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French Polynesia:

French Polynesia: Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 Reviews of American Sāmoa, Cook  number of representatives of the ter- Islands, Hawai‘i, Norfolk Island, ritory in the Paris National Assembly Sāmoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and  and Senate and to create term limits Wallis and Futuna are not included in for the president of French Polynesia this issue. and the mayors of municipalities. These proposals met with protests across the local political spectrum The period under review was one of (otr, 26 June, 7 July 2018). mixed messages. On one hand, French Even more controversial was Polynesia’s reconnection with the rest the clause recognizing the effects of of Oceania is accelerating, symbolized nuclear testing that was to be inserted by an important business proposal into the updated organic law of with shareholders from other Polyne- French Polynesia. After first recogniz- sian countries. On the other hand, the ing the territory’s “contributions to French state’s repressive colonial poli- nuclear deterrence and defense of the cies continue unabatedly: Just as an nation,” the clause then states that old act of arbitrary colonial injustice compensation by the French state for from the 1950s was finally revised, irradiation victims will be defined new acts were committed, with the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 Reviews of American Sāmoa, Cook  number of representatives of the ter- Islands, Hawai‘i, Norfolk Island, ritory in the Paris National Assembly Sāmoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and  and Senate and to create term limits Wallis and Futuna are not included in for the president of French Polynesia this issue. and the mayors of municipalities. These proposals met with protests across the local political spectrum The period under review was one of (otr, 26 June, 7 July 2018). mixed messages. On one hand, French Even more controversial was Polynesia’s reconnection with the rest the clause recognizing the effects of of Oceania is accelerating, symbolized nuclear testing that was to be inserted by an important business proposal into the updated organic law of with shareholders from other Polyne- French Polynesia. After first recogniz- sian countries. On the other hand, the ing the territory’s “contributions to French state’s repressive colonial poli- nuclear deterrence and defense of the cies continue unabatedly: Just as an nation,” the clause then states that old act of arbitrary colonial injustice compensation by the French state for from the 1950s was finally revised, irradiation victims will be defined new acts were committed, with the

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 1, 2020

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