Books

Media fuss over stranded tourists, but Kanaks face existential struggle

COMMENTARY: By Eugene Doyle “Only the struggle counts . . .  death is nothing.”  Éloi Machoro — “the Che Guevara of the Pacific” — said this shortly before he was...

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...

‘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...

‘Voice of the Voiceless’: The Pacific Media Centre as a case study of academic and research advocacy and activism

By David Robie in the Okinawan Journal of Island Studies For more than a decade, the pioneering Pacific Media Centre at Aotearoa’s Auckland University of...

Owen Wilkes: Exposing foreign militarism on the ‘backside of the earth’

By David Robie When I first encountered Owen Wilkes it was at a range of 17,000 kilometres -- the distance between Auckland, Aotearoa, and Stockholm,...

‘Lots of information isn’t secret, it’s just hard to find’ – Nicky Hager on one of NZ’s most famous whistleblowers

By Nicky Hager, book chapter in Peacemonger Whistleblower Owen Wilkes was a tireless and formidable researcher for the Pacific, peace and disarmament. Before the internet,...

The Doctrine of ‘Discovery’, Te Moana and the people’s fight for climate crisis action

Reviewed by Dr David Robie As the editor, American-Kiwi anarchist, dissident and activist Valerie Morse notes in the preface to Peace Action, this practical treatise...

Peacemonger – a tribute to peace researcher Owen Wilkes out soon

Raekaihau Press Owen Wilkes (1940–2005) was known throughout the Pacific and across the world as an outstanding researcher on peace and disarmament. His work: • exposed plans...

NZ’s Parliament siege, ‘disinformation war’, kava and media change featured in latest PJR (2022)

By Pacific Media Watch Frontline investigative articles on Aotearoa New Zealand’s 23-day Parliament protester siege, social media disinformation and Asia-Pacific media changes and adaptations...