Micronesian revolt against German imperialism


This is a music video about Pohnpei island.

On October 18, 1910, the Sokeh people of Pohnpei, a Micronesian island in the Caroline chain, rose up against German colonial rule. The rebellion was mercilessly crushed by imperial forces within one month. The uprising began after German abuses of workers on a forced labor crew, part of a taxation scheme imposed on the islanders: here.

Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) Terrestrial Programme staff, in collaboration with BirdLife International staff Dr Mark O’Brien, recently returned from a seven-day expedition to the high ridges of the island surveying Nahnalaud, Nihpit, and Kupwuriso forest in search of the Critically Endangered Pohnpei Starling Aplonis pelzelni. Pohnpei is the largest island in the Federated States of Micronesia: here.

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