Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

11 July 2005

Stories from 11 July 2005

Blog de Connard: Who needs that hotel anyway?

Blog de Connard reports that engineers tearing down an old Moscow hotel discovered a huge cache of explosives in the foundation of the building. The metric tonne of explosives were...

manulite delite: A New day in the life of a Zimbabwean

Zimbabwean blogger Manulite reports on daily life in Harare in the wake of Mugabe's Operation Clean-Up, or, as local Haraeans are calling it, the tsunami. He starts every day by...

Omeka Na Huria: Don't the Singapore Police have better things to do?

Singaporean blogger Jacob George writes about how the police broke up a book signing on the pretext that they were showing an unlicensed video in public. The video was a...

Crossroads Arabia » Blog Archive » Saudi Denunciations Continue

Crossroads Arabia points out two interesting developments from Saudi Arabia. First, the Grand Mufti of the mosque in Mecca–Saudi Arabia's highest religious figure–has condemmed the London bombings. Second, government officials...


Miguel Centellas has updated “BoliviaWiki – a wikipedia on Bolivia politics” as a way of taking notes for his own research.


The latest on the on-going political drama in the Philippines: former president and cultural icon Cory Aquino has called upon President Gloria Arroyo to resign for the good of the...

Iraqi Expat: Muslims Against Terrorism

Iraqi Expat, in a post titled “Muslims Against Terrorism”, suggests that the anti-terrorist efforts in the Muslim blogosphere should join forces.

Buenos Aires, City of Faded Elegance » The Irish in Argentina

Jeff Barry discusses the history of the Irish in Argentina as well as the impact of Buenos Aires’ 1871 Yellow Fever Epidemic.

The Beirut Spring: More Banners

Mustapha, at Beirut Spring, has posted more versions of his “Muslims Against Terrorism” web sticker.

Babalu Blog Becomes Search Blog

Babalu Blog has become an important resource for anyone seeking information on Huricane Dennis’ impact on Cuba.

Iran Hopes 2005

Iran Hopes notes that July 9th is the anniversary of a historic student movement in Iranian history: “On this day in 1999, the first, but certainly not the last, popular...

Welcome to our new look!

If you've visited Global Voices before, you'll notice we've changed our look. Hope you like it. Thanks to Boris Anthony of for his painstaking work!! As we fit into...

Meskel Square: The Spice Girls, guns and ET-Francs

Andrew Heavens, who writes Meskal Square, posts a great roundup from around Ethiopia's blogosphere.

The Big Pharaoh

After the murder of Egyptian embassador to Iraq, The Big Pharaoh compares the reaction of the state-owned press and the opposition press.

Those who dare: I would like to announce my resignation from the Communist Party of China

The Chinese blog Those Who Dare notes that the banned-in-China newspaper the Epoch Times has been publishing articles that list important people who have resigned from the Communist Party. Unfortunately,...

Mao's lookalike dies, and gets a propaganda nip and tuck (

Angry Chinese Blogger notes that an actor famed for playing the Great Helmsman, Chairman Mao died recently. He notes that the Chinese press coverage leaves out a number of less-savory...

The 3rd world view

Following the 7/7 bombings in London, Bangladeshi blogger Rezwan asks us “who's problem is it, anyway”? » Election Photos points to some great photos of the Kyrgyzstan election.

Democracy in Central Asia :: Alan’s Electoral Observation Report :: July :: 2005

Alan Cordova went and observed Kyrgyzstan's recent elections; apparently, they do some things a little bit differently there–including playing “Living la Vida Loca” at the polling places.

webbed feet, web log

Webbed Feet, Web Log has a report from the first-ever Cambodian Blogger's night.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site