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2 May 2006

Stories from 2 May 2006

Mongolia: Corruption

neweurasia writes about corruption in Mongolia.

Kyrgyzstan: On the Brink?

Matt Jay asks whether or not Kyrgyzstan is on the brink of political chaos in light of recent political developments and plummeting public confidence in the country's president.

Armenia: Racist Violence in Russia

Nessuna writes at Oneworld Multimedia about the rise in racist attacks in Russia against people with darker skin and how Armenians have reacted to the stabbing death of a 17...

Mongolia: Fleet Concerns

Luke Distelhorst reports that Mongolia is worried about all the ships flying its flag on the high seas. Mongolia's has long been a “flag of convenience,” and the government is...

Bloggers Against Vandals’ Disorders on May 1

Photo by new camerons The Workers United Centre (CUT) commemorates the first of May every year, all over the main cities of the country. In Santiago a peaceful march on...

Brazil: “Hidden Talent”

Andrew of Comings Communiqué has posted a video a talented saxophonist he encountered at a church service in Northeastern Brazil. The verdict? “Kenny G, has nothing on this guy!” I...

Argentina, Spain, USA: Humanity over Nationality

Martin Varsavsky, himself an Argentine immigrant living in Spain envisions “political parties made of immigrants joined by native citizens who felt that to them humanity was a stronger concept than...

Bolivia: Nationalization of Natural Gas Resources

Eduardo Ávila has posted the entire Spanish text of Supreme Decree 28701, which explains – in nine articles – the details of Bolivia's nationalization of its natural gas resources. Alvaro...

Argentina: Maradona Betrayal and Worship

Brandan compares Maradona's recent donning of a Brazilian football jersey to “Michael Jordan wearing a CCCP warm-up during the Cold War.” Meanwhile, Argentine journalism professor Julian Gallo says that blogger...

St. Lucia: The state of things

“Our economy was never prepared for the changes which I’m certain somebody must have seen coming,” says Matthew Hunte in his all-encompassing rant against the state of things in St....

Nepal: What really is democratic?

Blogdai on the culture of democracy, the place of youth and younger citizens and taking to the streets – “These protests represented the interests of the 7-party alliance, not the...

Sri Lanka: Eelam in the UK

The politics of Eelam and Sri Lanka in London, as Tamil candidates try to woo the electorate with Tamil Specific promises at Lanka Page.

Sri Lanka: Theatre and Sri Lanka

Moju in conversation with Delon Weerasinghe – “Chatting with Delon brought back memories of College drama and a renewed sense of hope for a resurgence of good English theatre in...

India: Tamil Blogs and English Blogs

Even as the Tamil Blogosphere grows, Gilli has been aggregating and highlighting noteworthy posts. Kaps writes on how English and Tamil blogs can complement each other.

India: Folk singer from Himachal

myHimachal Blog profiles Sanjeev Dixit, a folk singer from Himachal.

India: Animal Rights Activist

Entrance to the Shrine profiles Fizzah Shah an animal lover and animal rights activist.

Russia: May Day in Moscow

Russia Blog reports on the May Day demonstrations in Moscow: “Zyuganov and police officials were asking the three thousand-strong crowd to refrain from carrying fascist flags, but the Russian skinheads...

Romania: Diacritical Marks

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes on how Romanians and Hungarians treat their diacritical marks differently: “A few days ago, for example, I wrote a post entitled Happy Paste. Now...

Iraq: Iraqi-style backfire

There is a growing sense of uncertainty in dealing with the Iran issue, even among the anti-war movement itself. This is what the “catch-22 discourse” portraying the Iranian situation looks...

Bahrain: Press Freedom Day

On the eve of the Press Freedom Day, the press in this, as well as virtually the whole Middle East, are in shackles, with parliaments aiding and abetting the press...

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