Independence – Thany http://thany.org/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 15:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://thany.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Independence – Thany http://thany.org/ 32 32 ‘Walker: Independence’ cast and executive producers talk about what they want to explore on the show https://thany.org/walker-independence-cast-and-executive-producers-talk-about-what-they-want-to-explore-on-the-show/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://thany.org/walker-independence-cast-and-executive-producers-talk-about-what-they-want-to-explore-on-the-show/ The cast and executive producers of Walker: Independencethe prequel to the much-loved The CW Walkerheld a press conference for media last week ahead of its Oct. 6 premiere. I asked the cast and EPs, which consisted of Katherine McNamara, Matt Barr, Justin Johnson Cortez, Philemon Chambers, Katie Findlay, Lawrence Kao, Greg Hovanessian, Gabriela Quezada, Seamus […]]]>

The cast and executive producers of Walker: Independencethe prequel to the much-loved The CW Walkerheld a press conference for media last week ahead of its Oct. 6 premiere.

I asked the cast and EPs, which consisted of Katherine McNamara, Matt Barr, Justin Johnson Cortez, Philemon Chambers, Katie Findlay, Lawrence Kao, Greg Hovanessian, Gabriela Quezada, Seamus Kevin Fahey, Anna Fricke and Jared Padalecki, what historical moment, event, or something from a western that they love, that they would like to explore in Walker: Independence.

Note to editors: Answers have been edited for clarity.

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Chambers of Philemon: “Heavy question… For me, I really loved it The more they fall, and I’m glad Seamus brought it up. As anyone can tell you, I watch it probably six times a day. But I loved it. They brought characters to life that had no light, that were played by different races, and now they’re more authentic. So I love it, and I would like it to continue.

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Katherine McNamara: “Mine is a slightly lighter version. I grew up in the Midwest. I grew up playing The Oregon Trail computer game. I’ve always loved this idea of ​​putting your whole life in a wagon and going west. But there is such a romanticized idea of ​​it. In the pilot, we actually had a historically-accurate sized boxcar for a game and put in a piano and a bunch of things that would have been their life: a bed, a bunch of clothes, some books. It was tiny. You put me and another actor in there; you couldn’t even install the camera inside. We had to find creative ways to go outside. And it really puts into perspective what people went through in those days, just to get around.

Katie Findlay: “The West was strange. It was weird. It was all kinds of people, all kinds of gender presentations, and I think that’s something we see so rarely. Cowboys lived together in domestic marriages that were sometimes romantic and were not. People fled across borders so gay women could marry their wives and pretend to be men because women couldn’t own property. So they hooked up and bought a fucking ranch. I so look forward to having the opportunity to explore it, both through my own queerness and the queerness of others, which seems like a hilarious thing to say. It’s something that’s not often addressed, kind of, the wilderness of self-discovery on the frontier and the kind of refuge that was available to people. I mean, not just different sexualities and genders, but cultures. To find peace or adventure or acceptance or escape or respite from the societal norm of the time. And of course, in westerns, it’s a bunch of old straight white dudes…you won’t see that. So, I’m really glad I had the opportunity to get in there and move around a bit.

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Justin Johnson Cortez: “I think for me the historical part that would be really interesting to see is the reservation system at that time in history for natives. A lot of land is taken from them, and they were forced to settle on smaller parts of their own land or be moved to completely new places they knew nothing about. They know nothing about the land, what grows in it, what food is in it…and they were expected to thrive. So that could be a really interesting thing to talk about, Seamus.

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Seamus Kevin Fahey: “We will do it.”

Justin Johnson Cortez: “I think the character of Calian and his relationship with the city right now is a really cool thing that we’re exploring because the landscape was changing so much in those days. And the natives interacted when people came west. So it was really fun to find those relationships and find the truth in them, and that’s something that we haven’t really seen in the past. Often what we write, we have very clear examples. I almost feel like we’re on a new frontier right now with this show and exploring these relationships that I’ve never seen on TV and in movies. And I’m sure they’re out there somewhere, but I’ve never had a chance to see that. So that was a very interesting part of this trip for me.

Matt Bar: “Just really quickly, as the railroad moved west and these little towns popped up, because the railroad started to split, I always liked the idea of ​​what they represented. It was this American dream of like you can do whatever you want in this world. You know, you can build your own life. And that’s what you do with it. And people fought and died for that. And yet they kept coming west, always because of what it meant to people, to have the freedom, to define your own life. And so it sounds romantic, and it is… we still do it today, you know?

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Katherine McNamara: “Well, that’s exactly it. To follow up on what you were saying, this story is such a classic western story of people building their own lives and choosing their own independence. But it is such an allegory for today. We are at that point in the world where we have a chance in some ways to start over and in some ways to reset. And I think seeing a city go through that on such a small scale, on a network like The CW, can be an interesting example and allegory for our world today.

Katie Findlay: “Well, because it’s also the intersection of other people’s freedoms, isn’t it? Because you can hold personal freedom, like of course we’re going west. I want my own life. You get there, and suddenly your freedom intersects with the freedom of everyone who was already there. And there’s the potential for damage and harm, and seeing how humans try, fail, try again to live peacefully with each other under various systems that sometimes, let’s face it, really don’t work, and sometimes are working. How there is a lot of tension and often tenderness in these interactions. And I think that’s thematically… what a gigantic idea to fall back on next. This little town full of people in the absolute middle of nowhere, who are all… a lot of them know each other, people are literally in love for the first time in their lives. There is no YouTube; you walk in the middle of the desert all alone. I agree with Kat that it’s kind of a microcosm of a pretty controversial and vast thing about the world we live in.

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Laurent Kao: “I think another fun thing to explore, historically, would be the Chinese Exclusion Act. At that time they just stopped allowing Chinese people to come to America and not even own Chinese people. So to live that, to actually explore that if we get to that, would be pretty awesome.

Seamus Kevin Fahey: “Yeah, just to piggyback on everyone. I mean, we all say the word change a lot, and we all say the word identity. And from day zero, day one, the idea of ​​taking moments from history… the coming of the railroad, the Chinese Exclusion Act, different Native American tribes being forced to reserve. All of these historical events are happening. And I always thought it was interesting to be like, what were the tiny little conversations in a city, in the middle of nowhere, that were happening before these huge events that we just read the history books about. And just kind of reduce it to the characters, and focus on the emotional impact of that, and the times that we don’t necessarily think about when we’re in a history lesson. It’s called Independence for a reason too. Everybody’s trying to figure out who they are for themselves while these massive events are happening, and there’s this huge twist of what the country was, what Texas was, what this city could be, and who are these people and how they are going to adapt. I think it’s just combining that, the historical context of that while being excited about building the characters in a way where they’re heading in a certain direction and then you reverse it. You return the script; you cut the rug under people and have an unexpected turn.

Walker: Independence will premiere on Thursday, October 6. Read our spoiler-free review of the pilot here and check out all of our coverage of the show here.

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Foreign Exchange Interventions Not a Major Constraint on Monetary Policy Independence: RBI Study https://thany.org/foreign-exchange-interventions-not-a-major-constraint-on-monetary-policy-independence-rbi-study/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 01:20:17 +0000 https://thany.org/foreign-exchange-interventions-not-a-major-constraint-on-monetary-policy-independence-rbi-study/ There is a high degree of absorption of the impact of the money supply resulting from interventions in the foreign exchange market, and no major constraining influence of foreign exchange interventions on the independence of monetary policy, according to the conclusions of an RBI Working Paper. The article, titled Monetary Policy Independence Under a Flexible […]]]>

There is a high degree of absorption of the impact of the money supply resulting from interventions in the foreign exchange market, and no major constraining influence of foreign exchange interventions on the independence of monetary policy, according to the conclusions of an RBI Working Paper.

The article, titled Monetary Policy Independence Under a Flexible Exchange Rate Regime – Assessing the Indian Case, explores whether foreign exchange market interventions by the Reserve Bank of India continue to provide independence monetary policy or encroach on monetary independence.

It poses a macroeconomic challenge to policymakers when monetary policy independence, exchange rate stability and capital account openness cannot be achieved simultaneously.

In the age of international capital mobility, it is argued that monetary policy independence may be limited under a fixed exchange rate regime, even in the short run. However, in a flexible exchange rate regime, monetary policy is effective.

This basic framework is known as the Mundell-Fleming model. The model has earned the popular term “impossible trinity” in which macroeconomic management is questioned because monetary independence, fixed exchange rate and capital account openness are impossible to achieve together.

Economies that do not opt ​​for a fixed exchange rate regime have more control over their domestic monetary policy. While operating with a flexible exchange rate, India intervenes in the foreign exchange market to contain exchange rate volatility resulting from ups and downs in capital flows.

Given that flexible exchange rates are meant to enable monetary independence, the paper seeks to determine whether India’s exchange rate policy – under a flexible exchange rate regime with intervention to contain volatility – has limited the independence of monetary policy. With India’s relatively open capital account, the trilemma comes down to whether the exchange rate is fixed or flexible.

The paper follows a two-step approach to find the impact of foreign exchange market intervention on India’s monetary policy independence for the period from 1991 to 2020.

First, the level of sterilization of excess reserve money resulting from foreign exchange market interventions and its effectiveness in maintaining monetary policy independence are estimated.

Second, the paper estimates whether interventions in the foreign exchange market have an impact on the weighted average overnight money rate, the operational objective of monetary policy in India.

The document indicates that even during periods of intervention in the foreign exchange market by the RBI, inflation has been low and stable in India.

The evidence presented in the paper indicates that the RBI sterilizes or absorbs much of the excess money supply generated by foreign exchange market interventions.

Intervention in the foreign exchange market can be inflationary if excess money supply beyond the absorptive capacity of the economy is not sufficiently sterilized.

The results suggest that there is a high degree of sterilization of the increase in the money supply resulting from the interventions in the foreign exchange market, but the offsetting flows due to the decline in net domestic assets and the hardening of yields do not limit the independence of monetary policy.

The study also finds that moderating global risks lead to increased capital inflows into India. However, the resulting foreign exchange intervention to contain the volatility of the INR and the resulting increase in the money supply is neither inflationary nor does it elicit a reaction from the policy rate.

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Independence Realty Trust (NYSE:IRT) Releases Fiscal 2022 Earnings Forecast https://thany.org/independence-realty-trust-nyseirt-releases-fiscal-2022-earnings-forecast/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 11:29:54 +0000 https://thany.org/independence-realty-trust-nyseirt-releases-fiscal-2022-earnings-forecast/ Independence Realty Trust (NYSE: IRT – Get a rating) updated its earnings guidance for fiscal 2022 on Tuesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.06 to $1.08 for the period. The company released a revenue forecast of -. Analyst upgrades and downgrades A number of research firms have commented on the IRT. Jefferies Financial Group […]]]>

Independence Realty Trust (NYSE: IRT – Get a rating) updated its earnings guidance for fiscal 2022 on Tuesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.06 to $1.08 for the period. The company released a revenue forecast of -.

Analyst upgrades and downgrades

A number of research firms have commented on the IRT. Jefferies Financial Group cut its price target on Independence Realty Trust from $27.00 to $24.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a Thursday, June 30 research report. Compass Point set a price target of $24.50 on Independence Realty Trust in a Monday, June 20 research report. TheStreet downgraded Independence Realty Trust from a b- to a c+ rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 31. KeyCorp cut its price target on Independence Realty Trust from $29.00 to $25.00 and set an overweight rating on the stock in a Tuesday, June 28 research report. To finish, StockNews.com upgraded Independence Realty Trust to a sell rating in a Tuesday, Aug. 9, research report. One investment analyst has assigned the stock a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned the company a buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat, Independence Realty Trust has a Moderate Buy consensus rating and a consensus price target of $26.72.

Independence Realty Trust trades up 0.2%

Shares of Independence Realty Trust opened at $18.87 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $20.74 and its 200-day simple moving average is $23.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.19 billion, a price/earnings ratio of 29.03, a PEG ratio of 8.75 and a beta of 0.94. Independence Realty Trust has a 12-month low of $18.39 and a 12-month high of $28.42.

Independence Realty Trust Announces Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 21. Investors of record on Friday, September 30 will receive a dividend of $0.14. This represents an annualized dividend of $0.56 and a yield of 2.97%. The ex-date of this dividend is Thursday, September 29. Independence Realty Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 86.15%.

Independence Realty Trust Institutional Trading

Several large investors have recently increased or reduced their stake in IRT. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its position in Independence Realty Trust by 58.8% in Q1. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 59,048 shares of the real estate investment trust worth $1,561,000 after acquiring an additional 21,858 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Independence Realty Trust by 174.1% during the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 19,091 shares of the real estate investment trust worth $504,000 after acquiring 12,126 additional shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Independence Realty Trust by 104.2% during the 1st quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 190,015 shares of the real estate investment trust worth $5,102,000 after acquiring an additional 96,945 shares last quarter. MetLife Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Independence Realty Trust by 219.8% in the first quarter. MetLife Investment Management LLC now owns 116,831 shares of the real estate investment trust worth $3,089,000 after purchasing an additional 80,293 shares during the period. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in Independence Realty Trust shares by 105.9% in the first quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 621,639 shares of the real estate investment trust worth $16,436,000 after purchasing an additional 319,772 shares during the period. 83.09% of the shares are currently held by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Independence Realty Trust, Inc (NYSE: IRT) is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates multifamily apartment buildings in non-gateway U.S. markets, including Atlanta, Louisville, Memphis and Raleigh. IRT’s investment strategy is focused on growth within key amenity-rich submarkets that offer good school districts, high-quality retail and large employment centers.

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Support for independence down after Queen’s death, poll finds https://thany.org/support-for-independence-down-after-queens-death-poll-finds/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 10:47:03 +0000 https://thany.org/support-for-independence-down-after-queens-death-poll-finds/ Support for independence down after Queen’s death, poll finds SUPPORT for independence plummeted after the Queen’s death, according to a new limited poll. The Deltapoll survey for the Scottish Sun also found that more people believed death had strengthened the Union than believed it had weakened it. The poll covered 659 people, less than two-thirds […]]]>

Support for independence down after Queen’s death, poll finds

SUPPORT for independence plummeted after the Queen’s death, according to a new limited poll.

The Deltapoll survey for the Scottish Sun also found that more people believed death had strengthened the Union than believed it had weakened it.

The poll covered 659 people, less than two-thirds of the normal sample size of 1,000 people.

He revealed that 42% of all respondents would vote Yes in a second referendum tomorrow, up from 46% last month.

Excluding do not know, the poll showed 47% yes and 53% no to independence, against 49 and 51% respectively in August, when Panelbase conducted a poll on the constitutional question.

Respondents were also split on whether to hold Indyref2 next year as planned by Nicola Sturgeon if legally possible, with 45% backing the Prime Minister’s schedule.

Pollsters also found that 40% of Scots thought King Charles would make a good monarch for Scotlandagainst 15% who thought it would be bad.

Additionally, 28% of people thought the Queen’s death had made the UK stronger, compared to 18% who thought she had undermined it.

More than three-quarters (78%) said they had cried, or were upset or moved by the Queen’s death at Balmoral on September 8, with 57% saying they would watch the funeral tomorrow.

Tory MP Andrew Bowie, whose West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine seat includes Balmoral, said: ‘What the past week has shown is that there is so much more that unites us than divides us.

“The whole country has been together in our respect and sorrow for the late Queen while looking forward to King Charles representing all four corners of the country.

“Sometimes it takes a sad moment like this to remind us that we all stand together.”

Deltapoll’s SNP could not be compared to Panelbase’s findings in August.

A spokesperson said: ‘In elections held last year, the people of Scotland issued an iron mandate for an independence referendum by electing a majority of MSPs supporting a referendum.

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Guatemala Independence Day music festival stampede leaves at least nine dead https://thany.org/guatemala-independence-day-music-festival-stampede-leaves-at-least-nine-dead/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://thany.org/guatemala-independence-day-music-festival-stampede-leaves-at-least-nine-dead/ At least nine people have died, including two 12-year-old children, in a stampede during a major rock concert in the western Guatemalan town of Quetzaltenango, authorities and emergency services said Thursday. Six people were injured during the outdoor festival in the early hours of Thursday, according to Maria del Carmen Sajquim, spokeswoman for the Western […]]]>

At least nine people have died, including two 12-year-old children, in a stampede during a major rock concert in the western Guatemalan town of Quetzaltenango, authorities and emergency services said Thursday.

Six people were injured during the outdoor festival in the early hours of Thursday, according to Maria del Carmen Sajquim, spokeswoman for the Western Regional Hospital of Guatemala.

The injured were taken to hospital and reportedly suffered broken bones, local firefighters tweeted earlier.

A member of the public prosecutor’s office covers the bodies after the stampede during a Guatemalan Independence Day concert in Quetzaltenango.
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Witnesses at the scene said the venue only had two exits and chaos ensued as everyone rushed for the exits.

Local media described the festival where more than 10 bands performed as an annual event marking Independence Day in the Central American country.

The stampede is just one of many fatal accidents at public events that Latin America has witnessed in recent years.

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A family member of one of the victims speaks with a medical examiner after nine people were killed and 20 others injured at a music festival in Quetzaltenango.
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In June, four people were killed and around 70 injured when part of a stand collapsed in a bullring in the town of El Espinal, Colombia.

In one of the region’s most tragic events, a fire at a Buenos Aires nightclub in 2004 killed 194 people after a spectator set off a flare into the crowded room shortly after the band took the stage. of rock Callejeros.

Firefighters and police stand by the bodies of people who died in a stampede during an outdoor concert for Independence Day celebrations in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala,
Firefighters and police stand by the bodies of people who died in a stampede during an outdoor concert for Independence Day celebrations in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
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Pilot review “Walker: Independence” [SPOILER-FREE] https://thany.org/pilot-review-walker-independence-spoiler-free/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://thany.org/pilot-review-walker-independence-spoiler-free/ Pilot review “Walker: Independence” [SPOILER-FREE]Fans were thrilled to learn in December that a Walker prequel was in development, with Walkerexecutive producer Jared Padalecki, and Anna Fricke and Seamus Kevin Fahey writing the teleplay. Fans got their first chance to see the pilot from Walker: Independence at the ATX Festival, where there was a screening and Q&A with Padalecki and […]]]> Pilot review “Walker: Independence” [SPOILER-FREE]

Fans were thrilled to learn in December that a Walker prequel was in development, with Walkerexecutive producer Jared Padalecki, and Anna Fricke and Seamus Kevin Fahey writing the teleplay. Fans got their first chance to see the pilot from Walker: Independence at the ATX Festival, where there was a screening and Q&A with Padalecki and stars Katherine McNamara, Matt Barr and Justin Johnson Cortez.

Buzz about the show (and the cast) has been building steadily ever since, and now, ten months after the initial announcement, fans will get to see that idea come to fruition when Walker: Independence premieres Thursday, October 6.

I had the chance to see the pilot in preview, and in short: it’s incredible. Walker fans will not be disappointed, and if you like Walker, you will surely like it too. With a team of producers and writers from Walkerit’s a safe bet that we’re going to have a hell of a ride.

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When we spoke to Padalecki in April, he talked a bit about putting the cast together, and they really knocked it out of the park with this one. Katherine McNamara is the perfect Abigail Walker, showing grace in tense situations but also remaining strong and kind. Her screen presence is commanding, and we see that Walker tenacity that we’ve come to love in the original series so evident in her. Matt Barr was born to play Hoyt Rawlins in Walker, and more as a cowboy version of his ancestor in this series. Barr embodies the same lovable Hoyt characteristics we love, just with a new playground (and a horse). An absolute star is going to be Justin Johnson Cortez as Calian, who plays the Native American in such a way that we already care about him and just can’t wait to hear more about his character. Fans will love it. Katie Findlay is energetic and charismatic as Kate, and you are instantly drawn to her. Philemon Chambers is perfect and charming as Augustus, and as we are made in the story to be skeptical of law enforcement in this city, I wondered if I should encourage him (which I then want) or if he is also hiding something. Greg Hovanessian is set to be the bad guy (and sure, maybe he is), but with these writers, I’m not quite convinced yet. His presence is still off-putting, and it will be truly intriguing to see what happens to his character as the story progresses. However, he is a Davidson and well, we know how those other Davidsons turned out. Lawrence Kao is so sweet and his performance and character echoes that, and Mark Sheppard is dynamic on screen. Gabriela Quezada is compelling as Lucia, and you can’t help but want to hear her story as she completes a fantastic cast.

As for the story, it is captivating and will have you hooked instantly. The story is told from Abigail’s point of view, which, as the cast and crew mentioned, is not typical of westerns. I think what Fahey and Fricke and the writers do is you feel so thrilled with every character that they bring into Independence that you can’t wait to learn more about each of them, which is a rare feat on TV these days. The portrayal was a big deal among the cast and crew, and they really excelled at making Independence filled with rich and diverse characters that audiences will love. They also do their best to add that Walker-esque mystery, where you come from to know the story is going to have its twists and you can’t take anything at face value. One of WalkerThe selling points of are its ability to take small things and plant them as seeds to grow into bigger twists later on, so I’m really excited to see what they’ll do here.

Larry Teng directs a beautifully shot pilot where the scenery really adds to the show as a character in its own right. The sprawling landscape and beautiful shots of the horizon really set the tone. The sets and costumes are well designed, and honestly, you just want to be part of this town.

From the beginning of the show until the very end, the audience will be captivated by the plot and its characters. Walker fans will see an Easter egg in the pilot and the cast and crew say there might be a few more in future episodes as well.

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Overall, the show is a complete home run. And, while it’s tied to Walker as a prequel, this show will stand firmly on its own two legs and flourish and I can’t wait to take the journey with them.

Walker: Independence is slated to premiere on Thursday, October 6. You can see all of our coverage of the show, here.

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Scottish independence polls: how the public mood has changed since devolution | United Kingdom | New https://thany.org/scottish-independence-polls-how-the-public-mood-has-changed-since-devolution-united-kingdom-new/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://thany.org/scottish-independence-polls-how-the-public-mood-has-changed-since-devolution-united-kingdom-new/ IndyRef2: Sturgeon says ‘let the people of Scotland decide’ A quarter of a century ago, just under three-quarters of Scots backed the creation of a Scottish Parliament in a referendum. Since then, the powers vested in the nation have grown, as has the support for independence of its people. Almost eight years after the first […]]]>

IndyRef2: Sturgeon says ‘let the people of Scotland decide’

A quarter of a century ago, just under three-quarters of Scots backed the creation of a Scottish Parliament in a referendum. Since then, the powers vested in the nation have grown, as has the support for independence of its people. Almost eight years after the first referendum, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has proposed a second one in 2023, as the latest poll suggests supporters of keeping the Union have a narrow 2% lead.

Amid the cost of living crisis in June, when 83% of Scots said they were unhappy with then Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the people of Scotland were split evenly 50-50 on the issue of independenceaccording to Ipsos.

The latest survey conducted by Panelbase shows support for Scottish independence at 49%, with 51% in favor of keeping the Union, after adjusting for undecided voters.

As the Scottish government tussles with Westminster over its right to hold another referendum, on the 25th anniversary of Scots voting to establish a Scottish Parliament, Express.co.uk has thrown a look at the history of the independence movement.

Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon were at the forefront of the push for Scottish independence (Image: GETTY)

As the 1970s drew to a close, support for Scottish independence reached just over 10%.

However, under Margaret Thatcher, whose government introduced the deeply unpopular poll tax a year earlier in Scotland, support jumped to 40%.

After stabilizing at around 30% in the mid-1990s, the decentralization plans introduced by Tony Blair saw the idea gain momentum once again – with the ‘Yes’ side rising to over 40% in the polls for the first time in 1997.

READ MORE: Sturgeon handed lifeline as SNP allowed to intervene in indyref2 case

The Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood

The Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood in Edinburgh opened in 2004 (Image: GETTY)

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Nicola Sturgeon promises a second independence referendum on Brexit Day, January 31, 2020 (Image: GETTY)

In a referendum held on September 11, 1997, 74.3% of Scots support the creation of a Scottish Parliament.

To the secondary question of whether this parliament should have tax variation powers, 63.5% of voters voted in favor.

The first elections were held less than two years later and the first meeting of the Scottish Parliament took place on 12 May 1999.

On July 1, 1999, the Scottish Parliament was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen and given full legislative powers.

Originally meeting in the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh, the body moved in 2004 to the new Scottish Parliament building in Holyrood.

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How Scots voted in the 2014 independence referendum (Picture: EXPRESS)

With the Scottish Parliament given the power to legislate on devolved matters such as agriculture, housing, health and social services, calls for independence faded in the first decade of the new millennium.

By the time Gordon Brown, himself a Scot, became Prime Minister in 2007, support for independence had fallen to 24%, its lowest level in more than two decades.

However, in the years since, support for Alex Salmond’s Scottish National Party (SNP) has grown, with the independence party winning an outright majority at Holyrood in 2011 with a manifesto committing to a referendum.

The referendum was finally held on 18 September 2014 and resulted in 55.3% of Scottish voters opposing plans for an independent Scotland and 44.7% voting in favour.

The 84.6% turnout was the highest recorded for a UK election or referendum since 1910.

Despite the defeat of the independence campaign, support continued to rise, particularly following the 2016 Brexit referendum in which Scotland voted 62% to remain in the EU .

Shortly after Mr Johnson became Prime Minister in July 2019, support for Scottish independence topped 50% for the first time in history.

The devolved government has taken responsibility for managing the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland, and in November 2020 support for the Yes campaign peaked at 56%.

Glasgow 2014 pro-independence rally

Pro-independence rallies were held across Scotland ahead of the 2014 referendum (Image: GETTY)

In January 2021, the SNP said that if the independence parties were to win the Scottish general election in May, the devolved government would table a bill for a second independence referendum.

After forming a coalition government with the Scottish Greens – also pro-independence – in June 2022, Ms Sturgeon announced her intention to hold another referendum, stylized as IndyRef2, on October 19, 2023.

Tangled in a legal battle with Westminster, which argues the Scottish Parliament lacks the power to pass such legislation, the SNP was asked on Wednesday to argue its case in the Supreme Court.

Incoming British Prime Minister Liz Truss – who described herself as a ‘child of the union’ during her Tory leadership campaign after spending part of her childhood in Paisley – has repeatedly said she would not allow another referendum.

Speaking at the Perth roundups in August, Ms Truss said: ‘At the time of the 2014 referendum it was agreed by the SNP that this was a once in a generation referendum.

“I believe politicians keep their promises, and Nicola Sturgeon should keep her promise. What she should be doing, rather than fussing over another referendum, is to deal with the very real issues in Scotland.

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HAIL MARY… ANSWERED! | Independence Bulletin Journal https://thany.org/hail-mary-answered-independence-bulletin-journal/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 05:15:00 +0000 https://thany.org/hail-mary-answered-independence-bulletin-journal/ INDEPENDENCE – Friday September 2, 2022: It was an exciting end to a great game, and it couldn’t have ended better. The Mustangs were home Friday night hosting the Clear Creek-Amana Clippers and with 4 seconds left in the game, it was all tied at 7. Independence was at their own 49-yard line, and it […]]]>

INDEPENDENCE – Friday September 2, 2022: It was an exciting end to a great game, and it couldn’t have ended better.

The Mustangs were home Friday night hosting the Clear Creek-Amana Clippers and with 4 seconds left in the game, it was all tied at 7. Independence was at their own 49-yard line, and it was going to take a miracle. for this game not to go to overtime.

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India values ​​’strategic independence’ over reliance on US despite series of meetings with Quad partners https://thany.org/india-values-strategic-independence-over-reliance-on-us-despite-series-of-meetings-with-quad-partners/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 13:51:00 +0000 https://thany.org/india-values-strategic-independence-over-reliance-on-us-despite-series-of-meetings-with-quad-partners/ United States, India Illustration: Chen Xia/GT India is holding a series of flash meetings with its Quad partners this week, including meetings of senior Quad officials with the United States, Australia and Japan, and 2 + 2 meetings with the United States and Japan separately, which have been branded by some media as the latest […]]]>

United States, India Illustration: Chen Xia/GT

India is holding a series of flash meetings with its Quad partners this week, including meetings of senior Quad officials with the United States, Australia and Japan, and 2 + 2 meetings with the United States and Japan separately, which have been branded by some media as the latest meeting in New Delhi. movement to build support for Washington. However, Chinese observers have said that unlike Japan and Australia, which have tied themselves closely to the US anti-China tank, India’s cooperation with the US is based on not not undermine India’s strategic independence.

Chinese observers have said that with India poised to become a developed country as Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently promised, it will value its strategic independence more than blindly following the United States.

U.S. Under Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu is leading a U.S. delegation to India Monday through Thursday to deepen the comprehensive global strategic partnership between the United States and India, during of which Lu will be joined by the Deputy Under Secretary for the Bureau. of East Asia and Pacific Affairs Camille Dawson for a Quad Senior Officials Meeting and Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner for a 2+2 intersessional meeting between the United States and India and a maritime security dialogue, according to the US State Department.

The Hindu reported that the Quad meeting was scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, and India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will also travel to Tokyo later in the week for an India- Japan “2+2”. Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal will visit the United States for bilateral trade talks and the third ministerial meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Forum (IPEF) in Los Angeles, according to the report.

The report said India’s series of meetings with Quad partners was a “balancing” move ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in mid-September.

Chinese analysts have recognized India’s increasingly important and unique role in the current bloc confrontation, as the West deepens its rapprochement with India in order to contain China, while Russia maintains relations positive with India.

India sees in the game of great powers an opportunity for its strategic rise. For example, some Indians believe that the suppression of China by the United States and the West is a very rare opportunity for India, said Hu Shisheng, director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, at the Global Times. .

India’s cooperation with the United States has not turned it against Russia, Zhao Gancheng, a researcher at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, told the Global Times.

India is the only Quad member that has not joined the United States in sanctioning Russia or blaming it for the conflict with Ukraine, and Zhao believes this Quad meeting is unlikely to see results.” shocking”.

Indian media said the Quad meeting is expected to discuss strengthening food security and energy security initiatives.

In an interview with Indian news outlet PTI, Russian Ambassador to India Denis Alipov recently criticized the US Indo-Pacific policy, saying it was part of a “policy of containment”, but appreciated India’s position at the Quad for refusing to endorse its “dividing” statements.

Moreover, what makes India a fundamentally different member of the Quad is that it prioritizes its strategic independence over serving as a pawn of the United States at the cost of giving up independence like the Japan and Australia, analysts pointed out.

India will never wholeheartedly cooperate with the United States, and this is not just a strategic choice. India will only cooperate with the United States if it is in its interest to do so, Zhao said.

Today, India is focusing on becoming a developed country by 2047, and it will place more importance on strategic independence with growing economic power, which could make India a power. important for a multipolar world that weakens US hegemony, observers said.

Qian Feng, director of the research department of the National Strategic Institute of Tsinghua University, told the Global Times that on reforming the international order, India hopes Asian countries can play a greater role in the global political arena, so he understands that an all-out confrontation between China and India is definitely not in India’s interest.

Furthermore, the economies of the United States and the West are in relative decline. Therefore, if India wants to become a developed country, as Modi said, it must cooperate with the world’s second-largest economy, Qian said.

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The bicentenary of Brazilian independence receives a special series of podcasts https://thany.org/the-bicentenary-of-brazilian-independence-receives-a-special-series-of-podcasts/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 12:48:00 +0000 https://thany.org/the-bicentenary-of-brazilian-independence-receives-a-special-series-of-podcasts/ 03 September 2022 9:46 2 minute read On September 7, Brazil will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its independence from Portugal. Riddled with family betrayals and historical inconsistencies, this period in Brazil is truly special and fascinating, especially compared to its Latin American neighbors. Independence elsewhere on the continent was a story of revolutionaries and […]]]>

On September 7, Brazil will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its independence from Portugal. Riddled with family betrayals and historical inconsistencies, this period in Brazil is truly special and fascinating, especially compared to its Latin American neighbors.

Independence elsewhere on the continent was a story of revolutionaries and republics. In Brazil, it was the story of the emancipation of a prince from his father, and the independence of a country that did not yet exist.

In this special miniseries, we tell you about the eccentricities and myths of this period, its legacies in the country 200 years later, and how Brazil came to be Brazil.

In this first episode, the Portuguese royal family flees to Brazil, its largest colony. And the ripple effects of this decision will forever change the future of both countries.

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  • Caroline Coutinho is a social media journalist with a background in data analysis and video production. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and international affairs from Sciences Po, Paris. Her stories mainly focus on Latin American politics, women’s rights, environmental and societal issues.

Written and directed by:

  • Eric Zalcman is a student at SciencesPo. Paris and joined The Brazilian report for an internship in July 2022.

Edited by :

  • Euan Marshall is the editor of The Brazilian report. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, he has worked in Brazil since 2011 as a journalist and translator. His work has been published by media such as The Telegraph, Jacobin, Al Jazeera and Art Review.

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Background reading:

  • Brazil will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its independence from Portugal on September 7. But there is little enthusiasm around the date, amid fears it could instead be marked by a pro-Bolsonaro uprising against democratic institutions.
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