· November, 2005

Stories about Western Europe 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.

Islam: homosexuality

  29 November 2005

Somali/Dutch MP, Ayaan Hirsi Ali received death threats for her collaboraton with Theo Van Gogh (who was assasinated) on the film “Submission” which addressed gender violence in Islam, is now preparing to set Islam ablaze with a film on homosexuality and Islam.…..”The film will use anonymous actors and carry no...

When the heat is on – run

  9 November 2005

Jewels in the Jungle adds his voice to the running commentary on the Paris riots in the blogosphere and wonders what would happen if the riots spread to Germany and possibly the rest of Europe – meanwhile he has his passport, airline ticket, clothes packed and car keys on the...

Race in Europe

  8 November 2005

Commenting on the trouble in France, Naijablog, observes that “what is taking place in France is only an extreme version of what you can see up and down the UK at the moment.”

French riots

  8 November 2005

Senegalese blogger, SEMEtt l'etincelle noire comments the continued riots in the cities of France. He presents us with his thoughts on TOLERANCE: “Tolerance and indiference. indiference is a condition with no pain or pleasure without worry or desire/ indiference has nothing to do with tolerance/ tolerance is acceptance of difference/...

“Mort Pour Rien” – Dead for Nothing in Paris

  5 November 2005

Bouna et Zaid Members of Paris’s African community have been rioting in the streets of Paris for the past 9 days. The riots were triggered by the death of two youths of African descent,  Bouna Traore, aged 15, and Zyed Benna, 17, were electrocuted at an electricity sub-station in Clichy-sous-Bois...