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Pro-independence activist issues dire warning to France over Kanaky New Caledonia

By Lydia Lewis A pro-independence activist in New Caledonia is warning France to immediately halt its planned constitution amendments or face “war”. The call for a u-turn follows proposed constitutional changes...

Caitlin Johnstone: US declines Israel’s invitation to start WW3 (for now)

COMMENTARY: By Caitlin Johnstone Iran has carried out its long-promised retaliation for Israel’s attack on its consulate building in...

Caitlin Johnstone: Getting Gaza right is the absolute bare minimum requirement

COMMENTARY: By Caitlin Johnstone Gaza is simpler than Iraq. Iraq was simpler than Yemen. Yemen was simpler than Libya....

Open letter: On NZ news media and ‘faceless, nameless’ Palestinians

Pacific Media Watch This unpublished “heartfelt” letter sent to The Press this week criticising its April 6 editorial about...

French security forces in Nouméa ahead of two opposing political marches

By Patrick Decloitre Security forces reinforcements were sent from France ahead of two rival marches in the capital Nouméa...

Archive: Pacifications: The erosion of press freedom in Oceania

By David Robie in Arena Magazine Abstract: Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says, "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion...

Archive: Crusading journalism in the blood from Edinburgh to Aotearoa [Profile]

"It's ironic that my work is published more outside New Zealand than it is here." (Article first published in 1992). PROFILE: By Murray Horton "My conception...

Archive: Rabuka stirs bitter media freedom row

Former Fiji military strongman Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka is now deputy Prime Minister in the civilian interim government. As leader of the 1987 coups d'état,...

Archive: Journalists face grisly threats in Philippines

On average seven journalists have been killed every year in the Philippines since Cory Aquino came to power. David Robie reports on a record...

Archive: How PNG’s Mista Grasruts became Mr Clean

Mista Grasruts (Grassroots), the funniest cartoon character in the South Pacific, is cutting down on his beer, drinking fruit juice and setting a moral...

Archive: Tortured Fiji academic tells of his scars

From Café Pacific 1990 archives: The abduction and torture of a scientist by soldiers has exposed a sinister side to the current ruling regime...