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  • 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...
  • Let the Segregation Commence: Separatist graduations proliferate at UCLA

    06/16/2007 1:45:59 PM PDT · by ruination · 25 replies · 624+ views
    City Journal ^ | June 13, 2007 | John Leo
    Commencement weekend is hard to plan at the University of California, Los Angeles. The university now has so many separate identity-group graduations that scheduling them not to conflict with one another is a challenge. The women’s studies graduation and the Chicana/Chicano studies graduation are both set for 10 AM Saturday. The broader Hispanic graduation, “Raza,” is in near-conflict with the black graduation, which starts just an hour later. Planning was easier before a new crop of ethnic groups pushed for inclusion. Students of Asian heritage were once content with the Asian–Pacific Islanders ceremony. But now there are separate Filipino and...
  • Persecution of Assam's Hindi speakers

    05/23/2007 5:56:32 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 5 replies · 549+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, May 23, 2007 | Subir Bhaumik
    There has been a mass exodus of Hindi-speaking migrants (All pics by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee) Hindi-speaking migrants have started fleeing India's north-eastern state of Assam again after a week of massacres and bomb attacks left nine dead and more than 20 injured. Separatists of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa) were blamed for the nearly 10 explosions in the third week of May, when attacks on migrants resumed in the northern districts of Dibrugarh and Sibsagar after a lull of three months. Then followed a spate of bombings stretching from the far northern district of Tinsukia to the western...
  • Quebec results good for Canada

    04/02/2007 10:25:37 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 511+ views
    Edmonton Journal - Canada ^ | Sunday, April 01, 2007 | Lorne Gunter
    Quebec results good for Canada Shift in power may lead to interesting political times across the nation Lorne Gunter, The Edmonton Journal Published: Sunday, April 01, 2007 Friday afternoon, the co-hosts of a weekly political digest show on a Montreal radio station called to ask me what Albertans thought of the results of Monday's Quebec election. I couldn't say what Albertans' reaction was, but this Albertan's thought was: It's too early to tell, but things look interesting and positive. The National Assembly is now split roughly into thirds. The Liberals have 48 seats, a loss of 28 from 2003....
  • Quebec votes in close elections

    03/26/2007 6:16:02 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 5 replies · 442+ views
    None of the three parties is likely to be able to govern on its own Canadians in the mainly French-speaking Quebec province are electing a new government in a tight three-way race. The poll has again raised the prospect of independence from Canada, with the nationalist Parti Quebecois (PQ) vowing to hold a vote on the issue if elected. It is seeking to regain power from the federalist Liberal Party and Premier Jean Charest who is seeking a new term. But both parties are facing a strong challenge from a new conservative group, the Action Democratique (ADQ). The ADQ...
  • Four Buddhists shot dead in unrest ( Religion of Peace in Thailand )

    09/27/2006 11:02:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Australian ^ | 27sep06 | correspondents in Thailand
    Islamic militants today shot dead four Buddhists in two separate attacks in Thailand's mainly Muslim south, where an insurgency has raged for more than two years... In one attack, two teenagers in Islamic students' dress and riding a motorcycle, shot and killed three Buddhists in Yala... “The militants exploited the fact that the men were shopping at a grocery store and could not defend themselves, even though they had a gun,” police Colonel Somsak Wannawak said. Earlier a militant shot dead a Buddhist man in Pattani province while he was riding a bus... More than 1400 people have died in...
  • Georgia: Tbilisi Launches Political Assault In Abhazia

    07/28/2006 11:13:33 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 7 replies · 382+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | July 28, 2006 | Robert Parsons
    PRAGUE, July 28, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has ordered the Abkhaz government in exile to move from Tbilisi to the Kodori Gorge. The move is a bold step toward restoring central control over the breakaway province. The Kodori Gorge, a remote mountain valley in the northeast of Abkhazia, is the only part of the province still controlled by the Georgian authorities. Most of Abkhazia has been ruled independently of Tbilisi since achieving de facto independence in 1993.
  • USA stands behind Kosovo, Russia is behind us: Interview of South Ossetian speaker Znaur Gassiyev

    02/20/2006 3:35:30 PM PST · by kronos77 · 11 replies · 411+ views
    REGNUM ^ | feb 21st 2006
    REGNUM: What parallels can be set between Kosovo and South Ossetia deriving from a possibility that Kosovo independence can be recognized? Of course, analogies can be set between the Kosovo variant and our situation, if we put Georgia on the place of Serbia and South Ossetians instead of Albanians. Each conflict is backed by forces of more powerful states. Well, it is clear that the US stands behind Kosovo, and Russia stands behind us. But in our case it is more comprehendible and grounded, as we used to live in a single country. It is natural that Russia has its...
  • Sukhumi to use possible recognition of independent Kosovo.

    02/04/2006 3:53:41 AM PST · by kronos77 · 4 replies · 179+ views
    GENEVA, February 3 (Itar-Tass) -- Sukhumi will view the possible international recognition of independent Kosovo as another argument in favor of the international recognition of independent Abkhazia, Abkhaz Foreign Minister Sergei Shamba hinted in an interview with Itar-Tass. The minister led the Abkhaz delegation to the Geneva meeting of the Friends to Georgia Group. “Certainly, we need a precedent. Although, I must say that there have been a lot of precedents,” he said. “Many countries have recently come into being, and many will, because this is a natural historical process. It was and will be this way. It would be...
  • Price Of Corruption A Separate Quebec? (Ontario Could Reassess Western Canada Phobia Alert)

    11/11/2005 10:39:54 PM PST · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 1,662+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/12/05 | Ted Byfield
    I wrote last week that it would take Canada's Liberal Party about two months to live down the disclosure by the Gomery inquiry that its Montreal members had siphoned many millions of dollars in government money into the party's coffers and into their own pockets. I was wrong. It took less than a week. Three days after the Gomery Report documented the party's lavish looting of the funds in the government's "sponsorship program," a poll showed that the party's national support had slipped from 38 percent to 31 percent, only a single percentage point over the Conservatives, who had risen...
  • China warns of Xinjiang 'danger'

    09/30/2005 7:30:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 687+ views
    BBC News ^ | 09/29/05
    China warns of Xinjiang 'danger' China's top security official has warned of a new crackdown on "separatism" in the remote north-western region of Xinjiang. Some Uighurs resent an influx of Chinese settlers to the region The warning came ahead of ceremonies planned for 1 October to mark half-a-century of Chinese control. Luo Gan said officers should remain "prepared for danger". Xinjiang is home to a large population of Muslim Uighurs, some of whom want an independent homeland in the region they call East Turkestan. Many resent the recent and large-scale influx into the region of Han Chinese settlers, though there...
  • Uighurs to Declare War against Chinese Government (Uighur Jihad against China)

    09/30/2005 6:11:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies · 1,797+ views
    Daily China ^ | 09/30/05
    Uighurs to Declare War against Chinese Government (Uighur Jihad against China)/begin my translationUighurs to Declare War against Chinese Government09/30/05 The members of 'East Turkestan Liberation Organization(ETLO)' making the declaration via a video (from BBC) 'East Turkestan Liberation Organization(ETLO)', a radical Uighur organization, declared publicly war against Chinese government for the first time, via videotaped statements, BBC reported on Sept. 30th (in its Chinese edition.)According to BBC, 'East Turkestan Information Center' located in Munich, Germany, provided the link to the web site containing this video(made by Tianshan branch of ETLO), and apparently it was announced via overseas Wanwei free server, fhreactor.com.In...
  • Manipur rebel challenges India to practise democracy

    09/13/2005 8:31:41 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 2 replies · 222+ views
    Reuters ^ | 13 Sep 2005 09:32:09 GMT | John Ruwitch
    HONG KONG, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The leader of a rebel group in India's northeast challenged the world's biggest democracy to live up to its name and let the people of the troubled state of Manipur choose for themselves if they want independence. Sanayaima, chairman of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), said there was no room for peace talks with New Delhi without U.N. mediation, nor any middle ground short of a plebiscite on the restoration of Manipur's "sovereignty". The UNLF was established in 1964 and has been waging an armed struggle since 1990 for independence for nearly two...
  • God... Save The Liberal Party (What, In Canada, Its Not God Save The Queen Alert)

    08/20/2005 12:59:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 08/20/05 | Ted Byfield
    The prime minister of Canada had to reassure his nation this week that the woman he has chosen to act as the pinnacle symbol of Canadian unity does not in fact favor breaking up the country. Whether she had at one time espoused this, he did not say. He could nevertheless unreservedly declare to Canadians that now that she has been offered the job of governor general of Canada (with a household and travel budget that runs around $20 million a year) she finds herself – in her own words – "proud to be Canadian" with "the greatest respect for...
  • Georgia wants Russian bases out

    04/23/2005 12:57:56 AM PDT · by Lukasz · 18 replies · 482+ views
    Centre for Eastern Studies ^ | April 21, 2005 | Wojciech Bartuzi, Andrzej Wilk
    The events of recent months show very clearly that the question of withdrawal of the two Russian military bases stationed in Georgia has become a priority of Tbilisi's foreign and internal policy for 2005. Since the two states concerned have deeply divergent positions on the subject, and since Tbilisi has been using uncompromising rhetoric, tension in the Russian-Georgian relations may rise further in the nearest future. Unwanted basesPresently, Russia has two military bases in Georgia (excluding Abkhazia): one in Batumi in the south-western part of the country, and the other in Akhalkalaki in the south. According to the commitments which...
  • Divesting Diversity - (time to reaffirm "E Pluribus Unum")

    04/15/2005 2:01:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 456+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | APRIL 15, 2005 | LT. COLONEL ROBERT LANZOTTI
    Assimilation, once the goal of every American immigrant, need not be a thing of the past. Our national motto, E Pluribus Unum (From Many, One), was the brainchild of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin in 1776 to complement the unity of colonies into a nation, later the United States of America. E Pluribus Unum still appears on every US coin. Once upon a time, the national motto was also appropriate for America’s immigration policy. We even referred to America as the ‘Great Melting Pot.’ From many immigrants, came many American citizens. That was then, this in now. Not...
  • U. NE Omaha celebrates Kwanza ("It's important to get away from fat white man bringing gifts")

    12/07/2004 7:07:51 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 45 replies · 1,942+ views
    unogateway ^ | Dec 7 04 | U Neb Omaha
    During the holiday season, many people are so busy rushing around worrying about buying gifts, getting the best deal and running over anyone in their path that they tend to forget what they are celebrating. On Thursday, UNO hosted its ninth annual Kwanzaa luncheon in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Keynote speaker Saidi J. Liwaru stressed the importance of Kwanzaa as an African American holiday as well as a Pan-African holiday. Kwanzaa is a time for knowing one's roots while bettering one's culture. Liwaru is the host of the Real Solutions television program. He said that the timing of...
  • Christians look to form 'new nation' within U.S.

    05/23/2004 11:54:30 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 353 replies · 2,269+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/24/04 | Joe Kovacs
    Calling the approval of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts "the straw that broke the camel's back," a group of Christian activists is in the beginning stages of an effort to have one state secede from the United States to become its own sovereign nation. "Our Christian republic has declined into a pagan democracy," says Cory Burnell, president of ChristianExodus.org, a non-profit corporation based in Tyler, Texas. "There are some issues people just can't take anymore, and [same-sex marriage] might finally wake up the complacent Christians." Burnell is leading the charge for a peaceful secession of one state from the union, and...
  • Colleges rethinking minority orientation (Anti-White Racism Alive and Well in Massachusetts)

    09/08/2003 6:26:54 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 29 replies · 295+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9-8-03 | Marcella Bombardieri
    <p>SOUTH HADLEY -- When Naeema Hernandez arrived for her first year at Mount Holyoke College, she was welcomed by a campus that, for two days, had no white American students at all.</p> <p>"You're scared when you first come in, and you have questions like, `Is there a lot of racism here?' " said Hernandez, now a sophomore, who is from New York and identifies herself as African-American.</p>
  • Georgian Survivor Shevardnadze in Biggest Challenge

    11/23/2003 6:31:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 125+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | Sat Nov 22, 2003
    Georgian Survivor Shevardnadze in Biggest Challenge Sat Nov 22, 3:44 PM ET TBILISI (Reuters) - Eduard Shevardnadze, whose wily skills helped him oversee the end of the Cold War and restore post-Soviet order in his homeland, faced his biggest challenge on Saturday after his rivals proclaimed his overthrow. In scenes reminiscent of the fall of Communism over a decade ago, protesters stormed parliament and forced him to flee after a parliamentary election which the opposition said was rigged. Shevardnadze, who survived two assassination attempts in the 1990s, responded by declaring a state of emergency and accusing his opponents of mounting...
  • The Key To Immigration Is Assimilation, Not Separatism

    08/26/2003 6:41:24 AM PDT · by Isara · 42 replies · 840+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | SEAN HIGGINS
    Victor Davis Hanson says he didn't actually want to write a book about immigration. But when his editor suggested it, he decided the issue needed to be addressed. It's the 800-pound gorilla nobody's talking about, he says.Hanson has been a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno, since 1985 and is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. His most recent work is "Mexifornia: A State of Becoming." He discussed it recently with IBD.IBD: How exactly is immigration changing California?Hanson: It used to be done in a way that was legal and measured, and allowed the natural process of...
  • Quebec's lost cause is a lesson for SNP

    04/22/2003 7:34:10 PM PDT · by Happygal · 7 replies · 452+ views
    Evening news (Scotland) ^ | Tue 22 Apr 2003 | Peter MacMahon
    WE are frequently told by the Scottish Nationalists that it is time Scotland took its place in the world as a fully independent nation. The SNP is fond of citing the so-called "velvet divorce" that led to the separation of the Czech Republic from Slovakia as an example of civilised secession. Yet they are not so keen to draw our attention to events that do not fit their world view. Amid the stories of war, the threat of Sars and even the Scottish election you would be forgiven for missing an event of great relevance to Scots politics. Last week,...
  • California's slow creep towards separatism

    03/08/2003 2:18:21 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 10 replies · 312+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | March 5, 2003 | Leonel Sanchez
    From the article (bolding mine): ----------------- Chicano Park can feature the word Aztlán after all.Caltrans will allow proposed art featuring the Chicano term to remain in a $600,000 federally funded plan to renovate the aging park. The word refers to U.S. land that once belonged to Mexico.The state Department of Transportation had questioned whether spending federal money on projects featuring Aztlán could violate grant-related civil rights laws...Aztlán will now be spelled out prominently with colored rocks along a section of the park near Logan Avenue. The Chicano Park logo, which features a map of the United States with the word...