· November, 2005

Stories from Quick Reads from November, 2005

Ecuador: Quayaquil and “Planting Trees”

  30 November 2005

Muerto de Risa describes her day trip to Ecuador's largest city, Quayaquil while Patricia Granda documents the difficulties and details of a carbon exchange program which was to plant 150,000 hectares in Ecuador to compensate for carbon emissions by a plant in The Netherlands.

Puerto Rico: Rules Amendments

  30 November 2005

Tom Lincoln of the Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has posted the new rules amendments which will go into effect on December 1st and also links to a general memorandum.

Aruba, Jamaica: Homosexuality and the Law

  30 November 2005

As Jamaica begins to discuss the possible repeal of laws which criminalize homosexuality, Lost in Smallness wonders if either Aruba or the Netherlands Antilles were consulted when introducing state-sanctioned gay marriage in their legal system.

Jordan: Takfiri Culture

  30 November 2005

Nas say, “…there was calculation, there was a lack of hesitation, and this requires a degree of indoctrination that can only be traced back to the Takfiri culture of “if they are Muslims who do not agree with us then they are Kuffar” (infidels).“

Bahrain: Street Boiling

  30 November 2005

Zainab Alkhawaja reported that a Bahraini activist was raped two nights ago. Due to lack of proper action from local authorities, Mahmood say that Bahrain is going through a situation that threatens to turn the country once again upside down internally, and losing it whatever is left of its tattered...

Morocco: Free Press

  30 November 2005

Foulla is posting a petition to “Stop Morocco’s Attempt to Muzzle the Free Press. Protest the Moroccan Judges’ Financial Asphyxiation of Tel Quel Magazine.“

Iraq: Hostages

  30 November 2005

Three of the four Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) hostages in Iraq of whom a video was released today have been in Palestine working as Palestinian Solidarity activists, International Solidarity Movement reports.

United Arab Emirates: Mute Maids

  30 November 2005

Secret Dubai say, it's a common sight across the UAE: a downtrodden-looking young maid, often Indonesian or Malaysian in appearance, pushing a child in a pram or pushchair. A hijab fully covers her hair, her eyes are lowered, and she does not look at or speak to anyone: not even...

Saudi Arabia: Double Win

  30 November 2005

Sabbah writes that two Saudi businesswomen swept to an unprecedented victory in elections to the board of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday in the first polls in which women stood as candidates in the conservative Muslim kingdom.

Iran: Against Aids

  30 November 2005

Fanous, a collective blogger, on Thursday different Iranian associations will gather in front of Shahr Theatre to encourage people to fight against Aids and to protect HIV's people rights. (Link in Persian)

South Africa: domestic labour

  30 November 2005

South African blog, Fodder is disgusted at the latest 6.7% increase in wages for domestic workers….”It is a blight on our new democracy that our government says a person can live on such a minute amount of money every month, if one wants to go the minimum wage route then...

Malaysia: “Squatgate” Reporting

  30 November 2005

Says Project Petaling Street Blog, in the Malaysian police-political scandal rapidly coming to be known as “squatgate,” opposition politicians’ blogs have been much more adept at using the Internet to get out their message about local officers forcing Chinese illegal immigrant women to do squats in the nude.

Singapore: History Lesson

  30 November 2005

The Higher Criticism reviews the history of pre-colonial Singapore, which is often believed to have been an insignificant nullity.

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