21 February 2006

Stories from 21 February 2006

Estonia: 1905 Revolution Photo Exhibit

  21 February 2006

Was 1905 in Estonia a prelude to 1917 or the year Estonia's independence movement was born? Bonjour l'Estonie links to a review of a photo exhibit capable of shedding light on this neglected and potentially divisive historical period: “Manors are Burning!: The 1905 Revolution in Estonia.”

Estonia: Taking Responsibility

  21 February 2006

Bonjour l'Estonie links to an article in Free Estonian Word about how the choices made more than 60 years ago still reverberate today: “People defend and excuse collaboration with the Nazis while condemning any sort of contact with the Soviets. Others, including prominent members of Estonia's political life, take the...

Latvia: March 16 Controversy

  21 February 2006

Aleks at All About Latvia writes about the controversy surrounding March 16 in Latvia: “For the last few years, every year on March 16, Latvian uberpatriots march in Riga and the Western Latvian city of Liepaja. Every year, Russian uberpatriots march to protest against the new found spread of fascism...

Ukraine: Boston Diaspora Church

  21 February 2006

Greg of Reflections on Ukraine provides a link to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Andrew in Boston, built in 1954 and serving a Diaspora community whose history goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. The church's calendar has an unlikely feature: an RSS feed.

Non Violence, Conservatism & Human Rights

  21 February 2006

Fanousian , a collective blog, has done an interview with Dr. Brian Martin writer in nonviolence, and associate professor in Science, Technology and Society at the University of Wollongong. This blog has already focused on non violence movement for couple of months. It is fascinating that bloggers not only provide...

Ukraine: Andrey Kurkov Book Review

  21 February 2006

Kevin Kinsella at Languor Management disagrees with Victor Sonkin, a book reviewer who is being too harsh on Andrey Kurkov, a Ukrainian writer whose novels, originally in Russian, have been translated into many languages: “I'd call it ‘pleasantly surreal’ as opposed to Sonkin's ‘without rhyme or reason’ – despite also...

KenyanSphere this week

  21 February 2006

Bankelele is moving house, and is finding it more time consuming and frustrating than he had thought — the ranks of real estate agents are stuffed with crooks and conmen The number of con people out there also is troubling. I have seen houses, which I later found out, were...

Benin: Angelique Kido

  21 February 2006

Jangbalajugbu-Homeland Stories writes about Benin artist, Angelique Kido – in particular her 1994 album, Aye which he says could have been released yesterday…….”I wikied her name and I learnt the 46 year old has been nominated for Grammy three times (1995, 1999 and 2003). She released her latest Album, Oyaya!...

South Africa – far right pt politics

  21 February 2006

Moral Fibre reports on the African Christian Democratic Party – the party that refused to accept the SA constitution in 1995 – “Like the Nazi Party abusing the democratic system in early 20th century Germany, the ACDP abuses the organs of our judiciary which it itself has explicitly rejected in...

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