· October, 2007

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from October, 2007

Philippines: Racist Remarks

  12 October 2007

Mukamo Philippines is carrying a post on a retired Filipino nurse who encountered racist insults at her workplace in the U.S. and is now trying to seek justice.

Russia: Moscow Migrants; Practicing Believers

  11 October 2007

According to the Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, “nearly two out of every three Muscovites now favor expelling [migrants] from the city and blocking any new arrivals.” Window on Eurasia has more on this – and also on the ratio of practicing Muslims to practicing Orthodox Christians...

Latvia: Citizenship Debate

  11 October 2007

So far, there are 121 comments to the “Stateless in Latvia” post at Euroblog by BBC's Europe editor Mark Mardell – and All About Latvia is tired of explaining Latvia's citizenship laws.

Poland: Irena Sendlerowa, 97, for Nobel

  11 October 2007

The beatroot writes about the woman who may beat Bono and Al Gore to the Nobel Peace Prize this year: “Twenty four years after Lech Walesa won it, 97-year-old Irena Sendlerowa – who is famous in Poland for protecting many, many Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of WW II...

Bosnia & Herzegovina, USA: Immigration Fraud vs Genocide

  10 October 2007

“The U.S. courts charge Srebrenica genocide suspects for immigration fraud, but fail to prosecute them for war crimes,” writes Srebrenica Genocide Blog – and posts “an incomplete list of Srebrenica genocide suspects who were (so far) arrested in the United States and charged only with immigration fraud.”

Bosnia & Herzegovina: ” Great Powers & Srebrenica Genocide”

  10 October 2007

Srebrenica Genocide Blog posts an interview with the former official spokesperson for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague – who claims that “France, Great Britain and the United States have in effect protected Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, and are refusing to make available documents...

Iraq: Biden Backfires

  10 October 2007

Or so says Al-Ghad. In an analysis by the Iraqi Communist Party (Central Leadeship) published in the blog Al-Ghad, they said, "Senator Biden’s motion [in congress calling for the partitioning of Iraq] has already backfired. It was condemned by the great majority of the Iraqi people and the political personalities, including high-ranking officials of the US installed government." Salam Adil brings us the latest criticism in Iraqi blogs.

Russia, U.S.: Satender Singh's Murder

  9 October 2007

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about the murder of Satender Singh in Lake Natoma, California, allegedly by two Russian-speaking men, one of whom, Andrei Vusik, is still at large – and, likely, in Russia: “Contact the Moscow bureau of the FBI and demand that they pressure the Russian authorities to...

Philippines: Sexism in activism

  9 October 2007

Penned by a Filipina novelist based in New York, Lily Pad replies to two letters asking about political sexism and models for activist women. Interestingly, the term Lily Pad seems to be a successful play of words and can mean “to fly” if heard by a Tagalog-speaking Filipina or Filipino.

Barbados: “Oedipal complainers”?

  8 October 2007

Barbados Free Press comments on an op-ed piece written by Barbados's commissioner for Pan-African affairs, who suggests that Barbadians are “Oedipal complainers”.

Russia: Corrupt Ethnocracies in North Caucasus

  5 October 2007

Window on Eurasia writes this about violence in the North Caucasus: “… The emergence of corrupt local ethnocracies as ‘the third force’ in this battle has generally passed unnoticed.” Also, according to the deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on Nationality Affairs, “the people of Ingushetia no longer feel themselves...

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