Here’s a post I wrote for Arab-American collective blog KabobFest – a few typos in the text, sorry about them – trying to interest a foreign audience in the specificities of the Moroccan protest movement, which does not aim at overthrowing the current régime:
The popular protests in Morocco, coming in the wake of the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions, haven’t attracted that much attention abroad – yet. Less deadly than their Bahraini, Libyan, Syrian and Yemeni counterparts, these protests do not – for the moment being – aim at overthrowing Morocco’s ruler, King Mohammed VI, who retains a sizeable personal popularity in the country. They remain ground-breaking however in the Moroccan context, and might probably durably alter the political balance power, heavily skewed in favour of an absolutist monarchy since the 60s. Here’s a sketchy attempt to summarise this protest movement.
The rest is here.