Kanak liberation

David Robie joins the Green Left Show to discuss the current revolt in Kanaky/New Caledonia.

Mural of Eloi Machoro

As the New Zealand and Australian media fussed over tourists stranded in Kanaky New Caledonia, Kanaks have been gripped in an existential struggle with a heavyweight European power determined to keep the archipelago firmly under the control of Paris, writes Eugene Doyle.

Kanaks protesting in Paris

Colin Falconer provides invaluable background to the uprising in Kanaky/New Caledonia, over France's latest attempt to derail independence.

"Vote Yes" graffiti on a sign

Rioting broke out in New Caledonia’s capital Noumea this week, following weeks of peaceful protest against a constitutional vote taken in Paris which will undo provisions in the 1998 Noumea Accord. Nicole George looks at how the situation has spiralled.

John Garcia, a passionate and sincere person, spent much of his life fighting for rights for First Nations peoples and refugees. Robynne Murphy, his friend and comrade, writes about his life.