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Guadeloupe (France): Independentist organizations

Last modified: 2006-03-04 by ivan sache
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Front de Libération Nationale de la Guadeloupe (FLNG - Guadeloupe National Liberation Front)

[Flag of FLNG]

Flag of FLNG - Image by Ralf Stelter, 18 January 2001

The Flag Bulletin III, 1 (1964) reports the flag of FLNG as similar to the Cuban national flag but with green instead of blue stripes.

Ralf Stelter, 18 January 2001

Groupement des Organisations Nationalistes Guadeloupéennes (GONG - Group of the Guadelupian Nationalist Organizations)

[Flag of GONG]

First flag of GONG - Image by Jaume Ollé, 28 February 1998

GONG was founded in 1963. Its first flag is similar to the flag reported for FLNG.

[Flag of GONG]

Flag of GONG, c. 1970 - Image by Jaume Ollé, 28 February 1998

Around 1970, the ratio of the flag was changed to 3:5 and the white star was changed to yellow.

[Flag of GONG]

Flag of GONG, 1974 - Image by Jaume Ollé, 28 February 1998

In 1974, the ratio of the flag was changed to 1:2.

Jaume Ollé, 28 February 1998

Mouvement Populaire pour une Guadeloupe Indépendante (MPGI - People's Mouvement for Independent Guadeloupe)

[Flag of MPGI]

Flag of MPGI - Image by David Martucci & António Martins, 22 January 1997

MPGI was founded in 1982. Its flag is made of four horizontal green-red-green-red stripes and a black triangle at the hoist. The triangle is charged with a yellow chain broken into two pieces.

At the World Team Olympics of Bridge, October 1996 in Rhodes, Greece, the flag mast at the venue had the flag of MPGI for Guadeloupe.

Herman De Wael & David Martucci, 22 January 1997

This flag appears in the Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart [eba94], #195, with the following caption:

People's Movement for an Independent Guadeloupe (MPGI)
French Overseas Department, Caribbean

Ivan Sache, 16 September 1999

Union Populaire pour la Libération de la Guadeloupe (UPLG - People's Union for the Liberation of Guadeloupe)

[Flag of UPLG]

Flag of UPLG - Image by Jaume Ollé, 28 February 1998

UPLG was founded by Claude Makouké in 1978. The flag of UPLG, as reported by Lucien Philippe, is red with a big yellow star and thin green stripes on the top and bottom of the flag, separated from the red field by a thinner white stripe. Ratio of the flag is 1:2.
The flag is quite similar to the national flag of Suriname.

Pascal Vagnat, Jaume Ollé & Ralf Stelter, 19 January 2001

[National flag proposal by UPLG]

National flag of Guadeloupe proposed by UPLG - Image by Jaume Ollé, 28 February 1998

During its Congress in 1984, UPLG proposed to use a slightly modified version of the party flag as the national flag of Guadeloupe. According to Lucien Philippe, the yellow star is twice smaller on the proposed national flag than on the party flag.

Jaume Ollé, 28 February 1998

This flag is shown by as the flag of Guadeloupe. However they state:

This flag of Guadeloupe is intended for representational purposes and no claim to technical accuracy is made.

Jarig Bakker, 18 January 2001