· June, 2007

Stories from Quick Reads from June, 2007

Syria: Blogspot Unblocked

Sasa from the The Syria News Wire reports that the .blogspot domain has been unblocked in Syria, after many months of blocking all blogs on Blogger.com from being accessible from Syrian ISPs. It comes as good news to the blogsphere that has suffered immensely from the ban.

Haiti: Laid-off Teleco Haiti workers compensated

  30 June 2007

Collectif-Haiti-de-Provence writes about Haitian president Rene Preval's decision to compensate workers (Fr) who were illegally laid off from the state-owned telecom, Teleco Haiti. The government plans on privatizing Teleco, a move that will undoubtedly bring violent demonstrations from those who stand to lose out, Collectif writes, but that those who...

Iran: Rushdie and Bin Laden

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,blogger and former vice president criticised both Queen Elizabeth and Islamists for attributing titles to Salman Rushdie and Osama Bin Laden. The Queen made Salman Rushdie a Knight and some Islamists call Bin Laden, Seifallah, God's Sword.

Palestine: Daily Misery

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah posts videos produced and published by B’tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) showing the misery Palestinians undergo.

Guyana: Carbon Credits

  29 June 2007

“The tee vee does keep me company while I embroider, but if I switch it off and listen to them voices in me head instead, I can get credits for that?” Guyana-Gyal wants to find out more about how the Carbon Credits system works.

Grenada: Three of “13” Set Free

  29 June 2007

Notes From The Margin is appalled that three of the Grenada 13 who executed former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and members of his Cabinet in 1983 have been set free.

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