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· November, 2008

Stories about Ideas from November, 2008

Japan, S. Korea, China: the Second International Congress of Asian Hemp Industry

Blogger Takashi reports [jp] on the Second International Congress of Asian Hemp Industry (第2回アジア大麻産業国際会議) held in Donghae (Korea) at the Hangzhong University from the 20th to the 23rd of November,...

Are Women making Egypt Poorer?

Women: Should they stay at home and raise kids or should they work and have a contribution? A controversial question that Fantasia's World tried to answer in her post: Are...

Puerto Rico: Status Quo?

“Our struggle for self-determination, to be free from outside impositions, is ideological and it is not what's best for the majority of the people who live here”: Gil the Jenius...

Haiti, Venezuela: Chavez's Change

The Haitian Blogger believes that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is the driving force behind “a global change agenda that gives voice to the poor and dispossessed.”

Armenia: Bloggers Throw Funeral at Georgian Embassy

Carrying a black casket labeled “The Newborn Georgian Democracy,” a group of bloggers in Yerevan have marched toward the Georgian Embassy protesting what they call the destruction and desecration of...

Is Secularism the answer to Egypt's Sectarianism?

Egypt has always been known as an Islamic country where Muslims, Christians, and Jews peacefully co-existed. Today this is no longer the case. Is secularism the solution? Following is an...

Jamaica: Punishable by Death

As a country struggling with spiraling rates of violent crime, Jamaica has voted to re-introduce the death penalty, despite appeals from Amnesty International and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The atmosphere on...

Bermuda: New Political Era?

Bermuda's Crushing Fools says that “most small island politicians behave as if it is their inalienable rights to be in charge of the people's political affairs” and envisions a new...

Haiti: Non-Violence

Haitian blogger Wadner Pierre strongly advocates the path of non-violence.

Egypt: 89% of Youth Support Internet Censorship Law

Eighty-nine per cent of Egyptian young men and women surveyed recently stated that they are in favour of an Internet censorship law. Bloggers Times shares the most recent statistics on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Gender Gap

“The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2008 not only listed Trinidad & Tobago as the regional leader in both the Caribbean and Latin America in closing the gender...

Jamaica: The Real Story

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp weighs in on the discussion about literary authenticity and the Caribbean writer: “Storytellers come and go, but the story of the Caribbean continues to evolve–waiting for...

Syria: A Blogosphere Divided

The Syrian blogsphere has been embroiled in a heated debate over the weekend. It is a debate that is quite reflective of some of our modern disagreements as Syrians, over...

Trinidad & Tobago: Belt-Tightening

About seven months after the global food crisis was showing up on people's radar and two months after the global financial crisis made headlines, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister decided...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Changing Times

jmc strategies, on learning that Haitian-American Patrick Gaspard is pegged to become Obama's White House Political Director, says: “Congratulations are in order for a young man who has achieved much...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Sins

Trinidad Carnival Diary blogs about the 7 deadly sins of Carnival bands.

Barbados: Bus Crash

Barbados Free Press reports on a bus crash that left dozens injured, saying: “Just like the other major bus and auto crashes during the past three years our Barbados police...

Jamaica: Political Will

“There has been a lot of talk recently of the Government's inabilty to curb the massive escalation of murders, kidnappings and other crimes in Jamaica”: Abeng News Magazine‘s John Fagan...

Bahrain: Charity Stamps Question

Redbelt from Bahrain questions the purpose of the charity stamp, people have to purchase when mailing letters abroad and wonders: “Shouldn't charity be optional?”

Egypt: Uproar as Lawyer Suggests Raping Israeli Women

Voice of Egypt is ashamed of Egyptian Lawyer Nagla Al Imam, the same lawyer who made Egyptians angry, for encouraging Arab men to sexually harass Israeli women during her interview...

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