Tag: Pacific

22
Dec

Media Statement: Pacific Collective Oppose Japanese Government Utility Company’s Plans to Dump Radioactive Waste in the Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Collective on Nuclear Issues[1] (the Collective) representing Pacific civil society organisations (CSOs) strongly opposes the plans of the Japanese Government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) to discharge 1.28 million tonnes of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from 2023. The Collective refutes the veracity of a number of premises advanced by the Radiological Impact

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15
Dec

Media Statement: Referendum “unjust and unfair” for Indigenous People of Kanaky

The French Government’s decision to proceed with the third and final referendum vote for self-determination in Kanaky/New Caledonia was unjust and unfair for the Indigenous People of Kanaky. This process has been unjust, culturally insensitive, disingenuous and falls completely short of the spirit of the Noumea Accord. This referendum is clearly null and void. Despite numerous calls from state and

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8
Dec

Media Statement: Pacific NGOs and movements call on France to defer referendum vote to 2022

On behalf of a coalition of Pacific civil society organisations (CSO) and movement leaders, we call on the French Government to postpone the third independence referendum in Kanaky/New Caledonia, which was “hastily” announced to go ahead on the 12th of December,  2021. The French Minister for Overseas Territories, Sebastien Lecornu, told French journalists in Paris that the third self-determination vote

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24
Oct

Media Release: Pacific Leaders must put Australia on notice

AUKUS “highly problematic” for the region Australia needs to be put on notice by the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders for abandoning its commitments under the South Pacific’s nuclear free accord, the Treaty of Rarotonga, by signing up to the controversial security pact, AUKUS. The deal by the Australian, the United Kingdom, and the United States Governments is “highly problematic” and

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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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8
Jun

Doco highlights calls for halt to deep sea mining

  “If we don’t understand the connectivity with our inshore, with the land and everything else, how can we confidently say it’s not going to affect anything?”   Media release 5th June 2021 This week’s launch of a film documentary, Setting the Boundaries – Voices from the Last Frontier is part of a regional series focusing on calls for a

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21
Jul

WTO Fisheries Subsidies undermining Pacific sovereignty, food security and livelihood

By Adam Wolfenden This week members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will be meeting to discuss rules for curbing fisheries subsidies that, if currently accepted, will undermine the sovereignty and control of Pacific Ocean resources by Pacific Island Countries. An outcome like what is being proposed will benefit those countries that have already built their fleet capacities, giving them

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