Stories from 26 June 2008
A debate on Lech Wałęsa continues at Polandian: “a hero / a lesser hero / a traitor. Choose your title.” Raf Uzar posts on the controversy as well.
Polandian continues the virtual “tour of what’s left to see of the Warsaw ghetto.”
LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about the sorry state of Belgrade's rivers.
Say: Macedonia discusses a Spiegel article on the Greek-Macedonian conflict and writes about a case brought by the Aegean Macedonian refugees before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Lituanica writes about rumors that Lithuania has offered to deploy elements of the U.S. anti-missile shield, “as an alternative to Poland.”
Pestiside.hu writes an angry letter to Austria, “on behalf of Hungary.”
Hungarian Spectrum writes about the “puzzling” issue of “national pride.”
Hungarian Spectrum writes about successes and failures of Gyurcsány government at what some people think is its half time (and others don't).
Itching for Eestimaa thinks that Lithuania's recent decision “to ban both Soviet and Nazi symbols, as well as national anthems, is […] a mistake.”
AnTyx compares Tartu's Snail Tower to other cities’ modern architecture.
Ninety miles away….in another country points readers to an article about the cultural milieu of Miami's Little Havana, where old men eat Cuban sandwiches and dream of regime change in the island of their birth.
The Cuban government's growing support for gay rights is drawing criticism from the island's Roman Catholic Church. Protest is good, says Uncommon Sense, but the Church has it all wrong on this issue.
In a country where men tend to have more privileges in family and society, a new wave of change is about to begin. Sopheap Chak is another urban woman with initiatives and ambitions. The 23-year-old, originally from Kampong Cham province, is a prominent human rights activist. When she talks about changes she believes in it's as if she's a new hopeful inspirational leader.
Hugo Miranda saw firsthand the unveiling of Bolivia OS, the open software operating system and features ABI Word in the indigenous languages Quechua and Aymara.
The Reference Frame writes that “much like in Ireland, the question of usefulness of the Treaty of Lisbon is a controversial question in Czechia, too.”