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Posts on 10/15/19

Baha`i Beliefs on Future Revelation

(Vincent Littrell, USA, 10/15/19 12:01 pm) On 28 June John Eipper asked, "Do the Baha'i leaders have a process by which they can acknowledge future revelations from God? Especially, what about a new Prophet who might come from outsi ...

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George Packer`s "Our Man"

(Enrique Torner, USA, 10/15/19 7:39 am) The Government Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato--where I teach--is trying to bring in a guest speaker this coming spring: George Packer, bestselling author of The Unwinding a ...

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"Ethnic Catalans" and "Non-Catalans"

(Jose Manuel de Prada, Spain, 10/15/19 6:05 am) In connection to JE's comment on my previous post, I don't think Neal Ascherson's "non-Catalans" are so because of not being proficient in the language. He is certainly referring ...

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Can the Spanish PM Grant a Pardon to the Catalonian Separatists?

(Bàrbara Molas, Canada, 10/15/19 4:50 am) On John Eipper's question concerning Spanish law and pardons (14 October): The Spanish government has the power to grant pardons, but only if the convicted asks for one. More specifically, a ...

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Catalonia Crisis: It`s About Human Rights

(Jordi Molins, Spain, 10/15/19 4:21 am) Spain, as predicted for a long time on WAIS, is transitioning towards a totalitarian state, in analogy to Turkey. Spain is the only Eurozone country supporting Turkey in the invasion of Syria: ...

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A Quick Guide to Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk (from Justyna Bialowas)

(John Eipper, USA, 10/15/19 3:45 am) Justyna Bialowas writes: Who is Olga Tokarczuk? First a psychologist then a writer--she quit the practice in her thirties, when she felt burnt out, and started to write. B ...

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Posts on 10/14/19

How Can Catalonia Go It Alone?

(Phyllis Gardner, USA, 10/14/19 3:54 pm) My son and daughter-in-law, who is Spanish, now live in Madrid and Gandia (south of Valencia, ergo south of Barcelona on the Mediterranean coast). We have very close friends for decades who are scien ...

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Barcelona Report: Street Protests, Disruptions at Airport

(Jose Manuel de Prada, Spain, 10/14/19 2:03 pm) I just returned home after doing some errands in the center of Barcelona. I also went out in the morning, just after the sentence was made public. The protests described by Bà ...

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Northern Syria Crisis

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/14/19 9:19 am) I have not been able to figure out exactly what is going on in Northern Syria. Seems as if Trump got out of the way because Putin, Assad, and Erdogan are working together to stop the Kurdish militant ...

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Catalonians Protest in Wake of Sentencing

(Bàrbara Molas, Canada, 10/14/19 8:04 am) Nine Catalan separatist leaders have been cleared of violent rebellion for their roles in the failed bid for regional independence back in 2017. On the other hand, they have been found guilty of sedit ...

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