humanity, the mass deportations of 1989, and allowing slavery to flourish.

Abda was interviewed on WBAI Radio in New York City on September 19; read the full transcript.