International Blog Roundup

International Blog Roundup

I thought it might be interesting to some AntiWar readers if I put together a post of links to some good blogs written from interesting places that you might not have discovered yet. These are all active blogs that are worth checking daily.

  • De Spectaculis – This blog is written by Martial, an American in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • wildfirejo – Written by a British woman in Baghdad, who is a performer in Circus2Iraq. Jo is also involved in many humanitarian efforts in Iraq and recently helped take medical supplies to Fallujah.
  • Beyond Northern Iraq – Written by Stuart Hughes, a journalist who lost his leg (Mr. Stumpy) to a landmine in April, 2003 during the Iraq invasion. Stuart is a BBC reporter now in London, but he blogs from everywhere.
  • Raed in the Middle – Written by Raed Jarrar who originally blogged on Salam Pax’s blog Where is Raed? Raed blogs from Amman, Jordan and Baghdad, where his family lives.
  • The Religious Policeman – Yes, there is actually brave blogger writing from Saudi Arabia. Alhamedi Alanezi amazingly blogs from Riyadh. He even has a FAQ, in which he explains how he manages to be critical of the Saudi government.
  • The Angry Arab – Written by As`ad AbuKhalil, who is from Beirut, Lebanon, but has lived in the US since the early eighties and is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at UC, Berkeley.

Of course there are quite a few other bloggers out there telling their stories, and more come online all the time but I listed these because they are frequently updated and often have unique insights that can’t be found in the mainstream media.