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MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, English, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Indonesia, Kanak independence, Laura Lini, Melanesian, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, ULMWP, United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Vanuatu, Walter Lini, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Vanuatu names founding PM’s daughter Laura as Papua envoy

A Port Vila solidarity rally in support of West Papuan desire for self-determination. Image: The Vanuatu Independent By the Vanuatu Independent The Vanuatu government has appointed Laura Lini, daughter of founding prime minister Father Walter Lini, as special envoy for West Papua. United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) spokesperson Jacob Rumbiak welcomed the move, […]

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MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia celebrates Bastille Day and thinks about independence

By   /  July 27, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economics, Elections, English, Evening Report, Featured, France, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, Melanesian, MIL OSI, Military, Multiculturalism, New Caledonia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: New Caledonia celebrates Bastille Day and thinks about independence

By Dr Lee Duffield, recently in Kanaky/New Caledonia The Quatorze Juillet (14 July) events in Noumea this month, as in any small French city, reflected the grand military parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris – ranks of soldiers and a senior officer taking the salute. It was like a refrain from colonial times, kepis […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Green co-leader slams human rights ‘obscenity’ over West Papua

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, English, Evening Report, Featured, Free West Papua Campaign, Green Party, Human Rights, Indigenous, Melanesian, MIL OSI, Morning Star, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, West Papua, West Papua self-determination, West Papuan independence  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Green co-leader slams human rights ‘obscenity’ over West Papua

Green Party co-leader … “We are standing in solidarity with women leaders of indigenous movements around the world and around the Pacific.” Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson last night condemned the “obscenity” of jailing West Papuans by Indonesian authorities for raising their Morning Star flag of independence. […]

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