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· February, 2008

Stories about Ideas from February, 2008

Jamaica: Both Sides Now

“We Jamaicans take the mountains, valleys, waterfalls — all for granted. And because we can't see those things with ‘outsider eyes’ we don't think deeply enough about how to share...

Iran: Islamist bloggers hail Imad Mughniyeh

Iranian leaders, including the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, expressed their condolences to Hezbullah's chief Hassan Nasrallah, after the killing of Imad Mughniyeh, one of the militant group's top commanders,...

Taiwan: Hope Map Project

A month before the presidential election, a group of internet and new media activists launched a hope map project for visualizing common hopes for Taiwan future.

Jamaica: Domestic Violence

Blogging from Jamaica, ClaudeMills.com examines possible push factors in cases of domestic violence.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Regional FBI?

As the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago raises the question of a regional policing body, Barbadian blogger Notes From The Margin says: “When you look at the implications of...

Cuba: Raul's Speech

The Cuban Triangle shares some thoughts on the recent change of leadership in Cuba.

Jamaica, Bermuda: Rogue Children

“A Bermudian member of parliament…is convinced that when you have ‘bad bruk pickney’ you must punish parents as it is the parents whose responsibility it is to ensure that children...

Cuba: Reactions to Raul

Cuban bloggers’ responses to news that Raul Castro has been appointed President of Cuba…Babalu Blog: “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”; Child of the Revolution: “The appointment...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: The Obama Question

“It's not that Obama threatens to be another MLK. It far worse than that. It's that he threatens to be another JFK”: Jamaican Marlon James asks “the one question about...

China and Taiwan: Urban Noise Hierarchy

Laowiseass lists out his experience of urban noise hierarchy in Chinese society, both in China and Taiwan.

Angola: A new web forum

Angola Haria [pt] has created a new discussion forum for Angolans, a place where the blog's readers may write a simple message, share memories or promote healthy discussions.

Cuba: Stop the Presses?

“Hold the presses, stop the videocameras! The Great Deceiver may have fooled us again”: Review of Cuban-American Blogs wonders whether or not Fidel Castro's resignation should be taken at face...

Bermuda: Immigration

Politics.bm has a suggestion for helping Bermuda's “appallingly slow Department of Immigration.”

Guyana: The Reality of Distance

“The murders at Lusignan and Bartica are outside my realm of reality…”: Signifyin’ Guyana tries to make sense of the recent massacres and bridge the gap between the Guyanese disapora...

Jamaica, USA: Obama the Orator

“No, this isn’t an endorsement for Barack Obama—this is a literary blog after all,” writes Jamaican Geoffrey Phlip, as he examines the text of a speech that the Democratic presidential...

African Intellectuals Critique Sarkozy's Dakar Address in New Book

Anandoo.net announces L'Afrique répond à Sarkozy [Fr], a collective critique of Nicolas Sarkozy's infamous Dakar speech by prominent African intellectuals, published in Paris this week.

Bahamas: Legalize It?

“The legalization of this habit will not lead to an exponential rise in the number of gamblers. It will, however, allow government to fund programmes that can have a positive...

Palestine: Internet is Racist

“So, someone sets up a blog about things white people like one month ago, and already it is getting more hits than our blog, which is basically about what Arabs...

Trinidad & Tobago: Protecting the Ocean

“Whether it's the Buccoo Reef, the Gulf of Paria, Mayaro, or Cap-de-Ville and Otaheite, there has long been concern about the delicate marine ecologies of Trinidad and Tobago's bodies of...

Bermuda: Budget Review

Bermuda Longtail, New Onion and Vexed Bermoothes all comment on Bermuda's 2008-2009 Budget.

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