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 to be used to blow up the building if Hitler's army had taken Moscow.
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 waking up on the couch in a friend's house because his own cottage was destroyed by the government; it gets...
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 tape of some peaceful protestors in Hong Kong; the book signing was by one of Singapore's leading opposition politicians…
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 will apparently start arresting and charging clerics who issue fawtas that justify terrorist acts.
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 country; President Arroyo has flatly refused to step down. In the meantime, the Papal Nuncio has scolded the Philippine Church...
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 movement, in the history of Islamic regime took place. It is known as the Student Uprsing of 18th Tir.”
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 HelpPush.org for his painstaking work!! As we fit into our new skin over the next hours and days, you will most likely see a few more adjustments here and...
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, for the newspaper, at least six of the ‘resignees’ have been dead for a number of years.
Mao's lookalike dies, and gets a propaganda nip and tuck (angrychineseblogger.blog-city.com)
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 details about his death that have been released in international reports.
The 3rd world view
Following the 7/7 bombings in London, Bangladeshi blogger Rezwan asks us “who's problem is it, anyway”?
Registan.net » Election Photos
Registan.net 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.
Mahmood's Den :: The 2002 Constition now in text
Mahmood's Den has posted the text of the Bahraini constitution on-line in text form.