Posts Tagged ‘islands’

UK’s refusal to hand back Chagos Islands doesn’t just make it an ‘illegal colonial occupier’ – it antagonizes a host of allies

Mauritius is understandably miffed at the British Government’s refusal to hand back control of the disputed Chagos Islands, but help may just come from an unlikely source and see them finally win their long-sought Chexit from colonial control. Because, while the UK has failed to cede the disputed archipelago in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius […]

Faroe Islands to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The Faroe Islands plans to open an office for diplomatic representation in Jerusalem and intends to recognize the city as the capital of Israel despite objections from Denmark, according to the Danish-language newspaper Politiken. The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, but is a part of Denmark. Copenhagen has […]

Large waterspout filmed near Elaphite Islands in Croatia

   As Morski writes on the 9th of November, 2019, some dramatic footage taken of a large waterspout has emerged from the beautiful Elaphite (Elafiti) islands close to the City of Dubrovnik. A Morski reader from the island of Lopud, one of the islands in question, recorded it and claims that it was the largest […]

Solomon Islands breaks official ties with Taiwan

The Solomon Islands’ government has cut official ties with Taiwan in a new blow to President Tsai Ing-wen, who is seeking re-election in January amid rising tension with China. Taiwan now has formal relations with only 16 countries worldwide, but China claims Taiwan as its territory and says it has no right to formal […]

WWII Submarine, USS Grunion (SS-216) Discovered off of Aleutian Islands

submarinememorial.org Fourth WWII US Submarine Discovery Continues Lost 52 Projects Mission of Honoring Sailors by Lost 52 Projects Mission NEW YORK, July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The bow of WWII Submarine USS Grunion (SS-216) has been discovered in 2700 feet of water off the Aleutian Islands, Alaska by a team pioneering robotic ocean exploration. The ongoing WWII submarine discoveries lead […]

As The Ocean Waters Rise, So Do The Islands Of Garbage

But there is a geography of imperialism to trash. This is something that twelve-year-old Aeshnina Azzahra knows. Her three questions are sharp and clear – why does the West export its trash to the poorer nations? It is not precise to say that ‘humans’ produce trash. Certain humans produce more trash than others. The United […]

Yet another very strong earthquake (magnitude 6.3) hits the Kermadec Islands – 5th in 6 days, 6th for region

   Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 6.3 Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown GMT/UTC Time : 2019-06-21 08:37:16 Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km Source Article from https://www.sott.net/article/415385-Yet-another-very-strong-earthquake-magnitude-6-3-hits-the-Kermadec-Islands-5th-in-6-days-6th-for-region Related Posts London fog: NATO strong, or empire in crisis? US President Donald Trump is playing the summit off as “great progress,” singling out the […]

US Military to Use Galapagos Islands as an Imperial Airstrip in New Deal with Ecuador

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams Waking Times The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an […]

Air Strip One: UK suffers humiliating defeat in UN over theft of Chagos Islands

IMAGE: Britain’s Ambassador to the UN, Karen Pierce, left in the lurch by near unanimous resolution. Back in 1967, the United Kingdom made the decision that was going to take Chagos Islands away from its indigenous inhabitants in order to give the United States yet another military base. To do this, Britain had to forcibly […]

UK suffers crushing defeat in UN vote over its occupation of Chagos Islands

   The United Nations general assembly has overwhelmingly backed a motion condemning Britain’s occupation of the remote Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean. The 116-6 vote left the UK diplomatically isolated and was also a measure of severely diminished US clout on the world stage. Washington had campaigned vigorously at the UN and directly in […]

SUNDAY SCREENING: ‘Stealing a Nation: Theft of the Chagos Islands’ (2014)

Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE. This film was written and directed by filmmaker John Pilger, and it chronicles the initial legal battle by the expelled residents of the Chagos Islands Archipelago, chiefly from the island of Diego Garcia, who forcibly removed by the British government between 1967 and 1973 […]

Earthquake: 6.2 quake strikes near Taro, Solomon Islands

     A deep magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported Friday evening 22 miles from Taro, Solomon Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:51 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 221.8 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 73 miles from Arawa, Papua New Guinea. In the last 10 days, […]

51 whales dead in another New Zealand stranding – this time on the Chatham Islands

     More than 50 pilot whales have died after beaching in New Zealand’s Chatham Islands, only days after a massive stranding in the country’s south. As many as 90 of the stranding-prone species came ashore near the township of Owenga overnight, with about 40 refloating themselves, New Zealand’s Department of Conservation said on Friday. Only […]

Volcano Ebeko on Kuril Islands, Russia spews ash 2.8 miles

     The volcano Ebeko on Paramushir Island, in Russia’s Kuril Islands archipelago, spewed out a column of ash to a height of 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles), the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s department in the Far Eastern Sakhalin Region said in a statement on Sunday. “On November 4, the emergencies control center of […]

US warships sail near disputed South China Sea islands – report

USS ‘Higgins,’ an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and USS ‘Antietam,’ a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, came within 12 nautical miles of the islands, two US officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The ships reportedly carried out maneuvers near Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody Islands in the Paracels. Beijing has been building artificial islands and deploying […]

Marshall Islands 1st country to launch own cryptocurrency as legal tender

The small Pacific Island nation passed the Sovereign Currency Act to create the ‘sovereign’, or SOV on Monday, following days of debate. The cryptocurrency will have equal status with the US dollar and, unlike many cryptocurrencies, users will have to reveal their identity in order to use SOV. “This is a historic moment […]

Russia Holds Military Drills on Disputed Islands Claimed by Japan

(ANTIMEDIA) — Russia is accelerating a military buildup on a chain of islands claimed by Japan, Bloomberg reports. Tokyo lodged a formal protest after 2,000 Russian troops held military exercises over a week ago on the four islands, called the Southern Kurils in Russia and the Northern territories in Japan. The Kurils make up part […]

Bones of contention: Human skulls as art dig up Canary Islands controversy (VIDEO)

Arranged as a burial mound or ‘tumulus’, the exact origins of the bones are unclear, but according to local reports may have belonged to indigenous Canarians.  The piece, titled ‘Threshold 2017’, is on display at the Atlantic Museum of Modern Art (CAAM) in the city of Las Palmas, Canary Islands.  Artist Teresa Correa says that the sculpture […]

Shallow 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits off Tonga Islands

     The large quake struck at 12am local time (12pm UK time) around 100km south east of the village of Pangai. There were no immediate reports of damage from the quake on Wednesday. The quake struck 206km east northeast of the Tonga capital and was a shallow 14 km deep, the US Geological Survey (USGS) […]

A Tale Of Two Islands

Above Photo: From frontline.in Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us breakthrough. One island, a poor socialist state with infrastructure in grave need of modernisation, has slowly emerged out of the chaos caused by a hurricane’s wrath, while the […]

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