Guam’s Push for Independence
While all eyes have been on the war of words between America and North Korea, the tiny pacific island of Guam has been stuck in the middle.
Residents on the US territory, known as Guahan to its indigenous people, are American citizens, but they’re not allowed to vote in presidential elections, nor does their delegate to Congress have voting power in the House of Representatives.
So while Washington and Pyongyang have been sabre rattling, Guamanians have been discussing the future of the island’s political status.
President of the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice and member of the Guam Decolonization Commission, Lisa Natividad, spoke from Guam to 2ser’s Jason Fallow about the North Korea tensions, and the island’s push for independence.