Stories about History from October, 2008
Massachusetts-based Eugene Ivanov of Ivanov's Report explains why he is voting for Barack Obama.
The ancient capital of Hoa Lu in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam is being proposed as a possible UNESCO world heritage site.
Both HaitiAnalysis.com and The Haitian Blogger report that a New York court has sentenced former Haitian death squad leader Emmanuel ‘Toto’ Constant to 12 to 37 years in prison for mortgage fraud.
The United Nations General Assembly yesterday approved a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo. For the seventeenth year running, the vote went in favor of the Cuba-sponsored resolution and bloggers - from the diaspora and from Cuba herself - have had a lot of say on the subject.
Maximilian Forte, writing at Review of the Indigenous Caribbean Center, posts a video of Trinidadian calypsonian King Austin's song Progress, which he calls “a critique of the ideology and practice of progress, from the vantage points of environmental unsustainability, exploitation, inequality, and the resultant social strife.”
The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about the most famous Slovaks.
The Haitian Blogger is a tad sceptical about the scientific theory that Haiti might be “the site of the ‘lost Civilization’ of Atlantis.”
“We may see in the possibility of America’s first Black president the sign of more tolerant times. We may see in the possibility of this particular Black president the sign of a more genuine concern for global affairs. And we can’t help but be caught up in the positive feel...
We've had enough doom and gloom in Afghanistan for a while, yes? So here's a pretty picture of Aranas village in Waygal district of Nuristan.
Eagle and the Bear and The Ivanov Report write about John McCain's campaign – and, among other things, his “repeated references to the K.G.B.”.
Eagle and the Bear writes critically about the new Russian movie “Admiral.”
Copydude writes about and posts pictures of Kaliningrad's and Svetlogorsk's real estate – and “fake estate.”
Mahmud Rahman at cruel, crazy, beautiful world writes about the long tradition of publication of holiday special literary supplements of newspapers and magazines in Bangladesh. His post at Words Without Borders Blog reveals that these specials are a delight for both the readers and the emerging writers.
GoatMilk discusses about the post colonial English language writers in India and Pakistan.
Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about a recent radiological accident training at Chernobyl Power Plant, and shares a link to the English-language section of Virtual Pripyat, “a new project associated with Pripyat.com […], a site that acts as an address book/directory of Pripyat and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.”
“The events that surround the history of the Sri Lankan conflict, their impact and interaction with other events are still highly contentious.” The Peace and Conflict Timeline (PACT) project helps to gain a deeper understanding of the conflict's roots and promote discussions and debates on the issue, according to their...
Steven's Cuba Blog and Havana Times report on the formal resumption of ties between the European Union and Cuba, while Child of the Revolution adds: “the Cubans say they are happy to restart an open and constructive dialogue with the EU – on the Cubans’ terms, of course, which essentially...
The Premier of Bermuda makes a speech that leaves Vexed Bermoothes and Catch a fire feeling a bit disconcerted.
Belgraded writes about Milan Mladenovic – “one of the greatest musicians from ex-Yu” – and a Facebook initiative to name a street in Belgrade after him.
Srebrenica Genocide Blog re-posts James Mason‘s photo and writes about Sead Bekric, who was 12 when he was blinded in an explosion in Srebrenica, which killed 62 children and wounded 152 others on April 11, 1993, in Srebrenica.
Maryannodonnell writes a brief review on China open door history and the 30th anniversary of Shekou Industrial Zone.