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· July, 2007

Stories about Politics from July, 2007

Kenya: Protesters arrested

Mzalendo reports the arrest of Kenyan activists who are opposing the proposed Kshs 1.4 billion bonus for MPs: “Finally, we URGE Mzalendo users to support the protest in your own...

Across the Panamanian Blogosphere

There is plenty on the mind of the Panamanian blogosphere, with topics ranging from the fate of former leader Manuel Noriega to a delicious tree tomato. Melissa De Leòn Douglass...

Latvia: U.S. Visa Humiliation

Latvian Abroad writes about the humiliating experience of obtaining a U.S. entry visa.

Russia: Nashi's Expelled Member Talks

Sean's Russia Blog translates a former insider's look at the pro-Putin Nashi youth movement.

Poland: Warsaw Uprising

The beatroot reviews the history of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

Palestine: Power Games

Palestinian blogger Ramzi breaks his silence to give us an overall view of politics in the Middle East here.

Lebanon: Visiting Syria

Lebanese Jamal Ghosn admits he has only travelled to Damascus five times in his life.

Arabeyes: Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian Blogger Vanishes

Egyptian blogger Ahmed Saad Domah has vanished, according to the Blogger's Observatory, which has been set up to monitor the arrests and harassments bloggers and online writers in the Arab...

China: Eighty years of liberation

August first marks the eightieth anniversary of the founding of China's People's Liberation Army and Chinese media news blog Danwei correspondent takes a look at how several Beijing newspapers covered...

Malaysia: GVO's Jeff Ooi joins Opposition Party

Today marks one of the most important occasion in Malaysia's blogging community as Screenshot's Jeff Ooi, who is dubbed as one of the most prominent blogger in Malaysia's blogosphere joined...

Japan: A Historic Election Defeat

The overwhelming defeat of the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan's upper house elections on Sunday, historic in its scale, brought about a drastic shift in the Japanese political landscape and...

Cuba: Opposing Ideas

Child of the Revolution blogs about the opposing views on Cuba held by Bebo Valdes, the Cuban-born jazz musician, and his pianist son, Chucho.

Bahamas: Crime, Church & State

WeblogBahamas.com republishes an article that deals with the challenges of crime and the separation of church and state.

Iraq: WE WOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!

Iraq's national football team won the Asian Cup, an event which brought joy to Iraqis at home and around the world. Sufferings, death, sectarian divisions and repercussions against Iraqis celebrating...

Malaysia: Blogger Becomes Politician

KTemoc comments on Malaysia's popular blogger Jeff Ooi's switching his political affiliation to another political party.

Ukraine: Phosphorus Train Derailment

A discussion of the July 16 derailment of the train carrying 15 tanks of liquid white phosphorus – over at Ukrainiana.

Ukraine: “Premature Campaigning”

Foreign Notes writes about what appears to be the pre-election competition between former allies: Victor Yushchenko's and Yulia Tymoshenko's blocs.

Somaliland: Arrest of opposition politicians condemned

The Voice of Somaliland publishes a statement from the Qaran Party:”It is regrettable that at this day and age, having all experienced the horrors of bad regimes in the past,...

Africa: United States of Africa debate

Bills writes about the United States of Africa debate: “What is also interesting are the historical origins of this debate and the passionate arguments being presented from prominent African figures...

Nepal: Monsoon and Predictions

Blogdai makes the customary predictions for Nepal in the coming year in the monsoon season.

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