Scottish Indyref2 Planned Before 2021

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

April 22: Earth Day

303 April 23: Catalonia: Sant Jordi’s Day

1915 April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

1916 April 24: Proclamation of the Irish Republic commences the Easter Rising

1974 April 25: Carnation Revolution in Portugal

1937 April 26: Bombing of Guernica, Basque Country

1961 April 27: Sierra Leone Independence Day

1994 April 27: Freedom Day in South Africa, first post-apartheid elections

1960 April 27: Togo Independence Day

1707 May 1: the Act of Union of Scotland and England

May 1/Nissan 27: Yom HaShoah, Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day

1963 May 1: The Day of Terror: colonial Indonesian military arrive in West Papua

May 3: World Press Freedom Day

1990 May 4: Latvian Independence Restoration Day

May 8/Iyar 5: Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day

1950 May 9: Europe Day

1877 May 10: Romania Independence Day

Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage, and ‘must be protected’, says UN Forum

Indigenous leaders at UN meeting push for decade dedicated to language revitalization

UN’s Empty Promises to World’s Indigenous Peoples

Interpol rescues 157 child slaves in Benin, Nigeria

Deadly shooting at California synagogue

Hong Kong court imprisons ‘Umbrella Movement’ leaders for up to 16 months

Protesters vow to escalate action and surround legislature if Hong Kong presses on with China extradition law

The U.K.—If You Can Believe It—May Soon Face Yet Another Referendum

Indyref2: First Minister sets out plans for vote before 2021

Nicola Sturgeon also unveils plan for Scottish Citizens’ Assembly

Scotland’s only pro-independence newspaper launches ‘10,000 Steps’ Independence Campaign

Zimbabwe’s plan to compensate white farmers is facing a backlash from party loyalists and the farmers

Whites score big against blacks – land compensation

Balochistan: Iranian forces execute a Baloch youth in Isfahan prison

Pakistan: Baloch Insurgents who Perpetrated Coast Attack Came from Iran

Pakistan urges Iran to take ‘visible actions’ against Baloch terror groups

Balochistan: Enforced-disappearances continue unabated

Balochistan: Two educationists shot dead in Zabul and Jalq

Papuan organisers of public prayer event charged with treason

Papuans challenge Indonesian rule at country’s highest court

ANZAC Day, Lest We Forget the West Papuan troops who fought alongside Australian troops in World War II

Arnold Ap. Legendary West papuan folk singer assassinated by Indonesia on April 26th, 1984

CIA claims Huawei is funded by Chinese state security

China Exploits Fleet of U.S. Satellites to Strengthen Police and Military Power

When Will the UN’s Chief Speak Up for the Uighurs?

Two More Ethnic Mongolians Jailed in China, WeChat Groups Deleted

Finland and Uganda are the world’s fittest countries

what it’s like to be a romani teenage girl

Populist rulers across the globe increasingly navigate towards Kremlin: Hans Binnendjik

Russia Sees Its Future in China and Eurasia

Russian court rejects lawsuit from pro-Navalny opposition activists whose social media data was given to security forces

National film to be screened in Tatarstan

ICR resumes investigation into tortures of Ingush boxer who told about planted gun

Activist’s Home Searched In Ingushetia After Protests Over Chechnya Border Deal

Yakutsk is one of the coldest cities on Earth. It’s producing some of Russia’s hottest punk rock

US bars Chechnya PM over human rights

Russian FSB Says Two Participants In Basayev’s 1999 Attack On Daghestan Detained

A quest to reconstruct Baltimore’s American Indian ‘reservation’

‘Invisible’ American Indian women say they need help to stop sexual violence

American Indian Leaders Call for Congress to End Voter Suppression

Native Communities and the Revival of Rural America: A Linked Set

The Treaty That Forced the Cherokee People from Their Homelands Goes on View

More than 60 cities and states in the US no longer observe Columbus Day

Jharkhand: Adivasi ‘Lynched’ to Death by Mob Chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’, Says Report

Hindu Nationalism, The Growing Trend In India

Indigenous protesters march on Brazil Congress over land rights

Stinging ants: Amazon indigenous group girds itself to hold ancestral lands

Brazil’s congress receives indigenous leaders amid protests

Reviving Brazil’s indigenous languages

Indigenous people debut shareholder activism in Brazil

‘Now belongs to us’: Women take lead in Brazil’s indigenous fight

Brazil’s indigenous tribes protest Bolsonaro assimilation plan

Canadian Museum Association Receives $1 Million to Foster Reconciliation With Indigenous Peoples

$220 Million Available To Small Businesses To Cleanup Navajo Uranium Mines

One of the last monolingual Cherokee speakers dies at age 88

Cornish National Minority – Five Years of ‘Manifest Failure’

Ukraine has gotten over Russia but Russia hasn’t gotten over Ukraine, Shevtsova says

Putin offers Russian citizenship to Ukrainians in separatist-held areas

Russia intends to further destabilize Ukraine – EU

Ukraine adopts law expanding scope of Ukrainian language

Crimean Tatars: ‘Religious persecution made us more strong and united’

Russia uses farcical criminal charges against Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev to keep him out of Crimea

CRIMEA: Residents “don’t believe” FSB allegations against imam

Ukrainian Orthodox Church congregation refused registration in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia sentences Crimean activist to six years for social media posts

Russia flouts its own law to increase Crimean political prisoner Balukh’s prison sentence for the Ukrainian flag

Disabled and gravely ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner denied medication

South China Sea: Vietnam secretly building TEN islands risking infuriating China

South China Sea: Trump ‘SCARED’ of triggering war with China says President Duterte

Massacre in Mali: How ‘preventing terror’ is fuelling it

Thousands protest in Morocco for release of Rif activists

Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival to Premiere Moroccan Amazigh Amussu Film

High Council of Amazigh emphasize rejection to Haftar’s military campaign against Tripoli

Welsh-speaking voice box allows Anglesey man to talk in own voice again

English and Welsh medium pupils could learn alongside each other in a new Cardiff school

Carol Vorderman calls on the Welsh to help her learn the language

How Welsh independence burst into the mainstream

Ireland takes steps towards cementing Wales and Scotland as allies

Peter Stockland: Toll of violence cannot deter course of Ireland reuniting

Could Brexit Unite Ireland At Last?

Brexit lights touchpaper for next political firestorm – Irish unity

A Journalist’s Funeral Shows Northern Ireland’s Progress, and Its Regressions

Lyra McKee’s funeral aims to heal Northern Irish divisions

Sickening return of Ireland’s “men of violence” in New IRA

Journalist’s Death Jolts Northern Ireland Politicians Back to Negotiating Table

Sinn Féin ‘will not capitulate’ on Irish language act

Unionist grassroots support for Irish language could unlock North talks logjam

Eswatini walking tightrope to become Africa’s trade hub

Taiwan Unveils Comprehensive Measures to Ban Chinese Tech From Government

POLISARIO Front representative takes part in 149th Vladimir Lenin birth anniversary

Anti far-right protesters clash with Basque Country police outside Vox Bilbao rally

Child marriage widely tolerated in Kurdistan Region IDP camps

Elite US Navy SEAL facing war crimes charges for killings in Iraq

Top French court rejects ISIS nationals demands for repatriation from Syria

Christians and Muslims celebrate Easter together in Duhok village

U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Threatens Revival of Kurdish Language, Too

Families of martyrs in Kobani launch petition to start formal trials against ISIS suspects

Pro-Kurdish HDP says victims of Armenian genocide deserve apology

Kurds in Germany on hunger strike in front of Turkish embassy to protest Afrin occupation

Coalition stats show ISIS reemerging in Iraq, but defeated (for now) in Syria

Collapse of rule of law in Erdoğan’s Turkey

UK police arrest, evict 21 Kurdish hunger strike activists from Amnesty building

Iraq demands US Embassy delete ‘offensive’ Facebook post on Iran’s Khamenei

Dutch government repatriates Yezidi asylum seekers to camps in Kurdistan Region

Yezidi spiritual leaders clarify children of ISIS rape won’t be accepted

Nadia Murad: Yezidi mothers, families should decide fate of ISIS children

Kosovo brings back jihadist fighters and families from Syria

In Kosovo, a Teenage Girl’s Rape Case Stirs a #MeToo Fury

Observers Warn the Future Prospects of Two Dalai Lamas

China A “Festering” Black Hole When It Comes To Media

Nine Tibetans Are Jailed in Rebgong for Running an ‘Illegal Organization’ Claiming Land Rights

China Staging Mind-Control War Against Tibet

Forensically aged image of Panchen Lama released 24 years after his disappearance

Tibetan Singer Dies After Years of Bad Health Following Release from Jail

China is watching Western democracy eat itself

New Zealand and France to Seek Pact Blocking Extreme Online Content

New Place Names Lift Māori Culture in New Zealand’s Capital

William receives traditional Maori greeting from New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

Billie Eilish, 17, is moved to tears as she receives a traditional Maori welcome after touching down in New Zealand

Alaska House of Representatives Passes Bill to Establish Hmong-American Veterans Day

Greenland is melting even faster than experts thought, study finds

Denmark’s richest man, Anders Holch Povlsen, loses 3 children in Sri Lanka attacks

Brunei defends stoning gay people to death in letter to EU

Guyana’s first ever extradition brings killer, 33, back to New York eight years after he skipped the U.S.

Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to Play Villain

Djibouti: Chinese military’s first overseas support base

UN rules Iraq must compensate Kuwait oil company $240m for 1990-1991 invasion

Bahrain king reinstates citizenship for 551 nationals who lost it for anti-government protests

Suriname establishes 1st African Embassy in Accra

Montenegro fined over fans’ racist chants against England

Hungary to promote Chinese relations in Europe

Panama tribunal rules ex-President Martinelli cannot run in election

China provides Togo a new administrative center valued at XOF18 billion

Mauritania “blasphemy blogger” still in jail

Southern Spanish town mocks Puigdemont shooting figure of him

‘We executed evil’: Spanish village shoots and burns effigy of ex-Catalan leader

Vox: newcomer alt-right party preaching a return to old Spain

Ciutadans: opposing Catalan independence to rule Spain

Spanish PM Sanchez fends off attacks on Catalonia, other issues as election nears

Catalan government files lawsuit against Puigdemont shooting mockery

For World Book Day 2019, a new take on an old way to celebrate literature and love

Flowers, literature, dragons, love: this is Sant Jordi!

Catalan FM celebrates Sant Jordi’s with the speaker of UK Parliament

Former ministers say Catalan government aimed for agreed referendum

Spanish elections: Catalonia issue dominates first TV debate

Spain rivals clash over Catalonia in election debate

Spanish General Election Candidates Clash over Catalonia

Independence at center of televised debate – with no pro-independence parties

Catalan president calls on international community to help resolve political crisis

Jailed Òmnium Cultural president Jordi Cuixart to become father again in September

Unionist party leaders want Spanish as working language in all schools in Catalonia

Spanish Court backs current language policy in Catalonia’s schools

Buenos Aires Book Fair kicks off with Barcelona as guest of honour

Former FC Barcelona president not guilty after almost two years in jail

Catalonia in Venice

How the Spanish property market reacted to the Catalan crisis

Unemployment shrinks across Catalonia as Barcelona records lowest figure since 2008

Witnesses defend ‘plurality’ of Diplocat in Catalan trial

Everything you ever wanted to know about human towers

Catalan president Quim Torra says he’s ready to back Nicola Sturgeon on indyref2 push

Puigdemont calls unionist efforts to bar him from European election ‘desperate’

Puigdemont banned from EU elections

Spain must ‘analyze’ fall in perception of judicial independence, warns EU

Sixty Portuguese Politicians and Intellectuals Call for Freedom and Democracy in Catalonia

MEPs hail accused Romeva as ‘defender of human rights’

Jeremy Irons visits BCN Film Festival

Pro-independence ERC party gets historic Spanish election win

Massive turnout in Catalonia as Spain faces crucial election

A guide to the Spanish election and its impact on Catalonia

Socialists hope to govern alone as all sides dismiss potential Cs coalition

Vox celebrates ‘historic’ result in Spanish general election

UNESCO bid for Polynesia tattooing decried

Compensation sought for Tahitians affected by nuclear weapons tests

Estonia’s President Sends Wrong Message Meeting Putin

Latvian Saeima paves way for full opening of «KGB bag»

Lithuania bans Holocaust denier David Irving for 5 years

Latvian Saeima proposes celebrating 13 May as State Language Day

Moscow Lashes Out at Lithuanian Criminal Convictions of Soviet Officers

Beluga Whale With Russian Harness Raises Alarm In Norway

Facebook launches fact-checking campaign in Lithuania ahead of EU elections

In Paraguay, Fighting Graft With Eggs and Toilet Paper

Indigenous communities facing landlessness in Paraguay

Pacific climate migration a political tug of war

‘Pray For Me’: Nicaraguan Priest Threatened With Death Reaches Out To Niece In U.S.

A Young Poet, a Mysterious Stranger and an El Salvador on the Brink of War

Women of change in restive Kashmir

Women’s football team takes on sexism in Comoros

Austrian politician resigns after publishing ‘deeply racist’ poem comparing migrants to rats

Singapore PM promotes expected successor to deputy

Rwanda court repeals law banning satirical cartoons

Huawei to launch digital hub in Serbia

Chadians feel ‘anger, revolt’ as they struggle without internet for one year

Chad sets free Equatorial Guinea politician

Former Sierra Leone captain Kargbo among African internationals banned for life by Fifa

The world lost a Belgium-size area of old growth rainforest in 2018

In Slovakia, a murdered journalist and a pro-press president

Two Canadian women detained in Somaliland and sentenced to 40 lashes have been freed

The cost of systemic corruption in Honduras: Migration north

Honduran revolving door migrants ready to return to US

Letter from Africa: The art of drawing your address in The Gambia

Germany legend Monika Staab talks up football mission in Gambia

Ex-Gambia Presidential Aide Admits Ordering Execution of Coup Soldiers

Qatar opens Gaza artificial limb, rehab center after delays

IT sales star wins $660k lawsuit against Oracle in Qatar – but can’t collect, because the Oracle he sued suddenly vanished

India investigates 40 migrant workers in Gabon after U.N. flags labour abuses

Hariri – ‘Promising summer’ for Lebanon after Saudi travel warning lifted

UN force says third tunnel crossed Lebanon-Israel border

South Sudan Measles Outbreak Raises Questions About Vaccines

One of Worst African Wars May Revive, South Sudan Rebels Say

Tajikistan: Opposition figures pass through prison revolving doors

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies at 98

Elephant-Rich Nations to Send Leaders to Botswana Summit

Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia

Armenians Mark 104 Years Since Ottoman-Era Killings

A Trans Woman Got 3 Minutes to Speak in Armenia’s Parliament. Threats Followed.

Armenia’s LGBT+ community still waits for change one year after revolution

‘Killing Hope’: Turkmenistan’s List Of ‘Accepted’ Universities Deals (Another) Blow To Students

An evening with the soldier-poets of Guinea-Bissau

Bulgaria’s ‘apartmentgate’ infuriates struggling citizens

In Eritrea, Jailed Journalists Continue to Languish

Once A-Rated Oman Now Risks Descending Deeper Into Junk

Uruguay 1st in Latin America to export marijuana for medicinal use

In Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth — And Fears Of Debt

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh spawn a new civil society — and political violence

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Political Meddling, Poor Training Spur Graft in Papua New Guinea

Jordan in crucible of Middle East peace deal and Syrian refugee crisis