· July, 2005

Stories about Western Europe from July, 2005

Spain: Leaking leakers

  29 July 2005

Barcepundit reports that Spain has its own leak scandal about embarrassing information that government doesn't want released.

Ireland: IRA Disarms

  28 July 2005

The Irish group blog Back Seat Drivers has a healthly list of links to reaction to the IRA's disarmament statement.

Denmark: Canada occupies Denmark

  28 July 2005

Fjordman points out that Denmark and Canada are headed for a potential showdown over ownership of Hans Island, a tiny, uninhabited speck of land between Greenland and Ellesmere Island. Here's a link to Google Maps, showing exactly where it is.

Skypecast: Andrea Monti of ICTlex

  20 July 2005

Lawyer Andrea Monti, who blogs in Italian at ICTlex, is winner in the Europe category of this year's RSF Freedom Blog Awards. Monti is concerned that people in Western democracies are not sufficiently aware of the extent to which their freedoms of speech are being eroded – and while the...


  15 July 2005

In the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings, the blog Lenin's Tomb looks at rising Islamophobia in Great Britain.


  15 July 2005

For our readers aus Deutschland, Heiko Hebig points out that AOL is sponsoring free WiFi every weekend from now until the end of August at more than 300 cafes, bars, and taverns across Germany.

Is it a Muslim Problem?

  10 July 2005

After the London blasts, Jeff Jarvis said he is not sure if the Western world is dealing with the problem of terrorism directly. However, he thinks that Tom Friedman has made it clearer when he said, “it's a Muslim problem, it needs a Muslim solution.” Humoud Abu-Talib, writing for Al-Watan...

Western Europe Friday Blog Roundup

  8 July 2005

A bit of meta-coverage: A Fist Full of Euros notes that “A recurring theme in all the commentary of the attacks is the stoicism, composure and defiance of Londoners.” Heiko Hebig points out that the bombings occurred even though London has one of the most comprehensive networks of security cameras...

Zaid Hassan's response to the London bombings

  8 July 2005

Our friend Zaid Hassan – one of the folks behind the Pioneers of Change social entrepreneurship project – posts his reflections as a Londoner and a Muslim on the July 7th bombings: At the mosque this afternoon there were two police-women standing outside, in fluorescent bright yellow-jackets. One was quite...

London blast blogging

  7 July 2005

(Image by “alfie” posted at moblog.co.uk) Thanks to Erica George for pointing us to this Livejournal Community devoted to information sharing in the aftermath of today's bomb blasts in London. DoWire.org has put together a “London Responds” wiki. Metroblogging London has been going all day, as have thousands of other...

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