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· November, 2010

Stories about History from November, 2010

Barbados: Independence Day Awards

Today is Independence Day in Barbados. Cheese-on-bread! republishes the list of this year's honourees and congratulates the President of the Senate, who was honoured “for his distinguished career and his...

China: “Hang the Slaves of the West”

A new website that vilifies Chinese political liberals, including 2010 Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, has caught the attention of the Chinese internet for its extreme views. Why has it...

Bahamas: Power & Race

“There is a core lack of confidence in the ability—or is it the right?—of Bahamians to take control of our own destiny”: Blogworld considers the merit of a thesis “on...

Barbados: Independence Celebrations

Tomorrow will be Barbados’ 44th anniversary of Independence – My Barbados Blog reports.

Africa: The Black Dutchmen of Indonesia

Do you know the Black Dutchmen of Indonesia?: “The Black Dutchmen are the desendents of 3,000 West African men who were sent by the Dutch colonialist to fight in their...

Lebanon: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Adon posts (Ar) that the demonstration which took place to protest the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Lebanon last week, should have included all of the Lebanese and...

Chile: Blog Focusing on Santiago's History and Culture Wins BiblioRedes Contest

Biblioredes announced the winners of the contest [es] “The Best Content of our Local Culture in the Bicentennial,” where more than 652 blogs, web pages, videos and photo galleries participated....

Laos and the Convention on Cluster Munitions

The first meeting of state parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions which gathered 101 countries as well as numerous NGOs was held early this month in Laos, which is...

Azerbaijan: Turkish memoir allegations

The Önər Blog [AZ] summarizes and comments on some of the allegations made against Azerbaijan's former president and Soviet-era boss in a new book of memoirs by a Turkish Embassy...

Cuba: Democratic Change?

“I don’t think capitalism is the model of a perfect life. But it is more logical and possible at this stage of human development”: Translating Cuba examines “the hard road...

Bolivia: 229 Years Since the Sacrifice of Tupac Katari

The story of the uprising of the indigenous freedom fighters has been passed down from generation to generation in the indigenous communities of Bolivia. This rebellious movement was led some...

Sri Lanka: Tamilinzed Sinhala names in Jaffna

Rebel of Kandy lists some names of places in Jaffna which originally had Sinhala names during the Dutch colonial period but has been Tamilinized later.

Argentina: Citizen Pictures of La Plata's 128th Anniversary

The online citizen newspaper Letra Compartida [es] from La Plata, Argentina, created a photo album of citizen pictures from the city's 128th anniversary, which was celebrated on November 19th.

Ukraine: “Revolution 2.0″

Andriy Kachor (@Ka4or) reports (UKR; #kat_ua) that Khreshchatyk, Kyiv's central street, has been “blocked” by the protesters and that “the number of cops is growing proportionally to the number of...

China: Generation 90

Maryannodonnell discusses the common stereotype of generation 90 in China.

Guinea-Bissau: The Dictatorship of Consensus and Aly's Temptation for Accusations

With the blog Ditadura do Consenso, António Aly Silva became the most visible and active face of Guinea-Bissau's blogosphere. In this interview, Global Voices tries to understand why Aly can't...

Africa/Mexico: Afro-Mexicanos

Estenoyage meets African descendants in Mexico: “In one region of Mexico where I surf a lot, there's still a remaining community of African descendants. Usually they are called ‘Afro-Mexicanos’ o...

Russia: Putin and “The Brezhnev Factor”

Poemless does a new “VovaMania!” post on PM Vladimir Putin, while The Power Vertical highlights Sergey Shelin's article on Gazeta.ru that compares Putin to Leonid Brezhnev.

Russia: More on Nashi's Goebbels Plagiarism

Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog has a message to the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi (aka Putinjugend): “Plagiarizing Joseph Goebbels is unacceptable.”

The Nicaragua-Costa Rica Conflict, Revisited: Part I

In a prior post, Global Voices began to cover a border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The situation has become more complex. In this first part we review two...

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