Stories about Disaster from November, 2007
Bangladesh: Of frustration, hope and resolve
Reflecting on the mammoth task of rehabilitation and rescue of the victims of the cyclone, Mukti writes of the frustration, hope and resolve.
Bangladesh: Assessing relief efforts
an ordinary citizen assesses the relief and rescue situation after the cyclone.
Bangladesh: Through the Cyclone
Bangladesh From Our View on the hours through the cyclone and traveling through Bangladesh at that time.
Bangladesh: Know your enemy
At 3rd World View, Rezwan takes a closer look at the reactions of some groups towards aid coming in from the US for the victims of the cyclone.
Bangladesh: The cyclone and the government
Addafication clarifies the author's viewpoint on the possible political fall out as one of the consequences of Cyclone Sidr.
Bangladesh: Helping victims of the cyclone
Bangladesh From Our View on how people can help those affected by Cyclone Sidr.
Bangladesh: On Foreign Aid
At the Bangladesh LiveJournal community, an author reflects on why the country is so dependent on foreign aid, especially in the context of providing relief for the victims of Cyclone Sidr.
Ukraine: Reflections on Charity Tennis Tournament
Michelle Knisley of Scenes from the Sidewalk writes on what the recent charity tennis tournament meant to her personally and to the homeless kids in Kyiv.
Ukraine: Multiple Disasters
Orange Ukraine posts a “Multiple Disaster Update” that covers Chernobyl, Kerch oil spill and the coal mine tragedy, and writes separately about the coalition-building and speaker-nominating “mess and disaster.”
Bangladesh: On compassion and state boundaries
T’ings ‘n Times is appalled by the response of a commenter who finds the author's concern for the victims of the cyclone in Bangladesh to be dubious.
Ukraine: Coalition and Other Matters
Orange Ukraine mentions that “NOVEMBER 23 is the new date when the coalition agreement between BYT and OU-PSD is expected to be signed” – and reports on plenty more things that are happening in Ukraine.
U.S., Ukraine: Holodomor Exhibit in NJ
Nash Holos writes about a Holodomor exhibit that has opened in New Jersey and includes “large scale reproductions of the lost diaries including one discovered just last year. These pages paint a picture far more chilling than any on the Holodomor made public to date.”
Bangla blogs seek aid for cyclone Sidr victims
Five days after cyclone Sidr ravaged Bangladesh, news regarding devastation continues to pour in. Despite steps taken by the administration to evacuate a large number of people and put them out of harm's way, the official death toll has now crossed 3000. According to the updated statistics provided by the...
Ukraine: More on the Coal Mine Disaster
Foreign Notes writes about the government's reaction to the deadly accident at a coal mine in Donetsk region and translates an article on mismanagement of the mine.
Bangladesh: Cyclone Sidr and the News
Unheard Voices on how hard it is to watch the news about Cyclone Sidr without being moved by the plight of the victims.
Bangladesh: Farmers and the Cyclone
Bangladesh From Our View on the need for farmers to recover from the devastation caused by Cyclone Sidr.
Ukraine: The Deadliest Coal Mine Accident
Ukrainiana reports on the deadly blast at the Zasyadka coal mine in Ukraine's Donetsk region (80 miners killed, 20 still missing) – and on Yukhym Zvyahylsky, the man who “controls” the mine.
Bangladesh: Investment and Disaster
At LirneAsia, a post discusses the incompetence of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, and the government's lack of investment in the same – and how it contributed to greater devastation by Sidr Cyclone.
Bangladesh: Helping the victims of Sidr Cyclone
Mash urges people to contribute to the relief efforts in Bangladesh, and Rezwan has a post on how people can help the victims of the Sidr Cyclone.
Haiti: Picture Show
Alice Smeets posts a selection of her “12 best Haiti pictures”.
Russia, Ukraine: Kerch Strait Disaster Podcasts
Yegor Timofeyev of Greenpeace Russia is podcasting (RUS) from the scene of the ecological catastrophe in the Kerch Strait over at PODstantsiya, a podcasting project of the Moscow-based Foundation for Independent Radio Broadcasting.