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· May, 2008

Stories about History from May, 2008

Japan: Tokyo in 1935

Blogger mojix links to a film [ja] posted at YouTube showing Tokyo in the year 1935.

Urbanisation in Southeast Asia

Scholar and blogger Alvin Lim tackles the phenomenon of “urbanisation without industrialisation” in Southeast Asia.

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Imagine That Conversation

Puerto Rican blogger Liza asks: “Can you imagine having to talk to your kids about the potential assassination of their father?”, adding: “What people don't get is how deep the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Arrival Day

Today is Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago and Coffeewallah reminisces on her former mother-in-law's legacy and the first time she taught her to wrap a sari: “It is...

Iran: Hackers attacked several Arab language sites

Ashyaneh, a group of Iranian hackers, says[Fa] that they attacked several Arab language sites that renamed Persian Gulf and call it Arabic Gulf.

Guyana: Identity Crisis?

Signifying Guyana blogs about her “personal struggle with a hyphenated identity”.

Bahamas: Social Breakdown?

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit believes that the country's escalating violence, especially among youth, “is not crime. It is impending social breakdown.”

Hungary: Ferenc Szálasi

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Ferenc Szálasi and Hungarian nationalist politics – here and here: “Perhaps no one will be surprised to discover that the man who came up with “Hungarism”...

Russia: Kaliningrad Region

Raf Uzar writes about the history of Kaliningrad region.

Poland: Songs

“A Guide To Songs About Poland” – at Polandian.

Bahrain: Shia Shrines

Bint Battuta in Bahrain visits two Shia shrines and posts pictures here.

Saudi Arabia: Thoughts on The Prisoner

From Saudi Arabia, Hayfa [Ar] read The Prisoner by Moroccan writer Malika Oufkir and shares her thoughts about it here.

Afghanistan: View from a grain of sand

Afghan PenLog tells about a documentary film about women in Afghanistan in the past thirty years of the country's history through the lives of three women.

Ethiopia: The life of Kedir Mohammed

Enset writes about the life of Ethiopian soldier, Kedir Mohammed: “Even as a refugee, Kedir never ended his activism and the struggle for justice, human rights and equality of citizens...

Barbados, U.S.A.: Taking It Back

On the heels of Hillary Clinton's comment about Bobby Kennedy, Barbadian blogger Jdid comments: “You're just playing the spoiler now. It almost looks like you are trying to muddy the...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso Music

Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine gives a lesson in the roots of calypso music.

Japan: The Secret of Mizuki Shigeru

At age 86, Mizuki Shigeru is one of the most well-known manga artists in Japan thanks to work that stretches over more than four decades, including among them some of...

China: Shenzhen Garbalogy

Maryannodonnell points out that the history of garbage can tell a lot about a city.

Cape Verde: Africa Day

To celebrate the Africa Day today, Baluka Brazao [pt] publishes and provides info on a picture by Robert Colescott, Marching to a Different Drummer in which according to the Cape...

Iran:Sun Palace in Photo

Mehdi Boolrian,Iranian photo blogger, has published a photo from Khorshid (means Sun) Palace , in Iran.

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