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‘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 have worked consistently on stories across...

Pacific alliance condemns France over bid to ‘derail’ Kanaky decolonisation

Asia Pacific Report A Pacific civil society alliance has condemned French neocolonial policies in Kanaky New Caledonia, saying Paris is set on “maintaining the status...

France ends 10-year UN ’empty chair’ decolonisation snub over Polynesia

ANALYSIS: By Patrick Decloitre After 10 years of non-attendance, France turned up to this week’s French Polynesia sitting of the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation...

OPM leader calls for ‘world indigenous UN’ – end to Papuan colonisation

Asia Pacific Report The leader of the Free Papua Organisation (OPM) has called for the establishment of a “United Indigenous Nations” for global justice and...

Vanuatu – West Papua – MSG: An epic saga of messianic hope, betrayal, tragedy and resurrection

SPECIAL REPORT: By Yamin Kogoya The name Vanuatu has taken on a sacred significance in Papuan liberation consciousness. The Free Papua Movement (OPM) elders ignited this...

‘We carry the voice of the colonised people’, delegates tell UN

By Finau Fonua France’s grip on its overseas territories in the Pacific may be waning, with pro-independence delegates now claiming to have the support of...