Stories about Ethnicity & Race from August, 2006
Lebanon: One Week after the Cease Fire
Most Lebanese Blogs still reflect on the war and its aftermath. Some post photos of Lebanese trying to regain their lives and their efforts to fix that which was damaged. Others write political and social analysis of what happened and what should be done in addition to some personal accounts. Here is a sample. Happy reading.
Russia: Market Explosion and Plane Crash
Russia Blog writes about two August tragedies: an explosion at a Moscow market and a Russian plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
Poland: Emigration to Europe and Crime
Boo and Warsaw Station write about crime and the Polish laborers in Europe.
Ukraine: Famine Records Open
Petro of Petro's Jotter writes that the previously secret KGB records on the Ukrainian Famine have been made public – and available online.
Racism in Mexican Football
Viewers of this year's World Cup couldn't help but notice the all out anti-racism offensive pushed by FIFA. Given the humiliations long-endured by players of color throughout Europe, the extensive campaign was seen by many as overdue. Yet despite the newfound awareness, “unfortunately,” writes Raúl Ramirez (ES) of Isopixel, “racism...
Russia: Literary Chechens and Navajos
J. Otto Pohl posts a more detailed review of the book comparing depiction of Chechens and Navajos in Russian and American literature: “It is true that since 1868 the Navajos have kept their promise to maintain peace with the US government. They have also not asked for political independence. But,...
Russia: Remembering August 1991
Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog writes about causes and consequences of the August 1991 failed coup.
Lebanon: Before and After the Cease Fire
Cease fire in the Israeli-Lebanese war officially began on Monday 14th August. Enteries in the Lebanese blogosphere were diverse starting from what went on during the last days of the war to predictions and analysis about the political consequences of the war on Lebanon. Some bloggers wrote about the effect of this conflict on their personal lives and attitudes. Others wrote about the reaction of their Jewish friends during the war. There are also some war jokes, anecdotes and war dialogues. Blogging and the reading of blogs turned out to be a source of solace and therapy for at least one blogger.
Bangladesh: The colour of Muslim Skin
Rezwan comments on profiling that catches only the brown Muslims. “There are white Muslims, black Muslims, Asian Muslims, Arab Muslims, and Muslims of every color and ethnic background.”
Voices from Kazakhstan
Almaty Opera House Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in Kazakh blogosphere. neweurasia's Basil B. Akimov, a Karaganda journalist and editor of www.mediaprovinces.kz and www.medialaw.kz sites, writes about change of rules in the Supreme Court in Astana (RU). You have to show...
Kurdistance: Three Week Update
After a brief hiatus, I'm back and clicking away…three weeks have passed and we have a lot to cover…. At the end of July it was announced that Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman would be doing a promotional tour of the US and Europe to talk about The Other Iraq- Iraqi...
Ukraine: Former Citizen Leads Israel Peace Movement
Sean's Russia Blog writes about Jana Kanapova, who emigrated from Ukraine 11 years ago and, together with Khulud Badawi, an Arab-Israeli from Haifa, is involved in the Women's Peace Coalition and the Ta'ayush organization.
Hungary, Poland: Crime Roundup
Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the deportation of ex-con Gabor Magosztovics (aka Joe Dinardo, aka Ironman “during his heavyweight boxing career”) from Canada to Hungary. The beatroot writes about Scottish teenagers being punished for attacks on Polish immigrants with a trip to Poland. Our Man in Gdansk...
Balkans: Serbian Propaganda
In an emotionally charged post about Serbian propaganda, Srebrenica Genocide Blog quotes from the ICTY testimony of his former high school teacher, Dragan Lukac, a Bosnian Croat concentration camp survivor.
Ukraine: Crimean Germans Deportation Anniversary
J. Otto Pohl writes about the 65th anniversary of the removal of the Crimean Germans to Kazakhstan, via North Caucasus, and about the impossibility of determining the exact number of Russian Germans deported in 1941.
Estonia: Comparison With Finland
Bonjour l'Estonie compares Finland to Estonia: “Many Finns expected Estonia to build a Social-Democratic style welfare state, and were surprised and to some degree miffed that Estonia, which they wanted to regard as a little brother, chose to model itself after America rather than after Finland.”
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Language Tips for Tourists
Novala, Europa: From the North Sea to the Balkans travels through the Balkans; one of the posts is on which language to use while in Bosnia.
Slovakia: Tensions Over Anti-Hungarian Video
Lemuel of Deleted by Tomorrow writes about a recent Slovak-Hungarian conflict, in which all sides seem to act irrationally.
Romania: Spain-Based Diaspora
Andy H. of Csikszereda Musings writes about the Romanians living in Spain and how “Romanian has become shorthand for all Eastern European immigrants” in Western Europe.
Serbia: Film Industry Problems
Belgrade Blog writes about subsidizing Serbia's domestic film industry and the frustration with Hollywood's portrayal of Serbs as villains.
Bangladesh: Canada and the immigrants
A Bengali in TO has a discussion with a Bangladeshi woman in Canada who doesn't quite like the fact that Canada has a lot of immigrants and wants to push for a Canadian culture.