Stories about Photos from May, 2008
As the start of Paraguayan president-elect Fernando Lugo's government approaches, many marginalized sectors of society are making their demands heard. RESCATAR [es] writes that there are “positive social tensions”, as some groups such as the landless movements are occupying lands in order to draw attention to their demands.
The Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) suffered a defeat in the recent elections in the Dominican Republic. Some residents of Las Caobas commemorated the defeat with by “burying” the party. Reynaldo Brito of Imágenes Dominicanas [es] has a photo.
Lots of interesting and informative posts on Crimea and Crimean Tatars, including the most recent one, with photos, about Khydyrlez, “the annual Crimean Tatar May celebration of strength and vitality” – by Marusia of My Simferopol Home.
Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow is clearing his photo backlog and posting Moscow graffiti photos dating back to 2004-2005.
Egyptian bloggers, cyberactivists and activists on the ground continue to pay the price for speaking up against the rising cost of living and calling for higher wages and a better life. What started as a call for a strike on April 6, quickly spiralled out of control, with a face off between rioters, protesters and the police. Here's an account of what has happened and is still happening to some of the activists who have used the worldwide web to spread news of what is happening at home.
Unheard Voices on the increasing trend of child labour in Bangladesh.
Break All Chains on the case of Dr Binayak Sen, who is a public health specialist and currently jailed in India on charges of being associated with the Naxalite movement.
Taking power back to the people in Zimbabwe: “As Zimbabweans, we also have to start taking our power – from the politicians and unelected ministers and military authorities who are running the country instead of the democratically elected parliament.”
Russian photographer Oleg Klimov visited a commercial greenhouse outside Moscow and posted his observations about a birthplace of the roses one buys in Russia's capital.
Or Does it Explode reports on a protest in Damascus, Syria, calling for the release of their relatives, who are imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. According to the blog, Saudi Arabia has sentenced to death at least 28 Syrians for drug possession and jailed hundreds more.
Jordanian blogger Lulu, who lives in the US, draws our attention to an underwater cemetery, which sea lovers can choose to be buried in.
Window into Palestine announces the winners of the Expression of Nakba (catastrophe) online gallery.
Hours after President George W Bush arrived in Israel, Iranian Grad missiles penetrated the roof of an Ashkelon mall. Four people, including a mother and her toddler, were seriously wounded. In addition, 87 others were transferred to a hospital. Gilad Lotan brings us the reactions of the Hebrew blogosphere.
Tinyau posted photos of Tai O, one of the remaining fishing villages, in Hong Kong.
Jordanian blogger Sha3teely is in Dubai for a few days and shares his feelings and some photographs in this post. “This trip simply showed me how much poor, unimportant, dispensable and small creature I am… it showed me how big is the world and how far are we. It showed...
Victory Day was as much of an event in the Russian blogosphere as it was in the streets of Moscow and other Russian cities on May 9. Veronica Khokhlova reviews some of the posts.
190 photographers all over Taiwan took their cameras and pressed the shutter for the photo blogging relay to make a 24-hr record of Taiwan. These photos and links are uploaded to this blog on May 5th:
Aszaka has published several photos of street children in Iran. The blogger says[Fa] it is the crime of capitalism to leave these “angels” into poverty.
Photos from Lviv, Ukraine – by LJ user touchy-blaze – here and here (text in Russian).
Jojofish blogs photos of Olympic Torch relay in Guangzhou.
Photos from Crimea, Ukraine – by LJ user miiish (text in Russian).