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· December, 2007

Stories from Quick Reads from December, 2007

China: Ant Farmers’ Open Letter to Hu Jintao

  31 December 2007

Zoula has reposted Luliang Ant Farmers’ Open Letter the State president Hu Jintao (zh). The farm said that local government had to be responsible for the bankruptcy of Yilishen and they demanded for throughout investigation on the issue and the return of guarantee fund.

Philippines: Sweet Treat

  31 December 2007

Eating Asia has a pictorial post on how people in rural Philippines work out a sweet treat with a stick and a can of molasses.

Brazil: OLPC After First Round of Bidding

  31 December 2007

OLPC News provides information on the status of bidding for the purchase of 150,000 laptops for children in Brazil and also links to an interview with David Cavallo, OLPC representative in that country.

Peru: Traveling and Photography

  31 December 2007

Luis Yupanqui Mesías of Peru Viajero [es] recounts some of the sites that he visited and photographed in 2007 and thanks his readers for accompanying him along the way.

Antigua: Fixing Crime

  30 December 2007

Talk Antigua thinks that crime is destroying the country “and no one seems to be doing anything about it.”

Puerto Rico: Kayak Trip

  30 December 2007

The CAC Review interviews Taino Almestica, part of a two-person team that circumnavigated the island of Puerto Rico in a kayak.

Egypt: Murad and the Freedom of Speech

  31 December 2007

Judge Murad lost his case and the court ruled in favour of freedom of speech. The Administrative Judicial Court issued a sentence in Case No. 15575 / 61, which was brought by Judge Abdul Fattah Murad calling for banning the 51 websites on the Internet in Egypt. You can read...

Malaysia: Getting The Page Rank Back

  31 December 2007

5xmom is happy to get her google page rank back and swears to stay off paid posts. “No more selling text links, no more paid posts on the these three blogs until Google define what I am allowed to do.”

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