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Signs of Hope – A continuing series May 14, 2021

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Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently:

I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we’re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it “hope dies last”.

Any contributions this week?

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1. eoghan - May 14, 2021

Emotional reaction from Lakhvir Singh one of the men who was released by UK Border Force in Glasgow after the community came out to stop his deportation: https://twitter.com/PeterAdamSmith/status/1393159283999641603

This was posted in last weeks Signs of Hope too but definitely one of the more hopeful things to happen recently.

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eoghan - May 14, 2021

I see now that there’s also a stand alone post for this that I had missed, a sign of hope nonetheless!

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WorldbyStorm - May 14, 2021

It’s kind of brilliant. And agree completely. There’s something about it that’s heartening particularly in a time where activism has had, for necessary reasons, to dampen down a bit. Makes me think the next while could be more positive than many of us have feared.

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2. yourcousin - May 15, 2021

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57074156

Cranes returning to nest after 300 years.

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3. Paul Culloty - May 15, 2021

After the Super League fiasco, Leicester prove that 2016 was no fluke:

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4. Paul Culloty - May 15, 2021

And also after seeing that all OPW heritage sites are free entry for the rest of 2021:

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WorldbyStorm - May 15, 2021

That’s a great idea.

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5. Paul Culloty - May 17, 2021

All the independent and indigenous representatives elected in this Chilean poll can also be considered to be part of the left:

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6. sonofstan - May 17, 2021

The assembly in the north has put an end to the exemption of teaching from faith-based discrimination law. A motion sponsored by the UUP, but passed unanimously.

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7. Bagatelle's Unspoke Turnery - May 18, 2021

IGN employees speak out on Palestine.

John Oliver criticizes Israel.

This is seismic in US terms. Israel is beginning to lose the US. This is the beginning of the end.

I remember mid-90s US support for Israel was akin to English support for British Army in Northern Ireland circa 1985. Any deviation from orthodoxy was a similar heresy.

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