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5 June 2010

Stories from 5 June 2010

Peru: A Year Since Bagua

June 5 marks a year of the Baguazo, the name given to the unfortunate events that took pace in Bagua where officially 34 people died, of which 23 were policemen;...

Iraq: The Flotilla Attack – A Series of Double Standards

Iraqi bloggers, whose country has been at the receiving end of sanctions, terrorist attacks, tyranny, Al-Qaida extremists, and wars for a very long time, are having mixed reactions to Israel's...

Global: Rachel Corrie “Immortalized” With Ship's Mission

A humanitarian aid ship called the MV Rachel Corrie (named after a young American peace activist who was killed by a bulldozer Gaza in 2003) set sail for Gaza from...

Israel: A mixed bag of reactions to the flotilla raid

The following post is an assortment of blog entries translated from Hebrew, all taken from the 'hot-topic' page dealing with the flotilla raid, on the Israeli blogging platform Israblog, writes...

Ukraine: Culture outreach not for Ukrainians?

Russia: Sochi 2014 occasion to recognise Circassian genocide

Global: Reactions to Twitter’s sinking #flotilla hashtag

The recent flotilla debacle may have started at sea but it was to the Twitosphere that many activists turned, filling it with condemnation of Israel. The power of Twitter as...

Russia: BP faces problems also in the East

Russia: Terror in times of tranquility

Belarus: Minsk puts customs agreement on hold

Baltics: Any need for Baltic Sea cooperation

Russia: Border changes early soviet history

Colombia: Parish Priest from Jongovito Bans Patron Saint Festivities

The news from the parish priest of Jongovito, from the city of San Juan de Pasto, banning the celebration of the festivities of San Pedro y San Pablo (which take...

Pakistan: Reviewing Sex and the City 2

Russia: Media Company Calls to Close Country's Biggest Social Network.

India: Ladakh in pictures

Israel: Flotilla Videos Gone Viral

An Israeli video called "Flotilla Choir: We Con the World" has gone viral on Facebook in the last 24 hours. While it shows no compunction about the violence involved in...

MENA: Question Time Following Gaza-Bound Flotilla Attack

As the dust settles, and some of the 'truths' come out, a new wave of tweets on Israel's attacking the Gaza-bound flotilla take over the Internet. Here are a few...

Palestine: “I Support Turkey”

The Turkish-led flotilla which attempted to break the blockade of Gaza has strained Israeli-Turkish relations, while gaining Turkey much respect in the Arab world. One Gaza blogger has decided to...

Taiwan: An open letter to Japanese architect Tadao Ando