Stories about Law from November, 2007
Russia: Kasparov's Hunger Strike
Garry Kasparov is in jail and on “forced hunger strike” – and Robert Amsterdam believes that the ongoing crackdown on the opposition “reveals tremendous insecurities related to an unsustainable state model.”
Poland: Satire and Chastity
The beatroot writes about the recent Spanish royalty cartoon scandal and the Polish google bomber's case – as well as the church's initiative to make “chastity trendy” in Poland.
Bahamas: Paradise Lost?
Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit likens the current state of the island to John Milton's Paradise Lost.
Barbados, Trinidad & Toabgo: Minister Accused of Fraud
Barbados Free Press reports that “Trinidad & Tobago’s new Minister in the Ministry of Finance has been accused of fraud by his former Barbados-based employer.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Murder/Suicide
After a mentally unstable father kills his son, then commits suicide, Media Watch asks: “who is ultimately responsible for his (the child's) death?”
China: Implementation of Labour Contract Law
Fons from China Herald is interested to see how the new labour contract law in China will be implemented.
China: Labour Activist Assaulted for Promoting Labour Contract Law
A woman labour activist in Shenzhen was stabbed and seriously injured by two criminals, the labour center has been active in promoting the to be implemented labour contract law in recent month. – interlocals.net has a full translation of the incident and civic groups appeal.
The Balkans: Media Coverage
Seesaw of Balkan Powder Keg follows Western media's coverage of the volatile situation in the Balkans: “My dear friends all over the world, especially in Europe, please do not say once again, you did not know!”
Bosnia & Herzegovina: More Srebrenica Victims
Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports on the excavation of the remains of 616 more Bosniak victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide in a mass grave located in an area nicknamed “Death Valley.”
Bosnia & Herzegovina, U.S.: Genocide Suspects to Be Deported
Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports on two genocide suspects to be deported to Bosnia after being convicted for lying on their U.S. immigration papers.
Russia: ‘Siloviki’ on Hajj
Window on Eurasia writes about 15 Samara siloviki (“Muslim officers in the Samara branches of the Russian Federation procuracy, militia, FSB and other ‘special services'”) to go on hajj this year.
Russia: The Communist Opposition
Sean's Russia Blog reports on the Western media reactions to the Dissenter’s March and notes: “You wouldn’t known the Communist were in contention if you rely on English media for your electoral news. […] However distance the KPRF may be numerically, maybe its time to face reality and see them...
Russia: The Opposition(s)
A post and a subsequent discussion of the “strange symbiotic relationship between power and resistance” – in Russia and elsewhere – at Sean's Russia Blog.
Russia: Interviews With Kasparov's Lawyers
Robert Amsterdam posts interviews with two of Garry Kasparov's lawyers – Karinna Moskalenko and Olga Mikhailova – who talk about his arrest following an opposition rally on Saturday.
Russia: Katrina vanden Heuvel on Dmitry Muratov
At Editor's Cut blog, the Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel writes about the volatile pre-election situation in Russia and about Dmitry Muratov, “a tenacious and brave editor” of Novaya Gazeta, who was in New York last week to receive the Committee to Protect Journalist's International Press Freedom Award.
Russia: Election “Without a Choice”
Mark MacKinnon writes about one of the creators of Russia's “managed democracy” system and the lessons drawn by Putin from the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the Rose Revolution in Georgia: “Who cares what the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe election monitors have to say? They're all tools...
Russia: Campaign Update
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts an update on the election campaign.
Ukraine: Holodomor Commemoration
Taras Kuzio writes about the changing attitudes towards Holodomor. Ukrainiana posts photos from the Holodomor commemoration ceremony that took place in Kyiv Saturday.
Trinidad & Tobago: Road Rage
“When we repeatedly inflict harm upon each other’s psyches, we must expect the results to be terrible”: Ramblings and Reason blogs about road rage in Trinidad and Tobago.
As abandoned pilings are washed out to sea, threatening vessels and Disaster Preparedness teams, Corruption-free Anguilla asks: “Was there no agency with the authority to order their removal before the hurricane season…began?”
Peru: Possible Changes in Fujimori Trial
The rules in the trial of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori may change if a proposed law passes, which would excuse the accused from being present for much of the testimony against him. El útero de marita [es] discusses these proposed changes.