Stories about Indigenous from May, 2010
After more than 11 months in exile in Nicaragua following the events and conflicts in the region of Bagua, indigenous leader Alberto Pizango returned to Peru on May 26, sparking different responses from Twitter users and bloggers supporting or criticizing him.
IndiaUnheard is a new initiative involving a network of Community Correspondents around India who will produce video stories about life in their community, and the issues ignored by mainstream media.
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.”
Aid celebrity Bob Geldof caused a stir on a visit to Australia this week by saying that "Australia is economically stupid for importing labour while Aboriginal talent goes to waste." Bloggers react.
LJ-user laberintica posts English translations of “chastushka,” Russian folk humorous rhymes.
365 Great Pinoy Stuff makes “a random list of Filipino stuff that makes Filipinos proud, happy, nostalgic, elated, high, inspired, hungry, hopeful, confident, comforted, excited, intrigued, entertained, mystified, homesick– you name it, all the feel good experiences we ought to have.”
J. Otto Pohl writes about his new article (.pdf) – “The False Charges of Treason Against the Crimean Tatars” – which was published at the International Committee for Crimea website on the 66th anniversary of the 1944 deportations.
Shabina Khatri reports on rising tensions between locals and expats as Doha residents extol, protest New York Times depiction of Qataris as coddled, self-indulgent creatures, hated by the foreigners who live amongst them.
In Colombia, the indigenous communities of Cauca have been caught in the middle of clashes between guerrilla forces and the army, but has not received much media attention writes Albeiro Rodas of the blog Colombian Passport.
Alauddin Dudko, Moscow-based author and editor of ingushetia.org (and LJ mirror ingushetia_ru) was accused of possessing explosives and arrested on May 1. His wife said that for 12 days she didn't hear from him and did not know where he was. Dudko wrote for various Russian blogs and was connected...
Blogger Anba pyé mango-la [Fr/Fr Cr] is sharing skeptical opinions about the new moves of multinational food company Nestlé towards the adaptation of local products and recipes from the French Caribbean.