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Posts on 01/19/01

IRAN: Wave of executions

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/19/01 1:59 am) Nayereh Tohidi of UCLA has forwarded a long message expressing anger over the action of the Iranian government against reformist students. The case has received ample pu ...

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Posts on 01/18/01

NEW ZEALAND: The Brainpot

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/18/01 10:50 am) Yve Dara, a New Zealander, vouched for the existence of the "Brainpot" in Rotorua:, which Michael Bassett denied. Michael replies: Read more


(Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/18/01 9:30 am) I thank Ed Jajko, who is in charge of Hoover´s Middle East collection, for providing the scholarly answer I requested. I apologize for having overlooked the Cairo ...

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Hispanic, Latino, etc.

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/18/01 8:02 am) Not only has the word "latino" been given a peculiar meaning in the United States, it is treated as an English word, not as the masculine singular of a Spanish ...

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Posts on 01/17/01

NEW ZEALAND: The Brainpot

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/17/01 10:51 am) Yve Dara, a New Zealander, vouches for the existence of the "Brainpot" in Rotorua: "Contrary to Michael Bassett's o ...

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(Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/17/01 9:32 am) Music is an international language, promoting harmony (provided it is harmonious!) It can bind people emotionally. Beethoven's "Hymn to Joy" ("All me ...

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(Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/17/01 9:31 am) Fay Afaf Kanafani writes: "Like all holy scriptures, the Qur'an is a symphony of hymns prayers and human right laws. What ma ...

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(Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/17/01 9:31 am) Michael Bassett writes from New Zealand: "How right you are. I awoke this morning to an item commemorating the decade since Dese ...

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UNITED STATES: Hispanic Population

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/17/01 3:22 am) The loose use off ethnic terms in the US bothers many WAISers. Luis Sanzo, who lives in the Basque province of Alava, writes: Read more

CHILE: Disguised tensions

(Ronald Hilton, USA, 01/17/01 3:13 am) Carlos Lopez of Chile replies to the posting on the Chilean ballet: "The ballet may continue, but the fact is that Chile has tota ...

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