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8 May 2006

Stories from 8 May 2006

Venzuela, USA: “Choose Your Chicken”

Liz Henry has translated a portion of Venezuelan-born Meibell's account (ES) of purchasing a live chicken in Harlem, New York.

Mexico: Abuse of Force in Salvador Atenco

With a title quoting the Commissioner of State Security, Wilfrido Robledo Madrid who said that “in Atenco the police did not carry firearms,” Eduardo Arcos posts a photo of a...

DRC: Reflections on Sovereignty

Prince du Fleuve du Congo reflects (FR) on foreign involvement in Congolese politics: “We made a big mistake when we accepted to sit around a table with foreigners to engage...

Kifaya Under Arrest

There's a gentle spring breeze blowing in Brooklyn, and the sounds of kids playing basketball are coming in through the window from the schoolyard next door. It's early evening, at...

Barbados: More on the death boat

Barbados Free Press posts a follow-up to an earlier entry concerning the boat found adrift off the Barbados coast containing the corpses of 11 men. It would appear the men...

Haiti: New Haiti-Based Haitian Blog

Parlons Peu uses the blog medium to publish (FR) his father Marcel Salnave's journalistic works from the 40s and 50s. Recent posts include a raving review of Haitian musical prodigy...

South Africa: Zuma Aquitted

Black Looks reports that Jacob Zuma has been aquitted of rape……..”The verdict is a loss for the Khwezi and for all the other women who will now be deterred from...

Ukraine: Folk Music Instruments Scam

Pawlina of Nash Holos writes about an Australian internet scam that involves Ukrainian folk music instruments.

India: Kashmir beyond the front page

Akshay has a breathtaking collection of photographs that he took in Kashmir. He writes “This was not the Srinagar we read about in the papers or see on the news...

Ukraine: May Celebrations

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes writes about May celebrations in Ukraine.

Ukraine: Rock Sich Festival

Mat Savelli of Roma Roma writes about a rock festival taking place in Kyiv, Ukraine, that may inspire some U.S. musicians to refer to the Cossack history in their bands’...

Serbia, Bulgaria: EU Race

Brooke, “a temporary Serb” and author of Desperate Serbwife believes that Bulgaria is “boring” and “certainly not ready for the EU”: “At least you feel like you're in Europe when...

Romania: Getting Internet Service Through Romtelecom

Romerican writes about what it takes to get internet access through Romtelekom and predicts the company's future: “I predict Romtelecom will dwindle in the face of competition as the telecom...

Poland: High School Finals

Kinuk wishes good luck to the Polish students who are about to take their final exams: “Maturzysci, as the students taking the end-of-school exams (the equivalent of British A-levels) are...

Hungary: Magyarisms

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes about five words that he thinks have been borrowed from Hungarian.

Albania: Agron Tufa's Poetry

Traveller One of Stepping Stones posts a translation of Agron Tufa's poem about Albania.

Albania: Uighurs From Guantanamo

Our Man in Tirana writes about five Uighurs who are being moved to Albania after five years of detention in Guantanamo.

Belarus: Opposition's New Direction

In his weekly roundup of Belarusian politics, Tobias Ljungvall discusses the recent shift within the opposition: “Apparently, Lebedko sees a bigger role for himself, and is also proposing a more...

Belarus: Intercepted Police Talk

br23 blog posts a sampling of what Minsk police talked about during the Chernobyl March opposition rally. The conversations were intercepted by a hacker and are available online in mp3...

Nepal: Agenda for change and justice

United We Blog! presents an “agenda for change and transitional justice” as Nepal makes the transition to democracy.

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