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2007

2007, the year that was for bloggers: in January, Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union; in February the United Nations concluded that humans were causing global warming; in March, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of staff to the U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted on several counts; in April, a student killed 30 in a shooting spree at Virginia Tech university; in May, Nicholas Sarkozy was elected president of France; in June, Robert Zoellick was appointed to head the World Bank; in July, the United States agreed to supply India with nuclear fuel; in August, Thai voters agreed to accept a new constitution; in September, the Burmese junta savagely repressed democracy demonstrations; in October, the exiled leader Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan (and was assassinated two months' later); in November, Cyclone Sidr devastated Bangladesh, and in December, Vladimir Putin's United Russia won a comprehensive parliamentary election victory.

And of course much more happened…

About Natalie Bennett

Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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