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· November, 2006

Stories about History from November, 2006

Jamaica: The man who was buried twice

  30 November 2006

Ria Bacon recounts the story of the twice- — indeed thrice- — buried man and other bits of history pertaining to Port Royal, Jamaica, which, before its destruction by earthquake in the 17th century, earned itself the title of “wickedest city on earth.”

Hungary: ID Cards

  30 November 2006

As Britain is thinking of introducing an ID card system, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar cites an example of Hungary and discusses whether IDs have made the country and its citizens safer.

Serbia: Kragujevac Stories

  30 November 2006

You would have to find out by yourself how it feels to be in this southeastern European country, but in the meantime you can read words from different online spaces talking about those legendary cars produced in Kragujevac, the city's traditional bistro aura and some glances at its past. First,...

Africa: are we failed states?

  30 November 2006

Enanga's Pov refutes the notion that Africa is a home to the greatest collection of failed states. She writes, “We should stop calling babies bad names because we cannot give them the time and freedom to grow.”

Taiwan: Old Taipei market

  30 November 2006

Max Lin, citizen reporter at Ohmynews!, has put up three informative reports on the history of Old Taipei market: The Old Markets of Taipei; ‘Temporary’ Shilin Market a Permanent Hit; The Fading Memory of Chung Hwa Bazaar.

Hong Kong: rescuing Star Ferry Pier

  30 November 2006

inmediahk.net has several reports and public appeals on the demolition of Star Ferry Pier – the most famous tourist site in Hong Kong (zh). I have put together informations, articles, video and photos at interlocals.net.

Ukraine: Famine Recognized As Genocide

  29 November 2006

Kyiv, Nov. 25: Remembering Holodomor (Famine) Victims – by Veronica Khokhlova At the Holodomor Remembrance ceremony held in Kyiv on Saturday, Nov. 25, a big board listed the countries that have recognized the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as genocide: Australia, Argentina, Georgia, Estonia, Italy, Canada, Lithuania, Poland, USA, Hungary. Next...

Ukraine: Holodomor Vote

  29 November 2006

Foreign Notes writes about the Famine vote and its significance for the Party of the Regions: “As the figures were flashed up on the screen in the VR I'll bet a stab of anxiety when through some of the PoR deputies. There are other divisive votes looming soon, e.g. on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Pastelles

  29 November 2006

Trinifood offers some historical background on pastelles, one of Trinidad and Tobago's favourite Christmas delicacies, and a recipe as well.

Argentina: Buenos Aires in 4D

  28 November 2006

Alan Patrick notes that Google Earth has added a fourth dimension and gives a hyperlinked overview of the then-and-now of Buenos Aires. For those still caught in a 3D world, you can still download Ezequiel Galotti's 3D Google Earth portrayals of Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata.

Serbia: Kosovo and Albanian Flag

  28 November 2006

One Missionary in Kosovo writes about Kosovars’ claim to the flag of Albania: “The flag itself is one of the challenges to imminent Kosovar statehood. When you ask any Kosovar what the flag of the future state of Kosovo would be the answer is always the same…the ‘shqiponja’ or double-headed...

Bangladesh: On Nur Hossain and Democracy

  28 November 2006

Ahmede Hussian remembers a man who of 26 years who died in 1987. “On the 10th November of 1987, Nur Hossain, an auto rickshaw driver and an activist of Awami League, went out to the street, his torso bared, with two lines written in Bangla on his chest and back–...

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