Stories from Quick Reads from September, 2007
For the ongoing coverage of today's general election in Ukraine, visit Orange Ukraine (an overview of the day, foreign media coverage roundup and more), and Ukrainiana.
According[Fa] to Kaargar (means worker), 3000 workers in Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory in Khuzestan province,started a strike on Saturday.The blogger says that workers protested against their poor conditions and chanted slogans such as “Haft Tapeh workers are hungry.”
IranianTruth informs us about a short video on “transsexuality in Iran” authored by Yasmin Vossoughian & Kouross Esmaeli.
Taras of Ukrainiana has collected videos of campaign advertising by seven Ukrainian blocs and parties – and has translated their messages into English. An invaluable resource for anyone who would like to experience the 2007 parliamentary election campaign the way ordinary Ukrainians have.
Ecuador Elige [ES] asks “have you decided?” in regards to Sunday's elections of representatives to the Constituent Assembly noting that the latest poll shows a 38% level of undecided voters.
New Mandala has summary of reactions from Japan on the Japanese Video journalists killing by Myanmar troops.
Soldier of Africa posts photos under the title, Preparing for the worst.
Owlspotting comments on the second issue of Esquire Romania.
Our Man in Gdansk compares “Polish politics and normal, Irish politics.”
Our Man in Gdansk writes about one Argentine football player's attempt to learn Polish.
LEvko of Foreign Notes posts a bookmaker's predictions on the outcome of Sept. 30 vote – and makes his own.
Carpetblogger exposes Kyiv's bewildering dimension.
Tiny Little Fractures on the case for colonialism resting on claims of a failed state.
A controversy erupts as an Indian RJ makes derogatory remarks about the Indian Idol winner who is of Nepali origin. United We Blog! has insight and perspective.
All Things Pakistan on the Supreme Court ruling that Musharraf will be allowed to contest the upcoming elections in uniform.
Confessions From The Closet writes blogging about being a lesbian and a few harsh comments.
A 1,000 women in swimsuits? Fonzy, a Lebanese blogger living in Kuwait, wishes the record would be broken over and over again.
Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah urges his readers to join a group which aims to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.
Palestinian Haitham Sabbah writes about digital resistance in this post.
Desert Peace from Israel links to a news article in which Iran invites President Bush to speak at an Iranian university.
Readers may be interested to know that Berkeley Press has just launched the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, notes The Arabist from Egypt.