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· November, 2009

Stories from Quick Reads from November, 2009

Pakistan: Reduce The Size Of The Cabinet

Pakistani blog My Distinguished Sense supports the recent proposal of reducing the bulky cabinet of Pakistan explaining the reasons.

India: Corruption Is The Hindrance

“India needs to be made free of corruption before it can become developed. But the entire existing Indian governance ecosystem will prevent this from happening,” opines Rajesh Jain at Emergic.

Egypt: Spotlight on Zabbaleen

Regine, at we make money not art, introduces us to photographs by Bas Princen of Cairo's Mokattam Ridge or Garbage City (Zabbaleen) – where a community of mainly Coptic Christians...

Saudi Arabia: Raed on Air

Saudi blogger Raed, who blogs at Falsafat, posts a chat with his nephew Khalid [Ar] as his debut vlog at Raed On Air.

Trinidad & Tobago: Right the Wrongs

Now Is Wow Too says the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's position on gay rights “leaves much to be desired”.

Caribbean: Barath Shines

West Indian bloggers wax poetic about the amazing test century by cricketer Adrian Barath.

Trinidad & Tobago: Numb from CHOGM

This Beach Called Life features a press ad that was taken out by “a group who knows Trinidad and Tobago better than any foreign or local politician”, adding in a...

USA: Thanksgiving, a Celebration of Genocide?

On Livejournal, Christopher Bradley in the USA explains why he hates Thanksgiving. “I don't think there's any need to have holidays with the specter of genocide over them,” he says.

Barbados: 43rd Anniversary of Independence

Today, the 43rd anniversary of Barbados’ independence, has bloggers talking about what the occasion means.

UAE: .il unblocked?

samuraisam, from the UAE Community Blog, asks: “Has anyone else found the Israeli TLD to be unblocked from the UAE? On my Etisalat connection it seems to be open.”

Sri Lanka: Future Of Freedom And Democracy

Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe at Groundviews discusses the fate of the internally detained persons and the future of freedom and democracy in Sri Lanka.

Iran: Students surprised Ahmadinejad's advisor in Paris

Iranian students in Paris criticized Iranian government and its repression policy against Iranian students and opposition in a meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian president's advisor in Paris. Here are the...

Iran: A blogger released, another arrested

Iranian authorities released Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president and blogger on a $700,000 bail one week ago after his lawyer said he had been sentenced to six years in prison....

Lebanon: Bulldozing Ancient Ruins in Beirut

Lebanese Blogger finkployd at Blogging Beirut posted photos of a bulldozer clearing ancient ruins facing Martyr Square in Downtown Beirut to make way for another building.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Gender Violence

Discuss SVG “question[s] the foundation” of violence against women in Caribbean societies.

Dominica: Those Politicians

Dominina Weekly shares its thoughts on regional politicians.

Bangladesh: Spreading the Warmth

Bangladeshi blogger Sadiq Alam, who blogs at Inspirations and Creative Thoughts, has taken an initiative called ‘Spreading the Warmth‘. The goal is to distribute winter clothes for those who live...

USA: Historical Truth of Thanksgiving

“To European-Americans this holiday is laced with fanciful symbolism and metaphorical memories about that great feast between Pilgrims and Indians. But the historical truth often goes untold and unheard,” writes...

Russia: Thousands Protest Against Trading Center Construction

On November 29, thousands of people in Moscow went out on the streets to protest against the construction of a new trading center. This center would replace the “Cherkizovski” market...

UAE: Call for Action

UAE blogger An Emirati's Thoughts calls for action following the “recent slump in the confidence in Dubai's debt management capabilities.”

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