• Marshall Islands Poet’s Plea to the UN Climate Summit

    On Tuesday, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands read a poem to world leaders, written as a letter to her child. "Even though there are those hidden behind platinum titles who like to pretend that we don’t exist," she writes, "that the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Maldives and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and floods of Pakistan, Algeria, and Colombia and all the hurricanes, earthquakes, and tidalwaves didn’t exist. Still there are those who see us hands reaching out." Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: https://www.freespeech.org/collection/democracy-now

    published: 26 Sep 2014
  • Drone flyover of freshwater reservoirs on Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

    A drone video provided to The WorldPost by the Majuro Water and Sewer Company shows the seven freshwater reservoirs near Majuro's international airport. The airport's runway is the catchment area that fills these reservoirs: rain falls on the tarmac and is funneled to pipes underground, then pumped into the holding pools. During intense drought, when little rain falls, these reservoirs can become dangerously depleted Subscribe to The World Post: http://www.youtube.com/user/worldpostvideo?sub_confirmation=1 Get More WorldPost! Read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/theworldpost/ Tweet: https://twitter.com/theworldpost Like: https://www.facebook.com/theworldpost

    published: 22 Dec 2015
  • Marshall Islands and Climate Change

    Dr. John D. Harper, FGSA,FGAC, PGeol., former director of the Geological Survey of Canada, discusses whether or not the Marshall Islands are sinking due to sea level rise from global warming, or if it is a matter of erosion of these tiny islands by the forces of the sea. He notes that other geologic and ocean factors affect the rise or fall of land. These are unrelated to human effects on climate. He points out that Prince Edward Island may be affected by sea level rise at some point, though much of the land in the region is still rising due to post-glacial rebound from the melting of massive glacial ice, thousands of years ago.

    published: 18 Apr 2016
  • A Day Sailing on Kwajalein 4K

    Finally had a spare moment to make this! Great relaxing sail up to Bigej, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI. The sailboat is the Windwalker. Amazing opportunity to sail on her. Planning to post more of my drone footage from before the island ban happened. I plan to do more of Ebeye and more boat trips in the future as well. Like, comment, share and subscribe if you want more. Here's to making memories and capturing the moment. As always filmed with the DJI Phantom 4 and GoPro 5 on Final Cut Pro.

    published: 09 Oct 2017
  • Smile A Day - Marshall Islands Year

    My other project: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202025971168781&set=a.1961952986439.54831.1771279705&type=3&theater My name is Haejee Park, a recent college grad from South Korea. I have spent the past year volunteering in the Republic of Marshall Islands in order to give back to the community of global society after my 12 years of privileged education life. This was made as an appreciation for my amazing experience in this beautiful country. It is really hard for me to describe what this video encompasses. So, I put it all in the video. The Marshall Islands are located in the central Pacific Ocean with their tropical paradise, outer islands, in the beautiful coral fields. Bikini Atoll, one of the outer islands, was a victim of U.S. Nuclear Bomb experiment, and still suffe...

    published: 15 Jul 2016
  • Bike Ride thru Kwajalein Atoll Marshall Islands Emon Beach on the Way to Snorkel

    Just a quick cruise to Emon beach. Never planned on making these to post to YouTube, but thought people moving to Kwaj might want to see what it's like. Footage taken August 15, 2016.

    published: 20 Jan 2017
  • Marshall Islands

    The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Marshallese: Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ), is an island country located in the northern Pacific Ocean. Geographically, the country is part of the larger island group of Micronesia, with the population of 68,480 people spread out over 24 low-lying coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets. The islands share maritime boundaries with the Federated States of Micronesia to the west, Wake Island to the north, Kiribati to the south-east, and Nauru to the south. The most populous atoll is Majuro, which also acts as the capital. Micronesian colonists gradually settled the Marshall Islands during the 2nd millennium BC, with inter-island navigation made possible using traditional stick charts. Islands in the archipel...

    published: 25 Jul 2014
  • Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaking at the UN Climate Leaders Summit in 2014

    Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaks on behalf of civil society during the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Leaders Summit in New York City. Check out this high-quality version of Kathy's poem with footage of climate action around the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJuRjy9k7GA Kathy performed a new poem entitled "Dear Matafele Peinem", written to her daughter. The poem received a standing ovation. Kathy is also a teacher, journalist and founder of the environmental NGO, Jo-jikum.

    published: 23 Sep 2014
  • Climate change in the Marshall Islands

    published: 04 Mar 2014
  • Operation Crossroads Nuclear Bomb Test (1946)

    Operation Crossroads was a series of two nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in July 1945, and the first detonations of nuclear devices since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The purpose of the tests was to investigate the effect of nuclear weapons on warships. The Crossroads tests were the first of many nuclear tests held in the Marshall Islands, and the first to be publicly announced beforehand and observed by an invited audience, including a large press corps. They were conducted by Joint Army/Navy Task Force One, headed by Vice Admiral William H. P. Blandy, rather than by the Manhattan Project, which had developed nuclear weapons during World War II. A fleet of 95 target...

    published: 11 Jun 2015
  • 44th Pacific Islands Forum Wraps Up In The Marshall Islands

    The 44th Pacific Islands Forum officially wrapped up in Majuro last week with development partners pouring in funds for climate change action and regional programs. At the end of the Post Forum Dialogue meeting between development partners, the United States, which flew in a delegation headed by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel, announced its new Pacific American Climate Fund. Mainland China's special envoy made an announcement that in addition to the $32.6 million dollar International Cooperation Project for clean energy, China will provide addition assistance to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, the Pacific Islands Trade & Invest, and to the Pacific Regional Environment Program. In addition to the two big developed nations, Papua New Guinea through Prime Minister Peter O'Neil...

    published: 11 Sep 2013
  • Hillary Clinton Arrives In Rarotonga For 2012 Pacific Islands Post-Forum Dialogue.

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in the South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands for the Pacific Islands Forum. United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived at the New Zealand High Commission for a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister John Key. Ahead of the meeting with Key Clinton told leaders in a meeting following the Pacific Islands Forum, that America was proud of its historical ties to the region. She spoke of the United States' renewed focus in the Pacific and said they were happy to work with other donor nations, including China. "I think, after all, the Pacific is big enough for all of us." Clinton leads the most high-powered US delegation to even attend the forum. This afternoon she will announce $US32 million of new aid programmes in the...

    published: 31 Aug 2012
  • UN Climate Summit Poem "Dear Matafele Peinem"

    On 23 September 2014, 26 year old poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, addressed the Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit. Kathy was selected from among over 500 civil society candidates in an open, global nomination process conducted by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service. Kathy performed a new poem entitled "Dear Matafele Peinem", written to her daughter. The poem received a standing ovation. Kathy is also a teacher, journalist and founder of the environmental NGO, Jo-jikum. Credits: "Dear Matafele Peinem” Poem and performance by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner Creative-Innovation Agency: The Global Brain Director / Producer: Natalia Vega-Berry Executive Producer: Michael Tracy Director Visual: Natalia Vega-Berry Co-Directors: Jenna Pool / David...

    published: 23 Sep 2014
  • Marshal Islands Aerial tour | Best Island trip at Oceania | Unforgettable travel destination

    The Marshall Islands are a sprawling chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines. In the northwest, Bikini Atoll’s largely undisturbed waters, used as a ship graveyard after World War II, are now a popular wreck dive site. Near Majuro Atoll, which holds the islands' capital and largest settlement, the coral reef at Kalalin Pass teems with marine life. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands have been home to the US Army Post Kwajal...

    published: 26 Mar 2017
  • Marshall Islands - South Pacific Forum

    T/I 10:06:00 South Pacific leaders on Wednesday (4/9) agreed to renew dialogue with France after suspending it last year in protest at France's nuclear testing program, which ended in January. SHOWS: MARSHALL ISLANDS, 4 SEPTEMBER 1996 Aerial of Marshall Islands; Pan from ocean to road; Local residents; PAN of resort, where conference is being held; Delegates along corridor; Press conference: SOT Sir Julius Chan, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, (in English): "We've lifted the suspension and France is now a post forum dialogue partner, and if it feels that admitting is right, subject to foreign ministers, it will happen; (q: SO THIS COULD HAPPEN THIS YEAR?) It could happen tomorrow." SOT Australian Prime Minister John Howard "Australia supports the United States a...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Marshall Islands Poet to U.N. Climate Summit: At 2 Degrees, My Islands Will Already Be Under Water

    http://democracynow.org - Among the poets from around the world who came to the U.N. climate summit in Morocco to highlight the impacts of climate change and inspire climate action was Marshall Islands poet and climate activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. She reads her poem, "Two Degrees." Climatologists say that the best-case scenario of immediate and dramatic curbs on carbon emissions is that planetary surface temperatures will increase by at least 2 degrees Celsius in the coming decades. "At a climate change conference, a colleague tells me 2 degrees is just a benchmark for climate negotiations. I tell him 2 degrees is a gamble," says Jetnil-Kijiner. "At 2 degrees, my islands, the Marshall Islands, is already under water. This is why our leaders push for 1.5." Democracy Now! is an independe...

    published: 02 Mar 2017
  • Deadly Nuclear Tests on US Troops & Civilians Span Decades

    Abby Martin documents the disturbing 30 year history of the US government testing nuclear bombs on hundreds of thousands of unwitting soldiers and civilians on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands and the Arizona desert. The diabolical program caused widespread nuclear fallout and radiation poisoning, killing countless innocent people. WATCH the full episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRMT1eozxPg FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Anahedron

    published: 31 May 2016
  • Nuclear Waste: A Play of Protest (2016 post)

    published: 01 May 2016
  • Government Fraud Investigation Expanded In The Marshall Islands - VIDEO

    By Rolynda Jonathan The Marshall Islands Auditor General's office has expanded its fraud investigations with the newly established Investigations Division. Since establishing the new division, thirteen complaints have been filed alleging theft and fraud within the government. Auditor General Junior Patrick says the office has received a number of complaints and allegations via the fraud hotline, emails, phone calls and even walk-in visits. Complaints received ranges from allegations of embezzlement, unethical conduct by public officials, abuse of power and lack of compliance with procurement policy and grant agreements. With a single investigator working under the new division, additional staff is needed to meet the demands of investigations and response to complaints and reports. Desp...

    published: 14 Feb 2013
  • Did Amelia Earhart Survive Crash?

    New evidence may finally put the mystery of Amelia Earhart to rest. Cenk Uygur, Brett Erlich, and Grace Baldridge, the hosts of The Young Turks, break down the photo. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://tytnetwork.com/join/ “A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands. The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. The discovery is featured in a new History channel special, "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," that airs Sunday. Independent analysts told History the photo appears legitimate and undoctored. Shaw...

    published: 06 Jul 2017
  • Annung - Youth to Youth - 1995

    Tale of a little beach bird that overcomes the bombasity of the King of the Birds. Performed beachside in Majuro, Marshall Islands, 1995. In Marshallese.

    published: 17 May 2016
  • Liquid Fixation

    Adventures in the Marshall Islands through the end of 2016. Music: The Funeral by Band of Horses The Funeral (Remix) by Sound Remedy

    published: 18 Jan 2017
  • TalkingStickTV - Holly Barker - U.S. Nuclear Testing on the Marshallese

    Interview with Holly Barker author of "Bravo for the Marshallese: Regaining Control in a Post-Nuclear, Post-Colonial World". Unfortunately the camera is partially blocked by the mic stand.

    published: 25 Mar 2011
  • Diplomatic Spat Heats Up Leader's Forum In Majuro

    The Republic of China-Taiwan is expected to reprimand the Marshall Islands following what is being described as a "diplomatic embarrassment" during the Post Forum Dialogue meeting in Majuro last week. On September 6th, a senior Taiwanese diplomat was escorted out of the meeting venue at the insistence of the People's Republic of China (mainland China) officials, before the start of the dialogue between donor and forum island countries. The diplomatic spat was earlier sparked by Mainland China when its deputy director of climate change Dr Li Gao refused to attend the High Level Panel of Climate Change Experts because the meeting was held at the International Conference Center, a Taiwan built and funded building. China further asked the Forum Secretariat to have the host country take do...

    published: 11 Sep 2013
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Marshall Islands Poet’s Plea to the UN Climate Summit

Marshall Islands Poet’s Plea to the UN Climate Summit

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On Tuesday, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands read a poem to world leaders, written as a letter to her child. "Even though there are those hidden behind platinum titles who like to pretend that we don’t exist," she writes, "that the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Maldives and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and floods of Pakistan, Algeria, and Colombia and all the hurricanes, earthquakes, and tidalwaves didn’t exist. Still there are those who see us hands reaching out." Full episodes of Democracy Now! can be viewed at the link: https://www.freespeech.org/collection/democracy-now
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Drone flyover of freshwater reservoirs on Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

Drone flyover of freshwater reservoirs on Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

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A drone video provided to The WorldPost by the Majuro Water and Sewer Company shows the seven freshwater reservoirs near Majuro's international airport. The airport's runway is the catchment area that fills these reservoirs: rain falls on the tarmac and is funneled to pipes underground, then pumped into the holding pools. During intense drought, when little rain falls, these reservoirs can become dangerously depleted Subscribe to The World Post: http://www.youtube.com/user/worldpostvideo?sub_confirmation=1 Get More WorldPost! Read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/theworldpost/ Tweet: https://twitter.com/theworldpost Like: https://www.facebook.com/theworldpost
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Marshall Islands and Climate Change

Marshall Islands and Climate Change

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Dr. John D. Harper, FGSA,FGAC, PGeol., former director of the Geological Survey of Canada, discusses whether or not the Marshall Islands are sinking due to sea level rise from global warming, or if it is a matter of erosion of these tiny islands by the forces of the sea. He notes that other geologic and ocean factors affect the rise or fall of land. These are unrelated to human effects on climate. He points out that Prince Edward Island may be affected by sea level rise at some point, though much of the land in the region is still rising due to post-glacial rebound from the melting of massive glacial ice, thousands of years ago.
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A Day Sailing on Kwajalein 4K

A Day Sailing on Kwajalein 4K

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Finally had a spare moment to make this! Great relaxing sail up to Bigej, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI. The sailboat is the Windwalker. Amazing opportunity to sail on her. Planning to post more of my drone footage from before the island ban happened. I plan to do more of Ebeye and more boat trips in the future as well. Like, comment, share and subscribe if you want more. Here's to making memories and capturing the moment. As always filmed with the DJI Phantom 4 and GoPro 5 on Final Cut Pro.
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Smile A Day - Marshall Islands Year

Smile A Day - Marshall Islands Year

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  • Updated: 15 Jul 2016
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My other project: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202025971168781&set=a.1961952986439.54831.1771279705&type=3&theater My name is Haejee Park, a recent college grad from South Korea. I have spent the past year volunteering in the Republic of Marshall Islands in order to give back to the community of global society after my 12 years of privileged education life. This was made as an appreciation for my amazing experience in this beautiful country. It is really hard for me to describe what this video encompasses. So, I put it all in the video. The Marshall Islands are located in the central Pacific Ocean with their tropical paradise, outer islands, in the beautiful coral fields. Bikini Atoll, one of the outer islands, was a victim of U.S. Nuclear Bomb experiment, and still suffers from its remaining hazards to this day. There are about 53,000 people in this country, and they all face a future of water level elevation that will sink the entire country in 20 years caused by the global warming. But, I realized that happiness is all around, only waiting for us to realize ourselves. It did not take much. Just one smile a day.
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Bike Ride thru Kwajalein Atoll Marshall Islands Emon Beach on the Way to Snorkel

Bike Ride thru Kwajalein Atoll Marshall Islands Emon Beach on the Way to Snorkel

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Just a quick cruise to Emon beach. Never planned on making these to post to YouTube, but thought people moving to Kwaj might want to see what it's like. Footage taken August 15, 2016.
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Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands

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The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Marshallese: Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ), is an island country located in the northern Pacific Ocean. Geographically, the country is part of the larger island group of Micronesia, with the population of 68,480 people spread out over 24 low-lying coral atolls, comprising 1,156 individual islands and islets. The islands share maritime boundaries with the Federated States of Micronesia to the west, Wake Island to the north, Kiribati to the south-east, and Nauru to the south. The most populous atoll is Majuro, which also acts as the capital. Micronesian colonists gradually settled the Marshall Islands during the 2nd millennium BC, with inter-island navigation made possible using traditional stick charts. Islands in the archipelago were first explored by Europeans in the 1520s, with Spanish explorer Alonso de Salazar sighting an atoll in August 1526. Other expeditions by Spanish and English ships followed, with the islands' current name stemming from British explorer John Marshall (1788). This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaking at the UN Climate Leaders Summit in 2014

Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaking at the UN Climate Leaders Summit in 2014

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Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaks on behalf of civil society during the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Leaders Summit in New York City. Check out this high-quality version of Kathy's poem with footage of climate action around the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJuRjy9k7GA Kathy performed a new poem entitled "Dear Matafele Peinem", written to her daughter. The poem received a standing ovation. Kathy is also a teacher, journalist and founder of the environmental NGO, Jo-jikum.
https://wn.com/Marshallese_Poet_Kathy_Jetnil_Kijiner_Speaking_At_The_Un_Climate_Leaders_Summit_In_2014
Climate change in the Marshall Islands

Climate change in the Marshall Islands

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Operation Crossroads Nuclear Bomb Test (1946)

Operation Crossroads Nuclear Bomb Test (1946)

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Operation Crossroads was a series of two nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in July 1945, and the first detonations of nuclear devices since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The purpose of the tests was to investigate the effect of nuclear weapons on warships. The Crossroads tests were the first of many nuclear tests held in the Marshall Islands, and the first to be publicly announced beforehand and observed by an invited audience, including a large press corps. They were conducted by Joint Army/Navy Task Force One, headed by Vice Admiral William H. P. Blandy, rather than by the Manhattan Project, which had developed nuclear weapons during World War II. A fleet of 95 target ships was assembled in Bikini Lagoon and hit with two detonations of Fat Man plutonium implosion-type nuclear weapons of the kind dropped on Nagasaki, each with a yield of 23 kilotons of TNT (96 TJ). The first test was Able. The bomb, named Gilda after Rita Hayworth's character in the 1946 eponymous film, was dropped from the B-29 Superfortress Dave's Dream of the 509th Bombardment Group on July 1, 1946, and detonated 520 feet (158 m) above the target fleet. It caused less than the expected amount of ship damage because it missed its aim point by 2,130 feet (649 m). The second test was Baker. The bomb, known as Helen of Bikini, was detonated 90 feet (27 m) underwater on July 25, 1946. Radioactive sea spray caused extensive contamination. A third deep water test, Charlie, planned for 1947, was canceled primarily because of the United States Navy's inability to decontaminate the target ships after the Baker test. Ultimately, only nine target ships were able to be scrapped rather than scuttled. Charlie was rescheduled as Operation Wigwam, a deep water shot conducted in 1955 off the California coast. Bikini's native residents agreed to evacuate the island, with most moving to the Rongerik Atoll. Later, in the 1950s, a series of large thermonuclear tests rendered Bikini unfit for subsistence farming and fishing. Because of radioactive contamination, Bikini remains uninhabited as of 2013, though it is occasionally visited by sport divers. Although planners attempted to protect participants in the Operation Crossroads tests against radiation sickness, one study showed that the life expectancy of participants was reduced by an average of three months. The Baker test's radioactive contamination of all the target ships was the first case of immediate, concentrated radioactive fallout from a nuclear explosion. Chemist Glenn T. Seaborg, the longest-serving chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, called Baker "the world's first nuclear disaster."
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44th Pacific Islands Forum Wraps Up In The Marshall Islands

44th Pacific Islands Forum Wraps Up In The Marshall Islands

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The 44th Pacific Islands Forum officially wrapped up in Majuro last week with development partners pouring in funds for climate change action and regional programs. At the end of the Post Forum Dialogue meeting between development partners, the United States, which flew in a delegation headed by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel, announced its new Pacific American Climate Fund. Mainland China's special envoy made an announcement that in addition to the $32.6 million dollar International Cooperation Project for clean energy, China will provide addition assistance to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, the Pacific Islands Trade & Invest, and to the Pacific Regional Environment Program. In addition to the two big developed nations, Papua New Guinea through Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced a special regional assistance program with various island nations. O'Neill announced a $1 million dollar grant assistance to help the Marshall Islands with Forum costs as well as to respond to the drought disaster in the northern parts and the recent flooding in Majuro. The Post Forum Dialogue concluded on September 6th wrapping up this year's Forum.
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Hillary Clinton Arrives In Rarotonga For 2012 Pacific Islands Post-Forum Dialogue.

Hillary Clinton Arrives In Rarotonga For 2012 Pacific Islands Post-Forum Dialogue.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in the South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands for the Pacific Islands Forum. United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived at the New Zealand High Commission for a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister John Key. Ahead of the meeting with Key Clinton told leaders in a meeting following the Pacific Islands Forum, that America was proud of its historical ties to the region. She spoke of the United States' renewed focus in the Pacific and said they were happy to work with other donor nations, including China. "I think, after all, the Pacific is big enough for all of us." Clinton leads the most high-powered US delegation to even attend the forum. This afternoon she will announce $US32 million of new aid programmes in the region. The focus of the new money will be climate change adaptation, renewable energy, fisheries, free trade and women's rights. "The United States is already invested in the Pacific, indeed we are increasing out investment, we will be here with you for the long haul," Clinton said. "How we work with you here in the Pacific is a very strong message to the people of the Pacific and even beyond and I take that very seriously." Media were asked to leave the post-forum meeting before China spoke despite being allowed to sit through speeches by Clinton and the Canadian and Japanese representatives. In a press conference last night Chinese Vice Foreign Minister said China was here to help, not dominate the Pacific. "We are here in this region not to seek any particular influence, still less dominance." Asked whether Clinton's presence was a response to concerns about growing Chinese influence in the region, Cui said we should ask her. "Secretary Clinton is arriving in a short while. You can ask her this question. I'm not her spokesperson." China was not in the Pacific to compete with anybody, he said. Earlier this week Prime Minister John Key raised eyebrows when he said China had "growing tentacles" around the world. Cui said he had met with Key and he was "very friendly". - © Fairfax NZ News Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7593279/Hillary-Clinton-says-Pacific-is-big-enough
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UN Climate Summit  Poem "Dear Matafele Peinem"

UN Climate Summit Poem "Dear Matafele Peinem"

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On 23 September 2014, 26 year old poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, addressed the Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit. Kathy was selected from among over 500 civil society candidates in an open, global nomination process conducted by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service. Kathy performed a new poem entitled "Dear Matafele Peinem", written to her daughter. The poem received a standing ovation. Kathy is also a teacher, journalist and founder of the environmental NGO, Jo-jikum. Credits: "Dear Matafele Peinem” Poem and performance by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner Creative-Innovation Agency: The Global Brain Director / Producer: Natalia Vega-Berry Executive Producer: Michael Tracy Director Visual: Natalia Vega-Berry Co-Directors: Jenna Pool / David Joshua Ford Project Coordinator: Isha Ohja Storyboard: Annabelle Tracy Post Production: Cutters Studios Executive Producer: Elizabeth Krajewski Editor: Steve Bell Assistant Editors: Austin Rauterkus, Cameron Yergler, Casey Swoyer Sound Engineer: Eric Thompson Flame / finish: Moises Tavera Music: Yessian Music: Andrew Knox Music Productions, Inc. Music Title: "Imparting the Atmosphere" Composer: Derek Whitacre Publisher: Alibi Music A special thank you to the many organizations and individuals around the world who contributed visuals for this project, including: 350.org #Action4Climate filmmakers and Connect4Climate.org Adrian Arbib Anglican Alliance Australian Medical Students Association Avaaz Canadian Youth Climate Coalition CGIAR CCAFS Climate Ride Friends of the Earth Europe Get Up! Action for Australia India Echo Channel Jack Niedenthal Kevin Buckland Molly Mazilu Mothers Out Front The Nature Conservancy Press TV UK Project Survival Media Source Project Sven Eberlein The World Bank "A special thank you to the following, who went out of their way to provide invaluable services, support and assistance for this project: Young & Rubicam Cutters Studios
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Marshal Islands Aerial tour | Best Island trip at Oceania | Unforgettable travel destination

Marshal Islands Aerial tour | Best Island trip at Oceania | Unforgettable travel destination

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The Marshall Islands are a sprawling chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines. In the northwest, Bikini Atoll’s largely undisturbed waters, used as a ship graveyard after World War II, are now a popular wreck dive site. Near Majuro Atoll, which holds the islands' capital and largest settlement, the coral reef at Kalalin Pass teems with marine life. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands have been home to the US Army Post Kwajalein (USAKA) since 1964. A number of islands are off-limits to tourism (and even to locals) due to US military presence or the residue of nuclear testing. The Marshall Islands consist of two island chains of 30 atolls and 1,152 islands, of low coral limestone and sand. Bikini and Enewetak are former US nuclear test sites; Kwajalein, the famous World War II battleground, is now used as a US missile test range. You can add your travel video to this playlist for free https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx702ZtL-2slMBSpH9TlNb-Vj3Lnnbi-O
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Marshall Islands - South Pacific Forum

Marshall Islands - South Pacific Forum

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T/I 10:06:00 South Pacific leaders on Wednesday (4/9) agreed to renew dialogue with France after suspending it last year in protest at France's nuclear testing program, which ended in January. SHOWS: MARSHALL ISLANDS, 4 SEPTEMBER 1996 Aerial of Marshall Islands; Pan from ocean to road; Local residents; PAN of resort, where conference is being held; Delegates along corridor; Press conference: SOT Sir Julius Chan, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, (in English): "We've lifted the suspension and France is now a post forum dialogue partner, and if it feels that admitting is right, subject to foreign ministers, it will happen; (q: SO THIS COULD HAPPEN THIS YEAR?) It could happen tomorrow." SOT Australian Prime Minister John Howard "Australia supports the United States action in Iraq, which is in clear breach of UN." SOT New Zealand Prime Minister, Jim Bolger: "Iraq was clearly oppressing the Kurdish people." 2.18 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e098c06d01e3b823aa457a2d8df4d382 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Marshall Islands Poet to U.N. Climate Summit: At 2 Degrees, My Islands Will Already Be Under Water

Marshall Islands Poet to U.N. Climate Summit: At 2 Degrees, My Islands Will Already Be Under Water

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http://democracynow.org - Among the poets from around the world who came to the U.N. climate summit in Morocco to highlight the impacts of climate change and inspire climate action was Marshall Islands poet and climate activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. She reads her poem, "Two Degrees." Climatologists say that the best-case scenario of immediate and dramatic curbs on carbon emissions is that planetary surface temperatures will increase by at least 2 degrees Celsius in the coming decades. "At a climate change conference, a colleague tells me 2 degrees is just a benchmark for climate negotiations. I tell him 2 degrees is a gamble," says Jetnil-Kijiner. "At 2 degrees, my islands, the Marshall Islands, is already under water. This is why our leaders push for 1.5." Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: http://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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Deadly Nuclear Tests on US Troops & Civilians Span Decades

Deadly Nuclear Tests on US Troops & Civilians Span Decades

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Abby Martin documents the disturbing 30 year history of the US government testing nuclear bombs on hundreds of thousands of unwitting soldiers and civilians on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands and the Arizona desert. The diabolical program caused widespread nuclear fallout and radiation poisoning, killing countless innocent people. WATCH the full episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRMT1eozxPg FOLLOW // @EmpireFiles // @AbbyMartin // @telesurenglish LIKE // https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles Music by Anahedron
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Nuclear Waste: A Play of Protest (2016 post)

Nuclear Waste: A Play of Protest (2016 post)

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Government Fraud Investigation Expanded In The Marshall Islands - VIDEO

Government Fraud Investigation Expanded In The Marshall Islands - VIDEO

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By Rolynda Jonathan The Marshall Islands Auditor General's office has expanded its fraud investigations with the newly established Investigations Division. Since establishing the new division, thirteen complaints have been filed alleging theft and fraud within the government. Auditor General Junior Patrick says the office has received a number of complaints and allegations via the fraud hotline, emails, phone calls and even walk-in visits. Complaints received ranges from allegations of embezzlement, unethical conduct by public officials, abuse of power and lack of compliance with procurement policy and grant agreements. With a single investigator working under the new division, additional staff is needed to meet the demands of investigations and response to complaints and reports. Despite the demand, Patrick postponed hiring a new Deputy Investigator due to budget constraints. At the meantime, Patrick is working with the U.S. Department of Interior of the Inspector General to schedule trainings focusing on fraud investigation and auditing for the current staff. Since 2011, several people have been charged in court and convicted of theft foreign grants in the Ministry of Health.
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Did Amelia Earhart Survive Crash?

Did Amelia Earhart Survive Crash?

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New evidence may finally put the mystery of Amelia Earhart to rest. Cenk Uygur, Brett Erlich, and Grace Baldridge, the hosts of The Young Turks, break down the photo. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://tytnetwork.com/join/ “A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands. The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. The discovery is featured in a new History channel special, "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," that airs Sunday. Independent analysts told History the photo appears legitimate and undoctored. Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director for the FBI and an NBC News analyst, has studied the photo and feels confident it shows the famed pilot and her navigator.” Read more here: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/amelia-earhart-may-have-survived-crash-landing-never-seen-photo-n779591 Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Brett Erlich, Grace Baldridge Cast: Cenk Uygur, Brett Erlich, Grace Baldridge *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. http://www.tytnetwork.com/live Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theyoungturks Like The Young Turks on Facebook: http://facebook.com/theyoungturks Follow The Young Turks on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks Buy TYT Merch: http://www.shoptyt.com Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/join/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)
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Annung - Youth to Youth - 1995

Annung - Youth to Youth - 1995

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Tale of a little beach bird that overcomes the bombasity of the King of the Birds. Performed beachside in Majuro, Marshall Islands, 1995. In Marshallese.
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Liquid Fixation

Liquid Fixation

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Adventures in the Marshall Islands through the end of 2016. Music: The Funeral by Band of Horses The Funeral (Remix) by Sound Remedy
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TalkingStickTV - Holly Barker - U.S. Nuclear Testing on the Marshallese

TalkingStickTV - Holly Barker - U.S. Nuclear Testing on the Marshallese

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Interview with Holly Barker author of "Bravo for the Marshallese: Regaining Control in a Post-Nuclear, Post-Colonial World". Unfortunately the camera is partially blocked by the mic stand.
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Diplomatic Spat Heats Up Leader's Forum In Majuro

Diplomatic Spat Heats Up Leader's Forum In Majuro

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The Republic of China-Taiwan is expected to reprimand the Marshall Islands following what is being described as a "diplomatic embarrassment" during the Post Forum Dialogue meeting in Majuro last week. On September 6th, a senior Taiwanese diplomat was escorted out of the meeting venue at the insistence of the People's Republic of China (mainland China) officials, before the start of the dialogue between donor and forum island countries. The diplomatic spat was earlier sparked by Mainland China when its deputy director of climate change Dr Li Gao refused to attend the High Level Panel of Climate Change Experts because the meeting was held at the International Conference Center, a Taiwan built and funded building. China further asked the Forum Secretariat to have the host country take down the Taiwanese flag and cover up the plaque in the lobby, which says the building was a gift from Taiwan to the Marshall Islands. During a press conference with officials, the media inquired about the situation where Marshall Islands Minister-In-Assistance Tony de Brum says, "to be an effective Pacific Islands Forum Chair, we need to work with everybody and that's exactly what were going to do." Later in the day, Taiwan held its dialogue session in a separate venue expressing strong condemnation of the way its diplomat was treated by the Marshall Islands and the Forum Secretariat. Taiwan officials reportedly expressed that there will be consequences for RMI. Source: OTV and PACNEWS
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