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24 November 2007

Stories from 24 November 2007

Armenia: HaShiSh

24 November 2007

Life in the Armenian Diaspora reports that HaShiSh, an Armenian punk rock band from South America, is touring the U.S. Meanwhile, Unzipped posts an account of former System of a Down frontman, Serj Tankian, performing in London.

Armenia: Demise of the Dollar

24 November 2007

Life Around Me reports that the Armenian Dram continues to strengthen against the Dollar. While many in Armenia continue to believe that the change is connected with the upcoming presidential election, the blog notes that it is set to continue as the New Year approaches and many Armenians exchange dollar...

Georgia: Russian Peacekeepers

24 November 2007

Steady State looks at how the Georgian authorities use public concerns over tensions and clashes with Russian peacekeepers stationed in the breakaway region of Abkhazia for its own political ends.

Georgia: Media Petition

24 November 2007

Resistance Georgia reports that Georgian journalists on both sides of the political divide are signing a petition to protest Imedi TV beign taken off the air during the recent clashes in Tbilisi.

Armenia: Telethon

24 November 2007

Run by an immigrant from Armenia now living in the United States, Blogian urges its readers to make a donation to the annual Thanksgiving Day Telethon held in the Diaspora. A day after the fund raising, The Armenian Observer reports that the telethon raised over $15 million.

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China: Recently, Can You Afford Meat?

24 November 2007

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reported that China's October inflation rate had reached 6.5 percent which was the highest during the last 10 years. Although the government described the inflation as a structural price increase, the netizens and bloggers in China have their own views and concerns.

Ukraine: Luzhkov and Chernomyrdin on Holodomor

24 November 2007

Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov said this about the vandalized Holodomor exhibit in Moscow: “It seems to me that this exhibit had one purpose: to disunite and alienate the Russian and Ukrainian peoples.” Ukrainiana applies Luzhkov's logic to the Holocaust: “Do they keep those Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Treblinka museums just to...

Slovenia: 70,000 Workers Protest in Ljubljana

24 November 2007

Sleeping with Pengovsky writes about “the largest gathering of people since the end of World War II” in Slovenia's capital: “70.000 (yes, seventy thousand) workers demanded a rise in basic wages. The constant tug-of-war between the unions and the employers was fueled by rising inflation […] which hit those with...

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