China busy in Uyghur Gulag Archipelago as Russia threatens Ukraine with further Occupation

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November is National Native American Heritage Month in the US

1920 November 27: Belarus Heroes’ Day

1912 November 28: Albanian Flag Day/Declaration of Independence

1873 November 28: Hawaiian Independence Day

1960 November 28: Mauritania National Day

1821 November 28: Panama Independence Day

November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

1966 November 30: Barbados Independence Day

November 30: Saint Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s official national day

1967 November 30: Yemen Independence Day

1918 December 1: Centenary of Icelandic independence and sovereignty

1961 December 1: Global Flag Raising for West Papua, West Papua National Day

1971 December 2: United Arab Emirates National Day

1917 December 6: Finland Independence Day

1961 December 9: Tanzania Independence Day

1963 December 12: Jamhuri, Kenya Republic Day

1974 December 13: Malta Republic Day

1971 December 16: Bahrain National Day

1991 December 16: Kazakhstan Independence Day

Georgia Elects Its First Female President in the Last Direct Election for the Ceremonial Post

On the Yazidi genocide,a bad day for the Knesset

12 West Papuan and 86 Indonesian solidarity activists arrested for protesting in support of West Papua’s freedom

Members of United Liberation Movement for West Papua arrested after marching for West Papuan self-determination and independence

The New Gulag Archipelago: How China “Reeducates” the Uyghurs and Why the World Should Be Alarmed

Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag

“Studies” in Prison: Staff Member Uncovers Details of a Xinjiang Camp

Elderly Former Editor of Uyghur Publishing House Jailed Over ‘Problematic’ Books, Speech

Uighur mother asks US Congress to ‘take strong action’ against China’s re-education camps

Millions around the world support initiative urging Amazon to scrap goods with Soviet symbols

Victims of Communism memorial in Tallinn vandalised

Russian Activity Remains High on NATO’s Eastern Border

1918 November 28: Estonian War of Independence begins

November 30, 1939: the Winter War begins in Finland

“I don’t understand Russian”: Ukrainian tugboat commander Melnychuk says in “court” in Crimea

Ukraine imposes martial law amid ‘extremely serious’ threat of Russian invasion

Ways to Make Putin Pay for Ukraine

Macron and Merkel, no saviors of the West, bend before Putin

Poroshenko asks NATO to send ships to Azov Sea to help protect Ukraine

Russian tanks massing on Ukraine’s border

EU, NATO React Coolly To Ukraine’s Call For New Moves Against Russia

Russian MFA threatens Ukraine with occupation of regions where Russian diplomatic institutions located

Bulgaria hopes to hook up to Gazprom’s TurkStream pipeline

While the world watches Russia’s new offensive against Ukraine, it’s repression as usual in occupied Crimea

Crimeans rally to help 24 Ukrainian POWs seized in Russia’s Azov Sea attack

New violence eclipses Mali’s plans for peace

Libya’s Tuareg find a new home in coastal Amazigh enclave

Fears of ‘language war’ in Algeria over status of Tamazight

No-one assumes responsibility for Sámi language planning in Finland

North-east professor wants to save Scots language from fading into history

Icelandic language fighting tsunami of English

Iceland at 100: The benefits of independence

100 years of Basque presence in Carson Valley

European lawmakers call for pressure on Turkey for Demirtas’ freedom

Kurdish Ambitions Test Turkey’s Uneasy Peace With U.S.

The Welsh Government could do more to stop the ‘Brain Drain’ out of Wales

UK Government rejects calls to include Adam Price and Nicola Sturgeon in TV Brexit debate

Scotland’s foreign policy: How should we interact with the world?

Brexit prompts British abroad to act on their Irish ancestry

Is the French region of Brittany set to get a lot bigger?

Will Taiwan Be the First Domino to Fall to China?

ICT launches debate in Europe on reciprocity and access to Tibet

Spain rejects China’s Silk Road plan

Buddhist monks to consider whether Dalai Lama should reincarnate

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act

Exposed: How Morocco lobbies EU for its Western Sahara claim

Trump could free Africa’s last remaining colony

European MPs launch network condemning Spain’s ‘repression’ of Catalonia

Pirate MPs Condemn Spanish Response to Catalan Independence Vote

Former Catalan minister Joaquim Forn writes of ‘profound humiliation’ in jail

Catalonia’s Ex-Leaders, Behind Bars, Remain Committed to the Separatist Cause

Catalan leader urges Spain PM to hold referendum

Some Catalan pro-independence leaders in pre-trial detention will go on hunger strike in early 2019

New Zealand Blocks Huawei 5G Roll-out over “Significant National Security Risks”

Dene chief wants to unite Athabascans

In Nunavut, most employed Inuit have government jobs

Canadian Inuit development corporations create national lobby group

Court Fixes Date To Hear Suit Seeking Biafra Republic

Anime Festival Canceled in Russia’s Dagestan After ‘Debauchery’ Claims

Lawyer in Ingushetia/Chechnya border case reports threats

Russian Activist Detained In St. Petersburg Over Pro-Ingushetia Action

Ingush activists prepare a referendum amid threats from Ramzan Kadyrov

Russian clinic in row over female genital cutting

Gay Man Who Alleges Abuse In Chechnya Vows To Seek Justice At European Court

Amnesty Condemns Bail Refusal For Activist Jailed In Chechnya

Is Chechnya Finally Going to Control Its Own Oil Reserves—and Thus Its Destiny?

In Chechnya, a partial triumph for international justice

Four arrests over 1993 killing of Burundi leader

Hondurans continue to flee one year after post-election crackdown

How Doctors Became Cuba’s Biggest Export

China and India stage investment showdown in Rwanda

As Singapore enters twilight of Lee era, ruling party prepares for change

Two in three children in the Central African Republic need humanitarian assistance

The Sometimes Apocryphal Sins of Bolivia’s Worst President

UNESCO adds Jamaican reggae music to global cultural heritage

Main Togo opposition coalition boycotts elections

Slovenia becomes first NATO country to appoint a woman head of its armed forces

UN experts: South Sudan beset by ‘alarming’ sexual violence

Austria’s Young Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Is Bringing the Far-Right Into the Mainstream

Nine killed as Kashmir reels from its deadliest year since 2009

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf pulls out of a trip to mainland China and Hong Kong as Stockholm presses for release of detained bookseller Gui Minhai

The Maldives accuses Beijing of inflating the cost of projects to indebt countries

Nicaragua: Ortega’s Police Issue Mafia Style Death Sentence to Journalist

Somaliland: Return of the migrants

Atambaev In Crosshairs As Bill To Strip Immunity Advances In Kyrgyzstan

Papua New Guinea’s ‘gay village’ offers sanctuary, hope

Liberian child sex scandal raises serious questions of moral accountability for NGOs

China forgives overdue debt Vanuatu thought was gift

Lawmaker Eddie Chu questioned over Hong Kong independence in election bid for village chief

Tahiti pro-independence leader released from custody

Assyria: New Report Shows Quota Representation Faulty

Chittagong Hill Tracts: After 21 Years of the Accord, Two-Thirds of its Commitments Remain Unaddressed

Leaders of Barotseland Continue to be Imprisoned in Zambia