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  Separatism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Separatist groups themselves often reject the term separatism: they may consider it pejorative, and prefer more neutral terms such as self-determination.
These include the Basque ETA in France and Spain, Sikh separatists in India during the 1980s, the IRA in Ireland since the 1910s, and the Front de Libération du Québec in the 1960s, culminating in the October Crisis in 1970.
Separatist movements often have a least a superficial basis in nationalism or in religious fervour.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Separatism   (1857 words)

 Separatism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
These include the Basque ETA in France and Spain, Sikh separatists in India during the 1980s, the IRA in Ireland and the Front de Libération du Québec in the 1960s, culminating in the October Crisis in 1970.
The wars erupting with the break-up of Yugoslavia exemplify this, despite constitutional provisions in the former Yugoslavia that theoretically allowed division and referenda.
Philippines — Muslim separatists in the south, (Moro)
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Separatist   (1638 words)

In general, Separatist views were not as extreme as Puritanical beliefs regarding social customs, but were more extreme when it came to separating ties with the established Church of England.
Both Puritanism and the Pilgrims' separatist movement, as well as Presbyterianism, descend from John Calvin and the Calvinists of the mid-1500s.
The distinctions between Separatists and Puritans are covered in depth in Orthodoxy in Massachusetts, 1630-1650, by Perry Miller, and is briefly summarized in Plymouth Colony: Its History and Its People, 1620-1691, by Eugene Aubrey Stratton, and The Puritans, by Thomas H. Johnson.
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 Quebec's Fiery Premier Shocks Nation by Quitting / Quebec's Premier Quits / Resignation leaves separatist movement in ...
Formerly a lawyer in Chicoutimi, a separatist hotbed, Bouchard entered politics as a Conservative Party member, serving as Canada's ambassador to France from 1985-88 under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and winning a seat in federal Parliament in 1988.
In 1995, as a separatist referendum push appeared to be faltering, Bouchard stepped into provincial politics and almost single-handedly revived the campaign.
Bouchard was furious last month when hard-liners opposed his attempts to censure a leading separatist who had made anti-Jewish remarks, and he despaired that he might never overcome the ethnic nationalist impulses -- the notion that Quebec belongs only to those of French blood -- considered by many to be the dark side of separatism.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/01/12/MN122709.DTL&type=printable   (856 words)

 Leading Separatist Assassinated Just as Indian PM Arrives in Kashmir
Leading separatist Abdul Ghani Lone was gunned down in Indian-administered Kashmir, just as Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee landed in the disputed state at the start of a three-day visit.
Lone, an executive member of the main separatist alliance in Kashmir, the All Party Hurriyat Conference, was killed in Srinagar, the state summer capital, while attending a public function.
Relatives of Kashmiri separatist leader Abdul Ghani Lone mourn over his body at his residence after he was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar India, on Tuesday May 21, 2002.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/headlines02/0521-08.htm   (896 words)

 CNN.com - Freedom for top Kashmir separatist - Nov. 11, 2002
Kashmir's top separatist leader has been freed from prison as part of the state government's effort to restore peace in the troubled region.
Malik, a former militant leader whose Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front is now a separatist political party, was flown from the high security Kot Bhalwal prison outside Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu-Kashmir state, to the summer capital Srinagar.
Malik's release is intended as a goodwill gesture by the state government, which is hoping to persuade the separatists to give up their campaign and help end the violence.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/11/11/india.release   (555 words)

 Kashmiri separatist leaders go to Pakistan - Boston.com - Asia - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For the first time in decades, separatist leaders from Indian-controlled Kashmir are gathering on the Pakistani side of the divided Himalayan region, where they called for a voice in the ongoing peace process between South Asia's nuclear rivals.
For the first time in six decades, separatist leaders from Indian-controlled Kashmir arrived Thursday on an official visit to the Pakistani side of the divided Himalayan region in a boost to peace efforts between South Asia's nuclear rivals.
Nine moderate separatist leaders traveled Thursday on a recently inaugurated cross-Kashmir bus service, seeking to push both sides to settle the Kashmir dispute -- cause of two of the countries' three wars since independence from Britain in 1947.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2005/06/02/top_kashmiri_separatist_leaders_to_meet   (614 words)

 Asia Times: Kashmiri separatist leaders to appeal to Annan
The All Party Hurriyat Conference - a coalition of 14 Kashmiri political separatist groups - will send a senior leader to meet the UN secretary-general when he arrives in the Indian capital on Thursday, on the final leg of his South Asian tour.
Annan began his week-long visit to the region in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, where he said the key to resolving the five decade-old dispute between the nuclear capable South Asian nations lay in existing bilateral agreements, rather than in UN resolutions dating back to the year 1948.
The Hurriyat is also disappointed with the Indian government's refusal to accept the separatist grouping as a mediator in the India-Pakistan dispute.
www.atimes.com /ind-pak/CC15Df04.html   (941 words)

 India offers truce to separatist rebels - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There has been an insurgency in Nagaland for decades, but for the last seven years the state's major separatist group -- the National Socialist Council of Nagaland -- has been negotiating with the Indian government, and its fighters were observing a cease-fire.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio Monday said the recent violence was aimed at sabotaging the peace talks and asked the federal government to hasten the peace process.
A mass movement protesting the unchecked influx of millions of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh has crippled economic activity in Assam for several years and left hundreds of people dead in the 1980s.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20041004-113919-2781r.htm   (686 words)

 Thailand Islamic Insurgency
A wave of attacks in southern Thailand forced the government to stop blaming "bandits" and acknowledge, for the first time in decades, that separatist militants were operating in the country.
In years past, the Muslim separatist groups in southern Thailand and the Communist Party of Thailand dabbled in drug trafficking to raise funds to support their political and operational objectives.
Authorities suspected Muslim separatists conducted several small-scale attacks on public schools, a government-run clinic, and a police station in the south.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/thailand2.htm   (2399 words)

 CNN.com - Irian police brace for separatist backlash - November 12, 2001
Observers say Eluay's death could be a major setback to efforts by President Megawati Sukarnoputri's new government to calm separatist tensions in Indonesia's easternmost province.
Eluay, the head of the separatist Papuan Presidium Council, had been on bail awaiting trial for subversion, an offense that carries a maximum 20-year prison term.
The separatist movement is a loose coalition that had been making little headway toward self-rule, and Eluay's illness had loosened his grip on leadership.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/11/12/irian.eluay   (814 words)

 Separatist rebels topple down electric posts - May 16, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
COTABATO CITY-Suspected members of the Muslim separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front sawed off at least 11 electric posts in Lambayong town, Sultan Kudarat province, plunging some parts of the province into darkness on Wednesday.
But MILF spokesperson Eid Kabalu said men in the employ of a local politician who wanted to justify a request for at least 500 firearms were the ones who carried out the sabotage.
Ghazali Jaafar, MILF political affairs chief, said the Muslim separatist movement was amenable to the proposal to let the United States mediate in the peace process.
www.inq7.net /nat/2003/may/16/nat_6-1.htm   (349 words)

 USATODAY.com - Quebec Separatist Party loses elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Liberal victory signaled the continued calming of separatist sentiment in a province where 80% of the people speak French.
Landry's party, created to bring Quebec independence, softened its separatist message in the campaign, focusing on social issues such as benefits for families with young children to try to increase the French-speaking population.
Charest refused to let Landry's separatist leanings stay hidden, but was careful to acknowledge the legitimacy of the sovereignty movement.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2003-04-15-canada-vote_x.htm   (854 words)

 Site Improvements Proposed for Separatist Road Area - July 22, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The tests were conducted on detention basin storm water by the Charter Oak Laboratories, retained by the University, and by the Eastern Highlands Health District, which, at the request of residents, tested 40 nearby residential wells.
Although the tree removal was necessary for the construction of the basin, after it was constructed, the DEP indicated that the department should have required a dam permit.
This will permit additional trees to buffer Separatist Road from the dam and allow the University to respond to the town's request for a bike path on the site.
www.advance.uconn.edu /2002/020722/02072213.htm   (500 words)

 Kashmir separatist leaders agree to visit Pakistan - Boston.com - Asia - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Leaders of the moderate faction of Indian Kashmir's main political separatist alliance said on Wednesday they had accepted an invitation to visit Pakistan for talks to help end the Kashmir dispute.
The decision of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference came after Islamabad invited Kashmiri separatists to travel across the frontier on a new bus link between Indian and Pakistani Kashmir launched last month despite past objections by India.
Hurriyat bands about two dozen Kashmiri political separatist groups, some of whom are seeking Kashmir's independence and others its merger with Pakistan.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2005/05/25/kashmir_separatist_leaders_agree_to_visit_pakistan   (493 words)

 Quebec's Separatist Fire Appears Ready to Flicker Out   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was only a generation ago, after all, that French-speakers could not order a cup of coffee on St. Catherine Street, Montreal's main shopping area, in their own language or be sure that they could converse with the admitting nurse at Royal Victoria Hospital.
Nowhere is the decline in support for separatism more evident than among young Quebecers, who have no memory of the slights and discrimination that still animate the aging leadership of the separatist movement.
There were similar warnings in the 1980s after a crushing defeat for the separatists in the 1980 referendum.
www.vigile.net /00-3/wash-post.html   (1016 words)

 CNN.com - Top Kashmiri separatist arrested - March 25, 2002
SRINIGAR, India -- A Kashmiri separatist leader has been arrested under an anti-terrorism law in connection with the seizure of large sums of cash India says was smuggled into the region from Nepal by two activists.
Yasin Malik, who heads the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, was holding a press conference in Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir, when police burst in and hauled him away, police officials said on Monday.
The leader has been quoted as saying that Indian authorities were attempting to use the seizure to undermine Kashmir's separatist leadership.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/03/25/kashmir.arrest   (475 words)

 Separatist targeted governor.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
McLaren, on trial with fellow separatist Robert Otto on organized crime charges, told FBI informant Robert Stewart he wanted to buy several weapons specifically for use against law enforcement, Stewart testified.
The informant said he first made contact with McLaren while posing as a member of the separatist group at a meeting 18 months ago near Ft. Davis.
Under cross-examination from McLaren, who is acting as his own attorney in the case, Stewart was questioned heatedly about statements allegedly made by the self-styled separatist leader.
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 Star Wars Battlefront Factions - Separatist Battle Droids.html
Under the control of the Separatists, anti-armor droids serve as a cheap yet effective solution to the fast-moving threat of Republic vehicles.
Nevertheless the "Separatist" pistol remains a tried-and-true backup weapon for the droid armies.
Nevertheless the "Separatist" pistol remains a tried-and-true back-up weapon for the droid armies.
www.lucasarts.com /games/swbattlefront/separatist_battle_droids.html   (1003 words)

 Murder of moderate separatist brings Kashmir war closer
The disputed territory of Kashmir was in turmoil last night after two masked gunmen shot dead a leading moderate Kashmiri separatist leader only hours before the Indian prime minister's visit to the region.
The disputed territory of Kashmir was in turmoil last night after two masked gunmen shot dead a leading moderate Kashmiri separatist leader only hours before the Indian prime minister's visit to the region - and as Pakistani and Indian troops again exchanged heavy mortar fire across their border.
The gunmen, dressed in police uniforms, opened fire at Abdul Ghani Lone at point-blank range at the end of a fractious rally at Igdah, a large open space in the old part of Srinagar where prayers are held among graves of Kashmiris killed during the 12-year Islamic insurgency.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/5-21-2002-18906.asp   (771 words)

 PreventConflict.org - Background
A number of separatist movements in Indonesia are threatening the stability, unity, and territorial integrity of the country.
The government is struggling to maintain the territorial integrity of such a disparate nation, especially after East Timor's separatist movement, which led to independence in 1999.
The question of how to cope with separatist movements is a challenging one for the Indonesian government.
www.preventconflict.org /portal/main/background_separatist_movements.php   (710 words)

 Quebec sovereignty movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This ambiguity is further enhanced since the majority of Quebec's media, both written (with the notable exceptions of the CHOI-FM libertarian Quebec City radio station and the La Presse and The Gazette newspapers), usually support the PQ's left to left-of-centre politics, if not the party itself.
The separatist movement draws however above the Left and Right spectrum, a sizeable minority of more conservative Quebeckers supporting the PQ's political agenda because of the sovereignty issue, despite reservations about its social democratic/socialist political agenda.
Although one cannot generalize, natural allies of sovereignty tend to be found within the Left: labour unions, the French-speaking arts community, students (non-working members of the younger generations, as compared to Generation-Xers), the media, the Catholic clergy, anti-globalization supporters and the academic political left.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quebec_sovereigntism   (3299 words)

It was chartered by John Carver, a leader of the Separatist congregation at Leiden, Holland, who had gone to London to make arrangements for the voyage to America.
The ship was made ready at Southampton with a passenger list that included English Separatists, hired help (among them Myles Standish, a professional soldier, and John Alden, a cooper), and other colonists who were to be taken along at the insistence of the London businessmen who were helping to finance the expedition.
In the meantime the Leiden Separatists, who had initiated the venture, sailed for Southampton on July 22, 1620, with 35 members of the congregation and their leaders William Bradford and William Brewster aboard the 60-ton Speedwell.
pilgrims.net /plymouth/history/mayflower.html   (848 words)

 USATODAY.com - Kashmiri separatist leader gunned down   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two masked gunmen wearing police uniforms shot and killed a leader of a Muslim separatist group in Kashmir during a memorial rally Tuesday, as India's prime minister headed to the divided Himalayan province at a time of rising tensions with Pakistan.
Abdul Ghani Lone, considered a pragmatist, was shot dead along with his bodyguard in a cemetery at a memorial gathering commemorating the 12th anniversary of the assassination of a Kashmiri independence leader.
The prime minister was due to arrive in India's northern Jammu-Kashmir state on Tuesday to meet with military commanders, whose troops have been on a war alert along the Pakistan frontier since December.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002/05/21/kashmir.htm   (570 words)

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