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Opening the session with a warm welcome 💐💐by @ChagunBasha @DSTCPRIISc @PrinSciAdvGoI
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I may go full jugular about Jamaican #diaspora in coming days. But, let’s see how @JamaicaGleaner handle my rebuttal of today’s article. When I lived abroad, I invested in Jamaican people & organizations. I wanted nothing in return—my gift to my country. My parents likewise.
When my parents returned, they invested in people & organizations, expected 0 in return; voted; died; legacy of giving. I live here; I help people & organizations; vote; expect 0 in return. On what basis can anyone live abroad & want more than to give & expect 0?
Patriotism isn’t something that comes with ‘payment’ in return; that’s mercenary. If the diaspora claims have merit, then all the support we give to any country should come with expectation of s/t in return from them? Not lunacy, but not too logical, either.
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El obscuro recuento

Nos vendieron la idea de que: lo que no nos mata, nos hace más fuertes.

No nos dijeron, que los que sobreviveremos de un modo u otro terminados diezmados. Un poco rotos por dentro y con un amargo sabor de boca.
Quedará la memoria.

No nos iremos todos, pero de un modo u otro todos perderemos algo. Unos ya perdieron a seres queridos, por la pandemia, porqué tenían cancer y este gobierno de porquería.
Ni siquiera se molestó en comprar las medicinas de este año. Ni lo hará.


Hay otros que ya han perdido su trabajo, por lo mismo su fuente de sustento.
Aquellos que estaban endeudados. Correrán el riesgo de perder todo su patrimonio, como ocurrió en 1994. El colapso del peso también acarreo una hecatombe en el sistema financiero.
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I am looking for a program &/or resources that help teach #Somali to our children.

Like lots of 2nd gen ppl the #language our parents spoke is now firmly my 2nd language. I'm interested in ideas that promote #multilingualism, feel free to share & tag others. #online #clubs Image
@Poetic_Nomad @SomaliKids @thesailorsgirl @MohammedAArtan @numbiarts @AliAbdi_ @SamOfSomalia @HannaAli @Rooble2009 @Gulaid1 @robjama I sometimes feel that passing on a #language is harder for us 2nd & 3rd gen ppl. Although we were born & raised outside 'wadankii', the dynamics are different for our youth now. Interested to know what the educators think?

#Somali #Identity @MualimMohamed @ashahodan #teach
Thank Q #SomaliTwitter, I learned a lot about this today through conversations both on & offline. There is a lot of talent in our community, enough to design solutions to this & other challenges. My parents came to UK in the 60's, I grew up in the 80/90's. @WaaberiPhone 1/2
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Here's an interesting tweet that I dug out because I wanted to talk about #France, after talking about #Serbia this night.
Indeed France betrayed Serbs in the 90s, & has been holding onto it since.
I guess it deserves an explanation, from a Frenchman who's not on a payroll.
2. First, as an Historical reminder, what #France betrayed was something big. 200 years of joint History since a wave of Serbian diplomats & scholars came into France to see what we were doing, & then Prince Petar Karađorđević fought in the Franco-Prussian War on the French side.
3. France, despite its ties with the Ottoman Empire, progressively supported Serbia against it because it needed a new foothold in the Balkans, & #Serbia and Serbs showed interest, & huge appreciation for French intellectual & artistic movements. This relationship grew until WW1.
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Forced Conversions of Sikh girls in British Diaspora should not be mixed with the narrative of Mughal persecution & Partition woes. It is very much a thing that goes on & people trying to brush it under the carpet using past history of Sikhs have an agenda…
In recent years, the organization of religious and political extremism has taken place both on & off educational premises.This presentation of political ideology under the guise of religious orthodoxy attempts to recruit and mobilize young men to become perpetrators of violence. Image
This is the story of the ‘brave & courageous’ Sikhs trying to save ‘their girls’ from the ‘Muslim oppressor’ whose only agenda is to ‘coercively’ convert through means of ‘trickery, lies, deceit and manipulation’. Interestingly, Sikh men converting were not seen as a problem Image
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Petit message aux #Camerounais vivant au #Cameroun ou de la #Diaspora. Ce message est pour vous.

Je dois avouer que la mort de #GeorgeFlyod m’a fait pleurer. Elle m’a rendu en colère. Je n’ai pas eu les mots, je ne les ai toujours pas mais certains ont su mieux les écrire/dire.
Cela m’a aussi donné envie d’observer mon regard sur les informations au #Cameroun et le cas du journaliste Samuel Wazizi (#JusticeForWazizi).

- Il a été kidnappé parce qu’il faisait son job : journaliste.

- Il a été kidnappé parce qu’il était ANGLOPHONE (et oui et oui)
- Dès lors de son arrestation sa famille, ni ses avocats ont pu le voir.

- 300 jours plus tard après cette arrestation illégale... on apprend, la semaine dernière qu’il est mort (Torturé).

- Et qu’est ce que nos médias disent depuis 2 jours ? Que c’était un terroriste. (WTF ?)
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Regarding the racist & xenophobic blood argument of people calling themselves #Irish patriots... You clearly don't know #Ireland's history at all. Not our perpetual exodus to other countries as #immigrants, our status as a people of the #diaspora or our history of blending.... 1/ Image
In roughly 12,500 BC the first inhabitants of Ireland arrived from overseas. They were hunter gatherers & they were later joined by a group in around 6000 BC. This second group brought agriculture & also high levels of CF amongst other hereditary genetic issues... They merged. 2/
Yes we are a Celtic people, but "Celticism" is an international culture which was imported & built on by the people who were already here. None of us have a right to claim that our blood & culture doesn't encourage immigration. Newcomers merged with the inhabitants to make us. 3/
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Después de casi 5 años en el exilio ayer tuve una experiencia casi mágica. Caminaba con mi novio y mi suegra por las calles del hermoso campus de Harvard y entonces en un rincón de la plaza, lo ví.

Orinoco... Pronto sentí como el mundo se detenía.
Cómo quién sale de un sueño. Tomé la mano de mi chico y me detuve. Él vio confusión en mi mirada y en inglés me preguntó: ¿qué pasa?

- Es... Es un restaurante venezolano. Señalé, sintiendo mi corazón saltar en el pecho.

El me miró con sus ojos verdes y sonrió.
- ¿Sí? Entremos entonces.

Su madre sonrió y se emocionó con la idea de probar comida venezolana. Ya conocían las arepas y las tajadas, pues las había preparado para ellos.

Entonces al entrar. lo primero que escuché fue una canción de Óscar de León...
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Please RT #CFP: #BreakingBad in #medieval style! Submit your 12 Tweet papers on any #history of breaking the #border of #trust, from local #baddies to #spy pros... all while avoiding jetlag! Due 29 Sept to me
cc @KzooICMS @MedievalAcademy @IntlSpyMuseum
So let's skip the trip to England along with our colleagues in #Australia cc @WarintheFuture @covetweet (pls RT!)

Et on invite nos colleagues de l'Amerique du nord @ForcesCanada @HMedievale (veuillez RT svp!)

Y nuestros colegas de América del Sur @Armada_Arg @RinhaUniv (RT pf!)
نرحب بزملائنا الذين يدرسون عالم العصور الوسطى من الجواسيس للتدريس عبر الإنترنت
أيضًا - الإنجليزية أو الفرنسيه

우리는 온라인, 영어 또는 프랑스어를 가르치기 위해 중세 스파이 학자들을 환영합니다 #Korea #대학생활

#Africa & #medieval #Diaspora welcome too!
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Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Behaalotcha called "Camp and Congregation". You can read it in full here: and download the accompanying Family Edition here: #ShabbatShalom Image
#Judaism in the past two centuries has fissured and fractured into different edot [communities]: #Orthodox and #Reform, #religious and #secular, and the many subdivisions that continue to atomise #Jewish #life into non-communicating sects and subcultures.
Yet in times of #crisis, we are still capable of heeding the call of collective #responsibility, knowing as we do that Jewish fate tends to be indivisible. No Jew, to paraphrase John Donne, is an island, entire of him- or herself.
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Ghana is set to grant citizenship to 200 African Americans as part of celebrations of the 'Year of Return 2019’.

The occasion would mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in America
#africanamerican #black #ADOS #caribbean #slavetrade #repatriation
The government of Ghana launched the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” as part of efforts to encourage African Americans and the black diaspora to return to the homeland where their ancestors were kidnapped and sold into slavery many centuries ago.
#africa #diaspora #homeland
In 2000, Ghana passed the “Right of Abode” law making it the first African country to officially open its doors to people of African descent from all over the world.

The law allows any person of African descent to apply and be granted the right to stay in Ghana indefinitely.
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Today is #WorldKidneyDay, so here is a thread about living on #dialysis & #OrganDonation. My name is Belinda Otas. I’m #African. I’m #Nigerian. I'm #Benin. I’m #British & I’m #Black. Beyond the nationalities or passports with my name, I also believe in our shared humanity.
I was 16, when I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure (ESRF.) I had no idea what was happening to me because at the time, it made no sense. However, I remember the pain of that period like noonday. I lived on dialysis until i was 22. #dialysis #OrganDonation #renalhealth
It took over my teenage years. I don’t remember having much of a life as a teenager because dialysis was 3x a week & every session was 4hrs. Add the time it takes to recover from being exhausted by the process, my day was pretty much over. #dialysis #OrganDonation #renalhealth
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What do we think about the rise of this new political entity, called “the civilizational state”? Several #IR works offer guidance regarding the relationship between #civilizations and the liberal international order. A (long!) thread--->
1) The discussion often starts with an understanding of civilizations as culturally distinct units. For Huntington, a consensus-based liberal order is not durable because civilizational differences are incommensurable.…
2) But as Huntington’s critics have shown, civilizations have porous borders and are internally pluralistic. Katzenstein’s trilogy, for example, shows that there are more trans-civilizational engagements and inter-civilizational interactions.…
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1. What are you doing to spread #Indic culture? (2 min #TweetThread)
2. Fascinating backstory to #BhaskarsArtsAcademy in #Singapore; an institution older than Singapore itself.
3. It was started by KP Bhaskar & his wife Santha Bhaskar in the 1950’s…
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As promised, here's a short introduction to #BlackFinnishHistory
First, keep in mind that at present there is no book or course on Black Finnish (or Afro-Finnish/African Finnish) history for me to refer to. There's info out there but it hasn't been pieced together into a clear timeline.
While still part of Sweden, Finns were as engaged in colonialism as their peers during the 1600s and were present at col.settlements in the US, trade posts in West Africa. In all likelihood, Finns were involved in slavery and thus with slaves, but there are no clear records.
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