Stories about Politics from June, 2006
The beatroot writes that Polish “minorities” can't agree on “just how bad” things are getting for them in Poland. An interesting discussion is taking place in the comments section: “Polish racism is just the stupidity of the uneducated and simple xenophobic folk. It has no ideoligical or religious background.”
Slovakia: Anti-Hungarian Former Prime Minister
Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes that the new Slovak governing coalition may include the former prime minister known “for his anti-Hungarian (and Roma) rhetoric and actions.”
Ukraine: Latest on Ukrainian Parliament
LEvko of Foreign Notes posts an update on the really unproductive work of the newly-elected Ukrainian parliamentarians.
China: Victims of China's Cultural Revolution, your stories can always be blogged (3/4)
Currently unable in today's political climate to have his years of research into the stories of those persecuted as right wing elements during China's ultra-left Cultural Revolution published, blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei (冉云飞) has since found an outlet in his blog. Last month he gave a lecture on his findings in...
South Africa: Israeli Apartheid
South African blog, The Front Line publishes a letter to letter to the “Black Eyed Peas by Maureen Clare Murphy and Nigel Parry, The Electronic Intifada”,…in a post aptly entitled “Black Eyed Peas: Celebrating South African freedom while normalizing Israeli apartheid
T&T, Venezuela, Bolivia: Emails between friends
Trinidad-based blogger Jeremy Taylor reproduces an e-mail exchange — real or fictional? — taking place between himself and a former US embassy operative friend. The topics at hand: Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales and blogging. Here are parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Nepal : Democracy Textbook
Nepali Netbook: A Dahlian Wave of Democracy? “The mechanics of Marxist-Maoist prose could not always be distilled into vernacular appealing enough to become part of the general political conversation Nepalese villagers are famous for.”
Russia: Justice Minister Replaces Prosecutor General & Vice Versa
TaliaXianne of Something In The Way She Moves tells “a true ‘only in Russia’ story“: minister of justice replaces prosecutor general – and prosecutor general replaces minister of justice.
Russia: Ethnic Profiling on the Metro
Sean Guillory writes about the problem of ethnic profiling on Moscow's subway.
Serbia: Search for Mladic, Not For Karadzic
Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic reproduces an article by Nedim Dervisbegovic on the neglected search for Karadzic: “Pressure on Serbia to capture Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic keeps rising, but his wartime boss Radovan Karadzic seems almost forgotten.”
Serbia: Serbian Radical Party
Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly writes on how the pro-EU parties in Serbia can use “a sharp rise of the populist, ex-Milosevic ally, Serbian Radical Party.”
Bermuda: Say no to independence
Sean at IMHO.bm doesn't believe independent status is a viable option in Bermuda.
Kuwait: To the Kuwaiti Women
It Kuwait parliament elections eve, the first election with women participation. Jelly Belly dedicate a post to the Kuwaiti women who fought for their political rights.
Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter lobby gets interesting offer
Attillah Springer at the Rights Action Group T&T blog discusses the interesting offer of pro bono legal assistance made by former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to the community of Chatham/Cap de Ville and environs. Members of the community have organised a loby against the building of an aluminum smelter...
Somalia: Last act of desperation
Voice of Somalialand Diaspora – Ottawa comments on Somalia's “last act of desperation”………….the left over of the Siad Barreâ€™s Nazi government are on a full swing campaign to rewrite the history of the dark ages. The politics of the spleen are on the rise again and in full bloom; there...
Thailand: Thai Politics
Thai Politiks talks about the recent happening in Thai politics. Some political parties are facing disbandment because of election violations. The bloggers asks ” If the major parties are disbanded, there would obviously be almost impossible to have the general election in October as set by the Election Commission. So...
Singapore: Launching Singapore Angle
Tomorrow.sg has a post by Kevin on the launch of a new political blog in Singapore called SingaporeAngle.com. The author of the post hopes that this blog grows into a local version of The Huffington Post.
DRC: Kudos to Le Monde
Le Blog du Congolais points to a recent article by Le Monde on mining in the Katanga and says (Fr): “At last, Le Monde has decided to break from the dominant tendency in western media to report on the Congo what they are dictated by biased high European Commissaries, Belgian...
Belarus: The Language Issue
In a perfect world, languages would be nothing but a way for people to communicate with each other – no language would be considered superior or inferior, children would be encouraged to study as many as possible. In the real world, however, languages are being used as political and ideological...
Reporters Without Borders: How They Protect Bloggers & How You Can Help
Last month, Global Voices launched its Help These Bloggers page, signaling the organization's entry into blogger advocacy. (Find out how to add our advocacy badge to your website here.) Although always part of Global Voices mission, support for jailed bloggers became particularly pressing in the past six months due to...
Belarus: Stencil Graffiti
A new LJ community has been created: by_stencil – “Belarusian stencil REVOLUTION” (BEL, RUS) It includes photos of both political and apolitical stencil graffiti in Belarus. One photo is from Warsaw, however, taken near the Centrum metro station: “Stop Lukashenko,” says the writing in Polish, next to the portrait of...