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· March, 2010

Stories about History from March, 2010

Indonesia: Anti-Porn Law

  31 March 2010

Province officials of Bali and Papua in Indonesia are planning not to implement the recently passed Anti-Pornography Law by claiming that the law would “stifle traditional Balinese and Papuan culture.”

Sweden: Parliament Recognizes the Assyrian Genocide

The Swedish Parliament has recognized as genocide the massacres that took place within the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1920 against the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek population - an episode that is also referred to as "Seyfo" by the Assyrian Diaspora. Bloggers react to this development in this post.

Bangladesh: Trial Of War Criminals Begin

  29 March 2010

After 40 years of independence of Bangladesh, the government has formed a tribunal to prosecute the war criminals of the country. An Ordinary Citizen writes about this long awaited trial.

Bhutan: Sex And Society

  25 March 2010

Freedom In Bhutan writes about the reservations of the Hindu community to talk about sex issues in the context that “the Hindu tradition is full of sex”.

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USA: In Census, Only Some Races Count

  23 March 2010

Census forms are being delivered to all U.S. households this month, but some citizens complain that the question on race does not offer enough answers to give an accurate picture of their ethnicity.

Haiti: The Real “Slavery”

  22 March 2010

“Exploitation of child domestics is a global problem, not a Haitian ‘slavery’ 
issue”: The Haitian Blogger republishes a piece by Ezilidanto that exposes the real “slavery” in Haiti.

South Africa: Remembering Sharpeville Massacre

  21 March 2010

South Africans remember the Sharpeville Massacre on 21 March 1960 as a turning point in the history of political resistance against racial discrimination. Sixty-nine people were killed in the township of Sharpeville when South African police opened fire on a crowd of black protesters.

Ukraine: Crimean Tatar Leader Addresses European Parliament

  19 March 2010

Links related to the March 17 European Parliament hearing with Mustafa Dzhemilev, former Soviet dissident and Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People: Dzhemilev's speech (.pdf file); an overview at Window on Eurasia; an overview at Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO); a written address by MEP Heidi...

Bosnia: Gay Dutch Soldiers

  19 March 2010

Kirk Johnson of Americans For Bosnia reacts to retired NATO commander John Sheehan's homophobic comment on the Dutch troops’ performance in Bosnia in 1995: “Regarding the Srebrenica Genocide; there are many things for which we can hold the Dutch military at fault, but allowing gay Dutch citizens to serve their...

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Mali: Fabric weaves an economical and cultural support

  19 March 2010

Through videos, we see and learn about the cultural importance and economical boost that working with fabric is giving some people and organizations in Mali. Women's groups, artists and tourism all seem to be benefitting from the tradition of fabric dying and mudcloth painting.

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