Global Voices Digest


March 8, 2006, 2:29 am
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Global Voices Online – Mar. 8, 2006

This week in Israel: elections in three weeks? (yawn)

“So here we are, three weeks before national elections – and nobody in the Israeli blogosphere has anything to say.” So proclaims contributor Lisa Goldman in her latest briefing of the Israeli blogosphere. That doesn’t make her post any less compelling, however, as she introduces readers to a bittersweet description of a Tel Aviv hospital, violent protests by Christian Arabs following a couple’s setting off of fireworks in Nazareth’s Church of the Annunciation, and the political gabfest than ensued.

Women’s Day & Solidarity in Iran

A very happy International Women’s Day to all. Iranian contributor Farid Pouya sums up the posts of two Persian weblogs which describe events taking place in Tehran to observe the worldwide day of solidarity. Also mentioned is an analysis of a Wall Street Journal opinion piece on the lack of resolve in Iran to back protest movements such as Tehran’s bus drivers’ strike.

Buzkashi in Afghanistan

Diego Portales – the building, not the 19th century politician – burned down in Chile’s capital city of Santiago on Sunday morning. Rosario Lizana describes the historic significance for a country largely shadowed in its recent past and links to several bloggers’ commentary. One young woman who was awoken from a park nap by the smoke, carried her camera to the burning edifice where she snapped several impressive shots of the scene.

Sensitive articles in Kenya, teenage Guyanese bloggers, Grandma March in Bulgaria, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

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