Everything about Kabylia
Kabylia is comming gradually on the international stage. She started to show in the grief and pain of the “Black Spring” of 2001. After his unsuccessful attempt to win against Algeria in 1963, Kabylia had to wait nearly 40 years to regain its place in the concert of nations.
French Algeria who had annexed kabylia in 1857 was bequeathed to the Arab-Islamic Algeria which she still refuses to join. Be it French or Arabic, Algeria is negation and death for Kabylia. She does not accept it. Kabylia is suffering from a colonialism that has changed its face, but not changed in nature. Colonialism was and remains the reduction of a people to slavery by a State which is foreign and oppressive.
The Kabyle people noticed it in 1962 when there was transfer of power between French colonialism and Algerian Arab-Islamist colonialism.
It is time for the countries of the free world, led by the United States, to address the injustice done to the people in post-colonial states. President Obama, in his Accra speech acknowledged that African borders were “artificial.” Unfortunately he could not go beyond the observation. He thought that the prescription of “good governance” was sufficient to restore the wrongs done to the humiliated, abused, oppressed peoples, murdered with impunity since pseudo-independence that had nothing “national”.
Kabylia knows that death awaits her at the end of the Algerian “national minority” status which France and others are promoting. But speaking about an Algerian nation is already and foremost denying the Kabyle nation, killing and burying him. This is unbearable and unacceptable to us because the Kabyle nation is a reality, while the Algerian nation is a political fraud. There is no Algerian nation. There is a mosaic of nations in Algeria who are competing for political leadership. For now the site of these struggles is neither at the polls nor in the street but in the military where early retirement of Kabyle officers is a very common practice. The objective is to prevent Kabylia to comme to power in Algeria. But even if those Kabyle officers would be able to monopolize power one day, Kabylia would denounce them. Kabylia woul refuse that the Algerian dictatorshipto submit the other peoples of Algeria in her name. The Kabyle people is for freedom and not for the enslavement of the peoples who are her fellow inmates, those imprisoned in the same state with him. Kabylia wished them all to live in freedom as she claims the same to itself. The Kabyle people will neither be slave nor enslave others. The kabyle people is for freedom which he loves above all.
Kabylia, tormented since 1857, does not want a bloodshed to regain its freedom. Even in 2001, when in self-defense against the Algerian military regime who was shooting at her children, Kabylia refused to take up arms. But will Kabylia continue to have the same reflex if it happens again? The issue deserves the international community concern. To avoid this bloodshed, it is better to be proactive and follow the Scottish example, and go towards the rehabilitation of the right to self-determination for Kabylia, and organize with the MAK (Movement for Self-Determination of Kabylia) and Anavad (Provisional Government of Kabylia) its own referendum to express the right to self-determination.
Kabylia is the size of an average state, 40,000 square kilometres with 10 to 12 million people. KAbylia has all the skills necessary to govern itself in democracy and freedom, respect for human rights and sustainable development. Kbylia is a peace-lover and she wants to become a leading player in the region.
Kabylia will be a sentinel watching over regional stability and respect for universal values.
She looks towards countries carring thoses values as Europe and North America. Kabylia wants to be a friend and an ally on the southern shore of the Mediterranean where it has 300 km of coastline.
The United States are the best partner for the security and the economic development of Kabylia.
I’m only introducing the topic that the President of the Anavad will develop in more detail here when he visited the US in mid-October 2015.
Kabylia is a chance for America. She hopes it’s noticed
Lhacène Ziani, Anavad Action Coordinator and Minister of Mediation