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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Look Who's Blogging

Today is September 1, Uzbekistan's independence day. It is being marked in the blogosphere by an assortment of bloggers writing about the situation in the country and possible responses (primarily a cotton embargo). What follows is a list of the posts of which I am aware. Drop me a comment or email if you know of anymore and I'll keep it updated throughtout the day.

Nathan encourages people to trackback to him and join the discussion.

Disillusioned kid (that's me!) trys to set out the background.

Luther Blissett over in the UAE wonders what's going on in the country and hopes to hear from those living there.

J. Otto Pohl looks at the history of cotton in Uzbekistan.

Timx explains why you shouldn't buy Uzbek cotton.

Tim Ireland presents the Ballad of Islam Karimov.

Craig Murray previews his book the government would like to ban. (Available for one day only!)

DanR looks at karimov's links with the West.

Justin McKeating brings us a debate between Chag Hoon, Craig Murray and Jack Straw.

Galgacus offers two posts: one focusing on the human rights situation; the other on the Aral Sea.

Alex suggests that it's all quite simple.

Nosemonkey takes a look at the wider region.

Sara talks about the cotton harvest from a humanitarian perspective and returns to the issue to consider the likely efficacy of an embargo.

Laurence presents some links providing contextual information on the cotton industry.

Robin Grant looks at how things have changed since the bad old days of the USSR.

Sheshrugged provides more information on the effect the cotton harvest has on ordinary Uzbeks.

Jamie considers the role played by China.

Friend draws attention to Craig Murray's excerpt.

David Walter who's actually in Tashkent explains why he supports an embargo.

EasyJetsetter argues that Bush actually did something right.

Simon Holledge sets out why he's taking part.

Garry Smith sumarises some of what's been said.

Luis I. Gomez writes about the day of action in Spanish.

Ringverse runs through what we've learnt.

Bruce offers a beginners guide to Uzbekistan.

Amanda Butler points to last week's Economist editorial.

The Blog Monkey encourages people to read, learn and spread the word.

Underblog will get back to us.

UKWatch emailed me their apologies, but had hoped to take part.

Colman, Peter Gasston, Luisette Mudie, the Peace Pipe, Clare42, Voice and Penwing all seem to have noticed what's going on.

The blog carnivals haven't missed out either, with both the Carnival of Revolutions the BritBlog Roundup picking up on the day.

Oh, and don't forget this little animation.

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