News 1.8.2017 a les 12:30h

Peoples of Syria and Somalia most vulnerable ones in the world

The peoples of Syria and Somalia are, by far, the most threatened ones in the world, according to the newest edition of the Peoples Under Threat index, which is released on an annual basis by the Minority Rights Group (MRG). Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, South Sudan, DR Congo, Yemen, Pakistan and Burma complete the list’s 10 top places as regards vulnerability of peoples to collectively endure attacks, massacres and genocides. Keep reading

Edifici destruït a Mogadishu, capital de Somàlia.
Roundup 21 to 27 July

National Day of Galicia / Serbian president calls to be “realistic” on Kosovo / Assyrian protests

WEEKLY ROUNDUP. Galician media agree to say that BNG has emerged reinforced after the celebration of the National Day of Galicia, at a time when the En Marea coalition goes through internal strife. Corsica’s pro-autonomy movement also appears to be strengthening itself, its latest move establishing a new party aimed at bringing together three different parties. Meanwhile, speaking on Kosovo, Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has admitted that Serbia should not expect to “take back something they have lost long time ago”. In Iraq, a new episode of tension between the Kurdish authorities and the Assyrians of the Plains of Nineveh has been triggered by the ouster of a mayor. Keep reading

Manifestació del Dia de la Pàtria Gallega, 2017.
News 25.7.2017 a les 09:15h

Decolonizing the diet

Like many cultural practices, what we eat and consider healthy is part of our surroundings, which are also the result of myriad cultural, historical, political and economic influences. Inspired by this concept, two researchers from Cal State University in the United States, Luz Calvo and Catrióna Rueda Esquibel, created the project and cookbook ‘Decolonize Your Diet’ to underscore the way eating habits connect with empires and to illuminate the wisdom of communities abandoned by modernity. Keep reading

Luz Calvo (dreta) prepara un menjar durant un acte de recollida de fons.
Roundup 14 to 20 July

Rif protest suppressed / New pro-autonomy party in Silesia / Four Hong Kong lawmakers ousted

WEEKLY ROUNDUP. Clashes between police and protesters took place 20 July in Al Hoceima, the Riffian city that is leading the protest movement against the marginalization of this Amazigh territory by the Moroccan authorities. Demonstrations were also held in Silesia, where the pro-autonomy movement has been demanding self-government for 11 years and is preparing the establishment of a new political party. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, four lawmakers have been ousted from the Legislative Council, a move that the pro-democracy camp regards as a new attack against freedom in the semi-autonomous city. Keep reading

La marxa autonomista de 2017, a Katowice.
Roundup 7 to 13 July

Morocco and Western Sahara’s sea / Data on knowledge and use of Basque / Leyla Zana acquitted

 WEEKLY ROUNDUP. The Moroccan government has announced the incorporation of the territorial waters of Western Sahara as a part of the Moroccan sea, a principle that goes against the former Spanish colony’s status as a non-decolonized territory. The announcement has raised controversy, as controversial is also the situation of two Mozabite Amazigh activists that have been arrested in Melilla. In the same week, Kurdish MP Leyla Zana has been acquitted of three terrorism charges, and new data have been released regarding knowledge and use of the Basque language. Keep reading

Vaixell abandonat a la costa del Sàhara Occidental.
Roundup 30 June to 6 July

Gorkhaland protesters demand own state / Ogoni women sue Shell / Catalonia’s independence referendum bill

WEEKLY ROUNDUP. It is for three weeks now that protests and violent clashes are ongoing in Gorkhaland, a territory in India where demands for an own state are being voices. The conflict is decades-long, just as those in the Niger Delta and Cyprus are. As regards the former, four Ogoni women are suing Shell over repression and killings after 1995 protests. As regards the latter, a new round of negotiations have failed to bring a final deal to reunify the island along federal lines. Meanwhile, the Catalan government has unveiled the 1 October independence referendum bill. Keep reading

Un cartell demana l'estat propi per a Gorkhalàndia.
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