Articles

French security presence in Kanaky New Caledonia set to remain ‘indefinitely’ after Macron’s failed visit?

By Mick Hall French security forces sent to quell deadly violence in New Caledonia could remain indefinitely if the country’s decolonisation process continues to stall and political polarisation is not...

‘France lost the plot’ – journalist David Robie on Kanaky New Caledonia riots

By Lydia Lewis Liberation “must come” for Kanaky New Caledonia, says one of the few New Zealand journalists who...

RSF calls on French authorities to guarantee journalist safety in Kanaky New Caledonia

Pacific Media Watch The Paris-based global media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for guaranteed safety for...

Palestinian visionary who fights Israel’s ecocide with biodiversity and sustainability resistance

By David Robie For more than 76 years, Palestinians have resisted occupation, dispossession and ethnic cleansing, culminating in Israel’s...

Kanaky New Caledonia unrest: French politics rocked as leaders plead for end

By Patrick Decloitre With New Caledonia entering its second week of deadly riots, French authorities have mounted a massive...

Archive: Poisoned Reign – bringing us up to date about ‘merciless’ France’s nuclear hostages in the Pacific

REVIEWS: By David Robie When it first appeared in 1977 under the title Moruroa, Mon Amour, the Danielsson's book was a damning indictment of French...

Archive: Submarine from US, says Wilkes

By David Robie in the NZ Sunday Times Peace researcher Owen Wilkes claims the mystery submarine sighted in Cook Islands waters during February 1986 was...

Archive: Challenging Goliath – New Internationalist 1986

When Aotearoa (NZ) banned nuclear warships from its ports it was seen as David standing up to Washington's Goliath. But behind Prime Minister David...

Archive: Nuclear Exodus: The Rongelap Evacuation

By Chris Cooper, David Robie and Michael Fleck An independent video slide show developed from photographs in David Robie's photographic exhibition around the original Rainbow...

Archive: Gaston Flosse’s iron grip in Tahiti

Victory was complete. Gaston Flosse crushed all opposition at the polls. David Robie in Pape’ete asks how powerful can he become as France’s newly...

Archive: Tahiti: Caricature of the leader

By David Robie One political cartoon depicted President Gaston Flosse as a vampire. A potted "species" note in the opposition newspaper Te Teo o Te...