Catalonia referendum: Spain PM calls for ‘escalation’ to stop

RAEL’S COMMENT: it’s a fundamental part of Human Rights: All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has gone on national TV to urge Catalan separatists to abandon their plans for a referendum on 1 October.

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A pilgrimage to “Kudakajima Island” in Okinawa, said to be the closest to Niraikanai, a paradise across the ocean.

RAEL’S COMMENT: A wonderful island in Okinawa… and the main temple access is strictly forbidden to men! I love it. So many religious places on earth are forbidden to women by macho men.

Kudakajima Island is a 7.75 km long flat Island floating 5km from Chinen, the southern part of mainland Okinawa. Among Okinawa’s holy sites, Kudakajima Island is acknowledged by people as a “God’s Island.” The god Amamikiyo landed here first, and created Rykyu Kingdom (current Okinawa). There are still many sacred places in Kudakajima Island that are worshipped by local people. To get there, you can take a 20-minute ferry from Azama port. To get to Azama port is about a 40-minute drive from Naha Airport, so it’s possible to do a day trip from Naha city.

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