Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today's post is going to be short for two reasons: one, I am currently taking an intensive Arabic class this summer and transitioning back to English today is proving to be much more difficult than I first imagined and two, I just fell up the concrete steps to my house and the soreness is quite distracting. So here we go on this week's edition of the Kurdish Blogosphere train-ride o'fun!

Hiwa from Hiwa Hopes wishes South Kurdistan a Happy Birthday this week:

I am not talking about an anniversary, I mean it, happy birthday southern Kurdistan including myself!
Those of us who did not have literate parents and their dad was scared of being sent to military service very soon were not registered when we were born untill we were three or four years old and then registered younger or older and were given 1st of July as the date!
so on 1st of July almost one third of the pre 80s generation celebrate their birthday and I am one of them!
so if you see anyone these days from Iraqi kurdistan (southern Kurdistan) they might be one of us! my readers might have people who have their birthday as today! if so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

On the subject of birthdays, Mizgin from Rasti has a message to the US in honor of it's birthday:

If, through their foreign policy, the American people stood defiant against other, massive injustices–regardless of special interests–the entire world would be a much better place.

Americans are not a perfect people and America is not a perfect democracy. However, America is far closer to realizing the universal ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as those ideals are expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution, than certain other countries, countries that wear a mask of democracy in order to conceal a heart of fascism.

Kurdish Aspect urges you to spend some spare time watching the documentary “Remembering Saddam's Victims” available online. An Iraqi's Thoughts expresses hope after seeing a Q and A session with some of Iraq's new ministers. Free Kurdistan talks about the re-occuring cycle of violence in Northern Kurdistan/Southeast Turkey. And Save RojTv is still continuing their fight to save their TV station.

That's all for our coverage this week….as for me, its back to my verb charts. Ma’ salaama!

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