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· June, 2010

Stories about Disaster from June, 2010

Haiti: MSM Coverage

  30 June 2010

The Haitian Blogger says that “mainstream media pieces about Haiti are like Swiss cheese, full of holes.”

Taiwan: Fly, Wen Gui Hospital, Fly!

  30 June 2010

Have you ever seen the Pixar/Disney animation “UP”? See the real version in Tainan County, Taiwan(zht) when students from Tainan National University of the Arts tried to save the old Wen Gui(文貴) Hospital(photos) , a historic building which is scheduled to be demolished on June 30.

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Worldwide: The oil spills that don't make the news

  26 June 2010

The tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the world's attention on the devastation that badly managed oil extraction can bring. However, in some places around the world, people live with toxic spills such as these and through videos people try to bring the world's attention to their plight.

Haiti: Farmers fighting against Monsanto's seeds

  22 June 2010

Espas Ayisyen Toulouse republishes [Fr] Haitian Peasant Movement of Papaye‘s (PMP) official declaration after their long demonstration against the deal between the Haitian Government and the American firm Monsanto, to provide hybrid seeds to Haitian farmers.

Haiti: World Cup 2010

  21 June 2010

Haitian blogger Potoprincipe publishes this post [Fr] dealing with the need for Haitians to use the FIFA World Cup as an outlet for anguish and frustration and dreaming about the fact that while men get caught up in their passion for football, women take charge of the reconstruction of the...

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Brazil: Fire in Rio de Janeiro Mobilizes Online Campaign

  20 June 2010

One of the city’s postcards, the Lagoa neighborhood, was victim of a huge fire at Morro dos Cabritos, an area of Atlantic Rainforest. Soon a campaign against the release of hot air balloons - which are a possible cause of the fire - began to run through social media.

Bangladesh: Save Dhaka Now

  17 June 2010

Anwarul Kabir at Mukto Mona blog analyzes Dhaka's unplanned growth which is causing many dire consequences like water-logging, pollution, changes in hydro-geological system, and building collapse.

Jamaica, Barbados, U.S.A.: Unstoppable Spill?

  17 June 2010

Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish doubts that President Obama “is getting good advice when so much information is out there about grave concerns from scientists about whether this oil leak can be stopped”, while from Barbados, B.C. Pires observes: “If the calamity had occurred at the other end of the Caribbean...

Cuba, U.S.V.I.: Oil Spill Effects

  16 June 2010

As Cuba readies itself to face the effects of the BP oil spill, News of St. John wonders whether the Virgin Islands will be next and Pancier's Photo Blog declares: “Enough talk folks. Fix it and clean it up. 58 days is much too long…”

Guatemala: Beauty Pageant Includes “Foot Bool” Float

  15 June 2010

San Pedro de Las Huertas, Guatemala is recovering from storm Agatha; they recently celebrated their annual beauty pageant with a float dedicated to football. AntiaguaDailyPhoto includes photos of the event and writes: “Foot Bool with the African spelling is how the people of San Pedro Las Huertas want to let everyone know that...

Bangladesh: The Nimtoli Inferno

  15 June 2010

In a photo essay Back To Bangladesh does a post mortem of the Nimtoli fire disaster in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh where a fire inside a building took 142 lives.

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South Korea: Understanding the Oil Spill From Painful Experience

  14 June 2010

As the BP oil spill disaster in the United States is reported in South Korea, numerous Korean bloggers, for whom painful memories of the deadliest oil spill in Korean history in 2007 remains fresh, are expressing their worries and sympathy to the oil spill victims. In December 2007, 2.7 million...

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