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21 October 2008

Stories from 21 October 2008

Poland: Notes on the Countryside, Politics, Etc.

Sylwia Presley writes about her parents’ village in Poland and ‘golden Polish fall’, among other things: “There is a sense of magic in the fact that Poles do not clear...

Poland, U.K.: “Poles Apart” by Polly Courtney

Sylwia Presley discusses some issues raised in Polly Courtney's novel about Polish immigrants in the U.K., “Poles Apart.”

The Balkans: Roma Mass Graves Discovered

Romano Them re-posts a Reuters piece on the discovery of two mass graves containing the bodies of murdered Roma in Bosanski Dubočac, Bosnia & Herzegovina: “The order for the killings...

Russia, Ukraine: Financial Crisis

IZO cites a post by user mrparker (RUS) about a somewhat panicky mistranslation of a Reuters news item on the financial situation by a Russian news agency. Also, a...

Environment: Meetup of Green Bloggers in Capetown South Africa

On October 11th 2008, Global Voices Environment, Carbon Smart and Urban Sprout organized a meetup for environment bloggers in Capetown South Africa. What follows is a rundown of what was...

Croatia: Cyber Squatting and

Hudin writes about “cyber squatting” on city and country names – and about what seems like a rare exception to the rule:, a photo gallery page for Rijeka, “Croatia's...

Russia, Georgia: Report Says Stan Storimans Was Killed by Cluster Bomb

From the Frontline links to a report on the findings of the Dutch government investigation into the death of a Dutch TV cameraman in Georgia in August; according to the...

China: Microsoft vs. netizens

A hard battle is looming. Microsoft vs. millions of piracy users, international corporation vs. developing state, who will win the final victory?

U.S., Ukraine: Obama and Ukrainian American Voters

Ukrainiana writes about Barack Obama “courting Ukrainian American voters.”

Indonesia: Medical tourism

Indonesia is building world-class health facilities. It seems to be targeting the dollar-earning medical tourism industry.

Myanmar: Crop failure in cyclone-hit areas

Rule of Lords warns of food shortage in Myanmar, especially in the cyclone-hit areas. Crop failures were reported in fields inundated with salt water.

Thai and Taiwanese protesters

Christian Schafferer compares the tactics, practices and ideologies of Thai and Taiwanese protesters. Check also the interesting pictures inside the protest camps in Bangkok.

Myanmar: Socio-economic history documents

Myat Thura links to a website which features ancient documents about Myanmar’s socio-economic history.

Bolivia: Pro-Government March Arrives to La Paz

Tens of thousands of peasants, miners, coca-growers, and other supporters of the government of Evo Morales arrived in La Paz on Monday. What had originally started as a march to...

Myanmar: Bomb blasts in North Yangon

Two bomb blasts rocked North Yangon, Myanmar over the weekend. The Sunday blast claimed the life of a man who made a home-made bomb.

Parts of Vietnam still flooded

Heavy rains during the past few days brought flooding in central Vietnam. Check out these pictures.

Bhutan: Unemployment

Whatever Matters!! has some solutions to reduce unemployment, which is a growing concern in Bhutan.

Pakistan, India: Old trade route opened

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan reports with backgrounds: “Today, India and Pakistan between their respective parts of Kashmir, reopening an old trade route across the Line of Control [LoC] for...

India: Fail Camp

After successful Bar Camps an innovative “Fail Camp” is being organized in India, reports Kiruba Shankar. FailCamp is a friendly unconference where people get-together to share and learn from failures.

Kuwait: Guys and Rejection

From Kuwait, Ginaview writes about how different guys react when they are rejected by women.

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