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What’s it like living in Catalonia after independence declaration?

Catalonia is at a standstill on Wednesday after protesters blocked roads, highways and train tracks as part of a regionwide strike, called by a pro-independence union. Dave Walsh, a pro-independence supporter who lives in Sant Cugat, explains what it has … Continue reading

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Irish in Catalonia: Scepticism and idealism as independence vote looms

As he calmly sips a pint of lager at the bar of the pub he owns in central Barcelona, Ken McCarthy hardly looks like a man who is worried about the future. The 57-year-old from Co Mayo opened McCarthy’s Bar … Continue reading

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08/29 Links Pt1: UN money is paving the way for the next murder; Kurds Wave Israeli Flag at Independence Rally in Germany

From Ian: Why Palestinian Payments to Convicted Militants Are Likely to Continue, No Matter What Congress Does When Congress returns to work in early September, pro-Israel activists will seek to put the Taylor Force Act high on the Senate and … Continue reading

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NYT says Kurds aren’t ready for independence – but Palestinians are

Today’s New York Times has an editorial about the Kurdish non-binding referendum on independence, and it urges that the Kurds should be much more patient than they already have been: After yearning for independence for generations, Kurds in Iraq are … Continue reading

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A career diplomat on Arabs and Israelis after the War of Independence

Stanton Griffis (1887–1974) had a long career as Ambassador to Poland, Egypt, Argentina and Spain, in addition to having been a top executive at Brentano’s, Paramount Pictures and Madison Square Garden. In his wonderfully named memoir, Lying in State, he … Continue reading

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Kurdish independence opposed – because Kurdistan wouldn’t be anti-Israel

From Al Monitor: Objections to the Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum scheduled for Sept. 25 have gone beyond the political arena. Mosques are now involved, and religion is being inserted into the equation of supporting or opposing the calls for an independent … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day! July 4th TV Specials: John Stamos to host Capital Fourth, Plus TCM, TBN & INSP Patriotic Salutes, & More!!!

*God Bless America!* May all of us Americans celebrate the birth of our country *July 4, 1776* and our incredible freedoms – this Independence Day! As we eww & awe over the fireworks at our celebrations, may we remember “the rockets red glare…. … Continue reading

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Bill Pullman Gives ‘Independence Day’ Speech to Grads at Warren Wilson College (VIDEO)

Bill Pullman waited 21 long years to do it, but he finally got the right stage … and he delivered. The actor was the commencement speaker at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC Saturday, and gave the graduates a blast … Continue reading

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05/03 Links Pt1: Time to Declare Independence From the UN; Fatah: Paying terrorists promotes peace

From Ian: Amb. Alan Baker: UNESCO’s Latest Resolution on Jerusalem: Much of the Same A Non-Binding Resolution with No Legal StatusNobody should take this resolution seriously. It is nothing more than a non-binding, politicized expression of the political opinion of … Continue reading

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Francis Ng hopes to increase his son, Feynman’s independence through charity work

Francis Ng (吳鎮宇) and his 8 years old son, Feynman accept an invitation from Orbis International and travel to Bangladesh for 5 days during Easter holidays. They follow the team to the hospitals and villages to understand medical treatments for … Continue reading

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