Spain and Turkey in Sync on Crushing Democracy

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
1962 October 9: Uganda Independence Day
1868 October 10: Proclamation of Cuban Independence Beginning Ten Years War
1970 October 10: Fiji Day
1911 October 10: National Day of the Republic of China, Taiwan
1968 October 12: Equatorial Guinea Independence Day
1492 October 12: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
1975 October 12: Saharawi National Unity Day
2008 October 15: International Parliamentarians for West Papua launches at the British Parliament in Westminster
1991 October 18: Azerbaijan Independence Day
1953 October 22: Laos Independence Day
1956 October 23 – November 10: Hungarian Uprising
1964 October 24: Zambia Independence Day
1955 October 26: Austrian National Day
2014 October 26: Hong Kong Umbrella Movement begins
2017 October 27: Catalan Declaration of Independence
1979 October 27: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Independence Day
1918 October 28: Independent Czechoslovak State Day
1923 October 29: Turkey Republic Day

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DC Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day
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Ecuador president, indigenous leaders reach deal to end protests that left 7 dead
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Native American museum director: Columbus was far from the first to discover America
Chhattisgarh government trying to suppress the voice of Adivasis: Activist Adivasi leader Soni Sori arrested and detained without any reason
Adivasi cop alleges harassment by colleagues
Washington County Cherokee Association celebrates new community center
China, Solomon Islands sign deals under new diplomatic ties
Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care
New Monument in the Vatican Encourages Compassion for Refugees
UK must be open to Wales quitting union, says Welsh Government
Somaliland to Metamorphose to Full e-Government Functionality
Botswana Raises Alarm Over Unprecedented Surge in Rhino Poaching
Australia, Fiji to send peacekeeping mission to Middle East
China and Russia: The New Threats to Middle East Security and Stability
Israel Is Accused of Torturing a Prisoner Until His Ribs Were Broken. Now Palestinians Are Demanding Answers.
Hacker found guilty of “terror and intimidation” against Palestine activists
Gunman live-streamed attack outside German synagogue that left two dead
12 Hours. 4 Syrian Hospitals Bombed. One Culprit: Russia.
Without Naming Huawei, E.U. Warns Against 5G Firms From ‘Hostile’ Powers
Russia and China to sign internet censorship treaty
Duterte invites Russian oil giant to explore in West Philippine Sea
Chinese Support Gives Laos an Edge Over Powerful Neighbor Vietnam
Experts Call For Vietnam to Sue China in International Court Over South China Sea Incursions
Dominican Republic Says It Lost 100,000 Visitors This Year
Chinese Warship Visit to Japan Part of Growing Military Charm Offensive
Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang arrives in East Timor for goodwill visit
EAST TIMOR: Vulnerable youth are benefiting from Salesian agriculture and technical skills training
Evergreen Unit remembered for peacemaking operations in East Timor 20 years ago
IMF head calls for financial cooperation between world nations
Army hands over 27 pro-Biafra protesters to Abia police
Tunisia election: Kais Saied to become president
Seychelles’ drug problem threatens the success of its blue economy
Academic Huub van Baar has found Romani people succeed on the labor market when given a chance
A Newly Translated Novel Charts the Dizzying Transformation of an Independent Oman
Belize’s Maya Drained Their Swamps to Make Farmland
Ethiopia’s Oromos mark thanksgiving festival in Addis Ababa for the first time in 150 years
New Zealand Launches Innovative Program to Prevent Sexual Harassment in Screen Industry
Nicola Sturgeon will request UK Government consent for another referendum on Scottish independence before the end of the year
Switzerland’s central bank is exploring the use of digital currencies for trading
Curaçao’s local art showcased at roadshow in Belgium and the Netherlands
Why is Tajikistan pawing migrant laborers’ cash?
Tech fiddles target Tajikistan’s lonely independent media
French Polynesia centre-stage at UN decolonisation committee
The 20 countries facing population collapse
Well Testing on New CBI-funded Geothermal Plant in Dominica Officially Starts
Lesotho Garment Workers Strike Landmark Deals with Global Brands to Combat Gender-Based Violence
Aruba looks to Houston after ending refinery deal with Citgo
Marshall Islands declares national climate crisis
Trinidad and Tobago president’s stance on unmarried partners faces backlash
Dozens caged and shackled in Trinidad drug rehab center, police say
New Zealand prepared to finance Tokelau airstrip
A glimpse of Western Sahara’s forgotten refugees
Vivid portraits shine light on Tahiti’s ‘third gender’
Jamaica Is Trying to Steal Rihanna From Barbados
Liechtenstein’s Blockchain Act Makes it First to Fully Regulate Token Economy
Burundi to Nationalize Coffee Industry to Boost Farmers’ Income
Burundi’s beleaguered government reaches out to opponents
Tanzania president tells Burundi refugees to ‘go back home’
In breakaway Abkhazia, a loophole for North Korean workers amid beaches and Soviet relics
The Role of the Russian Federation in War in Abkhazia, 1992
Greece, Once in Crisis, Joins Negative-Rates Club
Thirteen Heads of State Sign Athens Declaration on the Future of Europe
Belarus calls for U.S. role in Ukraine peace talks
Russia blocks coal supplies to Ukraine through Belarus
Lukashenko thanks Zelensky for warm welcome in Zhytomyr, invites to visit Belarus
Serbia, Albania, N. Macedonia agree to passport-free travel
Kim Kardashian Reveals She Was Baptized with Her Kids in Armenia and Shares Photos from Ceremony
Rotten tomatoes line roads in Benin after Nigeria closes border
Towards the Sustainable Reintegration of Returned Migrants: Cash for Work activities in Guinea Bissau
Basques carve their history
Up to 9 years in jail for Navarran youths involved in bar brawl with police
EU removes Switzerland, UAE from tax haven list
Message to Turkey: France, Cyprus hold joint naval exercises
Intellectuals Condemn Bulgaria’s ‘Unacceptable’ Demands of North Macedonia
Russian Ammo Proposal Greeted with Suspicion in Moldova
Faroe Islands PM Nielsen to push for IOC recognition
U.S. and Greenland partner to map Greenland’s resources
As Denmark turns away from cash, a payment app has more likes than Facebook
The U.S. Is Now Betraying the Kurds for the Eighth Time
Who are the Kurds?
Factbox: The Kurdish struggle for rights and land
Kurds, caught between four modern countries
A history of selling out the Kurds, people with ‘no friends but the mountains’
Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds is a gift to Putin and Assad
A Look At The History Of The U.S. Alliance With The Kurds
Why Is Turkey in NATO Anyway?
Turkish media hail execution of Syrian Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf a ‘success’
US says it is withdrawing forces from Syria, amid growing chaos
Retired Marine Gen. John Allen: ‘There is blood on Trump’s hands for abandoning our Kurdish allies’
Kurds targeted in Turkish attack include thousands of female fighters who battled Islamic State
First group of Syrian refugees arrive in Kurdistan Region
ISIS Rears Its Head, Adding to Chaos as Turkey Battles Kurds
Syrian army joins forces with Kurds to repel Turkey’s offensive
“This is the next East Timor”
Indonesia blocks NZ diplomats entry into West Papua
West Papua – Australia’s shame
Cross-Platform Network Analysis of Information Operations in West Papua
West Papua protest in PNG: ‘Do the right thing’
Questions raised over bodies found in West Papua
Kickstarting ‘Made in Bhutan’
After The Storm, Haitians In The Bahamas Depend On The Kindness Of Strangers
This gamer’s punishment over Hong Kong protest shows China’s sway over U.S. companies
Apple removes Quartz news app from the Chinese App Store over Hong Kong coverage
Zedd, superstar German DJ ‘permanently banned’ from China for liking a ‘South Park’ tweet
Watch the ‘South Park’ Episode That Got the Show Banned in China
India’s repression in Kashmir is not compatible with democracy
Trump Slaps Visa Ban on Chinese Officials for Uyghur Persecution
‘There’s no hope for the rest of us.’ Uyghur scientists swept up in China’s massive detentions
Pompeo: ‘I wish the NBA would acknowledge’ China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims
Xinjiang Children Sent to Inland Schools for “Sinicization”
Guinea Arrests Activists Opposing Third Term for Conde
Sexual Harassment in Kyrgyzstan: Should UNESCO Weigh In?
Kyrgyzstan to regulate religious schools
How Elites and Narcos Do Business, Politics in Honduras
‘I started painting the wall with my blood’: Inside Chechnya’s reported torture of gay people
Shaman Gabyshev announces new journey to Moscow
Detained Ingush land-deal activists denied access to lawyers
National Coming Out Day: A survivor of Chechnya’s anti-gay purge steps out of the shadows
Another Zambian Minister urges Speaker to declare ‘Barotseland’ un-parliamentary
‘Truce’ in Donbas: 26 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 75 wounded since July
Russia demands 20 and 15-year sentences against Crimean Tatar rights activist and five other Ukrainian political prisoners
Outrage as Crimean collaborators included in Russian delegation to Turkey
Majority of Ukrainians against ‘special status’ for occupied Donbas
Most people in separatist-held areas of Donbas prefer reintegration with Ukraine
Protests against Zelenskyy’s peace plan for Donbas continue as 12,000 march in Kyiv
Dozens vie to be Haiti’s leader amid perceived power vacuum
Orban Loses Budapest after a video of one of his allies at an orgy handed a last-minute gift
Family of US citizen imprisoned in Lebanon pleads for his release: ‘This is a cry for help’
U.N. envoy pushes to stop ‘blatant’ embargo violations in Libya
Migrants describe being tortured and raped on perilous journey to Libya
Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England paused twice over racist abuse
Pique named Catalan Player of the Year
Human rights groups denounce ‘serious irregularities’ in Catalan trial
40 MEPs urge European Parliament to protect Puigdemont, Junqueras and Comín’s immunity
Hundreds in Barcelona protest Turkey offensive against Syrian Kurds
Catalan trial: the accused and the accusations
Brazilian journalist Taíza Brito says guilty verdict in Catalan trial would be ‘institutional violence’
Far-right supporters congregate in Barcelona for Spain’s National Day
Catalan Pro-Independence Flags Burn as Far-Right Marches for Hispanic Day in Barcelona
Catalan National Assembly calls for protests against Supreme Court verdict in 30 cities worldwide
Catalan independence leaders convicted to 9-13 years in jail for sedition
On the spot protests kick off in Catalonia after jailed leaders’ verdict
President Quim Torra calls verdict ‘act of vengeance and not justice’
Spain issues new extradition order for Puigdemont after verdict
Convictions condemn ‘more than two million people,’ says Puigdemont
Catalan parliament speakers past and present condemn leaders’ convictions
‘This has been a political trial’ – defense lawyers condemn verdict
UNPO Condemns the Sentencing of Catalan Political and Civil Society Leaders
Welsh MEP condemns ‘deeply distressing’ prison sentences for Catalan independence leaders
Catalan indy leaders’ sentences show Spain’s political extremism
Catalonia: Junqueras vows to return ‘more committed than ever’
Europe, now it’s up to you: Full statement from Catalonia’s Foreign Minister
Spanish riot police target Catalan protesters after leaders jailed
Catalan independence leaders disqualified from running in November 10 election
First jailed democratic government in EU, says VP Pere Aragonès
Protests continue across Catalonia into the evening
Cuba’s cosmetic political moves amid repression, economic misery are a big yawn
Rampant Belgium becomes 1st team to qualify for Euro 2020
Emerging Europe’s quiet energy revolution
The main activity of the Latvian state is the trade of Russophobia
Chinese demonstration in Vilnius unmasks Beijing’s reach into Lithuania
US will help Baltic states to secure Baltic energy grid
Belarus nuclear plant may launch first reactor in January 2020
Countries involved in EU cyber force creation meet in Vilnius
You can keep your fireworks, Latvia tells Russia
Vilnius calls for NATO to deploy air defences in Lithuania
Lithuania’s last partisan Kraujelis-Siaubūnas to be buried in Vilnius
Tallinn University targeted by Russian propaganda
US mechanised battalion with heavy armour deploys to Lithuania
Estonian president invites Hungarian, Finnish, Russian presidents to World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples
Singapore overtakes US as world’s most competitive economy
Protecting Indigenous Languages
Syrian refugee children embrace love of Welsh language
House prices and lack of work ‘emptying Welsh speaking communities’
Welsh language inspires new Gaelic campaign in Scotland
Bard na Gaidhli launches campaign to spread Gaelic pride
In one Twin Cities classroom, learning in Hmong and about being Hmong
Pacific languages are a source of strength
Harry Potter to be translated into te reo Māori
Code Switch: Saving The Endangered Hawaiian Language
‘Parasite’ Sets Foreign Language Record at Indie Box Office
Austrumi Linux Has Great Potential if You Speak Its Language
2019 Elders and Youth Conference: language is our superpower
Inuit exert language rights at Montreal conference with Inuktut-only panel
Ireland Sets Aside $1.3 Billion to Counter No-Deal Brexit Threat
Deadly rebel raid in Rwanda awakens painful memories
The Endless Trauma of Congo’s Forgotten War
More than 4,000 people have died from measles in Congo this year
India Arrests 15 Members of Tibetan Exile Group Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Visit
China inks world’s most ambitious rail deal to connect Tibet with Kathmandu
In one way, I’m a refugee but I enjoy freedom in India, says Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama
China’s Study the Great Nation app ‘enables spying via back door’
Dalai Lama hints at possibility of him visiting China and Tibet in near future
Fewer young households in Finland own their homes
Petition calls for US to recognize Taiwan as independent nation
Panama lawmakers debate legalizing medicinal marijuana
Norway’s Outgoing Oil Regulator Is Upbeat Over Industry’s Future
El Salvador begins mass trial of alleged MS-13 gang members
New Caledonia to hold second independence referendum in 2020
New Caledonia and Corsica sign partnership agreement
Most of 95 people killed in Kiribati ferry disaster died from hunger, dehydration and hypothermia, inquiry finds