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· October, 2008

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from October, 2008

Ukraine: “A Lawyer and a Ukrainian” Joke

Russia Blog shares a joke about “a lawyer and a Ukrainian.”

Russia: Chinese Laborers

Window on Eurasia writes that “ethnic Chinese working and living in the Russian Far East find their surrounding social and political scene far more congenial than do their co-ethnics living...

Albania: “Sworn Virgins”

Balkan File links to a BBC story on “Albanian women who became men, not as transsexuals, but because the man of the house had died, leaving a mother alone with...

Trinidad & Tobago: Building Walls

As the government of Trinidad and Tobago begins construction on a wall they say is part of a beautification project, but which many view as a tactic for hiding the...

Bermuda: National Pride

FreshieBlog lists a number of reasons he is proud to be Bermudian.

D.R. of Congo: Blogging From the War Zone

The following are eye-witness accounts from bloggers based in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the situation in the area following fresh clashes between rebels, government...

D.R. Congo: Confusion Reigns in Goma

Two months ago fighting resumed in the DR Congo's Eastern province of North Kivu between the rebel group led by Laurent Nkunda and government forces, in violation of a peace...

Ukraine: Kyiv's Churches

Pictures of Kyiv's churches – at Nash Holos.

Malaysia's Jungle Spirits

Lush with primary and secondary virgin jungle, Malaysians have long held a respect for the forests. It also helps that myths, whether bearing down from the forefathers or from urban...

Haiti, D.R.: Rediscovering Atlantis?

The Haitian Blogger is a tad sceptical about the scientific theory that Haiti might be “the site of the ‘lost Civilization’ of Atlantis.”

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Race to the White House

“Let's be real… you want him to win because he's black…”: Stories of Me thinks that “it's no coincidence that most of Jamaica supports Obama for President, and wish they...

Guyana, U.S.A.: Making History?

“We may see in the possibility of America’s first Black president the sign of more tolerant times. We may see in the possibility of this particular Black president the sign...

Russia: Migrant Workers and the Crisis

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about migrant workers in Russia and the economic crisis.

Barbados, U.S.A.: Behind Barack

Barbados Underground says that most Caribbean people support Barack Obama for U.S. President.

Serbia: Asylum Seekers

At Belgraded, a rather heated discussion of Serbian asylum seekers: their true numbers, origins and political views.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Faceless Child Victim” From Srebrenica

Srebrenica Genocide Blog re-posts James Mason‘s photo and writes about Sead Bekric, who was 12 when he was blinded in an explosion in Srebrenica, which killed 62 children and wounded...

Colombia: Indigenous Protests and Murders Under Media Blackout

Indigenous groups in the Cauca region of Colombia have been marching and protesting their way to Cali, one of the countries larger cities. Accusations of government fire weapon usage against...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Powell's Edorsement

Far from being impressed by Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, The Haitian Blogger says: “In Haiti, Powell was the ‘Head Negro in Charge’ of dismantling Haiti's democracy and installing...

Poland, U.K.: “Poles Apart” by Polly Courtney

Sylwia Presley discusses some issues raised in Polly Courtney's novel about Polish immigrants in the U.K., “Poles Apart.”

The Balkans: Roma Mass Graves Discovered

Romano Them re-posts a Reuters piece on the discovery of two mass graves containing the bodies of murdered Roma in Bosanski Dubočac, Bosnia & Herzegovina: “The order for the killings...

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