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· July, 2006

Stories about Disaster from July, 2006

China: reticence: would-be lesbians, corporate executives and urban journalists

Ever wonder why there was no male version of 2004's smash television phenomenon Super Girl? While a lesbian conspiracy might have made for better Communist Party PR positioning than news...

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: World On Fire

While the flames of war engulf Lebanon, Gaza is still under attack. Many of the victims have been Palestinian children, some barely a year old; and as their families prepare...

Martinique: Plane Crash Aftermath

Bien Vu writes (Fr):”It's been more than 8 months since 152 Martiniquans died in a crash in Maracaibo [,Venezuela]. Since then, talks at cross-purposes between the Association aux Victimes du...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

Local events took the sidelines as Bahrain bloggers turned their attention to the war ravaging Lebanon this week.

China: money out of disaster

ESWN translates a BBS post on how a local company made money out of a memorial park of the victim of the Tangshan earthquake.

Indoensia: Expat Life and Indonesian Thoughts

The blogger at Sarapan Ekonomi talks about expats discussing life in Indonesia. The blogger does not agree with some of the views the expats have but at the end of...

Lebanon Resistance & Unity

The war that Israel is waging against Lebanon remains the primary issue discussed by bloggers blogging about Lebanon this week.

Singapore: Remembering Cambodia

The death of a Khmer Rouge operative reminds the blogger at nofearSingapore of the time when the Khmer Rouge regime was overthrown. The blogger talks about the geopolitics of the...

Hong Kong:

Yeahayeah blogs about the demonstration against Israelis bombing in Lebanon in Hong Kong (zh).

Israel/Lebanon commentary

“Destroying the infrastructure of Lebanon isn't going to achieve much. It would surely not make Israel any safer,” writes Netherlands-based Nigerian blogger Chippla in a

African Women: Call for Nominations

African Women posts a call for nominations for the African Women of Distinction book and video exhibition scheduled for December 2006. The aim, the announcement says, is to profile the...

Cambodia: Death of a Pol Pot henchman

The Cambodia blog has a post on Ta Mok, one of the top killers during the Pol Pot regime. Ta Mok died in a hospital today. The blogger is disappointed...

China: tropical storm

Tropical Storm Bilis hit southern China over the weekend, killing over 200 people, flooding major cities, sweeping away houses and cutting railways, power and water supplies. There are more reports...

Armenia: Our Duty to Live

Onnik Krikorian posts photos and and an interview with the program manager of the Our Duty to Live project in Vanadzor, Armenia. The project offers educational and social services to...

Indonesia: Tsunami Alarm

The blogger at Indonesia's Economy Blog does not agree with the Science and Technology minister . The minister claims that giving warning tsunami warnings on radio is a bad idea....

Lebanon: Collective Punishment & Death or Total Submission

The Israeli widespread and indiscriminate attack on Lebanon was the focus of all blogs about Lebanon the past few days. Regular updates, personal accounts, analysis, photos (not for the faint...

Indonesia: Tsunami Updates

Angelo Embuldeniya at worldwidehelp blog is monitoring the latest Indonesian tsunami news. “According to sources on the ground, a local tsunami measuring 2m in height hit a West Java resort...

Indonesia: Tsunami

Crisismesh blog is reporting on the Tsunami in Indonesia caused by an eartquake in Indian Ocean. The blogger at WideImaginations feels the quake in Jakarta.

Republic of Congo: Sassou Nguesso on Drowning Migrants

Says Senegalese blogger Semett (Fr) of Denis Sassou N'Guesso, the President of the Republic of Congo: ” Interrogated on the drowning of young Africans along European borders, (…) [he] had...

Gore on Indian TV Channels after Mumbai Blasts

TV images on the Indian news channels in the aftermath of the Mumbai blasts have been disturbing, to say the least. Body parts, dead bodies, blood, weeping relatives … nothing...

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