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  • The New Racism goes to another level, segregation.

    07/12/2016 7:12:46 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 32 replies
    Breibart ^ | 7/12/16 | BOB PRICE
    Houston Official Calls for Form of Segregation: Only Blacks Can Police Black Communities HOUSTON, Texas – A Houston city councilman has called for segregation in policing. In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of black men across the country and the assassination of Dallas police officers, the councilman said police should reflect the ethnicity of the particular community where they patrol.
  • Obama Administration Defends Hawaiian Separatism in Federal Court

    10/22/2015 3:39:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 22, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Instead of opposing racial classifications and racial division, the Obama administration is doing what it does best: taking sides against American traditions of equality and unity. On Friday, a federal judge in Hawaii will rule whether a racially discriminatory election that only allows one race to participate may take place in November. The Obama administration filed a brief as a friend of the court saying that the racially discriminatory election should take place. Hawaii passed a law to empower the “native Hawaiian” movement by establishing a government-run voter registration roll that only allows “native Hawaiians” to register to vote. The...
  • America: One Nation, Indivisible

    06/23/2015 4:28:41 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/23/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Confederate battle flag is far from the only worrisome symbol in America today. Everyone is weighing in on the horrific murders in Charleston and blaming the mindset of the mass murderer on wider social pathologies. After the airing of the racist crackpot ideas of the unhinged Dylann Roof, calls have gone out to ban the public flying of the battle flag of the Old Confederacy, which has also been incorporated in various forms in four state flags. Perhaps we should step back and eschew symbolism that separates us by race rather than unites us as fellow citizens. (snip) But...
  • Neverendum referendum: Voting on independence, Quebec-style

    09/07/2014 8:59:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/07/2014 | Nick Bryant
    Though Canada's political centre of gravity of gravity has shifted westward in recent times - the country's conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, though Toronto-born, represents a constituency in resource-rich Alberta - this trend has not sparked a separatist revival. Paradoxically, the two referenda were held when two pro-Canada Quebecers, Pierre Trudeau and Jean Chretien, were Prime Minister. A key difference between Scotland and Quebec is the simplicity of the six-word question posed in the referendum: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" In 1995, Quebecers faced a 43-word question that many voters found incomprehensible. In 1980, it ran to a riddle-like...
  • Ukraine leaders says Kiev 'not against' referendum

    04/14/2014 4:08:30 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 23 replies
    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's interim president said on Monday that the Kiev leadership was "not against" a referendum being held on the type of state Ukraine should be and added he was sure it would confirm the wish of the majority for a united, independent country. The holding of a referendum has been one of the demands of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Oleksander Turchinov, in televised remarks to a parliamentary committee, added that such a poll could be held at the same time as a presidential election on May 25. He added that an anti-terrorist operation involving the army...
  • Spanish secessionism makes first move: Catalonia is “a sovereign political and legal entity”

    02/01/2013 8:41:34 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 29 replies
    MercoPress ^ | January 28, 2013
    Catalonia regional parliament has approved a declaration proclaiming the Catalan people a “sovereign political and legal entity”. The motion also calls for a referendum to be held to allow Catalans their say on independence. The motion was passed by 85 votes to 41. The ruling Convergencia I Union coalition was backed by its parliamentary partner Esquerra Republicana (ERC), and the communist green coalition ICV. The Partido Popular, most of the Catalan socialists (PSC) Party, and Ciutadans, a non-separatist platform, voted against. The growing separatist movement in wealthy Catalonia - which has its own language - presents a major challenge for...
  • Two Americas : the country is no longer culturally cohesive.

    11/07/2012 9:10:56 AM PST · by teflon9 · 67 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 7, 2012 | Michael Barone
    But whether Barack Obama is elected to a second term or Mitt Romney is elected the 45th president, the contours of their support during this fiercely fought campaign show that we live in two Americas. The culturally cohesive America of the 1950s that some of us remember, usually glossing over racial segregation and the civil-rights movement, is no longer with us and hasn’t been for some time. Niche media has replaced universal media. One America listens to Rush Limbaugh, the other to NPR. Each America has its favorite cable news channel. As for entertainment, Americans have 100-plus cable channels to...
  • China: Crackdown on Tibetan Ringtones

    05/28/2010 5:34:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 248+ views
    RFA ^ | 05/21/10
    Crackdown on Tibetan Ringtones 2010-05-21 Authorities in Tibet ban popular ringtones characterized as 'separatist.' Screen grab from a video of the song "The Hope of the Son of the Snow-City," taken from Tudou. HONG KONG—Students and teachers at a high school near the Tibetan city of Shigatse have been told to delete certain popular Tibetan-language songs from their cell phones after they were designated "unhealthy" by local education officials, according to its Web site. The school announced recently that owing to the "increasing complexity of separatism," a list of 27 popular Tibetan-language tracks had been banned, whether in audio or...
  • [Governor's]Letter to U.S. Senators Outlines Strong Opposition to Akaka Bill in Its Present Form

    03/24/2010 4:37:24 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 4 replies · 263+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | March 24, 2010 | Governor Linda Lingle
    The Honorable Lamar Alexander United States Senate 455 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Re: Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, S. 201 1/H.R. 2314, the “Akaka Bill” Dear Senator Alexander, In a few short months, my second term as Governor of Hawaii will conclude and I will return to private life. I had sincerely hoped that the campaign to afford federal recognition toNative Hawaiians through the “Akaka Bill” would reach a successful conclusion before I left office. As many will recall, I have traveled to Washington often to express my support for the Akaka Bill over the past eight...
  • Prejudice in Paradise: Hawaii Has a Racism Problem

    08/31/2009 12:47:55 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 134 replies · 6,752+ views
    Southern Poverty Law Center ^ | August 31, 2009 | Larry Keller
    Prejudice in Paradise Hawaii Has a Racism Problem By Larry Keller Celia Padron went on a Hawaiian vacation last year, lured by the prospect of beautiful beaches and friendly people. She, her husband and two teenage daughters enjoyed the black sand beach at Makena State Park on Maui. But a Hawaiian girl accosted her two teenage daughters, saying, "Go back to the mainland" and "Take your white ass off our beaches," says Padron, a pediatric gastroenterologist in New Jersey. When her husband, 68 at the time, stepped between the girls, three young Hawaiian men slammed him against a vehicle, cutting...
  • U.S. Civil Rights Commission Opposes Bill To Establish New Racial Government in Hawaii [My Title]

    08/28/2009 5:30:39 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 4 replies · 243+ views
    U.S. Civil Rights Commission ^ | August 28, 2009 | U.S. Civil Rights Commission
    [Today, a letter was sent to Congressional leaders by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, opposing the establishment of a new race-based government in Hawaii.] Dear Distinguished Members of Congress: Three years ago, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a report opposing the passage of the proposed Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. Although that report focused on an earlier version of the proposed legislation, that earlier version was substantially similar to S. 1011. Specifically, the report stated: “The Commission recommends against passage of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act ... or any other legislation that would discriminate on the basis...
  • Newfoundland senator won't back down from separatist talk

    03/05/2009 3:58:19 AM PST · by Loyalist · 1 replies · 469+ views
    Fredericton Daily Gleaner ^ | March 5, 2009 | Alexander Panetta and Joan Bryden
    OTTAWA - A Liberal senator is threatening to push for a separatist movement in Newfoundland and Labrador if the Harper government continues to discriminate against the province. Sen. George Baker not only refused to back down Wednesday from separatist musings earlier this week - he turned up the rhetoric. "I will keep saying it: that if this keeps up then you're going to see a separatist movement in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador - and I'll be encouraging it." What's more, Baker said if Liberals support another Conservative budget that penalizes Newfoundland, no one will have to kick him...
  • Obama's Hawaii supporters seek to block State appeal to US Supreme Court

    01/05/2009 2:03:27 PM PST · by AndrewWalden · 15 replies · 1,138+ views
    Hawai`i Free Press ^ | January 5, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    “The very essence of civil liberty certainly consists in the right of every individual to claim the protection of the laws, whenever he receives an injury. One of the first duties of government is to afford that protection.” US Chief Justice John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison (1803) All citizens should be alarmed that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is attempting to use political pressure to force the State of Hawai`i to abandon its “ceded lands” appeal to the US Supreme Court....
  • Sovereignty activist 'tortures' children

    12/29/2008 5:04:16 PM PST · by AndrewWalden · 3 replies · 365+ views
    Hawai`i Free Press ^ | December 7, 2008 | Andrew Walden
    The so-called “Highness Rita Kulamika Makekau, Royal Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government” is still occupying a section of Iolani Palace grounds. But after pleading “no-contest” October 15 to charges that she abused and tortured five Hawaiian foster children, Makekau is carrying another title: “convicted felon.” This hasn’t dissuaded the HKG group from continuing to illegally occupy State property. And they seem unfazed by the contradiction between claiming to uphold Hawaiian rights and abusing Hawaiian children. According to the Star-Bulletin November 22: “Makekau's acts of abuse against her sister's children included hitting their heads with knives and...
  • Minorities Should Express Shame, Not Only Pride

    12/16/2008 9:23:11 AM PST · by dbz77 · 22 replies · 1,008+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 16, 2008 | Dennis Prager
    Gay Pride. Jewish Pride. Black pride. Hispanic Pride. Multiculturalism. Ethnic pride. Minority rights vs. tyranny of the majority. For a generation, America has been awash in the celebration of minorities and minorities celebration of themselves. Just recall Black is Beautiful or I am a woman, I am invincible. At the same time, the majority group in America -- white Christians -- has been allowed to celebrate very little. Rather, they have constantly been reminded of what they should be ashamed of -- their racism, sexism, homophobia, patriarchy, and xenophobia -- real and alleged. But what about minority shame? Why does...
  • Russia’s Restless Muslim Republics(the cost of Georgian adventure)

    09/08/2008 8:08:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 216+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 09/08/08 | Uwe Klussmann
    Russia’s Restless Muslim Republics By Uwe Klussmann Although Russia is celebrating the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, it still has its own problems in the region as its Muslim republics are drifting toward a partisan war. Last Monday, an eerie funeral procession passed through the center of Nazran in the Russian republic of Ingushetia. Hundreds of people silently crowded around the coffin of Magomed Yevloyev. The 37-year-old lawyer and founder of a Web site ( www.ingushetiya.ru) that was critical of the government was killed in police custody. The authorities said that he was shot in a police car “inadvertently”...
  • Michelle Obama's Victocratic Thesis

    02/23/2008 7:57:07 AM PST · by jdm · 41 replies · 591+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Feb. 23, 2008 | by Charles Johnson
    Michelle Obama’s thesis: Racial divide. Institutionalized racism. Oh brother. Michelle Obama thesis was on racial divide. Michelle Obama's senior year thesis at Princeton University, obtained from the campaign by Politico, shows a document written by a young woman grappling with a society in which a black Princeton alumnus might only be allowed to remain "on the periphery." Read the full thesis here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. “My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before,” the future Mrs. Obama wrote in her thesis introduction. “I have found that at...
  • DC v. Heller - Montana prepares to secede

    02/19/2008 7:35:11 PM PST · by djf · 217 replies · 2,739+ views
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    Secy of State Brad Johnson of Montana delivered a letter to the Washington Times about possible outcomes of the Heller decision. Second Amendment an individual right The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide D.C. v. Heller, the first case in more than 60 years in which the court will confront the meaning of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Although Heller is about the constitutionality of the D.C. handgun ban, the court's decision will have an impact far beyond the District ("Promises breached," Op-Ed, Thursday). The court must decide in Heller whether the Second Amendment secures a right for...
  • The English question holds the key to victory (A Devolution of the UK?)

    09/29/2007 4:39:38 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 15 replies · 117+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 29 September 2007 | Frank Field
    A Newsnight survey found that a clear 61 per cent of English voters think they should have their own parliament and that this proposition was supported by a majority of Scottish voters. Another poll revealed that a greater proportion of English voters wanted independence for England than did Scottish voters for Scotland. The English question is the great giant in British politics that is now beginning to awake from slumber induced by the first devolution of power to Scotland. "English votes for English issues" is fed by a number of specific grievances that increasingly grate with English taxpayers. • Frail...
  • Culture clash may break up Belgium

    09/19/2007 10:21:54 AM PDT · by Republicain · 44 replies · 897+ views
    financialtimes.com ^ | Sarah Laitner
    Belgium, it is business as usual. Trains run, the prime minister greets visiting foreign leaders, social security benefits are paid and the country’s famed bureaucracy functions unabated. If everything seems normal, it is – bar one glitch. Belgium has no new government, 101 days after a general election. Since it won independence in 1830, the country has had trouble keeping itself together. Now, concerns are growing that the Franco-phone Walloons of the south and the Dutch-speaking Flemings in the north will finally split. While Belgium bears few visible scars of political impasse, disagreements over state reform have left negotiators unable...