“Freedom, equality brotherhood”, advocate always these values, but sooner or later you will see identity problem raising its head. Where is the brotherhood? Why haven’t we ever known it, precisely, because France has never understood identity problem.”
Aimé Cesaire, Negro I am, negro I will stay, Albin Michel, 2005, p.37
Polynesian independents are comfortably in power.
French West Indians have found the path of revolt again.
Guianians and people from Reunion are getting ready.
As for Corsicans, they are watching the trial of one of theirs, caught in the nets of a perverted judiciary system in the hands of forgers and cheats.
This actuality reminds all the people under French trusteeship still, the altogether urgent necessity of claiming in chorus the respect of their national identities and their rights, as mentioned in August 2006.
CORTI DECLARATION OF STATELESS NATIONS UNDER FRENCH TRUSTEESHIP, August 5th, 2006
We, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Guianian, French West Indian and Polynesian people organizations, according to international rights and by reference to the United Nations resolution 1514, and to the United Nations 1966 Civil and Political rights, we solemnly declare imprescriptible and inalienable the following rights:
1) The right to set up the development of our languages and cultures within the frame of an official status.
2) The right to promote and master our economic and social development.
3) The right to be recognized as people and nation.
4) The right to self-determination.
5) The right to set up a process of decolonization.