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· June, 2006

Stories about History from June, 2006

Brazil: Caetano Veloso's Biography

France-based Togolese bloggerKangni Alem writes (Fr): “Even though modesty is not Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso's forte, he has great talent as an agitator. He also exhibits phenomenal memory in the...

Russia: Cheburashka Existed For Real

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about the cartoon character Cheburashka, its creator Eduard Uspenskiy and a new finding that claims that Cheburashka “actually did exist in reality.”

Poland: Communism Vs Capitalism

An angry comment forces the beatroot to continue an endless debate on whether life was better during communism.

Venezuela: Translations

Francisco of Caracas Chronicles has translated excerpts of a piece by Juan Carlos Zapata, which argues that a new power dynamic is evolving in Venezuela. Another translation comes from Guillermo...

Japan: PM goes to Graceland

Perhaps having realized his trips to the Yasukuni war shrine were losing him votes, as seen on Mutantfrog, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is making a trip to a different,...

Poland: Poznan Uprising of 1956

The beatroot writes about a little-known 1956 uprising in Poznan, Poland, which preceded the famous Hungarian events.

China: Victims of China's Cultural Revolution, your stories can always be blogged (3/4)

Currently unable in today's political climate to have his years of research into the stories of those persecuted as right wing elements during China's ultra-left Cultural Revolution published, blogger-journalist Ran...

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out...

Russia: Photographs Critiqued

Wu Wei writes about Simon Roberts’ photos of Russia published in Granta and some of the realities they convey: “I know what he means, but I'm not sure he really...

Serbia: Search for Mladic, Not For Karadzic

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic reproduces an article by Nedim Dervisbegovic on the neglected search for Karadzic: “Pressure on Serbia to capture Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic keeps...

Serbia: Serbian Radical Party

Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly writes on how the pro-EU parties in Serbia can use “a sharp rise of the populist, ex-Milosevic ally, Serbian Radical Party.”

Argentina: “Hostile Takeover”

Why did British Brigadier General William Carr Beresford invade Buenos Aires 200 years ago without approval from his superiors? Robert Wright lays out some theories.

Singapore: Dragon Boat Race

The blogger at Good Morning Yesterday talks about the Dragon Boat Festival in Singapore and posts videos of couple of dragonboat racing training sessions.

Haiti, Ghana, Brazil: Football allegiances

Ghana's inspired performance at this year's World Cup raises issues of allegiance for Haitian-American blogger Nightshift and some of his friends.

Mongolia: Past Crimes

Luke Distelhorst reports on how the Mongolian government is and isn't redressing the crimes of the communist government.

Ukraine: Trip to Chernobyl

MoldovAnn posts an account of her trip to the the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: “…wild land, more or less untouched by humans for the past 20 years. […] It was breathtaking,...

Pakistan: Grand Trunk Road

Shirazi on the Grand Trunk road that spans South Asia. “Its angles have been yanked and diverted by history. It has witnessed the march of Aryans and victorious advance of...

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: Rethinking 1857

Sepia Mutiny discusses an article by William Dalrymple that explores the uprising in 1857. “I don’t think Dalrymple is saying that everyone involved in the Rebellion of 1857 was motivated...

Paraguay: German Presence

Posthegemony looks at the German presence and legacy in Paraguay.

Poland: Hungary In 1956 Vs Iraq Now

The beatroot writes about “the major difference between Hungary back then and Iraq today”: “Hungarians led the uprising, which was later crushed by a Superpower. In Iraq today, a Superpower...

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