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Bougainville votes on independence






2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
November is National Native American Heritage Month in the US
1969 November 20: Occupation of Alcatraz
2013 November 21: Euromaidan, Ukraine
1943 November 22: Lebanese Independence Day
4th Saturday of November: Remembrance Day for the Victims of Holodomors in Ukraine
1975 November 25: Suriname Independence Day
1920 November 27: Belarus Heroes’ Day
1912 November 28: Albanian Flag Day/Declaration of Independence
1873 November 28: Hawaiian Independence Day
1960 November 28: Mauritania National Day
1821 November 28: Panama Independence Day
November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
1966 November 30: Barbados Independence Day
November 30: Saint Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s official national day
1967 November 30: Yemen Independence Day
1st Sunday of December: Sindhi Culture Day
1961 December 1: Global Flag Raising for West Papua, West Papua National Day
1971 December 2: United Arab Emirates National Day
December 3: International Day of the Basque Language
1917 December 6: Finland Independence Day
1961 December 9: Tanzania Independence Day
1948 December 10: Human Rights Day

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This Caribbean island is on track to become the world’s first ‘hurricane-proof’ country
Destroying Mosques: China’s Umpteenth Attempt to Wipe Out Uyghur Identity
‘Xinjiang Papers’ Leak Spurs Calls For Action on China’s Uyghur Camps
Power and Paranoia: Why the Chinese government aggressively pushes beyond its borders
China’s Operating Manuals for Mass Internment and Arrest by Algorithm
NATO Marks 20 Years Of Military Operations In Kosovo
War historians call for unvarnished East Timor history
Liberation Movement for West Papua: Dec 1 must be a ‘Day of Mourning’ for all who died this year
Deafening silence as West Papua crisis deepens
Liberia: Rev. Kortu Brown Describes Printing of New Currency as “Troubling and Unjustified”
‘Peaceful’ Presidential Election in Guinea-Bissau
Tunisian President calls for saving Palestinian people from extermination
“We stand for love and peace and brotherhood” – inside Coldplay’s spectacular sermon on the mount in Jordan
I DON’T BELIEVE IN BAROTSELAND…this issue is settled – Mukuni
About 300 Russian soldiers leave Syria for Chechnya
Tuvalu: Pacific nation turns down Chinese islands and backs Taiwan
‘The Man Who Lost His Homeland’
Macron and Merkel could hand Putin big win amid Crimea tensions
Russia continues its revenge on Maidan activists, while giving shelter to Berkut suspected killers
Lawyer of Maidan victims’ families announces hunger strike
Sanctions on companies involved in Nord Stream 2 added to US draft defense budget
500,000 Russians from mainland resettled to occupied Crimea
Decriminalising Homosexuality Law Hangs in the Balance for the Cook Islands
São Tomé and Príncipe launches international public tender for construction of deepwater port
UN should treat Morocco as occupier in Western Sahara, not partner
America’s ‘Shame’: Medicaid Funding Slashed In U.S. Territories
Kuwait struggles to rein in trade in wild falcons
Turkmenistan stages first opera after 19-year ban
Barbados opening its doors
Legislation to Legalize Marijuana in Trinidad and Tobago Introduced in Parliament
Strike in French Polynesia over sacked hotel workers
After mass shooting, Fresno’s Hmong community is left mourning and afraid
Why Seychelles has world’s worst heroin problem
Microsoft adds Māori to translator as New Zealand pushes to revitalize the language
Linguistics Department Hosts Inaugural Symposium on Indigenous Language Communities of the Californias
Sgoil an Rubha success at Scottish Gaelic Awards 2019
Haratin: Photographer Seif Kusmate Jailed for Portraying Slavery in Mauritania
Journalist critical of Daniel Ortega returns to Nicaragua after exile in Costa Rica
Immigrants from Marshall Islands teaching culture in Ohio
Guinea Confronts Third Termism
How Somaliland Thrives in Such a Rough Neighborhood
Bougainville may become the world’s newest nation
Bougainville votes on independence from Papua New Guinea
Bougainville referendum polling running smoothly
Bougainville mining expectations rise amid peaceful referendum
Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes honors Romani activist’s work to remove pig farm from Holocaust remembrance site
A Line in The Sand: Crossing the China-Mongolia Border
The Crown Misses the Full Story of Political Turmoil During Prince Charles’s Time in Wales
‘Baloch People Are Thrown Off Helicopters’: Altaf Hussain On Pakistan’s Barbarism
We will free Balochistan at any cost: Dr Allah Nazar Baloch
Lending support to the Baloch movement
Balochistan: Iranian state forces detained several protesters in Chabahar
‘Fighting for the right to have rights’
How a Death at a Caribbean Resort Became an International Incident
Georgian riot police deploy water cannon as protesters in Tbilisi try to blockade parliament
Acute gastrointestinal illness in an African Indigenous population: the lived experience of Uganda’s Batwa
Faced with trauma, focused on the future: Tribes fighting to curb rising Indigenous suicide rates
Indigenous Occupation Calling for Return of Traditional Territories in Taiwan Reaches 1,000th Day
Australian Indigenous Affairs Minister says hearing direct from communities is critical to solving issues
An indigenous uprising in ancient Costa Rica
Vogue cover spotlights Mexico’s indigenous transgender women
Sewing project honours Inuit missing and murdered women and girls
For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning
PM of Australia hikes for Aboriginal men’s organisation
Over 10,000 Adivasis In Jharkhand’s Khunti District Accused Of Sedition
Namibia Set For Election Amid Economic Downturn
Last group of Yezidi women, children arrive in Paris for resettlement program
British-Kurdish academic released on $40K bail from notorious Iranian prison
Armenia to open consulate in the Kurdistan Region
Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds gifted military intelligence to Russia
Russian think tank: Kurds will accept nothing less than autonomy from Damascus
US VP Mike Pence visits Erbil, affirms enduring support for Kurdistan Region
U.S. establishes foothold in Solomons as Chinese interests expand
Some Pacific Island Nations Are Turning To China. Climate Change Is A Factor
Scottish National Party and indyref dominate ITV debate – despite Nicola Sturgeon’s exclusion
Scottish independence activists wary of bad Salmond publicity
Can Nicola Sturgeon deliver Scottish independence?
Saint Lucia works toward food security
Blindness in Kashmir
Hitler’s Birth Home in Austria to Become a Police Station
Message on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burundi
Serbia’s president accuses Russia of spying
UK Pro-Khalistan Sikh Groups Confer ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award On Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan For Kartarpur Corridor
Old religious tensions resurge in Bolivia after ouster of longtime indigenous president
Bolivia’s indigenous divided over ousted champion Morales
Bolivia deal for new elections offers chance of peace
US to give Vietnam another coast guard cutter amid rising tensions in South China Sea
Vilnius 2019 Is National Epic
Haiti needs more than remittances, U.S. ambassador says, it needs investment
Moldova, eyeing Russia loan, may ‘pause’ cooperation with IMF
Beijing Was Confident Its Hong Kong Allies Would Win. After the Election, It Went Silent.
Kyrgyzstan: Impromptu rally signals new way of opposing corruption
Slovakia opposition talks collapse ahead of February election
Greece to ‘shut the door’ to migrants not entitled to asylum, PM says
Palau corals ‘may hold answer’ to facing climate change threat
UAE in weapons making push as allies restrict sales
Malta PM’s chief of staff quits amid investigation into anti-corruption journalist’s murder
Denmark’s $450 Billion Pension Industry Gets Wake-Up Call
Ex-leader leaves Benin with political crisis unresolved
Basque community opens its doors to welcome family from Syria
Slovenian Government Skirts Collapse With Budget Vote Win
Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar in Rohingya genocide case
Orban’s billion-dollar spending yet to bring Hungary revival
Yields of 100% Push Lebanon’s Bonds Into Venezuela Territory
Trump and Bulgaria: Attacks on free media damage democracy
Boston Irish Heritage Trail Marks 25 Years
Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams
‘Pervasive’ digital sexual violence against women skyrockets in Singapore
UN Mission, community leaders, condemn South Sudan violence which left two dead at camp
‘There is no alternative to NATO’, Latvian president says
NATO Still Key to Counter Persistent Russian Threat
Estonian president sees life in ‘brain-dead’ NATO
Baltic-Black Sea Union and more weapons: how Eastern Europe can defend
Are the Baltic States Convincing Russia by Developing their Defence Capability?
Vilnius hosts state funeral of 1863 January Uprising commanders
It’s time for Sánchez to sit and talk with Catalan leaders about our future
Flanders’ main party N-VA wants Spain’s ambassador to explain Catalan situation in Flemish parliament
On its 20th anniversary, journalists praise Catalan News Agency as ‘necessary’
Amnesty International calls for release of two Catalan leaders Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart
MSP Ruth Maguire condemns jail sentences for Catalan independence leaders
Half of Spaniards outside Catalonia would accept result of agreed referendum
Catalan exports rise to near all-time best at end of 2019
Tsunami Democràtic urges Barça and Madrid to show ‘Spain, sit and talk’ slogan at upcoming clásico match
EU chamber head willing to ‘review’ opinion on barred Catalan MEPs if court says so
Cinemaattic brings the biggest Catalan film festival ever to Scotland
Paul Engler on Spain’s handling of the Catalan crisis: ‘I would expect that from a dictatorship’
Spanish Supreme Court to look for Catalan pro-independence MP’s irregular contracts
After Weeks on the Run, Eritrean Footballers in Uganda Plead for Resettlement
‘Time To Push Aggressively on Tibet’, U.S. Ambassador For Religious Freedom Sam Brownback
Chinese Police Swarm Tibetan Township After Independence Protests
Cuba fashion show is small step for private enterprise
Africa needs Gambia’s leadership on human rights
Winter War: The 1939 Soviet Invasion Of Finland In Crystal-Clear Photos
Lai says Taiwan already independent, China warns of ‘disaster’
Airlines get ready for jet biofuel take-off in Norway
Pressure mounts for El Salvador to investigate wave of LGBT+ killings
Fly fishing? Team Kiribati are winging it
EU should recognise Palestinian state after U.S. backs Israeli settlements: Luxembourg

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Homeland Study Group Foundation declares independence of Western Togoland






2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
November is National Native American Heritage Month in the US
1839 November 13: Baloch Martyrs’ Day
1975 November 14: Madrid Accords on Western Sahara
1988 November 15: Palestinian Declaration of Independence
November 16, 1988: Estonian Sovereignty Declaration
November 16: Icelandic Language Day
1989 November 17: Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia
1918 November 18: Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia
1956 November 18: Morocco Independence Day
1650 November 18: Oman National Day
1969 November 20: Occupation of Alcatraz
2013 November 21: Euromaidan, Ukraine
1943 November 22: Lebanese Independence Day
4th Saturday of November: Remembrance Day for the Victims of Holodomors in Ukraine
1975 November 25: Suriname Independence Day
1920 November 27: Belarus Heroes’ Day
1912 November 28: Albanian Flag Day/Declaration of Independence
1873 November 28: Hawaiian Independence Day
1960 November 28: Mauritania National Day
1821 November 28: Panama Independence Day
November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
1966 November 30: Barbados Independence Day
November 30: Saint Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s official national day
1967 November 30: Yemen Independence Day
1st Sunday of December: Sindhi Culture Day
1961 December 1: Global Flag Raising for West Papua, West Papua National Day
1971 December 2: United Arab Emirates National Day
December 3: International Day of the Basque Language

Groundbreaking forum explores high rates of addiction among Indigenous people
How native Hawaiians are taking internet access into their own hands
How Māori kai producers are decolonising the New Zealand food story
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Event uses Native language to connect past and future
Can Film Save Indigenous Languages?
Russia shuts down indigenous rights organisation
Distant World Takes Name From Algonquian Language
‘We’re Just So Angry’: Australians Protest Police Killing of Aboriginal Teenager
First official step in Sámi reconciliation commission
Tens of thousands gather in Tbilisi to demand snap elections in Georgia
China to invest in electric cars, mobile phones and roads in Abkhazia?
Moldova terminates its brief reform experiment
Eastern Partnership: Media experts meet in Riga to shape future donor support
Laos: Democracy Activists Arrested
4 West Papuan people shot and 1 killed by Indonesian military and police
Indonesia plans spaceport in West Papua
West Papuan political prisoner Eric Mandobar released from “little prison” of Timika jail to “big prison” which is West Papua
Political Sikh prisoner Bhai Shabeg Singh released after 25 years of imprisonment
Kartarpur Corridor is witnessing a gradual increase in pilgrims; Around 1,800 schedule visit on Nov 24
Solar and battery microgrid project to return Tokelau to 100% renewables
Russian envoy praises Macron stance on EU enlargement
‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims
“He refused”: China sees online tributes to an official who freed Muslims in Xinjiang
Istanbul assassination sparks buzz in Kyrgyzstan
International court judges authorize investigation into crimes committed against Rohingya
School puts Somaliland on World Map despite lack of international recognition
Cummings Africa Foundation Hosts Inaugural Liberia Entrepreneurship Summit
Samoan Islands Measles Outbreak Reports Multiple Fatalities
Disputed Western Sahara becomes kitesurfing hotspot
Kuwait Cabinet Quit Over Corruption Suspicions, Minister Says
Russia begins show trial of Crimean Tatar civic activists and journalists
Clock Ticking In US Congress As Russia Presses Ahead With Nord Stream 2
Guinea’s president is prepared to risk it all for a third term as anti-government protests grow
Dzhokhar Dudayev: Fighting for a free Chechnya
A Welsh-only brand worked wonders for my business – it would have worked for the Senedd, too
Xi Jinping offers to help Greece retrieve contested Parthenon Marbles
China bought most of Greece’s main port and now it wants to make it the biggest in Europe
Greece marks 1973 student uprising anniversary; 28 arrested
European Free Alliance parties in the Basque Country and Galicia make progress at Spanish elections
The challenges of minority languages: 1 in 4 children cannot speak Galician in Galicia Spain
Coca farmers march, police fire tear gas in worsening Bolivia unrest
Why the Faroe Islands will close to tourists in 2020
Trump Administration Hosting New Greenland Talks With Denmark, Focused on ‘Presence’ and ‘Investments’
Denmark, Worried About Bombings by Swedish Gangs, Begins Border Checks
Mass Arrests Return to Nicaragua at Beseiged Church in Masaya
Serbia Buys Nine Tons of Gold to Heed President’s Crisis Advice
Tunisia’s Moderate Islamist Party Picks One of Its Own as Next PM
Sindhis in Pakistan hold freedom march demanding separate homeland
Baloch Martyrs’ Day observed, activists demand justice
Baloch Activists appeal India to be instrumental in Balochistan’s freedom
Balochistan has historic rights for a separate nation: Dr. Murad Baloch
Bougainville heads for self-determination vote, but independence might take long time —if it comes at all
Guam Introduces Resolution to Obtain UNPO Membership
China Envoy Threatens to Ban Swedish Minister Over Gui Minhai Award
Eswatini next to suspend South African animal imports after foot and mouth outbreak
Two Namibian ministers resign in Icelandic fishing scandal
European Parliamentary delegation plans to visit Romani settlements in Slovakia
Vatican Hosts Tech Giants For Online Child Safety Conference
VOA’s Kurdish Reporter Wins Burke Award
‘No Friends But the Mountains.’ What Life Looks Like for the Kurds of Syria, Now That the U.S. Has Pulled Back
Turkish warplanes conduct strikes inside Kurdistan Region
No school for refugee kids from northern Syria in Kurdistan Region’s camps
Duhok receives honorary award for welcoming refugees, IDPs
Syrian Kurds call on Assad to accept call for dialogue
Russian forces deploy to Tishrin dam in cooperation with Kurdish forces
We will continue until the last kidnapped Yezidi is rescued: KRG official
Fearing arrest, wounded Kurdish protesters avoid clinics as Iranian security forces crackdown continues
Russia and China, controversial friends of the Czech president
Czech anti-government protesters mark anniversary of revolution
Antigua and Barbuda launch first ever Confucius Institute in Eastern Caribbean
Opposition wins no seats in Belarus election, Lukashenko vows to stay put
OSCE Says ‘Fundamental Freedoms Were Disregarded’ In Belarus Vote
Plaque commemorating Austrian Cardinal who helped Ukrainians during Holodomor unveiled in Vienna
Small hydropower plants threaten Montenegro’s last free-flowing rivers in a bid for cleaner energy
Sustainable wildlife management key as Guyana faces rapid economic change
Algeria jails 21 protesters over waving Berber flags
Israel’s military campaign against Islamic Jihad continues, ceasefire conditions outlined
Protesters Want Action On Organized Crime In Palestinian-Majority Parts Of Israel
Why No Arab Spring in Palestine?
Staring into Hong Kong’s future today
The Bahamas have a tough road ahead. Dorian caused $3.4 billion worth of damage
Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Safadi withdrawal
Haiti’s president warns of humanitarian crisis, calls for support
Ethiopia’s inability to protect its ethnic minorities is the biggest obstacle to peace
Amhara, Oromo parties reach agreement to work together
Homeland Study Group Foundation declares independence of Western Togoland
Jamaica: A Small Nation With an Outsize Global Influence
Sierra Leone’s uphill struggle to reform mental health
Hungary tightens control over courts and schools, raising rights concerns
US to Re-evaluate’ Relationship With South Sudan
Gulf states’ participation in football tournament signals thaw in Qatar relations
9-Year-Old Child Genius From Belgium Set to Graduate College
Belgium reports first death from vaping
UN renews Central Africa peacekeeping mission
Council of Europe denounces lack of Spanish compliance in judicial independence
International Trial Watch: Catalan leaders’ trial very significantly violated their rights
Catalan Ponsati says Spanish oppression will bring independence
Amnesty International criticizes Spanish Supreme Court sentence for the 9 jailed Catalan independence leaders
Catalan leader Quim Torra: ‘Independence of Catalonia will come’
Spain vetoed Catalan parliament visit to Scotland before April election
European Court of Human Rights dismisses rapper Valtònyc’s case
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Spy swap: Five freed in Russia-Lithuania-Norway exchange
Fireworks and processions mark 101st anniversary of Latvian independence
Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland, like Ireland, must be independent
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IMF revises up Rwanda 2019 growth forecast to 8.5%
Eritreans wait in vain for change after peace with Ethiopia
Singapore fines UBS $8 million over deceptive bond trades
Tibetan Man Detained For Sharing Photos, Relatives Fear Torture
Pema Tseden is Leading a Growing Crowd of Influential Tibet Filmmakers
Gambia truth hearings grip nation as past atrocities emerge
Gambia close to getting first post-Jammeh constitution
Joy in Finland as men’s team for the 1st time qualifies for UEFA Euro finals
Finland boasts highest levels of life satisfaction in Europe
China will not tolerate any Taiwan independence incidents
Norway fund shuns G4S over human rights violation risks
Followed, bitten by a dog, detained: what really happened to the 60 Minutes crew in Kiribati

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Did Catalans Win Spanish general election?






Appeal for Nuremberg Trials for Communism

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
November is National Native American Heritage Month in the US
November 7: International Inuit Day
1938 November 9: Kristallnacht
1989 November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall
1953 November 9: Cambodia Independence Day
2014 November 9: Catalan self-determination referendum
2001 November 10: Indonesian Military assassinate West Papuan Independence Leader Theys Eluay
1975 November 11: Angola Independence Day
1918 November 11: National Independence Day in Poland
1839 November 13: Baloch Martyrs’ Day
1975 November 14: Madrid Accords on Western Sahara
1988 November 15: Palestinian Declaration of Independence
November 16, 1988: Estonian Sovereignty Declaration
November 16: Icelandic Language Day
1989 November 17: Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia
1918 November 18: Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia
1956 November 18: Morocco Independence Day
1650 November 18: Oman National Day
1969 November 20: Occupation of Alcatraz
2013 November 21: Euromaidan, Ukraine
1943 November 22: Lebanese Independence Day
2020 11 28: 4th Saturday of November: Remembrance Day for the Victims of Holodomors in Ukraine
1975 November 25: Suriname Independence Day

A Time of Hope and Optimism
Croatia boasts of record tourism season
Actually, Giving Aid to Ukraine Is Putting America First
Russian occupiers detain veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Ayshe Seitmuratova
In Poland, Ukrainian Donbas War Veteran Faces Extradition To Russia
The ‘terrorist threat’ Russia brought to Crimea ; six victims receive huge sentences
Transformation of Eastern Europe has been a success
Pro-Communist Jeremy Corbyn as PM would be a hammer blow to Britain’s national security
Chechen government covers up for Kadyrov’s relative who tortured women
Russia Targets Dissenters—Right in Their Bank Accounts
Chechnya’s Ruling Elite Targeted In Unprecedented Purge
Chechen leader suggests killing those who ‘insult honour’ online
Chechnya wants to make singers get approval for lyrics and recordings on social networks
Russia Shuts down Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North
‘Neanderthal Russophobes’: Kremlin Complaints Turn To Language
Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s future at risk of being decided by Nigel Farage
China Warns Vietnam to Not ‘Complicate’ South China Sea Dispute By Seeking Legal Arbitration
Renaming the Welsh assembly: ‘If we can say Dáil, why not Senedd?’
‘ITV turned down Gavin & Stacey because it was Welsh’
Indigenous midwives exchange knowledge: PWRDF program shares best practices from Canada, Mexico and Peru
Almost half of all First Nations families are ‘food insecure’: 10-year study
Radio Station in California Is Providing Critical Fire Information in Indigenous Languages
253 Adivasi villages in Telangana’s Asifabad prohibit liquor
‘The 7 Stages of Grieving’: An original Aboriginal Australian one-woman show
How a Cooking Show in Canada’s Far North Celebrates Inuit Cuisine
2 Dead, 14 Injured During Navajo Religious Ceremony in New Mexico
Cherokee Nation Considering Law to Withhold School Funding Over ‘Anti-Native Issues’
All about the Kartarpur Corridor, the new Sikh connection between India and Pakistan
Bolivia battles to restore stability as fallen Morales reaches Mexico
Nicaraguan government denounces “coup” in Bolivia
KGB Lebedevs’ Independent under fire for downplaying China’s sexual abuse of Uighur women
Guinea-Bissau newly appointed PM resigns under pressure from Ecowas
Guinea’s President Tempts Fate to Extend His Reign
Equatorial Guinea vice president’s supercars seized to fund development programs
Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana gearing to offer joint visitor experience
Kyrgyzstan: Radioactive disaster a landslide away
Burundi’s Main Opposition Party Says About 200 Members Detained
Liberia Gets Third Central Bank Governor in Less Than Two Years
Belarus Rejects Tajik Extradition Request For Opposition Activist
As Putin’s Embrace Tightens, Belarus Strongman Reaches Out to EU
Series of events to promote Basque language in Vitoria-Gasteiz
New Caledonia’s second independence referendum to be held 6 September 2020
The State of Indonesia vs The State of West Papua
Yemen’s President Hadi meets separatist leader after deal ends power struggle
Pak army continues its barbarism in Balochistan; 28 operations conducted, 25 bodies found
‘It’s So Easy to Live Here.’ Jewish Settlements Go Mainstream in Israel
Israeli gunfire kills Palestinian man in occupied West Bank
Palestinian shot in back last year says Israelis abused him for hours
Shingal Yezidis express fear for their future as Turkish airstrikes said to continue
Israel aiding Syria’s Kurds, advocating for them with U.S.: official
‘This is your home’: PM Barzani to northeast Syria refugees after camp visit
Tibetan Man Not Heard From Since Detention Last Month by Chinese Police
Tibetan Man Detained in March, No Word Given to Family
China conducts military drills in Tibet
Who Will Decide On The Dalai Lama’s Successor — His Supporters Or Beijing?
Protestors Clash with Police at Screening of Gay-Themed Movie in Tbilisi, Georgia
30 years after the Berlin Wall, Cyprus’ division endures
Northern Mariana Islands: Abound with nature and WW2 history
Danske Bank Caught Using Gold Bullion to Launder Illicit Funds
Serbia set to buy Russian missiles despite US sanctions hint
If you’re worried about terrorism, worry about the Sahel
International Criminal Court Sentences Congo Warlord Called ‘The Terminator’ to 30 Years in Prison
‘Violence, atrocities and impunity’ reign throughout Libya, ICC prosecutor tells UN Security Council
Russia Positioning Itself in Libya to Unleash Migrant Crisis Into Europe
Lebanon a ‘beautiful idea’ in need of a reboot, say protesters
US Navy hospital ship in Haiti, healing the sick and injured
Jamaica: On the Path to Higher Economic Growth
Amazonian woman who led Vatican tree-planting ceremony reveals its pagan significance
Lithuanians and Estonians top list of illegal online content users
On the front line in Europe’s war against Russian election interference
How Russia Could Force a Nuclear War in the Baltics
30 years after the Berlin Wall’s collapse, Americans don’t understand communism’s dangers
Lithuania seeks European Parliament protection for January 13 case judges from Russian intimidation
When poem could land you in prison: Soviet Lithuanian author implicated in fellow writer’s persecution
Baltic states top EU homicide statistics
Latvian Green Party expelled from European Green Party
Belarus’ nuclear plant becoming Russian influence tool
Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless medieval manuscripts
The future of protest is high tech – just look at the Catalan independence movement
Flanders wants to address Catalonia issue with Spain
European Association of Chambers of Commerce suggests Catalonia follow Basque example in economic dealings with Spain
Spain to shut down websites and social media over ‘public order threats’
UK refuses to even process arrest warrant for exiled former Catalan education minister Clara Ponsatí
‘Not even Russia behaves this way’ – Baltic Way organizer berates Spain’s handling of Catalonia crisis
Was Spanish consul in Edinburgh Vecino Quintana dismissed over “unconstitutional orders” from FM Josep Borrell?
Belgian judiciary lets two former Catalan ministers off without precautionary measures
ERC request Junqueras be included as election candidate as public office ban provisionally lifted
Sànchez, Turull, and Rull request their conviction of sedition be annulled
Exiled Catalan Carles Puigdemont to miss father’s funeral
Ireland and Catalonia – a history of similar struggles
Commission will not probe Borrell over Catalan tweet
Catalan pro-independence parties get best ever result in Spanish election
Tsunami Democràtic activists block main highway near French border
Spanish general election: Catalan, Basque, Galician parties make gains
Catalan Institute of America launches a film series and a book club
EU court advocate general recognizes jailed Catalan leader Junqueras as an MEP
Guardia Civil police raid Catalan government’s sports agency HQ
Police arrest 19 Catalan proindependence protesters at French border so far
Self-determination motion passed in Barcelona and suspended in Madrid at same time
Socialists and Podemos agree on first ever coalition government for Spain
Cuba: UN Members overwhelmingly support end of US embargo

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Necessary Media Silence





2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
1981 November 1: Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day
November is National Native American Heritage Month in the US
1984 November 1: Anti-Sikh Riots
1978 November 3: Dominica Independence Day
1903 November 3: Panama Independence Day
2018 November 4: New Caledonian independence referendum
November 5: International Romani Language Day
November 7: International Inuit Day
1938 November 9: Kristallnacht
1989 November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall
1953 November 9: Cambodia Independence Day
2014 November 9: Catalan self-determination referendum
2001 November 10: Indonesian Military assassinate West Papuan Independence Leader Theys Eluay
1975 November 11: Angola Independence Day
1918 November 11: National Independence Day in Poland
1839 November 13: Baloch Martyrs’ Day
1975 November 14: Madrid Accords on Western Sahara
1988 November 15: Palestinian Declaration of Independence
November 16, 1988: Estonian Sovereignty Declaration
November 16: Icelandic Language Day
1989 November 17: Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia
1918 November 18: Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia
1956 November 18: Morocco Independence Day
1650 November 18: Oman National Day

China’s top political body met in secret and issued an ominous message to Hong Kong
Tajikistan approves Chinese $360 million grant for highways
Tuvalu receives $US4m from Asian Development Bank
Sao Tome and Principe Urged to Workout African Free Trade Strategy
Scottish independence in spotlight as UK election kicks off
Marshall Islands Adoption Issues Go Beyond Arizona Arrest
Under pressure from churches, Cook Islands MPs back down on same-sex law reform
Lesotho Lawmakers Back End to Country’s Wool, Mohair Monopoly
Togo ups its ante against terror threats
Albania: A legacy of dictatorship
Maldives: Trouble In Paradise
Indian Manipur separatists announce exiled government in UK
Kuwait appoints its first ambassador to Palestine
Jordan recalls ambassador in Israel to protest citizen detentions
You Can Now Take a Virtual Tour of the West Bank and Gaza
An artificial intelligence company backed by Microsoft is helping Israel surveil Palestinians
Coldplay selects Jordan for eighth album release
Competing Protests in Lebanon Bring Thousands on to the Streets
Balochistan: Pakistani forces abduct two Baloch youth
Czech-China love affair hits the rocks
Antigua & Barbuda Celebrates 38 Years of Independence
Kosovo elections: ‘Most significant change’ in 12 years
78 killed in Ethiopia following Oromo activist Facebook post
US military team heads to Montenegro to counter cyberthreats ahead of 2020 elections
Mongolia arrests 800 Chinese citizens in cybercrime probe
Outrage in eSwatini after royal family’s new luxury cars
Denmark Approves Route for a Controversial Russia-German Pipeline
46 Crimean Tatar Organizations Call for End to Russian Occupation of Their Homeland
Russian Naval Aviation to form new combat headquarters in Kaliningrad and in Crimea
UK Defence Secretary announces extension of training mission to Ukraine
U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Resolution To Support Eastern Europe Energy Independence
Bolivian protest leader holed up in airport with Morales supporters outside
Wallis and Futuna struggles with bank restrictions
Gabon’s tricky balancing act with a growing timber industry and the environment
Russia’s ‘troll factory’ is alive and well in Africa
Ethnic Divisions among Those Moscow Counts as Mordvins Withstand Divide-and-Rule Policies, Unity Drives and Repression
Chief of Ingushetia’s anti-extremism center gunned down in Moscow
Germany: How four Chechen brothers combine modeling and martial arts
The Russian connection to a Berlin hit job that Germany doesn’t want to talk about
As Russians Remember Repression Victims, Moscow Creates More Of Them
Buddhism in Russia: History and Modernity
Trial by fire: A scholar burned himself to death to protest the disappearance of indigenous languages and cultures in Russia
Chechnya: Grozny’s ex-mayor involved in torturing detainees
Russia’s Controversial ‘Sovereign Internet’ Law Comes Into Force
West Papuans hit out at President Widodo for treating the region as a ‘holiday home’ during a human rights crisis
Internet Shutdown in Papua Threatens Indonesia’s Democracy and Its People’s Right to Free Speech
Citizen journalism countering ‘deliberate’ media silence on West Papua
Text editor releases ‘Free Uyghur’ edition, gets swamped with Chinese spam
Female Detainees at Xinjiang Internment Camps Face Sterilization, Sexual Abuse: Camp Survivor
Male Chinese ‘Relatives’ Assigned to Uyghur Homes Co-sleep With Female ‘Hosts’
India downgrades Kashmir’s status and takes greater control over contested region
Trump’s Syria pullout follows years of Kurdish struggle
Turkey detains hundreds for critiquing, reporting on military offensive in Syria
German Kurds could face arrest in Turkey, Germany warns
Syrian Kurds slam UN chief for meeting with Turkey’s Erdogan
Over 14,000 Syrian refugees arrived in Kurdistan Region since October
Volunteer from US relief group killed in Syria by Turkish mortar attack
Iraqi Kurds boycott Turkish goods after Syria assault
Christian fighters assigned to defend Assyrian communities in Syria
What Ancient Stones Still Mean to the Assyrian People Today
Turkish warplanes reportedly strike Yezidi base in Shingal
Laos’s Belt and Road project sparks questions over China ambitions
Honduran inmate who linked president’s brother to drugs dead
Land on Bora Bora returned to French Polynesia
Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Mission in Western Sahara
Pirates kidnap nine crew members from cargo ship off coast of Benin
Moldovan President Says Russia Has Made ‘First Step’ Toward Troop Withdrawal
U.S. giving more food to Haiti as roadblocks, violent protests worsen hunger crisis
U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to Resolve Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Putin: Orbán No Ordinary Leader, Stands Out in Europe
Turkmenistan: Gay Man Missing After Coming Out Online
Frontline clashes ebb and flow as Libya’s war hits impasse
In Djibouti, opposition protests met with force
Jamestown Foundation recommends two-year conscription for the Baltic states
Nordic, Baltic countries face same threats from Russia, China
South Sudan expels AP journalist Sam Mednick
In Central African Republic, rebels fight on as peace deal falters
Osseo Hmong-language teacher wins top honor from language teachers’ group
Penn hosts first Indigenous Languages Week to celebrate modern native culture
Renata Flores Brought Quechua to YouTube, and Then Everything Changed
Floods in Somalia displace more than 250,000 people – U.N.
Bahrain once again comes under spotlight for rights abuses
Liverpool assured LGBT fans welcome in Qatar – CEO
How an Eritrea refugee ran to daylight — and to Denver
Taoiseach urged to establish a Citizens Assembly to look at building support for a united Ireland
Prison ‘a necessary step’ for independence, says Jordi Cuixart
Arrested Catalan protesters on police: “Blood was flyging, staining the walls”
Students begin indefinite camp in Barcelona against ‘repression’
Spain’s Constitutional Court suspends Catalan foreign action plan and relations with the EU
The Catalan uprising – Cristina Costa
Catalan president Quim Torra takes part in symbolic ‘self-incrimination’ campaign for referendum
Protests as Spanish king visits Barcelona
Ungovernable: CUP seeking Catalan independence through subversion
Jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras takes European Parliament head to court
Spanish Supreme Court sends new extradition requests for exiled Catalan leaders
Foreign Citizens 13.4 Percent of Iceland’s Population
Tibetan State Workers, Party Members ‘Held Hostage’ For Visitors’ Good Behavior
Tibet’s Rivers Will Determine Asia’s Future
In China, every day is Kristallnacht
Beauty Queen’s Rape Allegation Against Former Gambia President Sparks #MeToo Movement
In A Remote Arctic Outpost, Norway Keeps Watch On Russia’s Military Buildup
Kiribati detains crew reporting on China ties
Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred in Colombia; New Wave of Violence Feared as 2,500 Troops Deployed
Hokkaido Ainu association sues University of Tokyo to have remains returned
5 ways to honor Native Americans during National Native American Heritage Month
Aymara families celebrate Day of the Dead in La Paz
After Uluru: Other Australian Aboriginal sites like Wollumbin Mount Warning could close too