Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie
|Leader||Bouaziz Ait Chebib|
|Founded||30 June 2001|
The Movement for the autonomy of Kabylie (MAK; Kabyle: Timanit i Tmurt n Yeqbayliyen; French: Mouvement pour l'autonomie de la Kabylie) is a non-violent autonomist Kabyle political organization seeking self-government rule for the province of Kabylie in Algeria. It was founded by the folk singer Ferhat Mehenni, now President of The Provisional Government of Kabylie in exile, after the "Black Spring" disturbances in 2001.
MAK claims to speak for the minority Kabyle people who are frustrated by the efforts of the Algerian government to assimilate the remaining minorities into the Arabized Berber majority. The immediate goal of MAK is the regional autonomy for the province of Kabylie, which according to Mehenni could be the "first step towards a federalist Algerian State".
- Berber people
- Politics of Algeria
- Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD) - The main Liberal Berber party.
- Socialist Forces Front (FFS) - The main Socialist Berber party.
- Arouch Movement - A Kabyle political organization modelled on traditional village councils.
- "The Other Intifada" Boston Globe report on the MAK
- "Autonomy in Kabylia: breaking a taboo" Discussion of the autonomist movement in Kabylia in general by Professor Salem Chaker.
- (French) MAK official website
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