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· June, 2008

Stories about Ideas from June, 2008

Angola: Photo reportage by a reader

JotaCê Carranca [pt] blogs some interesting pictures sent by a reader of the blog, first a creative wooden vehicle which looks like a bike found in the streets of Bocoio,...

Palestine: She Shoots, She Scores

Muna Nawajaa has scored a victory for social justice. Using a camera given to her by B'Tselem's Shooting Back project, Palestinian Nawajaa recorded the masked beating of members of her...

Caucasus: European Integration

Azerbaijan – a part of Europe says that it hopes the countries of the South Caucasus will be close to integrating with Europe in 10 years. However, the blog concludes,...

Armenia: FUNarchists

Seetizen, the blog of a youth activist, comments on the approach taken by a new youth initiative in the country. The blog says that by encouraging young Armenians to develop...

China: Beijing subway line 8 opens

China's Olympics are brought to us by the lucky number 8, as you've no doubt heard, so it only makes sense that line 8 of Beijing's subway system will bring...

Bahamas: Unfair Reporting

“I smell the stink of patriarchal collusion”: Bahamian blogger Womanish Words takes issue with the mainstream media's reporting of a brothel raid.

Trinidad & Tobago: Life and Death

Notes from Port of Spain shares his thoughts on death.

Jamaica: Crime Solution

As Jamaicans clamor to re-institute the death penalty, My View of JamDown from Up So says: “In Jamaica we don’t merely try and convict criminals. We try and convict poor...

Israel: Green Tourism in the Middle East

Looking to leave a green footprint when you travel? Look no further than the Green Prophet for information on eco-tourism in the Middle East. “There’s no absence of environmentally friendly...

Europe: Ideas for Cold War Museum

The Economist's Ceratin Ideas of Europe blog welcomes exhibit ideas for a Cold War museum that may be built “on a site near the old ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ border-crossing point in...

Bahamas, Venezuela: PetroCaribe

Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas cannot believe that the question of the Bahamas joining PetroCaribe appears to be on the table once again, adding that the move “would drastically and...

Iraq: Breaking Stereotypes

Iraqi Khalid Jarrar is in stitches that his brother's Canadian fiancée had ridden camels twice before his Arab brother.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pot Hounds

Andre Bagoo posts a flickr photoset of street dogs, saying: “‘Pot hounds’ and the environments they inhabit are the perfect symbols for life in Trinidad and Tobago today.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Small Shoes

Trinidad and Tobago-based artist Chris Cozier posts a photo of a child's shoes taken on his last trip to Haiti: “Something about the way that the shoes had become so...

Iraq: 10 Things I Hate About My Colleagues

Neurotic Iraqi Wife shares with us 10 things she hates about her colleagues at work in the enclosed Green Zone.

Bahamas: Microwaveable Minds

Blogger Nicolette Bethel is “operating in a state of low-grade anger”: “The thing that makes me angriest these days is the fundamental disrespect that we offer ourselves as Bahamians…the conviction...

Syria: Sleeping Problems

Syrian Muoffaq Qabbani is finding it difficult to sleep.

Barbados, U.S.A.:

Barbados Underground says that “the queue of ‘expectation’ for Barack Obama, has already started to form”.

Kuwait: Annoying People in Cinemas

Kuwaiti blog Final Haven describes five types of annoying people you could come across in cinemas in Kuwait.

Iraq: Black – The Colour of Grief

Iraqi women are now accustomed to wearing black - the colour of grief and mourning, notes Inside Iraq. But amid the darkness and gloom, some young women admit to wearing...

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