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· February, 2009

Stories about History from February, 2009

Russia: Henri Cartier-Bresson's Photos of Soviet Union

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Change? Really?

Cuba: Women in Jazz

Jamaica: The Power of Words

China: Riding on Chairman Mao's head

On Feb19,a set of pictures that shows a girl riding on the head of Chairman Mao was circulated around the internet. Of course, what she rides is just a statue...

Guatemala: President Colom Apologizes for the Bay of Pigs

In preparation for the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961, the government of Guatemala allowed the CIA to train Cuban exiles on their soil for the operation. Even though the...

Ukraine: The Khanenko Museum

Pakistan: A Short History Of Asif Ali Zardari

Iran: Three short videos on Iran

Egypt: Bloggers Take on the “Sons of Zion”

The bombs on Gaza may have stopped falling, but a fierce cyber battle continues, with bloggers on both sides of the fence mobilising their troops to 'obliterate' the presence of...

Cambodia: Reactions as Duch opens Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, stands trial today at the UN-supported Khmer Rouge Genocide Tribunal in Phnom Penh for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Duch headed the infamous...

Former Soviet Union: The Legacy of Afghanistan

Hungary: Attitudes Toward Gypsies

Hungary: MTI's 1989 and 1956 News Items Online

Yemen: A Visit to Tarim

Armenia: Obama and the Genocide

Japan: Early-modern Japan in photography

USA: Native Americans, “Yes we can”

Kept invisible for centuries, Native Americans in the United States are increasingly using blogs and online citizen media to promote and preserve their rights and traditional ways of life. With...

Iran: Bloggers Remember 30th Anniversary of the Revolution

Thousands of Iranians celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution on February 10, by rallying in Tehran and other major cities in Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, delivered...

Guadeloupe, Martinique: Farewell Mr. N'Diaye

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