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· June, 2006

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from June, 2006

China: Uyghurs extradited

“The two uighurs (Yusuf Kadir Tohti and Abdukadir Sidik) detained in Kazakhstan and at risk of extradition to China (against international conventions) have, tragically, been extradited to China. They are at risk,” writes Celia at China Activist Weekly, “of torture or even execution.”

Poland: Minorities

The beatroot writes that Polish “minorities” can't agree on “just how bad” things are getting for them in Poland. An interesting discussion is taking place in the comments section: “Polish racism is just the stupidity of the uneducated and simple xenophobic folk. It has no ideoligical or religious background.”

South Africa: Israeli Apartheid

  29 June 2006

South African blog, The Front Line publishes a letter to letter to the “Black Eyed Peas by Maureen Clare Murphy and Nigel Parry, The Electronic Intifada”,…in a post aptly entitled “Black Eyed Peas: Celebrating South African freedom while normalizing Israeli apartheid

Sri Lanka : LTTE and Tamils

  28 June 2006

How far does the LTTE represents the interests of the Tamils in Sri Lanka? “The LTTE is not at all concerned about the rights, privileges, safety and security of the people in different communities and regions, let alone those of the Tamils living outside the Northern and Eastern Provinces.”

Kurdistance:

No tricks or wittiness today folks, here is just the straight skinny on the Kurdish Blogosphere. Hiwa Hopes this week gives a great link to an article about the frustration of a Kurdish immigrant to the UK about the lack of mixer taps. And honestly, I didn't know that the...

China: Beijing's black footballers

  28 June 2006

With China having been passed over for this year's World Cup, Danwei TV‘s Jeremy Goldkorn takes a closer look at one of Beijing's more visible football teams, Afrika United FC, and asks: “What it is like being black in China?”

Singapore: Dragon Boat Race

  28 June 2006

The blogger at Good Morning Yesterday talks about the Dragon Boat Festival in Singapore and posts videos of couple of dragonboat racing training sessions.

Serbia: War Criminal's Concert and the Country's Image

Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes about Serbia's image abroad. He also links to the text on a concert by a “Serbian war-criminal,” written by the Serbian writer Jasmina Tesanovic for BoingBoing: “There is no excuse for going to Ceca's concert (“Ideally Bad”) but I found one: I took a foreigner...

Azerbaijan: Statue Protest

In light of a protest in Moscow against a statue of Heydar Aliev, the first Turkic Politburo member and the former President of Azerbaijan, Denise of neweurasia argues that Russia must take steps to treat its Azeri residents better to ensure a good image in Azerbaijan, if for no other...

Indonesia Growing Good Blogs, Hatemails and Asia Blog Awards

  23 June 2006

Indonesia blogosphere this last two years has witnessed the growing and heartening development of good blogging and quality bloggers to cheer about. This, for most reason, due to the emergence of some Indonesian intellectuals, writers and journalists who start showing their interests to blog. I have some of good bloggers...

Sri Lanka: Tamils and the Mainstream

  21 June 2006

Indi.ca on peace in Sri Lanka and why it involves being inclusive about Tamil culture and people. “If you want a United Sri Lanka then you want to live with Tamil people. It means that you want them as neighbors, co-workers and friends. It means that you want to see...

China: Internet access in Tibet

  21 June 2006

Virtual China has a guest blogger today, Kathrine Hoersted, who brings us a post looking at the young Tibetan woman with whom she lived during her graduate research in a small village in Tibet, and how despite severely limited internet access there the two have managed to keep in touch.

Kurdistance:

Normally I try to find a reoccurring theme for my weeklies, however this week turned out to be a bit of a Kurdish hodge-podge. Sami from Iraqi Thoughts writes some ranting tidbits about Saddam, Al Zarqawi and his new outlook for the future: I think that I am chaning in...

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