· October, 2007

Stories about Humanitarian Response from October, 2007

Egypt: Additive and Subtractive Thinking

  15 October 2007

Additive and subtractive thinking is the topic of today's translation from Arabic by Tarek Amr. Do we pick and choose the values we like from ideologies or do we simply 'subtract' them from our consciousness because there are aspects in them we don't agree with?

China: Fragile Morality

  13 October 2007

A young man fought for justice alone but received a buffet, other 60 passengers ignoring the tragedy; after Pengyu case, no people dare to help an old man, leaving him lying alone on the ground. What is wrong with our modern society? Have people to be apathetic to survive? Report on two moral-related cases leads you into discussions of our fragile morality.

Myanmar: A Journalist's Debrief

  12 October 2007

Karen Coates blogs about an event at the Foreign Correspondents club in Thailand where a photojournalist presented pictures of recent events in Myanmar.

Poland: Irena Sendlerowa, 97, for Nobel

  11 October 2007

The beatroot writes about the woman who may beat Bono and Al Gore to the Nobel Peace Prize this year: “Twenty four years after Lech Walesa won it, 97-year-old Irena Sendlerowa – who is famous in Poland for protecting many, many Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of WW II...

Myanmar: After The Protests

  10 October 2007

Bangkok Dazed has manged to contact his friends in Myanmar and has some accounts of the scene in the city that saw the biggest protests.

Myanmar: After The Protests

  10 October 2007

Bangkok Dazed has manged to contact his friends in Myanmar and has some accounts of the scene in the city that saw the biggest protests.

Egypt: A Visit to an Elderly House

Ramadan is the month of “good”. That’s how Muslims regard it worldwide. So don’t get amazed if you found various forms for “good deeds” performed amongst middle age youth here or there, writes Eman, who translates a post by an Egyptian doctor who pays a visit to an elderly house.

Myanmar: Treat Us Like The Rest

  8 October 2007

Anti-Sanctions blogger Freedom From Fear wants the world to treat Myanmar the same as rest of the non-democratic nations. “IF YOU BOYCOTT BURMA , YOU DO THE SAME FOR CHINA AND VIETNAM, THAILAND AND ALL THE COUNTRIES WHICH DO NOT HAVE DEMOCRACY.DO NOT DISCRIMINATE BURMA.”

Myanmar: List of Detainees and Letter From A 88 Generation Worker

  2 October 2007

Blogger Niknayman has a list of names and affiliations of over 300 monks and civilians who have been arrested by the Myanmar Military Regime. Many are from the National League of Democracy, the party led by Aung San Suu Kyi. Newspapers across Asia are putting the number of detained people...

Bahamas: More homeless people?

  2 October 2007

“There seems to have been an increase lately of people aimlessly wondering the streets,” writes Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit, as he contemplates the growing number of homeless people in the Bahamas.

Myanmar: More International Support

  1 October 2007

Yangon Thu links to sites that have pictures and news of international support for the protests in Myanmar. The blogger also requests readers to write to International Committee of the Red Cross to aid the monks who are on hunger strike in Yangon.

Laos: Dam And Flooding

  1 October 2007

New Mandala analyzes a dam construction project by a Chinese company in Laos and the impact it will have on the locals.

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