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· July, 2008

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from July, 2008

Lebanon: Mental Laziness and Stereotyping

“That common American/Israeli refrain that Arabs have a cult of death, whereas Israelis/the West love life is older than, e.g., suicide bombings. It is, I think, a thought well-embeded in...

China: Unheard of ‘Turkestan Islamic Party’ claims recent bombings

Do not confuse the unknown Turkestan Islamic Party with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, writes the New Dominion blogger in their detailed post today on the news today of a...

Morocco: Another perspective on Faiza Silmi

Last week, Global Voices covered the story of Faiza Silmi, the Moroccan woman denied French citizenship for her beliefs and actions (which included, among other things, wearing the niqaab or...

Serbia: Anglophone Bloggers Continue Discussion of Karadžić's Arrest

From one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, Radovan Karadžić - aka Dr. Dragan David Dabić - has turned into one of the world's most talked about detainees. Below are...

Western Sahara: Introducing the Sahrawi Blogosphere

On July 5, Global Voices started its coverage of the Sahrawi blogosphere. Jillian York looks at Sahrawi blogs in English this week.

Palestine: Left behind by Obama

As US presidential hopeful Barack Obama wraps up a tour of Israel and Palestine, newspaper headlines all over the world are fixated on the Senator's attention to Israel...and lack of...

Indonesia: Haunted houses

Elyani's Place writes about how some Indonesians are warding off ghosts in haunted houses.

Caucasus: Tolerance

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on its own research into the attitude of citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia towards their neighbors.

Liberia: Happy 161 birthday!

Emmanuel at Liberia Journal celebrates the 161st anniversary of the Liberian Declaration of Independence, which was signed on the 26th of July 1847. He also adds a very informative overview...

Lithuania: “War Crimes of WWII Jewish Resistance Fighters”

Dr. Sean's Diary comments on BBC Radio 4’s report on how the Lithuanian authorities are “investigating the supposed war crimes of Jewish resistance fighters in World War II, whilst dragging...

Palestine: Selective Journalism

Following a second bulldozer attack by a Palestinian civilian in less than a month, Palestinian bloggers are frustrated by how local and international media has covered both events, and ignored...

Serbia: Radovan Karadzic was Disguised as a Doctor

Radovan Karadzic lived in Belgrade under false name of Dragan David Dabic. He was disguised as an alternative medicine doctor and even worked in one private clinic in Belgrade. He...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Sharpton Calls for Prisoners’ Release

“When it comes to Cuban political prisoners, any publicity is good publicity”: Uncommon Sense and Balablu Blog draw attention to Reverend Al Sharpton's “call for the release of Cuba's prisoners...

Russia: Ethnic German Diaspora

Otto's Random Thoughts discusses the question of belonging for the ethnic German diaspora in Russia against the background of regular displacement and forced movement.

Slovakia: Refusal to Recognize Independent Kosovo

The Slovak government announced some months ago that they will not recognize Kosovo's independence. Furthermore, the Foreign Ministry has stated that the Slovak government will not recognize any documents from...

Russia: Romani Theatre

TOL's Romantic posts a piece on the history of Romani theatre in Russia.

Lithuania: Citizenship Law

Lituanica comments on the problems surrounding the adoption of a new Lithuanian citizenship law.

China: Official Olympic Security English handbook

Matthew at Waiguoren Critic of South China notes the lack of lessons on breaking up fights or calming people down before they begin in the official Police Olympic Security English...

China: No “Go China!” banners at the Olympics

Those attending the Olympics this year will be subject to the standard rules: no outside food or drinks, no sporting of commercial logos of any kind…but among all those is...

“La Chinafrique”: A book review

Théophile Kouamouo [Fr] reviews in his blog the book La Chinafrique: Pékin à la conquête du continent noir by Serge Michel and Michel Beuret, about the Chinese presence in Africa....

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