Stories about Ideas from February, 2008
“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 them with the world”: Francis Wade believes Jamaica is full of untapped potential.
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, hailing him as a “great man”. Islamist bloggers in Iran share their ideas.
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.
Blogging from Jamaica, ClaudeMills.com examines possible push factors in cases of domestic violence.
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 a Caribbean Law Enforcement agency, it’s not as simple as it might appear at first blush.”
The Cuban Triangle shares some thoughts on the recent change of leadership in Cuba.
“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 are socialised properly”: Jamaican Lifestyle hopes that “the sentiments of one man won’t be the basis of a policy that...
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 of a 76-year-old hardliner…as the effective number two rather than younger apparatchiks…has surprised everyone”; Uncommon Sense: “For those who think...
“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 Obama that dares not speak its name in polite public discourse.”
Laowiseass lists out his experience of urban noise hierarchy in Chinese society, both in China and Taiwan.
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.
“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 value.
Politics.bm has a suggestion for helping Bermuda's “appallingly slow Department of Immigration.”
“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 and those still living at home.
“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 candidate gave in Wisconsin.
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.
“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 impact on our youth…”: Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit blogs about legalizing gambling – and Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com thinks...
“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 like. It just lists anti-white stereotypes such as their supposed affinity for natural medicine (which the Arabs invented), recycling, and...
“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 water in the wake of human activities”: Discover TnT Blog explains.
Bermuda Longtail, New Onion and Vexed Bermoothes all comment on Bermuda's 2008-2009 Budget.
Two issues have caught the attention of Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com “like a red flag to a bull.”