The outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Wednesday, marking six months since Russia begun its full-scale invasion of the country which also falls on Ukraine's Independence Day.
The fighting marks the end of a ceasefire observed since March and could worsen the humanitarian crisis in the northern Tigray region.
On 30 March 2021, independent UN experts made public a joint allegation letter (JAL) submitted by three UN Special Rapporteurs to the US Government concerning ongoing human rights violations suffered by the indigenous CHamoru people of Guam at the hands of the United States government and military. The letter highlights the lack of free, prior and informed consent afforded to Guam’s indigenous inhabitants in connection to the ongoing military expansion, and “express additional concerns that the Government of the United States of America has not supported self-determination for the Chamorro people of Guam”. The letter issued followed submissions by UNPO and Blue Ocean Law on behalf of the CHamoru people and Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian (PLSR), a community-based organization dedicated to defending sacred sites and protecting Guam’s natural and cultural resources.
On February 21, the Russian Federation recognized two breakaway territories of Ukraine as independent countries, using that recognition as the pretext for the use of the Russian army in Ukraine. This marks the latest effort of the Russian Federation to abuse and misuse the right of self-determination, perverting the world’s primary bulwark against colonialism into an instrument of colonial policy. The experience of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and its members highlights the falsity of the justification for recognition of these territories and a pathway to preventing such actions in the future.
All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development. UNPO's Members are indigenous peoples, minorities, unrecognised States and occupied territories that have joined together to promote their right to self-determination, while also defending their political, social and cultural rights and preserving their environments.
Ukraine celebrates 31 years of independence from the Soviet Union, and also marks six months since start of Russian invasion.
Malaysians say they hope Najib’s jailing serves as a warning against corruption as the former prime minister spends his first day in prison at a complex outside the capital.
It’s not war … yet.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) visit to Taiwan and China’s furious response have provoked what is without question the most serious security crisis in the Taiwan Strait since the 1990s. And it’s not over. But if this week’s military drills have been unprecedented in their scale and proximity to the island, China’s leaders appear to have refrained from steps that would signal the prelude to a real invasion — or any action that might provoke a Taiwanese response. (On Twitter, former CIA analyst John Culver suggested such measures might have included overflying the island with manned aircraft, mobilizing amphibious transport ships or sending ships into Taiwan’s territorial waters, though there’s some dispute as to whether that last one actually did take place.)
The Ogoni are an indigenous group occupying the southern part of Nigeria. Richly endowed with natural oil and gas resources and numbering about 1,000,000 people. It has capacity to produce an estimated 400,000 - 500,000 barrels of oil daily, more than the capacity of the rest of present day Rivers State. Ogoni can also generate more revenue than 20 Nigerian states put together, more than enough to run the Nigerian federation, but for corruption and looting. That drives you crazy right.
The Shell Petroleum Development Company has discharged five barrels of crude oil from its Trans Niger Pipeline into Bodo community in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, following an operational failure.
This was contained in a report of a Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) signed by the host community, the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, SPDC, and the Rivers State Ministry of Environment.