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· May, 2011

Stories about Ideas from May, 2011

Jamaica: Garvey's Good Name

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp has begun an online movement to clear Marcus Garvey's name – his aim is “to get 10,000 signatures and to deliver the petition to President Barack...

Uruguay Implements Argentinean Initiative ‘I read this book’

In Pires Mios [es], Macarena announces that the initiative ‘I read this book’ (in Spanish: “yo leí este libro”) that began in Argentina is now being implemented in Uruguay. On...

Pakistan: TEDx Karachi Inspires Pakistanis

The second TEDx Karachi event took place on the 27 May, 2011, and it included speakers like Mukhtaran Mai, Raja Sabri Khan, Fasi Zaka and Imran Khan. Pakistani netizens share...

Cuba: Any True Democracy?

“When Castro says that Cuba is the most democratic country in the world, I am uncertain if he is being serious or it is black humor”: Iván García says that...

Cuba: Architectural Heritage

Fernando Dámaso at Translating Cuba, is concerned about the country's architectural patrimony.

Guyana: Dreaming of Utopia

“One day, we gon discard that box, push aside the ol’ habits, and think in ways that make the whole place sparkle”: Guyana-Gyal has a dream.

Trinidad & Tobago: Advantegous Politics

Plain Talk says that when it comes to politics, “the name of the game is advantage.”

Cuba: Students Need Internet

“The more often I read about the internet from the Cuban government perspective the more I feel like we need to do a better job of explaining to them why...

Brazil: Crowdfunding Potential

Interest in crowdfunding, a form of online fundraising, has exploded in recent months in Brazil. We survey the scene and the potential of crowd fundraising in a country known for...

Cuba: Cultural Center Closed

Generation Y blogs about “the shock of the correctives” in the form of “the closure of the cultural center run by the painter Pedro Pablo Oliva”.

China: “We Chinese”

Scott Brauer introduces a project, “We Chinese”, which aims to develop a portrait of the country by looking at the individual people that make it up.

Japan: Video Haiku

Vimeo user Stephen Niebauer presents a project called Video Haiku. A haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry that usually consists of three verses of 5,7 and 5 morae....

U.S.V.I.: “The Caribbean Writer”

A Nation or Nobody is enjoying his new copy of The Caribbean Writer: “The topics…rang[e] from the Virgin Islands’ place in the Caribbean community to concerns over the homicide rate...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Dogs & the Bigger Picture

Globewriter posts an interview he did with the President of the T&T Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Against the backdrop of a recent spate of dog attacks,...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: More on Bocas

More on the Bocas Lit Fest, from Annie Paul.

India: Taxi Cab For Women In Delhi

Shital Shah at Think Change India writes that an innovative start up in Delhi, which is training women to drive taxi cabs to provide abuse free transport for women.

Interview with Cati Restrepo, Global Voices Contributor

Cati Restrepo was the natural leader and most public face of the project financed by Rising Voices: Hiperbarrio, a project which she left one year ago. Cati was also the...

Jamaica: The Simple Life

Diaspora blogger Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac wants to keep things simple.

China: Red Culture Fever

2011 is turning out to be a year for 'red culture' revival, mocked fiercely online but taken seriously by courts, prisons, universities, television stations and police departments in a growing...

Bolivia: Recycling Water for Irrigation

Roberto Laserna describes [es] how he recycles water that he later uses for irrigation. He lists some of his errors in constructing the recycling system and suggests ways to avoid...

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