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· October, 2011

Stories about Ideas from October, 2011

Russia: Pirate Flag Over Novosibirsk City

LJ-user dedmaxopka publishes [ru] pictures of himself placing a pirate flag over Novosibirsk city administration. “We just wanted to make nice pictures of the city,” explained the blogger to the police...

Puerto Rico: Bike Messengers Take the Streets

At El Punto Es [es] Mariángel González interviews Rafi Robles [es], co-founder of the first bicycle messenger company in Puerto Rico Ecomensajería [es].

Colombia: Law 30 and “Operation Seventh Ballot” on Regional Election Day

Through the Facebook group “Operation Seventh Ballot” [es], citizens are inviting voters to deposit a paper in the ballot box with the words “NO TO THE REFORM OF LAW 30″...

Pakistan: Funding Social Innovation

Jehan Ara at In The Line Of Wire writes how the recipients of the P@SHA Fund for Social Innovation were selected.

Algeria: Thoughts on Gaddafi's Death

American-Algerian blogger Kal, at The Moor Next Door, shares some thoughts on the death of Libya's dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

East Timor: Investing in Creativity and Culture

Barcelona artist David Palazón ended up in East Timor as a break from his career. Now he is coordinating a project to research Timorese culture in hopes of creating a...

Open Access Africa: Spreading Knowledge, Increasing Collaboration

We celebrate Open Access Week with a special focus on Open Access Africa. As the internet lowers the bar for publishing and disseminating information, print-era publishing models still keep African...

Russia: Crowd-Sourced Citizen Lawmaking Platform

The Economist writes about WikiVote (e.g. see projects dedicated to the laws on education, Sberbank, state-owned bank), Russian croudsourcing platform to comment and contribute to the creation of the laws....

Sri Lanka: Working Towards Uniting the Nation

The 26 year long civil war in Sri Lanka has left many scars and it is an uphill task to bridge all divides and start the reconciliation to unite people....

Bahamas: Economics of the Environment

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith uses a case of environmental destruction from Belize to make a point about “the economic impact of Bahamian protected areas.”

United Kingdom: At Age 77, a Life of Inspiration

Julie Kertesz started blogging and photographing at the age of 70. Now at 77, she has become a role-model to people of all ages who desire to lead full and...

China: New Global Order in Car Ads

Tricia Wang notices the recent Ads of Toyota Highlander showing a white male serving a Chinese couple is reflective of the new global order.

Jordan: Alternative Voices on the World Economic Forum

From October 21 to 23, Jordan hosted the World Economic Forum's Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World. This year, as the Arab world continues...

Coworking Spaces and Nomad Workers in Japan

Coworking is a growing worldwide movement, and Japan is no exception. Surprising to see in a culture where the idea of physically being in the office at all hours is...

Jamaica: I Think, Therefore I Am

Long Bench responds to a newspaper editorial suggesting that the “silent middle class must assert itself”, saying: “The term ‘well-thinking Jamaicans'…smacks of an elitism that is based in the editors’...

China: Disease of indifference

Annie Lee from China Hush translated an article that examines the cause of moral deficiency in mainland Chinese society.

Bahamas: Visual Poetry

Two new video poems have been posted at tongues of the ocean, here and here.

Japan: We're Losing to Apple, and Here's Why

Blogger Isseki Nagae considers the sorry state of the Japanese personal electronics industry in light of the recent success of Apple in Japan. Through the words of Steve Jobs, Nagae...

Madagascar: The Birthplace of the “Occupy Wall Street” Philosophy ?

Dan Berrett argues in the Chronicle of Higher Education that the ” Occupy Wall Street's most defining characteristics—its decentralized nature and its intensive process of participatory, consensus-based decision-making—are rooted in...

Jamaica: Cricket & Writing

The game of cricket taught diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp how to stay his wicket – in writing and in life.

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