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· August, 2006

Stories about Politics from August, 2006

Cuba: Raúl Castro's first appointment

Raúl Castro appears to have made his first official appointment, writes Luis M. Garcia: “analysts and Cuban watchers will have a field day over the next few hours with these...

Serbia: Collective Guilt

Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly a translates an article by a renowned Serbian political analyst on Kosovo, the West and the feeling of collective guilt.

Syria: Peaceful Change Forum

Ammar is calling to hold a closed forum of well-known intellectuals and dissidents with the purpose of coming up with a draft for a Syrian national pact or charter where...

Sri Lanka: A National Government

A Land like no Other on the possibilities of National Government in Sri Lanka. “Party politics has spoiled this country to a level where after your race and religion, supported...

Nepal: Politics and Beauty Queens

United We Blog! on a conversation with contestants for Miss Teen Nepal 2006. “The beauties looked confused and Arpana came up with the answer once again. “If you ask me...

Nepal: Get rid of Democracy

Blogdai scans the political horizon and suggets we get rid of democracy.

Venezuela, Syria: Chavez's New Friends

Steven Taylor astounded by Chavez's newly declared solidarity with Syria. Erwin Cifuentes does the media roundup.

Guyana: Face of the nation

By analysing the facial expressions of Guyana's incumbent president Bharrat Jagdeo, Andy is “100% confident that he is the new president-elect of Guyana“.

Guyana: Ministerial reconstruction

Guyana's “ministries [of government] and their portfolios are outmoded, irrelevant and obscure,” says MediaCritic three days after the country's general election, as he reconstructs government and puts forward his own...

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Politician hospitalised

Tale of corruption and official high-handedness is re-echoed by Ethio-Zagol, who seems rather pleased that Bereket Simon, “one of the most detested EPRDF politicians” in Ethiopia, is defraying the cost,...

Iran: Jahanbegloo free on bail

Shahram Kholdi, UK based blogger & academic reports that Ramin Jahanbegloo, researcher & philosopher, was released on bail. According to the blogger, Ramin Jahanbegloo visited ISNA's (Iranian Students National Agency)...

Kurdistance…

The most horrible of things has just happened to me….my RSS feed for the Kurdish blogs, well for lack of a better term..hiccupped…and all of my feeds are gone. So...

Trinidad & Tobago: Appetite for self-destruction

Is Trinidad and Tobago's opposition party trying to self-destruct? Jeremy Taylor thinks so.

Bahamas: The future in health

Sidney flashes forward to 2012, after the Bahamas’ government has implemented the National Health Plan towards which they are “proceeding with undue haste.”

Iranian Women's campaign demands changes to discriminatory laws

Iranian women continue their struggle for equal rights beyond all governmental obstacles. A few days ago, a group of tireless Iranian women activists launched another campaign against discrimination entitled “One...

Mexico: “From tent city to shadow government”

Boz's analysis of what he calls Lopez Obrador's “shadow government”.

Serbia: Criticism of the Flag and Anthem

Dictionary of the Serbian Mess explains the coat of arms that appears on the Serbian flag and compares Serbian anthem to that of Slovenia.

Russia, Ukraine: “Managed Oligarchy,” Lazarenko Case

Moscow has more billionaires than NYC, but in Putin's era, they are no longer “oligarchs” but “mere tycoons,” writes Vilhelm Konnander. In another post, he discusses the trial and the...

Poland: A Competition in Populism

Poland is having local elections soon, and the populists are becoming more audible, reports Warsaw Station.

Poland: On Migrant Labor, Again

The beatroot writes about “free movement of labour” and responds to a “deranged” commenter who, among other things, is “favorably comparing the Nazi invasion and the Holocaust to the influx...

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