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· January, 2008

Stories about War & Conflict from January, 2008

Iraq in the State of the Union Speech

  31 January 2008

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar discusses Iraq in the US State of the Union speech. ‘Last year, it was more about “we're loosing, we have to stay and fight”, this year it's “we're winning, we have to stay and fight”,’ he writes.

Guyana: World ignores Lusignan?

  31 January 2008

Caribbean Lionesse asks: Why has the international media ignored the recent Lusignan massacre in Guyana? “Are 11 brown and black lives worth such scant attention?”

Kenya: Using SMS to spread rumours

  30 January 2008

What An African Woman Thinks writes about negative uses of SMS in Kenya: “Regarding the escalating violence in Kenya, the ICRC spokesman in the country, one Bernard Barret is quoted as saying that rumours are being spread by mobile phone text messages predicting imminent attacks by one group or another...

Lebanon: Did the civil war really end?

  30 January 2008

French Eagle on the recent terrorist attack in Lebanon writes in a post entitled “Human Stupidity” [Fr]: “Civil war? Did it ever really end? Perhaps the Syrian occupation was a local anesthetic and its end liberated the old demons…”

Colombia: March Against the FARC

  29 January 2008

Carlos from Liberal Colombiano [es] explains the reasons why he will attend the February 4th march in protest against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Armenia: Army Day

  28 January 2008

January 28 is a national holiday in Armenia and marks the foundation of the Armenian Army. Nazarian posts his thanks for the creation of the country's post-independence non-Soviet army.

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