Calling Out Worries and Taking Back Control


Gaeilgeoirí calling out negative attitudes to IrishCreating a democratic and empowered WalesDagestan AlbumBulgaria’s Balkan ambitionsLost generation in South SudanPalestinian Recognition of IsraelTuareg demand participation in electionsChinese Biometric Surveillance in XinjiangEroding Central Asia’s only democracyAl-Shabab Demanding ChildrenRecognition of Tribal SovereigntyEmpowering indigenous womenBasques march for political prisonersDefense of Greenland’s autonomyPrime Minister on maternity leaveA year after Jammeh Gambia emerges from the shadowsWestern Sahara self-determination process draws little international attentionWorries as New Caledonia’s independence vote approachesAny country who says Tibet is part of China is wrongBombs found near Dalai Lama’s campCatalonia moves to take back controlBaltic elves v Russian trollsTurkish military in Kurdish AfrinLogical Barotseland self-determination questionsEndangered languages saved by the internet

1990 January 19-20: Azerbaijan: Black January

1991 January 20: The Barricades in Latvia

1946 January 22: Establisment of the Republic of Kurdistan

1919 January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine

2014 January 22: The first killings of protesters on the Maidan

1759 January 25: Burns Night, Scotland

1788 January 26: Australia Day to Invasion Day to Survival Day

January 26, 1950: Republic Day in India

1968 January 31: Nauru Independence Day

1948 February 4: Sri Lanka Independence Day

Gaeilgeoirí are calling out negative attitudes to Irish with this funny and thought-provoking hashtag

Irish language act referendum should be held this summer, say three former unionist Good Friday Agreement negotiators

Co Derry classroom assistant Shauna McSorley ‘achieved so much in her 20 short years’

Sinn Féin to be led by women on both sides of the border

No-deal Brexit will cost Scots economy £12.7bn a year, report shows

We should hold indyref2 once we know details of Brexit deal

Scottish media slam SNP for talking indy… and then for the opposite

Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2018

Yes campaigners must recognise that Scotland is already a wealthy nation

Nicola Sturgeon has all the time in the world to win back Scottish independence sceptics

Wood wants law to make Welsh Govt invest in all of Wales

Creating a democratic and empowered Wales

13 quotes from Leanne Wood’s radical new plan to empower Wales

Assembly votes to defend Welsh powers after Brexit

New Welsh language radio service to launch

Plaid Cymru is becoming an anti-establishment party again

10 ways to save the Welsh language

Leanne Wood and Adam Price travel to Brussels to try to stop a hard Brexit

Dagestan Album

Shor Cling To Way Of Life, Language In Siberia

Even the eyelashes freeze: The coldest village in the world

Amazing pictures from the coldest inhabited town on Earth

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Kadyrov Hints At Antigay Honor Killing Of Chechen Singer

Kadyrov Insults Rights Groups, Calls Jailed Activist A ‘Drug Addict’

Russian Rights Group Says Ingushetia Office Torched In ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Sacked Man Dies After Setting Fire To Himself In Bashkortostan

Guinea-Bissau PM resigns in bid to end political crisis

Azerbaijan ready to invest in Bulgaria’s gasification

Can Bulgaria achieve its Balkan ambitions?

Botswana parliamentary democracy under spotlight

U.N. warns of ‘lost generation’ in South Sudan’s grinding conflict

UN says 100,000 people in Central African Republic need aid

Palestinian Leaders are Calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to Withdraw Recognition of Israel

UN Palestinian aid agency says US cuts spark worst-ever financial crisis

Belgium counters US with $23 million for UN Palestinian fund

Resurgent wolf is back in Belgium after more than 100 years

EU: Serbia, Montenegro ‘Could Join In 2025’

Top Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic shot dead

Murder of Ivanovic suits Russia, says opposition politician

Icelandic Sports World Says #MeToo

Tuareg people demand participation in upcoming elections

Uyghur Inmates Suffer Health Complications Due to Neglect in Xinjiang Detention Centers

Chinese Authorities Intensify Biometric Surveillance in Xinjiang Region

Repression in Kyrgyzstan is eroding Central Asia’s only democracy

Kyrgyzstan: Crime Boss Leaves Prison After Serving Just One Year

Somalia: Al-Shabab Demanding Children

As Trump Insults African Countries, China Actively Embraces Them

Latvia’s e-health system hit by cyberattack from abroad

U.S. warily eyeing new Russian air defenses in Crimea

Uprooted Crimean Tatar Restaurant Finds New Home in Kyiv

The Russian Occupiers Are Wantonly Destroying a Crimean Tatar Palace

Racist grounds given for mass persecution of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea

Crimean Tatar activist Girai Kulametov jailed after new armed searches ‘for a video posted in 2012’

Crimean factory gets generators from German company in breach of EU sanctions – media

Russia’s imprisonment of gravely ill Crimean Tatar veteran activists Bekir Degermendzhy and Asan Chapukh amounts to torture

Five Crimean Tatars on trial for unspecified crimes in a country the ‘prosecutor’ can’t identify

Strasbourg demands answers from Russia about Tatar activist Rafis Kashapov jailed for criticizing invasion of Crimea

EU Calls For Release Of ‘Illegally Detained’ Ukrainians In Crimea, Russia

Activist Volodymyr Balukh jailed for Ukrainian flag in Russian-occupied Crimea after a farcical ‘retrial’

Belarus Bristles at Kazakhstan’s Offer to Host Ukraine Talks

With Trump and Putin Distracted, Xi Moves In On Ukraine

Saudi cleric killed in rural Guinea after preaching

Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia’s Papua

65 West Papuan children die of malnutrition next to the worlds largest gold mine

At Sundance, Indigenous-Made Films Combat Hollywood Stereotypes

Cherokee Nation recognizes Martin Luther King holiday for first time

Indigenous group tackles diabetes with storytelling

Navajo President Calls For National Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty

Helping Indigenous people in the Northwest Territories gain vital job skills and experience

Save our endangered languages: It’s time to look at how to preserve Alaska’s 20 Native languages

Indigenous Soldiers Defend Brazilian Border

American Indian Tribes Create an Agricultural Coalition to Impact the Next Farm Bill

The American Indian museum comes of age by tackling this country’s lies

In Peru Jungle, Francis Offers a Stirring Defense of Indigenous Peoples

‘No wonder we Aboriginal people can’t get ahead’, Bess Price

Indigenous leader Warren Mundine labels debate over Australia Day ‘disgraceful’

Indigenous ranger programs are working in Queensland – they should be expanded

Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief

Mauritania private newspapers on sale after month’s absence

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s outgoing president, expelled by party

Thousands demand repatriation of Basque prisoners

Basques march for political prisoners

Basque fashion brand signals circular future

Spanish Journalist Jorge Correa Jailed For ‘Pro-Terror’ Social Media Posts

Defense of Greenland’s autonomy

Hong Kong pro-independence protest leader Edward Leung appears in court for ‘rioting’

Hong Kong’s leader defends a plan to allow China partial control of local railway station

World’s fifth-largest diamond found in Lesotho

Antigua and Barbuda islands to set up special courts for sexual assault cases

China Sent Nuclear Missile Attack Submarine to Disputed Islands, Japan Says

Japan, Australia agree to enhance maritime security ties amid rising China

Vietnam postpones China concert that falls on takeover date

Jamaica to Host Inter-Parliamentary Workshop on Gender Equality

World Baloch Organization is on a Mission to Illuminate and Eradicate Pakistan’s Human Rights Abuses

Taiwan show accused of pro-independence funding back on air in China

Airliners Have Become China’s Newest Means of Pressuring Taiwan

Cyprus, Greece and Jordan Aim to Bolster Region’s Security

Sweden to reissue World War Two emergency advice booklet as fears of conflict with Russia grows

Swedish PM does not rule out use of army to end gang violence

Lebanese security agency turns smartphone into selfie spycam

Brunei: SE Asia’s smallest market, and its national airline, poised for rapid growth in 2018

New Zealand’s Prime Minister is pregnant and will take 6 weeks of maternity leave

Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping banned from leaving Gabon

Gabon Appreciates China’s Long-Term, Sincere Support

Former DRC army chief accused of coup bid held in Gabon

Gabon Says It Busted a Major Ivory Smuggling Network

Don’t mock Africa over stagnation due to Nigeria but dissolve Nigeria and see the beauty of Africa, Biafrans tell Trup

Nigerian leaders have been calling the coutry a sh*thole long before Trump

Biafra agitation: Nigeria court upholds IPOB terrorist label

Netherlands has expelled Eritrea’s top diplomat for forcing Eritreans to pay a “diaspora tax”

Czech government quits after confidence vote

Czech PM’s immunity lifted ahead of fraud probe

Zeman to face scientist Drahoš in Czech presidential run-off

Czech TV Slammed For Airing Suspect Russian Documentary

A year after Jammeh’s exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows

Gambia’s former dictator ‘could be extradited’

Gambians enjoy freedom post-Jammeh, but criticise economy

Cameroon’s Southwest on Edge after Nigeria Arrests Separatist Leaders

Yemen’s Houthi rebels intensify persecution of Baha’i minority

This Man Has Freed Hundreds Of Yazidis Captured By ISIS. Thousands Remain Missing

Armenia Officially Condemns Yazidi Genocide, Calls for the Perpetrators to Be Held Accountable

ERRC Sues Slovak Ministry of Interior Over Discriminatory Policing

Fourth Romani Prisoner Dies in Macedonian Prisons

Report finds Roma in Ireland live in ‘extreme poverty’

Antigypsyism in Austria

Gypsies and Travellers in UK face housing crisis, charities warn

Sierra Leone constitutional crisis – people in glass houses must not throw stones

Western Sahara self-determination process draws little international attention

Worries as New Caledonia’s independence vote approaches

Nomad Families Forced From Their Land in Tibet’s Chamdo

Make Tibet ‘core’ issue of your policy: Tibetan govt-in-exile president to India

Any country who says Tibet is part of China is wrong: Tibetan President

Bombs found near Dalai Lama’s camp in Bodh Gaya

Tibet raised in US House of Representatives debate on China’s Strategy to Accrue Global Power

China Orders Immediate Return of Tibetans Attending Dalai Lama Teachings in India

European Parliament expresses concern regarding Tibetan political prisoners, language advocate Tashi Wangchuk and monk Choekyi

Catalonia corruption scandal: court orders party to repay €6.6m

European Parliament orders Barcelona office to use Spanish

Protests demand freedom for jailed leaders Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart at 3 month mark

Catalonia moves to take back control as parliament sits for first time without exiled leaders

Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker Roger Torrent

Irish Prime Minister calls on Madrid to open dialogue with next Catalan government

Forbidding Junqueras right to vote distortion of Parliament

Spain police operation against Catalan referendum cost €87M

Catalan language, identity, and independence

Former Catalan Leader Carles Puigdemont Says He Can Rule From Abroad, Madrid Says No

Catalan exports rise foreseeing best year on record

La Model prison opens doors to public

Manresa celebrates upcoming year as Capital of Catalan Culture

Barcelona wants justice for Franco regime’s gay victims

Puigdemont, in Denmark: ‘We will not surrender to authoritarism’

Supreme Court rejects reissuing European arrest warrant against Puigdemont

Puigdemont nominated as candidate for president

Puigdemont: “What happens in Catalonia is as crucial for the future of the EU as Brexit”

EU to remove Panama, Korea, UAE, 5 other from tax haven blacklist

Opposition rejects Equatorial Guinea President Obiang’s denial of torture

Estonia’s Arvo Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer seventh year running

Baltic “elves” launch online database of pro-Russian trolls to tackle propaganda

Turkey launches deadly military operation against Afrin in Rojava

People protest in Istanbul as Erdogan vows to ‘crush’ local opposition to Afrin operation

Kurdistan to deploy Peshmerga to help Afrin against Turkey if possible, PUK official

Answer questions on Barotseland logically to stop Barotse from agitating for self-determination – Zambians Challenged

Reding: ‘Endangered languages could be saved by the internet’