July 2021

29
Jul

Pacific Futures – For the Good of All Mankind

Pacific Futures: For the Good of All (Mankind) Maureen Penjueli July 2021 The powerful delegations of empires landed on our shores requesting that, for the good of all mankind, noble sacrifices must be made. For the good of all mankind, they said, bad things must happen here on our shores. In our past futures, they requested to blow up our islands in

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28
Jul

A Critical Response to the Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA), Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) and the Pacific Islands Forum’s Social Impact Assessment 

Issued by the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) February 2002 In August 2002, the Pacific Islands Forum will meet in Fiji. An official announcement of the coming into force of PICTA and PACER is expected to be made. PICTA and PACER are legally binding agreements which together aim at making Pacific island states conform to World Trade Organisation (WTO) trade

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13
Jul

Book review: Guam author highlights injustice in the name of efficiency

By Maureen Penjueli I was invited to write a review of my dear friend Julian Augon’s book ‘The Properties of Perpetual Light’. The task was a little daunting given his book has received the highest praise from the likes of Alice Walker, Junot Diaz, Naomi Klein, Kathy-Jetnil-Kijiner, Katarina Teaiwa, Jonathan Osorio, and other notables. So, I offer a review, one

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13
Jul

Global talks on Fisheries subsidies must target big subsidisers not development

Global talks on Fisheries subsidies must target big subsidisers not development   July 13 2021   Civil society organisations from around the world are calling on trade ministers to ensure that negotiations on fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO) don’t undermine development aspirations of small-scale fishing communities and developing countries – but target those most historically responsible for

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7
Jul

Danish news article on Pacific deep sea mining | English translation

According to an English translation of an article from Politik, a Danish news site, an architectural firm has made prototypes for subsea mining to extract metals for batteries, but environmental organizations will slow down their plans.   By Lars Eriksen Journalist   ~ Danish architects receive harsh international criticism for Pacific robots This conflict is buried several kilometers down in

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2
Jul

An open letter to Bjarke Ingels

Full text can be up/downloaded : An Open Letter to Bjarke Ingels

1
Jul

Joint statement on Nauru trigger

JOINT STATEMENT PCC / PIANGO / DAWN / PANG 1st July 2021 DeepGreen the main beneficiary of Nauru mining trigger Pacific Regional Civil Society groups today accused DeepGreen, a venture capitalist company, as the real beneficiary of the Nauru Government’s decision to trigger the start of a process which could lead to potential widespread seabed mining in 2 years’ time.

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