Fusitu’a on climate and gender

Lord Fusitu’a speaking about women’s vulnerabilities in relation to climate change and migration at the 2016 Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: AFPPD. Many areas in South East Asia and in the Pacific also, women are responsible for farming.  The impacts of climate change and migration make farming much more […]

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Noble from the north

Lord Fusitu’a, Noble MP for the Niua Islands representing Tonga at the 2016 Bangkok conference for the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development. The theme was UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 of gender equality and empowering women. Photograph: Fusitu’a. Sitiveni Halapua made a comeback in regional media.  Severed from national politics in 2014 […]

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Why Ghettoising Brown People is so wrong

Aaradhna. Photograph: Alfitude. It speaks on many things.  It speaks on racism and being placed in a box.  For me, I feel like if I was to accept this, I feel like I’m not being truthful in my song.  It feels like I’ve been placed in the category of brown people.  That’s what it feels […]

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Tonga is not Gangsta Parad-ICE

Sione Ngaue, a deportee to Tonga, who in America was a Crips gang member and drug dealer. Photograph: Wall, Ensor, and White. There is something mentally addictive and chronically wrong with this recurring narrative complete with pictures.  Two white men – that’s two journalists, Tony Wall and Blair Ensor – plunge into Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa […]

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