Stories about Ideas from September, 2010
Continuing his examination of the terms of the CLICO bailout, Afra Raymond asks the $57,000 question: “‘If the CL Financial group is insolvent, then how are we paying for all this?’”
Jordanian bloggers advocate for dialogue and moderation rather than extremism in responding to U.S. misconceptions toward Muslims.
Wadner Pierre says that “the decision of the Dominican government to send troops in Haiti proved the participation of the Dominican government in destabilizing Haiti peace”.
Have you heard of the ‘bitter Khalto’ or an older woman you would call auntie out of respect? Jordanian Rand fills us in.
“Where is my Vote” is an exhibition of 150 political posters for the Green Movement in Iran that was on display at the School of Visual Arts in New York by graphic artists from around the world in support of the protests in Iran that followed the 2009 presidential election.
September 22 was “World Carfree day” and Daniel Arellano shared five alternatives to using a car in Chile [es].
National Gallery of Jamaica Blog and The Caribbean Review of Books mourn the passing of Jamaican artist Dawn Scott.
“Show me a single religion condemning; As blasphemy, the biggest sin of all, Speaking in the name of God. Puny avatar; Why in the name of God?…” are the first few lines of a poem written by Adonis49.
Every month, LX Sustentável [Sustainable Lisbon, pt], a blog focusing on “urban sustainability”, runs Green Blogger Awards. The organization nominates the best five posts from Portuguese blogs tagged with #lxsustentavel, and the winner is voted by the online audience. In August the award was given to José Mota from Amigos...
Jamaica Salt says “there are many things that drive men (and women) to take up the gun in Jamaica”, adding: “Condemning them without understanding the reasons behind their decision would be a big mistake, because therein lies the solution.”
A global online community of scientists have recently emerged as an influential and important contributor to worldwide journalism about science. They have grown more sophisticated in their communications, now catching the attention of journalists who were previously dismissive of citizen media about science.
On the heels of Fidel Castro's admission (and subsequent retraction) that the Cuban economic model no longer works, the government has announced [ES] that it intends to cut massive numbers of state jobs, in an effort to breathe some life into the island's struggling economy. Cuban bloggers discuss the measures.
João Perdigão tells the story of Loja Grátis [Free Store, pt] in Belo Horizonte, a place where “anyone can take something away and not necessarily leave something in exchange”. Brazilian artist Junia May, says that exchange practices reflect a new economic awareness, and introduces the concept of ethical economy, or...
Dancehall claymation – who knew it existed? Art: Jamaica talks about cultural identity with its creator.
“What if a superhero was born today in French Guiana? How do you cope with inviting her into your plan – wherever or whoever you are? I am Googol explores these questions”: Caribbean Book Blog profiles the Caribbean national behind the world's newest superhero.
Amin Sabeti writes [fa] that Haystack has never been a useful software for Iranians and despite international media coverage it was never functional.
On Futepoca [pt] blog, Anselmo debates over the possibility of a political spectrum of narcotics. He quotes a cartoonist who believes that “marijuana is left-winger and cocaine is right-winger”.
Jerome Pinder at Weblog Bahamas proposes a solution to the decaying state of the country's cemeteries: “I would suggest that we put…prisoners on Chain Gangs and have them keep our Cemeteries clean. And while they are at it, they could clean our streets, parks, playgrounds, and give Bay Street a...
KnowTnT.com says of the U.S. pastor who intends to burn the Quran on September 11: “Let us get to the real heart of this matter, which is not about God's love but about MAN'S HATE. I hope that everyone out there will listen when I say God's love will NEVER...
Crapauds? Cocktail Parties? Lisa Allen-Agostini shares her biggest fear.
Guate Cambia [es] is coming up with 100 good things about Guatemala before September 15; users can send their suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.