As Indonesia tries to beat independence out of West Papuans, Scottish independence is becoming inevitable. Will Sanchez listen to Catalonia?

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Aug. 12, 2019 – Aug. 16, 2019, Tromsø, Norway: Summer School: Revitalisation and reclamation of Indigenous and minoritised languages

May 6th to May 7th 2020 Venice, Italy: First Conference on the Endangered Languages of East Asia

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

1948 May 15: Nakba Day, Day of the Catastrophe in Palestine

1811 May 15: Paraguay Independence Day

1944 May 16: Day of Sinti, Romani and Roma resistance

1814 May 17: Norwegian National/Constitution Day

1995 May 17: Panchen Lama’s abduction in Tibet

1991 May 18: Somaliland Independence Day

1944 May 18: Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide

Israel’s U.N. Ambassador gives the U.N. Security Council a history lesson on the Bible

Uyghur Inmates in Iconic Xinjiang Detention Camp Photo Identified

To Live in Xinjiang Is Just Like Being Jailed

U.N. chief raises issue of Xinjiang’s Uighurs during China visit

U.S. Religion Report Assails China Over Abuses Of Muslims, Calls Russia, Uzbekistan ‘Countries Of Particular Concern’

Uyghur IU student fights to free father Ilham Tohti from imprisonment in China

China frees ‘lost’ Uighur wives but at a price, families say

‘Truth hidden in the dark’: Chinese international student responses to Xinjiang

Xinjiang phone app exposes how Chinese police monitor Uighur Muslims

Taiwan Voices Support for Uyghurs in China

Chinese photographer Lu Guang’s detention in Xinjiang raises alarm

Airbnb listings in China are littered with racist discrimination

We need a brand new Scotland that doesn’t look like Britain

Downing Street caught out secretly polling Scots voters on independence

Glasgow indy march kicks of season of All Under One Banner rallies

Map of landmines – How Brexit might help the Scottish independence quest

Is an independent Scotland now inevitable? I’m beginning to believe it might be

Some sort of Scottish independence is inevitable. May needs to face up to it

Hard Brexit could push Scottish independence ‘over the line’, warns Tony Blair

Brexit makes the case for an independent Scotland

Scotland on the brink: the nation’s final years of independence

When will the Hazara and Baloch Genocide stop?

Baloch living on both sides of artificial border are inseparable: Hyrbyair Marri

Balochistan: Iran’s IRCG arrest more than 30 Baloch youth in Jalq

Balochistan: Iranian forces execute two Baloch in Kerman Prison

Balochistan: Nine children and women of one family abducted in Naseerabad

‘It opened my eyes’: the Indonesian woman fighting for West Papuan rights

Lawyers launch court action challenging Indonesia’s annexation of West Papua

School, homes in Sorong, West Papua, inundated by floods

West Papuan speaker ‘silenced’ when trying to raise UN agenda issue

Indonesia jails Polish tourist in Papua for treason

25 year old West Papuan Maikel Ilinmaton tortured to death by Indonesian Security officers

West Papuan and Indonesian students beaten by Indonesian police and militia for peacefully demonstrating on the 56th Anniversary of the “Day of Terror”

Finland Cozies Up to Iran like it did for Soviet Union

Ukrainian political prisoner Bekirov receives no treatment for over week, under threat of diabetic coma

Crimea: Russia’s newest Potemkin Village

Russian Police Search Homes Of Two Crimean Tatar Activists

Czech Constitutional Court rules in favour of hotel ban on Russian citizens approving Crimean landgrab

Ukraine preparing appeal to Council of Europe over searches in Crimean Tatar houses

Zelensky: Border only “common” thing between Ukraine, Russia

American Indian tribe bans GOP governor from reservation over opposition to Keystone protestors

‘All Political Parties Have Treated Adivasis As Disposable People’

A Broken Skull, a Dubious Paper Trail: Australian Justice for One Aboriginal Man

Fighting Words: The Navajo Code Talkers of World War II

Clashes over possible Guinea president third term

Founder member of Self-Determination for Gibraltar Group William Serfaty dies age 74

Why the Tiny City-State of Monaco Might Be Home to the World’s Most Resplendent Art Fair

Rising Military Spending In Europe Amid Russia Fears

UK unable to defend itself without help, warn analysts

Russia drops out of top 5 global military spenders while US and China up the ante

Nearly half of young Russians have never heard of the mass political repressions carried out by #Stalin.

Will people hear the story of the Numto reindeer herders?

Russian Court Extends Detention For Bashkir Activist Airat Dilmukhametov

Chechnya: Journalist Zhalaudi Geriyev Released After Three Years In Prison On Drug Charge He Denies

Portugal Just Launched a National Space Agency!

China Tightens Control Over Hong Kong

US Lawmakers Join Opposition Against Proposed Hong Kong Extradition Amendments

30 Years After Tiananmen: Hong Kong Remembers

Dark Days in Hong Kong

Kosovo’s Leader: EU Is ‘Weak,’ U.S. Needed For Talks With Serbia

China’s Trade War Is Taiwan’s Opportunity to Bring Cash Home

Romani children, their rights and wellbeing: time to reset the research agenda beyond 2020

Social Security cards in occupied Tibet could be surveillance tool

Sen. Richard Lugar, consistent supporter of Dalai Lama and Tibet, passes away

US federal commission says China sought “forced assimilation” of Tibetan Buddhism in 2018

Three Tibetan detained for praying for the release of Panchen Lama

China arrests Tibetan university student for writing a critical essay

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Japan’s New Emperor Naruhito

Japan’s new era ‘Reiwa’ represents Harmony and ‘Hope’ in Tibetan

Denisovans, A Mysterious Kind Of Ancient Humans, Are Traced To Tibet

Is China Attempting to Prop up Fake Tibetan Organizations in Canada?

Six Marxist students vanish in China in the lead up to Labor Day

Tibetan Boy Selected to an Australian State Under 14 Football Team

Tibetan journalists voice alarm over lack of press freedom in Tibet

Death Threats Against Chemi Lhamo Were Organized by Chinese Diplomats in Canada

China’s Engineered Development in Tibet

Pariah no more? Greece needs big bond investors to seal its comeback

Benin’s government has shut the internet ahead of an election that has no opposition

Journalist Casimir Kpedjo detained, facing false news accusations in Benin

Record low turnout at Benin polls with no opposition

Benin democracy suffers blow as president-backed parties win

Tanks surround Benin ex-president’s home amid violent poll protests

Shots fired as post-election violence grips Benin

ISIS chief Baghdadi makes first video appearance since 2014

Turkish jets shell Kurdistan Region’s Chamanke district, target local mosque

Turkey protests Kurdish language classes at Japanese University

Kurdish activist dies after livestreamed attempted suicide

Former American YPG volunteer’s suicide raises trauma concerns

Disputes in Kirkuk postpone vote to decide new governor

Yazidi women seek acceptance for children born of IS rape

NRC warns 45,000 children may become stateless in post-ISIS Iraq

Arabs in Syria’s Deir al-Zor protest against ruling Kurdish militia: residents

Turkey separates Afrin from Syrian territories with concrete border wall

Hundreds of Syrian Kurds march to protest Turkish wall in Afrin

Russian-Syrian offensive in northwest Syria escalates as talks begin in Geneva

Kurdish women’s experience of state violence in Turkey

Iraqi Shia militias kill two unarmed Kurds in Iran: Rights group

Yezidi mayor accuses PKK, affiliates of abuses in Shingal

Syrian Kurdish leader reveals indirect negotiations with Turkey

Turkey sentences doctors protesting Afrin invasion to 20 months in jail

UN Iraq envoy calls for unified control of Sinjar for Yezidis to return home

Sikh Youth Acquitted in Arms Seizure Case of 2011

The Sikh Struggle for Self Determination

15 Genocide Culprits Acquitted by Supreme Court

It is Darbar Sahib, not “Golden Temple”

Sikh Council UK: Mass Resignations Leave In Doubt Future Of The Organisation

South Africa lashes out at UN over Western Sahara

Morocco : A Sahrawi activist sentenced to seven months in prison

POLISARIO Front urges UN Security Council to end status quo, Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara

These three groups are pushing Algeria to change

A glimpse of Berber life – trekking in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

Berber hospitality filled 15-day tour through Morocco

Zuwara’s Amazigh fear attacks on strategic border area

Imperialism, colonialism and oppression in the Middle East

Spain’s general election result: 10 things you need to know on stateless peoples

Have you ever heard of the micro-currency called the ‘eusko’?

Berlin museum returns Maori and Moriori remains to New Zealand

Maori and indigenous rights expert joins New Zealand’s Supreme Court

PM Jacinda Ardern Got Engaged. New Zealand Almost Didn’t Notice.

The dream of Biafra lives on in underground Nigerian radio broadcasts

Biafra: May 30 declared sit-at-home to honour fallen heroes

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Thanks Chief Rabbi Of Munich For Hosting IPOB

Biafra Will Be Actualized Without War, Says Nnamdi Kanu’s Brother

Marathon County celebrates Hmong Heritage Month

Hmong Heritage Conference celebrates heritage, growth in the Hmong community

Hmong Awarness Month

One American’s journey to Southeast Asia: A look at how Hmong there came to find a home here in Wisconsin

Emphasis on language at Niue’s biennial arts and culture festival

Soldiers in solidarity – East Timorese and Australian veterans march together on Anzac Day

Duterte orders swift implementation of normalization process in Bangsamoro

Chad returns CPDS opposition leader to Equatorial Guinea

Riots in the Solomon Islands Greet Returned Prime Minister

UWA hands over land worth UGX180m to Batwa community

Early Marriage Means No School For Armenia’s Yazidi Girls

El Salvador: Gangs try to force incoming leader to negotiate

Kyrgyzstan bans uranium mining after protests

Wave of investment drives Baltic LNG infrastructure

‘Freedom gas’: US opens LNG floodgates to Europe

Estonian World is not for turning

NATO launch exercise “Spring Storm” in Estonia as part of plan to “contain” Russia

How A $125 Million Baltic Guerrilla Force Could Stop Russia: Report

Money-laundering crisis reshapes Estonia’s relations with non-resident businesses

EU flags removed from Riigikogu reflect current realities, speaker says

Estonia: why the far-right in power is the best case scenario for the Kremlin

Estonia’s decision of the decade: joining the EU

15 years in European Union Estonia’s most successful, says prime minister

Estonia received more than €10 billion in EU investment over past 15 years

Latvia’s ‘Harmony’ in Jeopardy

Belarus leader’s visit to Latvia delayed for indefinite period – media

Latvian Forest Brothers: From individual struggle to organized anti-Soviet resistance

Latvia marks 29th anniversary of restoration of independence

Lithuanians in Vilnius district feel discriminated against in education

Lithuania blacklists Russian singer Leps over his alleged ties with criminals

Lithuania bought gas from Russian giant Novatek, possibly breaking sanctions

Lithuania turns to EU commission over Belarus’ irresponsible approach to nuclear safety

FC Barcelona wins eighth Liga in 11 years

Footballer Leo Messi gets one of Catalonia’s highest civil distinctions

At 40, Rene Catalan just keeps getting better

Catalonia breaks Spain, the next step to a new Europe

Spain election: Catalan independence dream still alive

Spain elections: As the right splinters, regionalists and the center-left gain

Catalonia vote deal could be price Sanchez pays for power

Greg Russell: In Catalonia, Sanchez is caught between a rock and a hard place

Puigdemont presents European Citizens’ Initiative to sanction Spain

Spain bars exiled ex-Catalan leader from European election

Former Catalan president denied entry to Canada, angering Quebec separatists

Catalan leader goes to court after Canada refuses him entry for Quebec group’s event

Puigdemont’s party appeals ban on standing in European elections

Prosecutor overturns ban on Puigdemont standing in European election

Supreme Court to decide on ban to Puigdemont standing in EU election

Spanish police ‘beat people’ and ‘pulled them by the hair,’ say referendum voters

Catalan trials: Voters ‘beaten and kicked’ on day of indyref

Barcelona Home Sales Pick Up Despite Lingering Political Uncertainty

Barcelona summit brings together top European entrepreneurs and investors

Catalonia: Awareness-Raising 1,300 Kilometers Walk From Pyrenees to Belgium

Recovering Catalonia’s “influence” abroad: foreign office heads appointed for Portugal, Central Europe and Baltics

Diplocat holds first event after forced closure

Call for another New Caledonia referendum in early 2020

Papua New Guinea PM faces no confidence vote

Nicaragua: Ortega government continues to violate the right to freedom of press

Bolivia: Dozens of Judges Arbitrarily Dismissed

Who is Viktor Orban? Hungary’s authoritarian prime minister to visit the White House in May

TAP gas pipeline crosses Albanian rocky mountains

Albanian opposition blocks roads in push for snap polls

US echoes Danish worries on China in Greenland

Rights Groups Call For ‘Hotline’ During 2019 European Games In Belarus

Wall Street banks boycott Brunei-owned hotels after kingdom makes homosexuality punishable by death

UK aid to give clean, affordable renewable energy boost in Somaliland

Somaliland: Possible Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Kenya

Honduras Congress stalls reforms after violent protests

More than 80 children of IS members returned to Tajikistan

US blasts Guyana for honoring ‘terrorist’ convicted in JFK bomb plot

Qatar says tightening Iran sanctions harms oil consuming nations

Jamaica’s World Challenge meeting cancelled due to financial issues

Xi calls for advancement of China-Djibouti strategic relationship

In Liberia, the U.N. mission helped restore confidence in the rule of law

How challenging the powerful global palm oil industry forced a Liberian lawyer into exile

Radio station and show hosts sued for defamation in Liberia

Uncertainty in Kuwait around expanding World Cup 2022

World’s second-largest diamond discovered in Botswana

UN Panel: South Sudan Killed Activists

South Sudan denies kidnapping, executing prominent critics

South Sudan hires US lobby group to avoid war crime charges

South Sudan adversaries meet in bid to save peace deal

Taiwan to launch digital talent program with Pacific allies

‘In Burundi, the Crackdown Continues in the Shadows, With Impunity’

New memoir of famed Irish Australian cellist who refused to play Rule Britannia

Go west to Silicon Valley, Tech trailblazer tells Irish entrepreneurs

Learning My Father’s Language

Why the Irish invaded Canada to end British rule in Ireland

Irish butter Kerrygold officially Ireland’s most successful food export

Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’ aren’t dead. They aren’t even past.

Trump threatens ‘complete embargo’ and ‘highest-level sanctions’ against Cuba over Venezuela

Iceland’s Missing Male Students

Cornwall looks to the future on five year anniversary of the Cornish being granted national minority status

Mi’kmaw teen’s video rendition of Beatles classic goes viral

UK insists on keeping control over Chagos Islands against International Court of Justice’s opinion

Activist moots a unique calendar for the Dayak nation

Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’