Support for the Kanak trigger, a “window of political opportunity” for West Indian separatists | EUROtoday

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Jean-Victor Castor, deputy (Democratic and Republican Left) from Guyana speaks at the National Assembly, in Paris, May 14, 2024.

“Let our Kanak brothers, so far away, so close, know that we are there, with them” : it’s with these phrases that Fabien Canavy, secretary common of the Movement for Decolonization and Social Emancipation (MDES), launched, Wednesday May 22, a webinar organized collectively by this Guyanese independence get together and by the Union of Guyanese Workers , a union near the General Confederation of Labor (CGT). Throughout this three-hour assembly, broadcast reside on social networks, a number of audio system spoke by videoconference: Dominique Fochi, secretary common of the Caledonian Union, but additionally the 2 Guyanese deputies, Jean-Victor Castor and Davy Rimane, in addition to a number of Martinican and Guadeloupean representatives of native independence organizations.

“We have, before us, a colonial state. Our countries have never been decolonized », castigates Mr. Castor, who sits, like Mr. Rimane, within the Democratic and Republican Left group in the National Assembly. According to this MDES elected official, Guyanese and West Indian activists have “lots of lessons to be learned” of the perspective of the French authorities in New Caledonia. Francis Carole, opposition territorial councilor within the Martinique Assembly and determine within the native independence motion, denounces a authorities technique aimed toward “further marginalize the indigenous people of Kanaky and complete settlement colonization”.

But within the Antilles and Guyana, hostility to the coverage pursued by the federal government on the Caillou isn’t the prerogative of independence circles. Sunday May 19, the presidents of the native authorities of Guyana and Martinique, Gabriel Serville and Serge Letchimy, the president of the area of Reunion, Huguette Bello, and the president of the departmental council of Guadeloupe, Guy Losbar, challenged the manager in an open letter.

“We, elected officials from overseas, solemnly ask the government for the immediate withdrawal of the constitutional reform bill aimed at changing the electorate for the elections in New Caledonia-Kanaky”, wrote the 4 left-wing abroad presidents in a textual content additionally signed by Caledonian senator Robert Xowie in addition to by round twenty parliamentarians from Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin, Reunion and Polynesia. Denouncing a “betrayal of the spirit and letter of the Matignon and Nouméa agreements”the signatories name for “resumption of a peaceful dialogue with all stakeholders”.

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