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From [email protected] Wed Apr  5 19:00:03 1995
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From: [email protected] (Peter Jasim)
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Subject: RFD: soc.culture.assyrian
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                        Request For Discussion (RFD)
                        ----------------------------

Newsgroup	soc.culture.assyrian
Status		Unmoderated
Distribution	World-wide
Summary	Information and discussion on the Assyrian nation;
		its history, art, culture, and language; its present
		diaspora; et cetera.
Proponent	Peter Jasim <[email protected]>

This is a formal request for discussion on the creation of an unmoderated
newsgroup, soc.culture.assyrian.

This RFD has been posted in accordance with the Guidelines for Newsgroup
Creation. This RFD is being posted to the following relevant newsgroups:

        soc.culture.lebanon
        soc.culture.israel
        soc.culture.palestine
        soc.culture.arabic
        soc.culture.jordan

Discussion on the RFD will take place in news.groups.


                                 Charter
                                 -------

The soc.culture.assyrian newsgroup will serve the Assyrian community
worldwide, and will be open for discussion to all Assyrians and interested
parties. Discussions will include topics on Assyrian history, culture,
politics, religion, education and social activities. Because Assyrians are
scattered all over the world, special emphasis will be placed on the Assyrian
diaspora.

Other topics of discussion will include:

        - Assyrian history, from the empire to modern times
        - Assyrian archaeology (topics related to Assyriology)
        - The Assyrian language (ancient, classical, and modern)
        - Assyrian Christianity (current issues and history)
        - Assyrian music and art
        - Assyrian folk dance and cuisine
        - Assyrian human and civil rights in Middle East countries
        - The latest news from Assyrians around the world
        - Assyrian politics in Iraq
        - and other topics

The discussions will be held mostly in English, and some transliterated
Assyrian.


                                Rationale
                                ---------

soc.culture.assyrian will serve the Assyrian community which is scattered
throughout the world. Currently there is no newsgroup that deals with
Assyrian affairs. Since Assyrians are a separate national minority within
several Middle Eastern (and Western) countries, and are not Arabs, and whose
first language is Assyrian, a separate newsgroup is deemed necessary. There
are 3.4 million Assyrians in the world, with the largest population
(2 million) in Iraq.

                                 Archive
                                 -------

The content of the postings shall be archived and made researchable
via FTP-mail or other such means.


                                Procedure
                                ---------

Please post any response to this message to news.groups. If you use the
followup feature on your newsreader this should happen automatically. It
is important to understand that all discussions about the merits of this
proposal should occur in news.groups.

After a discussion period of 21-31 days, a Call For Votes (CFV) will be
posted to news.announce.newgroups -- barring any serious objections. The
voting period will last 21-31 days. If the vote passes by a 2/3 majority,
and by at least 100 yes votes, then the group will be created.


                           Future call for votes
                           ---------------------

Please do not post any votes now. This is not a call for votes.  When the
CFV is posted, instructions will be given on how to mail your votes to
the Usenet Volunteer Votetakes (UVV).

From [email protected] Mon May  8 18:45:16 1995
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Steve Bonine)
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Subject: CFV: soc.culture.assyrian
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Date: 8 May 1995 12:52:27 -0400
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                      FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                unmoderated group soc.culture.assyrian

Newsgroups line:
soc.culture.assyrian	Assyrian culture, history, language, current diaspora.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 29 May 1995.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting questions
only contact Steve Bonine <[email protected]>.  For questions about the proposed
group contact Peter Jasim <[email protected]>.

CHARTER

The soc.culture.assyrian newsgroup will serve the Assyrian community
worldwide, and will be open for discussion to all Assyrians and interested
parties. Discussions will include topics on Assyrian history, culture,
politics, religion, education and social activities. Because Assyrians are
scattered all over the world, special emphasis will be placed on the Assyrian
diaspora.

Other topics of discussion will include:

        - Assyrian history, from the empire to modern times
        - Assyrian archaeology (topics related to Assyriology)
        - The Assyrian language (ancient, classical, and modern)
        - Assyrian Christianity (current issues and history)
        - Assyrian music and art
        - Assyrian folk dance and cuisine
        - Assyrian human and civil rights in Middle East countries
        - The latest news from Assyrians around the world
        - Assyrian politics in Iraq
        - and other topics

The discussions will be held mostly in English, and some transliterated
Assyrian.



RATIONALE

soc.culture.assyrian will serve the Assyrian community which is scattered
throughout the world. Currently there is no newsgroup that deals with
Assyrian affairs. Since Assyrians are a separate national minority within
several Middle Eastern (and Western) countries, and are not Arabs, and whose
first language is Assyrian, a separate newsgroup is deemed necessary. There
are 3.4 million Assyrians in the world, with the largest population
(2 million) in Iraq.

HOW TO VOTE

Send MAIL to:   [email protected]
Just replying should work if you are not reading this on a mailing list.

It would be apprciated by the votetaker if you did NOT forward the entire
CFV back; this mail is archived and I really don't need several hundred
copies of the CFV on my system.

Your mail message should contain one of the following statements:
      I vote YES on soc.culture.assyrian
      I vote NO on soc.culture.assyrian

You may also ABSTAIN in place of YES/NO - this will not affect the outcome.
Anything else may be rejected by the automatic vote counting program.  The
votetaker will respond to your received ballots with a personal acknowledge-
ment by mail - if you do not receive one within several days, try again.
It is your responsibility to make sure your vote is registered correctly.

Only one vote per person, no more than one vote per account.  Addresses and
votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results list.

From [email protected] Tue May 16 19:37:18 1995
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Steve Bonine)
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Subject: 2nd CFV: soc.culture.assyrian
Supersedes: <[email protected]>
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Date: 16 May 1995 15:10:12 -0400
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                      LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                unmoderated group soc.culture.assyrian

Newsgroups line:
soc.culture.assyrian    Assyrian culture, history, language, current diaspora.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 29 May 1995.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting questions
only contact Steve Bonine <[email protected]>.  For questions about the proposed
group contact Peter Jasim <[email protected]>.

CHARTER

The soc.culture.assyrian newsgroup will serve the Assyrian community
worldwide, and will be open for discussion to all Assyrians and interested
parties. Discussions will include topics on Assyrian history, culture,
politics, religion, education and social activities. Because Assyrians are
scattered all over the world, special emphasis will be placed on the Assyrian
diaspora.

Other topics of discussion will include:

        - Assyrian history, from the empire to modern times
        - Assyrian archaeology (topics related to Assyriology)
        - The Assyrian language (ancient, classical, and modern)
        - Assyrian Christianity (current issues and history)
        - Assyrian music and art
        - Assyrian folk dance and cuisine
        - Assyrian human and civil rights in Middle East countries
        - The latest news from Assyrians around the world
        - Assyrian politics in Iraq
        - and other topics

The discussions will be held mostly in English, and some transliterated
Assyrian.



RATIONALE

soc.culture.assyrian will serve the Assyrian community which is scattered
throughout the world. Currently there is no newsgroup that deals with
Assyrian affairs. Since Assyrians are a separate national minority within
several Middle Eastern (and Western) countries, and are not Arabs, and whose
first language is Assyrian, a separate newsgroup is deemed necessary. There
are 3.4 million Assyrians in the world, with the largest population
(2 million) in Iraq.

HOW TO VOTE

Send MAIL to:   [email protected]
Just replying should work if you are not reading this on a mailing list.

It would be apprciated by the votetaker if you did NOT forward the entire
CFV back; this mail is archived and I really don't need several hundred
copies of the CFV on my system.

Your mail message should contain one of the following statements:
      I vote YES on soc.culture.assyrian
      I vote NO on soc.culture.assyrian

You may also ABSTAIN in place of YES/NO - this will not affect the outcome.
Anything else may be rejected by the automatic vote counting program.  The
votetaker will respond to your received ballots with a personal acknowledge-
ment by mail - if you do not receive one within several days, try again.
It is your responsibility to make sure your vote is registered correctly.

Only one vote per person, no more than one vote per account.  Addresses and
votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results list.


soc.culture.assyrian Bounce List - These votes HAVE been counted.
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