French president is considering imposing a state of emergency in the territory of New Caledonia

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Reminder that colonialism is still alive and well.


I thought, "New Caledonia, I wonder how close to the French coast it is..." It's closer to Australia and no where near France. That island should have had it's independence long ago.


There have been decades of tensions on the archipelago between Indigenous Kanaks seeking independence and descendants of colonizers who want to remain part of France. [...] The unrest started on Monday with a protest over France’s efforts to expand voter lists that would benefit pro-France politicians on New Caledonia and further marginalize the Kanak people, who once suffered from strict segregation policies and widespread discrimination.