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· October, 2006

Stories about History from October, 2006

Poland: News and Opinion

The beatroot writes about media freedom in the EU, the fear of the Polish plumber (again; 70 comments so far), a Sudanese woman giving birth on a bus in Warsaw,...

Slovakia: “Stupid” Things by Politicians

Deleted by Tomorrow covers some of the “stupid” things said recently by Slovak politicians.

Caribbean: Say no to monarchs and “faith schools”

Yesterday, he advocated that those Caribbean islands that haven't yet done so detach should themselves from the British monarchy. Today, Jeremy Taylor makes the case for the abolition of “faith...

Russia: War Memorial

Copydude posts pictures of a WWII memorial in Novgorod.

Estonia: History

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's history.

Russia: LJ and Politics

On October 25, International Herald Tribune published Evgeny Morozov's opinion piece on the recent developments in the Russian blogosphere. On his blog – Sharp & Sound: Perspectives On Modern Politics...

Jamaica, UK: Bob lived here

JT at the Caribbean Beat weblog notes the addition of a plaque honouring reggae superstar Bob Marley to London's list of blue plaques designating landmarks associated with well-known figures: “It's...

Madagascar: Local Lit Classics Available Online

New blog Actualite Culturelle Malgache [Malagasy Cultural News] plans (Fr) to make malagasy historical texts available online and will email the first such offering — Charles Renel's La Race Inconnue...

India: Post-Colonial Historians

Shashwati on Post Colonial Historians, crossing boundaries and “going native”. “Apparently crossing boundaries, including political ones is a different story for different people.”

Guatemala: Marimba

Chapinadas gives a Guatemalan-centric history of the marimba.

Sudan: skin-color not the root cause of conflict in Sudan

Sudanese Thinker discusses the root causes of the conflict in Sudan, “The CBS documentary is cool but it fails like many other articles to describe the root causes of the...

Indonesia: Rise of Democracy

Adam's Gecko in Bangkok looks at the rise of democracy and de-centralisation of power in Indonesia. The blogger has interesting perspectives from a trip to Indonesia in 1992, just after...

Mexico: Monterrey Yesterday and Today

After discovering several old black and white photographs of Monterrey, Mexico, Hipocratico of RegioBlogs took to the streets with his camera and photographed those same locations. Here are the side-by-side...

Russia: Anastas Mikoyan

Russian Marketing Blog writes about Anastas Mikoyam, “the People's Commissar for external and internal trade from 1926 till 1939″ – and the man who “wanted hamburgers to become popular Russian...

Romania: 1956 in Csikszereda

Csikszereda Musings writes about the events of 1956 in a Romanian town with a sizable Hungarian community.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Exploring the Pyramid

“Bosnian Pyramid? – Visocica Hill” – by sjareb It's been over a year since the whole Bosnian pyramid media fuss started. Still, many talk about the possible discovery of Europe’s...

Slovakia: Anti-Soviet Joke

Lemuel of Deleted By Tomorrow shares an old anti-Soviet joke.

Slovenia: Dairy Products of Former Yugoslavia

Visit The Glory of Carniola to see what dairy products of the former Yugoslavia looked like and to read the memories of some readers.

Chile: Hair Cut Realizations

Chile from Within covers issues of class, language, emigration, and history all during one trip to the barber's.

Argentina: Covering the Dirty War, 30 Years Later

Ian Mount gives some more context to a recent exchange of journalistic jabs in the coverage of reopened trials for crimes committed during Argentina's “Dirty War.”

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