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West Papua Liberation

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West Papua delegates will participate for the first time in a summit of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, an intergovernmental organization of sovereign states including Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua-New Guinea. The West Papua National Coalition for Liberation has requested full membership in MSG. Based on their illegal annexation by Indonesia, the National Committee for [&hellip... more →

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Engaged Self-Determination

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The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) held its 12th Session at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, May 20-31.  Tasked with reviewing the implementation of recommendations made at the previous year’s session, the UNPFII was subject to increasing scrutiny as the linguistic and political dust from each day’s meetings settled. [&hellip... more →

Still No Consent

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The Arctic Council held its eighth meeting in Kiruna, Sweden this past week.  While news headlines covering results of the meeting have focused on the observer status position that China, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore and South Korea were granted – as well as the adoption of the Council’s Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution [&hellip... more →

Reality in Mali

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Writing at The Dominion, Sean Pittman looks beyond mainstream media myopia to discover the indigenous reality in Mali and the conflicting interests of Western powers that invaded the country earlier this year... more →

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Cymru

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The flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland may look very different in the near future, as Northern Ireland and Scotland proceed toward reunification and independence, but for Wales — whose flag is not part of the UK flag design, devolution of powers from Westminster to Cardiff is unlikely to lead [&hellip... more →

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