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· July, 2007

Stories about History from July, 2007

Estonia: Names

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian names.

Poland: Warsaw Uprising

The beatroot reviews the history of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

Palestine: History Lesson

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah links to an Arabic video which posts lessons in Palestinian history 101.

Uganda Responds – and Doesn't – To “Stop Trying To Save Africa”

“Maybe I just go where the weather is better,” says Josh of In An African Minute. He’s referring to why he chooses to work in Africa rather than where his...

China: Eighty years of liberation

August first marks the eightieth anniversary of the founding of China's People's Liberation Army and Chinese media news blog Danwei correspondent takes a look at how several Beijing newspapers covered...

Cuba: Opposing Ideas

Child of the Revolution blogs about the opposing views on Cuba held by Bebo Valdes, the Cuban-born jazz musician, and his pianist son, Chucho.

Ukraine: Frommer's Outdated Map

Ukrainiana writes to Frommer's – “one of America’s best sources on travel” – to complain about an outdated map of the former Soviet region that they have on their site.

Barbados, Jamaica: Let's Talk About Voting

With elections facing the nation possibly as early as October, Barbados Free Press wants to stimulate discussion on the voting process, while Living in Barbados says, “Spending a few days...

Egypt: Present for Tunisians

Egyptian Zeinobia has a present for her Tunisian readers here.

Israel: New Textbook

Issandr El Amrani, who is based in Egypt, suggests that Israel is an apartheid state because its Arab citizens have separate schools and textbooks.

Trinidad & Tobago: Anniversary of Attempted Coup

Both Club Soda and Salt and Notes from a small island acknowledge the 17th anniversary of the attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago.

Cuba: Castro's Keynote Speech

“So Raul described large problems that are of great interest to average Cubans…he is creating public expectations that some kind of change is coming, and that in time it will...

Bahamas, Cuba: Embassy Downgrade?

Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com makes a call for the Bahamas to downgrade their embassy in Cuba.

Japan: Sanja Matsuri suspension

Anpontan has posted an overview of the reasons behind this year's suspension of the main event of a three-day festival, which he explains are connected to the increasing presence of...

Russia: Berezovsky and Britain

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Boris Berezovsky and the problems of Russia's relations with Great Britain.

Russia: Cyclical History

From Russia With Blog looks at Putin's Russia from a “cyclical history” perspective – and also highlights “the apathy of the Russian masses” by describing the annual no-hot-water season.

Egypt: Soccer Counters Terrorism, Blogger Helps Drug Addict, Blogging Egypt's History and More

In this week's round-up from Egypt there are so many intertwined stories. One blogger is asking: what is the relation between soccer and terrorism? We also have an interesting story...

Trinidad & Toabgo: Enough Already

“I’m already tired of this election and it hasn’t even started yet,” laments The Manicou Report, as he examines the recently-formed UNC Alliance along with the rest of Trinidad and...

Dominica: Carrying the Caribbean Way

“In rural Dominica one still can see people bearing on their heads.” Living Dominica admires this tradition.

Cuba: 26th July

“It’s official: Fidel Castro will not make an appearance at this year’s 26th July celebrations.” Child of the Revolution speculates about the content of Raul Castro's upcoming speech.

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