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Falkland Islands appeal to the humanity of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization

Thursday, June 24th 2021 - 14:45 UTC
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Today the Falkland Islands made a heartfelt and very human entreaty to the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24). Chair of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Mark Pollard and Deputy Chair MLA Leona Roberts both stood before members of the committee and each delivered an ardent and sincere speech, which spoke of their personal histories as well as their hopes for the future of their children and the Falkland Islands as a whole. Read full article

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  • Liberato

    Natural migration and organic growth????. Is she talking about the penguins?.

    Jun 24th, 2021 - 11:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • border rover

    No Liberato she' s talking about the people who live there and their families who came before them. Decent, hard working people who have built a close- knit community. Contrast their history with that of their nearest neighbour. As immigrants the Argentines systematically set about taking the lands of the indigenous people and not only that , they wiped out large numbers of those people - The Campaign of the Desert - still a glorious public holiday in Bahia Blanca I believe ? They built a society that despite stealing all the land from the indigenous owners has consistently failed to realise the enormous natural wealth of ehat country. It lurches from one economic crisis to another and repeatldly reneges on its debts. Then of course we have a recent history of ruthlessly disposing of its own citizens should they question the wisdom of those in power.

    Small wonder that the Islanders do not trust their neighbour and have no desire whatsoever to become part of La Republica Argentina. So, Liberato, why don't you leave the Islanders and the penguins to live their lives in peace and liberty and put your energies into making Argentina a country to be admired ?

    Jun 25th, 2021 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    Argentina could be a very good country. It has a vast territory, stretching over several climate zones, lots of resources, a long coastline in the east, mountains in the west. It has only 16 inhabitants/km2, so there room for more people. But they have had so many disastrous governments, both military and civilian. The only thing a government can use to unite the people is the “Malvinas Cause”. Galtieris hated junta made itseltf popular overnight by invading the islands. And the democratically elected governments since then have shown no remorse. It is a tragic story all together,

    Jun 25th, 2021 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberato

    Border Rover, The governor, the judges, the lawers, the teachers, the chief of fire department, the military, the senior magistrate, the janitory, the nurses, the doctors, are composed by people imported from Britain, in the other side of the planet. Without mention that their bank, supermarket, fishing companies, their land owner, who sell them cars, who pays their salaries, etc, is in the hand of the feudal company FIC, based in London.
    So, are you kidding me? What natural people are you talking about?.
    Why Islander were so afraid of having an argentine company buying shares of the feudal FIC?. Arent shares in the stockmarket free to anybody with money?.

    Swede, your comparisons are always dummys. You assume that becouse Argentina is big it shouldnt botter to have britain taking some of it. My response goes in the same way. The UK is a good country. It is located in Europe, in the center of the world. One of the richest nation on earth. So why do they want the Antartic, Malvinas, their dependencies and all the maritimate surroundings?. Arent they big enough?.

    The “Malvinas Cause” started with the first protest made in 1833 for the invasion of our territory and i doubt it was used for unity purposes taking in account that particular time of my nation.

    Jun 25th, 2021 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    Liberato: “in 1833 for the invasion of our territory”. In 1833 Argentina was much smaller. The southern part of the country was not even in Argentine hands at that time. It was taken from indigenous peoples in the later half of the 19th century. The so called Conquista del desierto was not finished until 1884. So, the Mapuche could really talk about an “invasion of our territory”. Thousands of people were killed or displaced. So, the eviction of a small garrison from the Falklands is really nothing compared with that.

    Jun 26th, 2021 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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