Global Voices Digest

March 30, 2006, 4:21 pm
Filed under: Digests

Today’s Global Voices newsletter had one factual error and did not include Deborah Ann Dilley’s excellent summary of Kurdish bloggers.

Argentina’s military coup of 1976 did not depose Eva Perón, but rather, Isabel Martínez de Perón. Thanks to Iria Puyosa for pointing this out.

Kurdistance: Echoes of Violence, Identity and the New Year

Halabja is a predominantly Kurdish town about 150 miles northeast of Baghdad. It was the site of a poisonous gas massacre, which killed thousands of Kurds in March of 1988 and has since, paradoxically, unified them in remembrance. Eighteen years later local Kurds burned down a memorial of the massacre in protest of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s corruption and reconstruction priorities. Deborah Ann Dilley sums up Kurdish bloggers’ reactions to the burning of the monument nicely.

I apologize for the mistakes.

David Sasaki

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