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· August, 2008

Stories about Law from August, 2008

Egypt: Respecting Traffic Lights

What does people's attitudes towards crossing the road have to do with where their country stands in the world? Egyptian blogger Egyptian in the USA brings us the answer in...

Pakistan: Honor and Murder

All Things Pakistan asserts why tradition or religion does not justify or sanction honor killing.

Zimbabwe: Dirty Politics

Dirty, dirty politics in Zimbabwe: The MDC has unearthed a plot by the Attorney General’s office and members of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) to secure convictions against MDC MPs...

Thailand: People’s coup or putsch?

Since Tuesday, anti-government protesters have invaded Thailand’s Government House demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. The rallyists, estimated to be as low as 3,000 to as high...

Appeal of Singapore-based Burmese patriots

Jacob's Weblog uploads a petition letter by supporters of the six Burmese activists who were denied of visa extension by Singapore's immigration authorities.

Singapore: Blogger-dissident still in jail

Gopalan Nair gives an update about his case. The US-based Singapore activist was jailed by Singapore authorities last May for insulting a judge and other officials.

Russia: Putin on CNN

A discussion of PM Vladimir Putin's CNN interview – at Sean's Russia Blog.

Russia, Georgia: The Balkan Context

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about the Russian-Georgian conflict in the context of the earlier events in the Balkans.

Guyana: ‘Fineman’ Killed

The Guyanese blogosphere is rejoicing over news that security forces have killed country's most feared criminal, Rondell ‘Fineman’ Rawlins, who was wanted for a series of massacres.

Brazil: Digital TV with Digital Rights Managements

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] has just learned that the Brazilian National Standards Organization is considering to have Digital TV setup boxes with DRM (Digital Rights Managements). “It is unfortunate that such...

Kenya: Reproductive Rights Bill Sparks Abortion Debate

A bill proposed by Kenyan women's rights groups, which would make it easier to have an abortion, has re-sparked the debate about legalizing abortion. The procedure is currently illegal in...

Haiti: Homes Being Destroyed

“Cite Soleil, a shanty town in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is under siege by the UN occupying forces”: The Haitian Blogger publishes a statement by the Haitian Lawyers Leadership “condemning the wholesale...

Barbados, Antigua: Digicel vs. Stanford

The Bajan Reporter is all over the story of telecommunications giant Digicel taking Allen Stanford to court “in order to protect its sole and exclusive rights as primary sponsor of...

Venezuela: Yukpa Indians, Chávez and land disputes

Citizen media videos have been uploaded informing of the situation arising in Venezuela between the Yukpa Indians of the Perijá Mountains, landowners and President Chávez. This dispute over land limits...

South Korea: Leftwing Economist Arrested for Subversion

Robert Koehler criticizes the South Korean government for arresting a most renowned economist for speaking out against capitalism under the excuse of violation of the National Security Law.

South Korea: Sex Offender Bracelet

Korea Beat translated a local news about the implementation of sex offender bracelets policy: beginning on September 1st the bracelets will be able to report the movements of sex offenders...

Brazil: The rice war on indigenous land

Brazil's Supreme Court decides today about the future of Raposa Serra do Sol's Indigenous land. Observatório da Imprensa [Press Observatory, pt] have published two texts about the media coverage of...

Jamaica: Athletic Subversion

“Jamaica's garrison politics found its way onto the Olympics stage in two performances – once in a scintillating display of athletic grace and vigor, and once in a celebratory performance...

Haiti: Hurricane Gustav

“Tensions are running really high right now”: Pwoje Espwa describes the conditions as Hurricane Gustav passes over Haiti.

China: Cop Killer's Case

The Shanghai Cop killer's or Yang Jia case was on court on yesterday (26 of Aug). Both Shanghai citizens and reporters were not allowed to attend the trial as all...

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