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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1818 February 12: Chile Independence Day

1913 February 13: Tibetan Independence Day

2011 February 14: Day of Rage (Bahrain)

1804 February 15: Statehood Day in Serbia

1918 Fabruary 16: Lithuania Independence Day

2008 February 17: Kosovo declaration of independence

1965 February 18: Gambia Independence Day

2003 February 20: Spanish police close the only Basque language newspaper

2014 February 20: Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day in Ukraine

February 21: International Mother Language Day

1979 February 22: Saint Lucia Independence Day

1944 February 23: Aardakh a.k.a. Operation Lentil: Soviet expulsion of Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush) to Central Asia

1918 February 24: Estonia Independence Day

1950 February 25: Kuwait National Day

2014 February 27: Russia’s annexation of Crimea

1844 February 27: Dominican Republic Independence Day

1976 February 27: Proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

1947 February 28: 2.28 Incident in Taiwan

1992 March 1: Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day

589 March 1: Saint David’s, National Day of Wales

March 2: Baloch Culture Day

1878 March 3: Liberation Day in Bulgaria

11 Russian fighter jets made mock attack on Norwegian Arctic radar

Small states’ influence grows through cooperation, Estonian FM Mikser says to Riigikogu

Former communist concentration camp in Latvia now holds a playground

Lithuanian spy case recalls Soviet-era practices

Baltic states: Beneath a Russian veil in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Comoros Blocks Opposition Candidate From Presidential Elections

Gazprom takes on Chechnya in big test for Putin

‘Mockery Of Justice’ In Chechnya As Titiyev’s Trial Nears End

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’

EU Lawmakers Call For Immediate Release Of Chechen Rights Activist Titiyev

French senate votes for revised French Polynesia autonomy statute

Alleged Torture Case Renews Focus on Russian Military Contractors in Central Africa

Russia-brokered truce takes effect in CAR

Hong Kong Lawsuit Challenges China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Ambitions in Djibouti

Maldives president suspends ministers as corruption scandal spreads

Kuwait and Jordan pen 15 economic agreements as bilateral cooperation grows

East Timor defrocks Catholic priest after case of Catholic child sexual abuse is confirmed

What’s it like growing up a Hmong immigrant in America?

Hmong: The Struggle of the Third Generation of Refugees over their Cultural Identity

Venezuela shifts oil ventures’ accounts to Russian bank

Indigenous Pemon on Venezuela’s border with Brazil vow to let aid in

Curaçao to serve as Caribbean base for humanitarian aid for Venezuela

For the first time Japan recognises the Ainu as indigenous

Norway gives go-ahead for Arctic copper mine despite fears of Sami herders

Gwich’in people will not back down when our sacred Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lands are at risk

Inuit hunters use new radar maps to navigate rough ice

Trump Jr. makes light of Native American genocide while rooting for father’s attack on Warren

An Epidemic of Violence Against Native American Women

Search group, legislators seek help for Minnesota’s missing American Indian women

Quebec declines talks with feds, provinces, territories on coerced sterilization

How This Trailblazing Navajo Cowboy Made Professional Rodeo History

Myanmar police use rubber bullets to break up Karenni protest

Fourth Global Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum at IFAD

Pope: Indigenous Peoples, living cry of hope for our common home

Official Launch of International Year of Indigenous Languages

UN mandates states to protect IP culture, rights

What a Saami-Led Project in Arctic Finland can Teach us about Indigenous Science

Tragic Report Into Aboriginal Suicides Released in Australia

Australia admits ‘failing’ to improve Aboriginal lives

Canada to Greenland arctic cruise: An eye-opening journey into Inuit country

First ‘Ramnika Samman Puruskar’ Awarded to Adivasi Author Jyoti Lakra

Why Are Adivasis Invisible And Unheard Of In Hindi Cinema?

Cornish language cheque refused by Lloyds Bank

Ancient European stone monuments spread from Brittany

“Pas d’Occitània sens occitan” (No Occitania without Occitan). 5,000 march in Tolosa/ #Toulouse for #Occitan education

‘We speak #Basque, #Breton or #Occitan and we are 2nd class citizens.’ #GrandDebat reveals disillusionment with French state over its anti ‘regional’ language policies.

Making Haku Chhoyala | Food Brings a Nepalese Indigenous Community Together

South Dakota State Senate unanimously identifies Lakota, Dakota and Nakota dialects as the state’s native language

Five Dead, 40 Trapped in Collapsed Liberian Gold Mine

Timeline: Crackdown on Anti-Slavery Movement in Mauritania Continues after Release of Biram Dah Abeid

Feuding tribes unite as new civil war looms in Libya’s south

Morocco’s Indigenous People [Amazigh] Cry For Sustainable Development

High Atlas Amazigh: Civil society matters to the Sustainable Development Goals

Concept Of Leadership Among Amazigh In Morocco

Turkey condemns China’s ‘torture and political brainwashing’ in Xinjiang

Activist For Kazakhs In Xinjiang On Trial In Almaty

#MetooUyghur campaign asks Chinese government to prove that Xinjiang detainees are still alive

China’s mass surveillance of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province revealed in data security flaw

Ex-Miss Costa Rica accuses Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President Oscar Arias of sexual abuse

Iskanders deployed along Ukraine border mean Russia preparing to create “land corridor” to Crimea – expert

Russia moves to crush Orthodox Church of Ukraine in occupied Crimea

Crimea Is Ours: Russia Up In Arms After Google ‘Incorrectly’ Maps Peninsula

Turncoats and torture deployed against Ukrainian Muslims in Russian-occupied Crimea

Point of no return in destruction of Crimean cultural heritage is passed – expert

Russia’s deportation of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars from occupied Crimea a “neo-imperial policy tool” – report

Russia’s FSB detains another three Crimean Tatars after raids

Russia repeats lies about Crimean Tatars used by Stalin to justify the Deportation in school history textbook

Russia orders arrest of Crimean Tatar Mejlis member for ‘violating its territory’ by seeking to #LiberateCrimea

Namibia passes a law allowing mothers to leave newborns with police or at a safe house without facing prosecution

Indonesian police admit torturing West Papuan man with a snake

International award for film about journalism in West Papua

Indonesian police strip naked West Papuan activist of his Morning Star themed clothes

West Papuan Fransiskus Gebze shot three times by Indonesian police

Sweden replaces China envoy in furore over dissident bookseller

Trade Project Builds Somaliland’s Economy; Leaders Seek More

Why Somaliland Could Where Others Failed: A Call to the Democratic World!

Somaliland court suspends newspaper for one year for publishing ‘false news’

Vatican envoy to France under investigation for sexual assault

Austria probes Amazon over alleged unfair trade practices

Catalan independence trial: not just legal battle, media one too

Catalonia: Key Dates in Fight for Independence

400 Catalan mayors call for ‘fair and impartial’ independence trial

Catalan leaders’ defense teams claim independence trial is ‘political’

Who are the Catalan leaders accused in the independence trial?

Catalan independence trial starts in Spain’s Supreme Court

Catalan leaders go on trial in Madrid over independence bid

Trial of Catalan leaders over independence bid begins

Start of independence trial sparks protests around Catalonia

Ronnie Cowan: We are protesting outside No 10 for rights of Catalan accused

Greens/EFA group call for a ‘fair and independent trial’ starting today in Madrid

A group of MEPs on Catalonia: ‘We reject the false narrative behind the accusations, it’s a political trial’

Catalan trial ‘proof that European democracy needs to be improved,’ says Puigdemont

Catalan president: trial ‘attack on democracy and human rights’

A government in the dock

UK Parliament speaker would accept debate on independence

Solution to Spanish-Catalan relations ‘can’t be found through a criminal trial,’ says international observer

Court accepts Catalan language but rejects simultaneous translation

Icelandic MP: these ‘look like political trials’

Ex-Catalonia president expects new warrant

Catalonia Trial Reopens Spain’s Painful Debate On Identity, Democracy

EU Parliament bans Puigdemont conference over ‘security threats’

Catalan leader on trial: ‘I am a political prisoner’

Junqueras: ‘I’m being accused for my ideas and I see myself as a political prisoner’

Spanish president calls snap general election for April 28

‘Spain ungovernable until solution found for Catalonia,’ says Catalan government

Rubber bullet victim: ‘no reason’ for police to fire during referendum

Hundreds of thousands march in Barcelona against Catalan trial

Our silence about these show trials in Spain is shameful

Real Madrid dejected to third place after collapse at home

Will Catalan crisis make Spain ‘ungovernable’?

It’s All About Catalonia as Spain’s Electoral Campaign Begins

Sánchez calls on a ‘moderate and sensible’ Spain ahead of election

Seeking independence ‘is not a crime,’ Barcelona protesters say

The trial of nine Catalan political prisoners clashes with the fundamental values of the European Union

Flemish Parliament Speaker Jan Peumans to President Tajani “It is a shame that @Europarl_EN refused access to @QuimTorraiPla and @KRLS to the conference in #EP

Spain vetoes Catalan police to guard president in Brussels trip

‘Political issues need to be dealt with through political solutions’ – Flanders leader

‘If the price of defending self-determination is my personal liberty, I’ll pay it,’ says Torra

Equatorial Guinea: Rights Lawyer Faces Bogus Charges

Pakistani army shoot an innocent Baloch

Balochistan: 15 Persons abducted from district Awaran and Kech

Balochistan: Three Baloch students abducted in less than two weeks

Balochistan: Seven persons abducted from Kech and Dera Bugti

Balochistan: Young Baloch student abducted from Peshawar

Main accused in Sindhi nationalist leader’s murder arrested

Papua New Guinea police seek return of almost 300 luxury cars ‘missing’ after Apec summit

Macedonia officially changes name to North Macedonia, drawing line under bitter dispute

Seven Islamic extremists get life sentences for killing tourists in Tunisia

Calls for Tajani’s resignation over Slovenia, Croatia row

While Wales remains invisible on the silver screen no one will know who we are

Native Hawaiians Demand Complete Independence

Statistics Show Crime on the Rise in Georgia

Facebook Removed 168 Accounts, 28 Pages, 8 Instagram Accounts in Moldova

Armenia sends non-combat team to Syria at Russia’s request

Curaçao to serve as Caribbean base for humanitarian aid for Venezuela

Thousands in Serbia Protest for 11th Week Against Populists

How the Scottish Parliament has changed the nation’s identity

Scotland dreads Brexit. But is it enough to boost sentiment for Scottish independence?

Scotland will be independent in five years, declares Sturgeon

Tajikistan Claims Opposition Leader ‘Voluntarily’ Returned From Self-Imposed Exile

Votes for sale in Solomon Islands election

May Sesheke Bees Thunder and Lightning Strike Them (about Zambia’s propensity to shed innocent Barotse blood)

Why the European Union sees Samoa as a threat

Guam, other US territories in European Union’s dirty-money blacklist again

Saudi Arabia, but not Russia, on EU ‘dirty money’ list

EU puts Saint Lucia on notice

Army Nabs IPOB Members over Biafra Referendum

Nigerian Elections: Can Boycott Win the Independence of Biafra?

New outbreak of deadly ‘camel flu’ reported in Oman

Jordan sentences 2 to hang for Daesh-claimed Karak attack

Scores of Chadian rebels held after French air strikes

Rwanda’s first female neurosurgeon urges girls to embrace science

Rohingya activists bemoan failure of Muslim countries to address Myanmar crisis

Sierra Leone declares national rape emergency after five-year-old girl is paralysed during horrifying sex attack

From Siberia To Freedom: The Odyssey Of The Czechoslovak Legion

Pompeo visits Iceland as US-EU rift on Iran grows

Dal Khalsa Stages Protest Against Unjust Life Conviction of Three Sikh Youths

On the brink of catastrophe: the forgotten Dom refugees from Syria

Sinti Man Shot and Caravans Set on Fire in Italy

Ireland Under Pressure Over Border Plans for No-Deal Brexit

How a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Could Open a Path to Irish Unity

Irish language street signs for West Belfast get green light

Conor McGregor picks beautiful Irish-language name for his new daughter

Haiti vows expense cuts, deeper probe of oil scandal amid protests

In Nicaragua, steep pension cuts, tax increases could plunge country into recession

US does not support referendum on Taiwan independence

In Basque Country, The First Seeds Of A Post-Growth World

Nominations Open For The Basque Culinary World Prize 2019, Celebrating Chefs Who ‘Transform Society Through Gastronomy’

Bertsolaritza: poetry slams are helping to revitalise the Basque language

Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi arrives in Australia after Bahrain extradition case dropped

Turkmenistan’s Unreal Harvest

Cyber attack on Malta bank tried to transfer cash abroad

You Can Now Buy Bitcoin At The Post Office In Liechtenstein

U.S. Cancels National Guard Commander’s Kosovo Visit Over Serbia Tariff

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in Grenada and the Caribbean

Kurdish translators aim to get Sorani dialect into Google Translate

Turkey bans Kurdish Theatre Days as threat to security

Turkish Kurds set to lead Kurdish awakening – U.S. analyst

Key dates of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey

Germany bans 2 Kurdish publishing houses for backing PKK

20 years after arrest, Kurdish militant chief Abdullah Ocalan remains key figure

Turkey detains Kurdish journalist, poet Salih Turan on ‘terror’ charges

Kurdish forces fight to liberate last village under ISIS control

2 Civil Activists Reportedly Held in Iranian Kurdistan

Turkey bans rally for Kurdish MP on hunger strike

Kurdish security chief meets with Russian top diplomat

Kurdish villagers driven off their mountainsides by Turkish airstrikes

Four Kurdistani parties in Turkey face closure over name

Kurdish hunger strike in Strasbourg on day 63

Denied Iraqi citizenship, graduates from Rojava miss out on jobs

Syrian Kurds call on EU countries to help create safe zone in Syria

Western Sahara Movement Angry at EU-Morocco Fish Deal

Morocco-EU fisheries agreement: European Court orders EU to respect international law

Bhutan has achieved 100% electricity access. Here’s how

New Caledonia and Vanuatu sign free trade agreement

UN experts say Belgium needs to apologize for colonialism

Car Bomber Kills 44 Police Troops In Indian-Controlled Kashmir

Beijing cracks down on Tibetan New Year celebrations

China Sets Up Camp in Tibet’s Shigatse to Train Party Workers in ‘Correct Thought’: Report

Tibet sees more visitors in New Year holiday

Tibetan woman elected student president in Canada, Chinese students enraged

Tibetan-Canadian student politician, Uyghur rights activists come under attack by Chinese students in Canada

Protests at Canadian Universities Raise Concerns About Chinese Government Involvement

Chile joins Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in World Cup bid

Burundi rejects Mkapa report over proposal to amend constitution, again

Burundi and China sign an act of delivery and reception of the new Presidential Palace

Tut editor in Belarus court on charge of illegally accessing state media website

Russia May Absorb Belarus: ‘We’re Ready to Unite,’ President Says

Miami Belarusians Held Rally To Commemorate Missing Politicians And To Support Charter-97