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· December, 2010

Stories about Ideas from December, 2010

Barbados: Recession Christmas

Cheese-on-bread! acknowledges that this Christmas “feels a bit different because, well, let's face it, we're in a recession”, and offers a few ways to “enjoy the holidays and not break...

Guyana: Sun/Rain Love

Guyana-Gyal blogs beautifully about the relationship between sun and rain.

Japan: The Fear of the Internet

Last year W. David MARX at Neojaponisme wrote a thoughtful post on “Japanese internet aversion” [en], in which he proposed an interpretation of the Japanese attitude toward the Net that...

Jamaica: On the Internet

Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac asks some pressing questions about the Internet.

Serbia: Novelists Participate in “Blog Day” Project

On Dec. 8, one of the Serbian publishing houses launched an interesting project: called Blog Day, it represents a unique example of web activism in Serbia that will be taking...

Trinidad & Tobago: Property Tax

“At this point in time, the nation’s budget is running at a deficit for the third successive year and the Minister of Finance is tasked with developing new sources of...

Jamaica, Haiti: Democracy & Elections

In looking at the fallout over the Haitian elections, Jamaican diaspora blogger Dennis Jones says: “The search for democracy is more than about having free and open elections. People have...

Bermuda: The Black Male Perspective

Breezeblog directs “anyone concerned about where Bermuda is headed amidst the spiralling gang violence, social dysfunctionality and hypocrisy” to an article written “from the perspective of a young black man”.

Debate on the China Model

Last month the British Prime Minister David Cameron visited China. After he had delivered his speech at Peking University, a student asked him what he could learn from China. The...

Russia: Omsk Forum Users Publish Erotic Socio-Political Calendar

Users of forum.omsk.ru decided to continue [RUS] a popular format of erotic calendars dedicated to the hot political topics. This time the calendar is dedicated to local issues: traffic jams, high...

Guyana: Notes on Caribbean Writers

The Signifyin’ Woman shares her notes from a panel discussion that she attended this past weekend on the “Challenges & Choices of Caribbean Writers”.

Japan: A Quiet Revolution by the NEET [Not in Education, Employment, or Training]

In a post titled "Revolution of the NEET (lol)", Sayuri Tamaki explores a new breed of NEET and how they are changing the country.

Lebanon: Blogging Lebanon Ends

“Overall, the event was successful and beneficial for most audience members. Many students have expressed their interest in starting their own blogs or improving their existing ones” – with this...

Japan: Cartoon Blog

The Tokyo Reporter just launched a new section called Cartoon Blog [en], in collaboration with cartoonist Roberto De Vido (also author of Politicomix [en]).

Iran: Bloggers discuss Wikileaks documents

The Wikleaks Cablegate documents exposed shady ties between Iran and Afghanistan; inside information about the Iranian regime and opposition; and fear in the Arab region of Iran's nuclear policy. Iranian...

Caribbean: Regional Reviews

The Caribbean Review of Books has some interesting reading this week.

Trinidad & Tobago: Drawing the Line

“Less than twenty four hours after our Commissioner of Police marked the proverbial line in the sand that this is where violent crime ends, someone killed someone else in almost...

Trinidad & Tobago: Homeless in T&T

FreePaper examines the issue of homelessness, saying: “If yuh lookin to go homeless, don't do it in Trinidad. Yuh gets no love.”

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