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· November, 2010

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from November, 2010

Bahamas: Power & Race

“There is a core lack of confidence in the ability—or is it the right?—of Bahamians to take control of our own destiny”: Blogworld considers the merit of a thesis “on...

Guinea: Three days of post-election violence

Guinea recently experienced three days of violence resulting in at least seven dead, after the declaration of the results of the presidential elections that have seen tension brewing in the...

Lebanon: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Adon posts (Ar) that the demonstration which took place to protest the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Lebanon last week, should have included all of the Lebanese and...

Georgia: Gypsies from Azerbaijan

Ulviya's Blog reports on the plight of gypsies begging on the streets of Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. The blog notes that most of them come from Azerbaijan and offers a...

Lebanon: Man Sentenced for Abusing Domestic Worker

Mount Lebanon criminal court sentenced a Lebanese to six years hard labor, reduced to three years prison term, for attempting to rape a Filipino domestic worker in his place of work,...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Does culture unite or divide?

With a recent survey indicating that the majority of Armenians and Azerbaijanis are against mutual friendship, hopes for peace between the two neighboring countries appear very bleak indeed. Recent developments,...

Bolivia: 229 Years Since the Sacrifice of Tupac Katari

The story of the uprising of the indigenous freedom fighters has been passed down from generation to generation in the indigenous communities of Bolivia. This rebellious movement was led some...

Iran: No more filtering for Pro-Nazi site

Several blogs and Iranian news sites such as Aftab News reported [fa] that one pro Hitler and pro Nazi site in Persian is not any more filtered. Pro-Hitler site claims...

Bulgaria: Reactions to Hate Speech Against Arabs and Islam

Kapka Siderova, the wife of a far-right nationalist politician in Bulgaria, made some controversial statements about Arab women on a popular talk show yesterday, sparking outrage and allegations of racism...

Brazil: Black Awareness Day

To mark Brazil's annual Black Awareness Day (Dia da Consciência Negra), journalist and blogger Elaine Tavares explains [pt] why she is proud to be Afro-Brazilian. Meanwhile, celebrations and cultural events [pt] to...

USA Now Alone, as Canada Votes to Adopt Indigenous Declaration

Canada has endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, leaving the US as the only country to vote against the document.

Taiwan: National dignity hurt in the Asian Games

On November 17, leading Taiwanese Taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified from the 2010 Asian Games during a match with a Vietnamese competitor for “wearing non-certified electronic foot equipment” or...

China: Reporter steps up to Obama and asks for trouble

At a press conference held by American president Obama in Korea this week, one highly popular young reporter became the center of polarizing controversy at home not due to the...

The Nicaragua-Costa Rica Conflict, Revisited: Part I

In a prior post, Global Voices began to cover a border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The situation has become more complex. In this first part we review two...

USA: Hunger Strike of Border Women at White House Ends

Eleven women from the organization La Mujer Obrera (Working Women) who advocate for community-led economic development along the United States-Mexico border, ended a ten-day hunger strike in front of the...

Kazakhstan: An MP wants to ban Halloween

KZBlog reports that a member of Parliament is asking the prime minister for a ban on “a Satanic holiday” Halloween, and notes that this is not the first proposal to...

Ecuador: Preparing for the 2010 Census

Ecuadorians are getting ready to participate in the 2010 Census that will take place on November 28.

Serbia: Time of the Gypsies, a “Punk Opera”

Emir Kusturica’s “Time of the Gypsies” – now, a “punk opera” playing in Belgrade (more about it – at Bill's Blog).

Russia: Pictures of Eid al-Adha Holiday in Moscow

Bloggers Drugoi [RUS] and Ottenki_serogo [RUS] share photos from the Qurban Bayram (Eid al-Adha) religious holiday. After Moscow accepted tens of thousands of guest workers from Central Asia, Muslim holidays...

Bolivia: When ancestors return, celebrating the ñatitas

Each year on November 8, Bolivians celebrate the festivity of the ñatitas. The ñatitas are little skulls that are taken from homes to the main cemetery of the Bolivian capital,...

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