August, 2005

Stories from August, 2005

Jamaica: Thoughts on Katrina

  31 August 2005

Fyr, writing from Jamaica, is heartbroken over Katrina's destruction of New Orleans, which he says has always held a special place in his heart.

Brazil: Tropeiros

  31 August 2005

South American Journal writes a post about the famed Tropeiros of Brazil accompanied by the impressive photography of Tatiana Cardeal.

Cuba: 1929 Havana Travel Ad

  31 August 2005

Havana Journal finds an old Cuban travel advertisement from a 1929 issue of National Geographic, which describes the island as “so near at hand – so easily reached – that no American need suppress his desire for foreign travel.”

Barbados: Trip to Rock Hall

  31 August 2005

This, that, & Whatever describes a visit to the historic Freedom Monument of Rock Hall, which was the first free village in Barbados founded by a group of ex-slaves from a nearby plantation.

Blog Day 2005

  31 August 2005

Blog Day 2005 is making waves throughout the global blogosphere. The one-day celebration, which encourages bloggers to introduce their readers to five new weblogs from other cultures or perspectives, has been adding nearly a page of relevant posts to Technorati every hour. Romanian blogger, Carmen Holotescu asks her readers to...

Jordan: IbrahimOwais

Ibrahim Owais says that the Royal Film Commission (RFC) in Jordan continues its search for a script or an idea for a script to produce a Jordanian feature film of high international standards.

Labanon: APSA 2005

Abu Aardvark is on his way to to Washington for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, where he will be presenting his “Anti-Americanisms in Arab Politics” paper.

Nigeria: No problem with China textiles

  31 August 2005

Chippla echoes a view also seen elsewhere in the African blogosphere; why does the West have a problem with the flood of cheap Chinese textiles to hit world ports since the beginning of the year? “If trade is meant to be free, then let it be.”

Uganda: Forced into prostitution

  31 August 2005

NGO worker Stephen Okello blogs about a conversation with a woman who was forced into prostitution to keep her children alive in war-torn northern Uganda. Many others share her fate, she says.