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· May, 2010

Stories about History from May, 2010

Philippines: Destroying another landmark

Torn and Frayed in Manila blogs about the impending destruction of another historical landmark in Manila – Sta Ana Racetrack.

Algeria ,France: Film “Of Gods and Men” Sparks Conversation about Spirituality, Terrorism

Cannes 2010 award-winning film "Of Gods and Men" discusses the killings of the French monks of Tibhirine monastery in 1996. The movie sparks various reactions, from praises to spiritual debates,...

Sri Lanka: Unique Perspectives On The End Of War

Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) informs that GroundViews, the Sri Lankan citizen media platform, has published a special edition on the end of the war against LTTE.

Jamaica: Situation Improving?

Four days into the state of emergency imposed on the Jamaican capital, the situation is becoming clearer - not simply in terms of statistics - but in understanding the chain...

Russia: “Circassian Nationalism and the Internet”

At OpenDemocracy.net, Zeynel Abidin Besleney writes about “the role played by the internet as a lifeline linking otherwise isolated activists and communities and reinforcing the Circassian nationalist cause.”

Russia-USA: Like father like son

Windows to Russia turns attention to the only American soldier in the second world war serving in both the US and Soviet armies, who allegedly was also the father of...

South Korea: The sinking of ROKS Cheonan

Ask a Korean! addresses the issue of the sinking of ROKS Cheonan by answering what you need to know and what you need to think about the issue.

Latvia: May 9 in Riga

Arnis Balcus posts photos from the May 9 celebrations in Riga and writes: “In Latvia 9 May is more than just a victory celebration, it is also an expression of...

Ukraine: Medvedev in Kyiv; Yanukovych & the Wreath

Reactions to the Russian president's visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, last week (which included the Ukrainian president being hit by a wreath during a commemoration ceremony at the Unknown Soldier Monument)...

Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Arrival Day

“Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 30th May, commemorates the arrival of the first Indian Indentured labourers from India to Trinidad, in May 1845, on the ship Fatel Razack”: TriniGourmet.com will...

Africa: Celebrating Africa Day

South African blogger Zamo Nkatshu writes a post in celebration of Africa Day: “This year’s theme focuses on building and maintaining peace in Africa through sport. So let us then...

France : At Cannes Film Festival, Hors-La-Loi Addresses Taboo, Raises Controversy

"Hors-La-Loi", a film directed by award-winning director Rachid Bouchareb, stirred up quite a controversy before and after its showing at the Cannes Film Festival. The film addresses the often dividing...

Bahrain: The Nazi is Coming

The Nazi is coming … to Bahrain. Check out Mahmood's Den to see what the furor is all about.

Japan: 1300 years in the making, celebration in Nara

While both culturally and physically a long ways from the modern capital of Tokyo, tracing back well over a thousand years into Japanese history one comes across Nara, a quiet,...

Argentina: Celebrating the Bicentennial on the Web

Argentina has been celebrating 200th anniversary of the beginning of the process of independence from Spain. A group of local bloggers have created a site called Your Bicentennial that will...

Egypt: A walk along a Mameluke street

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani invited her friend Patricia Canfield to write about her tours of Cairo and share the photographs she took. Patricia profoundly wrote about Khan El Khalili, Al Mu’izz...

Cameroon: Historical Dictional of Cameroon available

Dibussi reports that the Fourth Edition of Historical Dictionary of Cameroon is now available.

Diaspora: Youth and violence

Ianyan comments on yet another killing in Los Angeles and says that it's about time that Armenians stopped focusing on the past in order to resolve their problems in the...

USA: Recessions better for right than left?

American journalist Doug Henwood argues that the political right does better than the left in elections during recession periods in his blog Left Business Observer.

USA: Hemp History Week, Saving Plant and Planet

In tough economic times, why would anyone ban industrial farming of a highly profitable and useful plant that requires almost no pesticides?

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