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· May, 2010

Stories about Indigenous from May, 2010

Peru: The Return of the Indigenous Leader Alberto Pizango

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...

India: Video Giving A Voice To Marginalised Communities

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.

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.”

Australia: Bob Geldof Rouses Aussie Rich

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."...

Russia: Folk Humorous Rhymes In English

LJ-user laberintica posts English translations of “chastushka,” Russian folk humorous rhymes.

365 Great Stuff from the Philippines

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...

Soviet History: “The False Charges of Treason Against the Crimean Tatars”

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...

Qatar: NYT's article draws fire from locals and residents alike

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...

Colombia: Indigenous Communities of Cauca Caught in Middle of Clashes

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...

Russia: Opposition Blogger Missing

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...

Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana: Nestlé Going Local

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...

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