In late September, Spanish solidarity activists persuaded Spanish canning company Jealsa to stop using sardines from the waters of Western Sahara, which has been illegally occupied by Morocco since 1975.
Jealsa was profiting from the occupation by operating a sardine cannery in Laayoune.
After years of protests at outlets of the Spanish Mercadona supermarket chain and at the company itself, Jealsa has moved the cannery to A Coruña in Spain, and no longer uses sardines from occupied Western Sahara.
On 2 October, seven young Saharawis occupied a UN office in Smara, Western Sahara, 'in protest against the suppression from Moroccan authorities, the unemployment and the plunder of our natural resources', as one of them told Spanish news service EFE.
Smara is where British-based oil companies San Leon Energy and Longreach are exploring for gas deposits despite a UN legal ruling in January 2002 that it is illegal to develop oil and gas resources without the consent of, and without benefit to, the people of Western Sahara.
It seems Saharawis and their supporters abroad are prioritising reversing the plunder of Western Sahara's natural resources, taking companies on one at a time.