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· September, 2006

Stories about Youth from September, 2006

Belarus: Protest Diaries and Opposition Leader

29 September 2006

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush reports that the online diaries of a Belarusian protester Dasha Kostenko have been published in Moscow. He also criticizes the opposition leader Milinkevich: “It's a big shame that the brave Belarusians who were risking their health, their freedom, and their very lives didn't have a better...

Russia: Open Letter on Orphanage Child Abuse

29 September 2006

Russia Blog posts an open letter from an American mother of three adopted Russian children: “While looking for articles about the orphanage abuse that occurred in late July, 2006 in Krasnoyarsk, I came across your story about the “Boys for Sale“. It has had a profound affect on me. Thank...

India: Child Marriage

29 September 2006

Even as Child Marriage is illegal in India, parts of India continue the practice of child marriage. Especially on certain auspicious days when the practice intensifies. A flickr photo set by John and Sarah on the same.

South Africa: the Homeless World Cup

29 September 2006

In an African Minute writes about the Homeless World Cup in South Africa: The Homeless World Cup ‘is an international street soccer tournament. Teams from 48 countries, comprising homeless, vulnerably sheltered and other marginalised men and women, are taking part in the tournament.

Serbian Blog Roundup

29 September 2006

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of 1200 meters. You would need four hours from Belgrade to get here by car. Beauties of one region are not...

India: Education and English

28 September 2006

The government in Karnataka flexes its muscles by quoting a specific rule and shutting down schools. More at the Indian Economy Blog – “The point of contention behind closing the schools is apprently a rule dated 1994 that mandates that “children attending government schools must be taught only in Kannada...

Senegal, France: Police State

27 September 2006

France-based Senegal Diaw wonders (Fr) why France still feels like a police state despite the riots from last summer when youth protested the treatment of young people of color by police. He tells of an instance when he was searched by the cops in a subway station.

India: Polio and Children

27 September 2006

The dreaded Polio, despite best efforts still has to leave India. Pickled Politics has more. “Health workers report that the cause is a rumour circulating that the vaccine is in fact a Western form of birth control designed to curtail the proliferation of Muslims.”

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

26 September 2006

Todays post is full of revelations. Find out what is really behind all the violence in Iraq … where the Iraqi government is these days … original reactions to the Pope's comments on Islam … a recipe for a failed state … if Jews and Muslims really do get along...

Senegal: Immigration Agreement with France

25 September 2006

Semett writes (Fr): “Dakar signed the despicable “agreement” whose main point is the (inhumane) expulsion of Senegalese (and probably other Africans) from France to Senegal. In the court if History, we are witnesses to those House Negroes (i.e. African leaders) who, faced with the problems of the continent's youth, have...

India: Youth and rebellion

22 September 2006

Youth and rebellion. The Delhicate Constitution on why youth and children are the way they are. “I'm simply saying that being rebellious and anti-establishment in this case is not merely a fashion statement. It might be for some, but for the most part it is because it is inevitable. This...

Pakistan: Albright still around

21 September 2006

Whisk on the sort of representatives who are still sticking around, years after tactless remarks. “I believe she has since apologised for her tactless remark (7 years after making the remark) about the Iraqi children. It is essential that everyone read John Ryan’s excellent article on Ms. Albright entitled “An...

Esperanto Day / Esperanto-Tago

21 September 2006

This is the first of a set of postings offering a roundup of the Esperanto-language blogosphere, culminating with a posting to review the Esperanto-Day postings. Esperanto Day is a project sponsored by the Esperanto League for North America that proposes that bloggers everywhere post a bilingual posting in Esperanto (and...

Hungary: PM's Lies and Riots in Budapest

20 September 2006

Several weeks after the general election in April, Hungarian prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsany said this at a closed meeting with members of his parliamentary faction: I almost died when I had to pretend for one and a half years as if we were governing. Instead we lied in the morning,...

Belarus: News Roundup

19 September 2006

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about the new arrests of the opposition activists and about the “extreme and absolutely unacceptable” conditions, in which, according to the Belarusian government, Belarusian students live in the United States. Also, there's a translation of a Russian-language post about the regime's ominous reaction to an innocent...

Laos: Laotian Pop Music in Japan

18 September 2006

The Samakomlao blog posts pictures of a Laotian pop duo in concert in Japan. Laos is one of the least visited countries in Asia and only recently rest of Asia is getting interested in Lao's pop-culture and travel destinations.

Kenya: ruling elite and younger generation

18 September 2006

Kumekucha has an idea about what the President of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki and his closest aides think of younger generation leaders, “My firm conviction is that the younger generation in this nation will confound critics and rise to the occasion, at this, the nation’s hour of need. It does not...

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