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· March, 2008

Stories about History from March, 2008

Romania, Hungary, Austria: Marshal Antonescu; “Political Irrelevance”

At A Fistful of Euros, Douglas Muir writes about Marshal Antonescu of Romania, and Alex Harrowell writes about an “outbreak of arseholes in Central Europe.”

Brazil: March for the end of the Gaza Strip

“It is said that each Palestinian expelled from their land – and not just since 1948, when it the state of Israel was created – keep a key which they...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fooling Ourselves

West Indies Cricket Blog quotes “Trinidad and Tobago cricket boss” Deryck Murray to underscore the point that “we are fooling ourselves”.

Cuba: Can You Hear me Now?

News that Cubans will now be allowed to buy cell phones has been met with differing reactions by Cuban bloggers…El Cafe Cubano: “Cubans on average earn about $20 a month...

Japan: Views on Yasukuni, the movie

A documentary film about the controversial Yasukuni shrine, shot by a Chinese filmmaker through funding by a Japanese government agency, has sparked debate and discussion after a group within the...

Lebanon: Genetic origins of Lebanese

A genetic study on Lebanese origins reveals chromosomes left by Phoenicians, Crusaders and Arabs, reports finkployd in detail.

Armenia: Sevan Museum

Robert Dietrich posts photographs of some of the treasures he recently discovered at a small museum outside of the capital. The Peace Corps Volunteer says he was overwhelmed by the...

Belarus: Freedom Day Protest

On Tuesday, March 25, police broke up an opposition rally in the capital of Belarus, beating protesters with truncheons and detaining dozens of people. Veronica Khokhlova translates two bloggers' first-hand...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: New UNESCO Heritage Site; New Cross Memorial

Elia Varela Serra reviews bloggers' reactions to one of the main news in the Bosnian blogosphere this week: the addition of the Višegrad stone bridge to UNESCO's World Heritage List....

Kuwait: Stop Demolishing Kuwait Facebook Group

Rampurple draws our attention to a new Facebook group named Stop Demolishing Kuwait's History.

Russia, U.S.: A Foreign Policy View

Valery Dzutsev offers a view on why “there is so much tension between the US and Russia.”

Macedonia, Greece: More on the Name Dispute

More on the Macedonia-Greece name dispute – at Halfway Down the Danube and Foreign Policy Blog.

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics & Sport

Notes from Port of Spain makes his case for leaving politics out of the upcoming China Olympics: “Once you establish the principle that global sports meetings can be boycotted on...

Hong Kong: Revitalizing Tai O

The Hong Kong government has organized a competition for revitalizing a traditional fishing village, Tai O. Diumanpark pointed out that the word “revitalizing” is a cover up of “commercialization”, which,...

South Korea: Fashion Wave

Metropolitician blogs about the cultural background for the potential rise of Korean fashion wave.

Bangladesh: Remembering a genocide

The 3rd World View and Mash write about an online initiative called the Bangladesh Genocide Archive – an attempt to document various testimonies, memories and articles of the events of...

China: Remembering Our Predecessors

A number of intellectuals, media and cultural workers have written a joint declaration [zh] to commemorate their predecessors, who died for seeking and speaking the truth, before Ching Ming Festival.

Russia: Russians/Americans “are NOT stupid”

Finally, a Russian answer (RUS) to the famous/infamous “Americans are NOT stupid” video (via LJ user maliar, RUS).

Kosovo, Serbia: Reactions to Del Ponte's Organ Smuggling Story

Douglas Muir at A Fistful of Euros examines former Hague Tribunal Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte's story on organ smuggling in Kosovo and links to the readers’ reactions at B92...

Poland: Krakow Ghetto Memorial March

Kasia in Kazimierz writes about the March of Remembrance dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the liquidation of Krakow Ghetto.

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