6 August 2005

Stories from 6 August 2005

East Asia: Nominations Open…

  6 August 2005

The overseas Chinese blog Yellow Peril writes, in a sort of round-about fashion, about how female asian bloggers who write about sex are human rights pioneers.

Iraq: Suspected bag

Guess the daily hassle of an Iraqi university girls has to go through in her way to class? Aunt Najma is describing it with a sense of humor, even when the masked Iraqi national guards suspect her bag.

Iraq: Iraq moderates

Iraqi Thoughts wonder, where are the Iraq Arab liberal moderates? He is afraid that Iraq will become another Iran, where alcohol is banned, women are oppressed and the money is going to the mullahs and their agents.

Iran: Rosewater Threats

Another Irani Online describes the new NYPD measures to prevent any London-style attacks in the NY City subways as misguided and silly, and suggests that the Department of Homeland Security should hire some decent consultants.

Egypt: Get In

Karim Elsahy is giving some ideas for those who would like to participate in fundraising for SharmRelief.com which support the victims and families of Sharm el-Shiekh bomb-hit.

USA: Money Talks

  6 August 2005

Desert Island Boy says that Caterpillar was the poster child for an American corporation that made money on the occupation of Palestinian territories. A number of American Christian congregations are saying they won't stand for it, nor will they stand to benefit from it!

Egypt: Sharm Bomb Experience

Daoud Kuttab (a Palestinian Journalist) and his family, were spending their annual vacation at Sharm el-Sheikh the time it was bomb-hit last month (Sharm blast in pictures – BBC). Read the story as he lived it. The good news is that he enjoyed the trip. Good spirit!

News from Chinese Blogosphere

  6 August 2005

1 The case of luXuesong: LuXuesong, a teacher in Jilin College of the Arts, was suspended from her teaching post with political reason in May. She played a movie that was censored by government in her class. After this incident, she posted what she has been treated with on a...

The human cost of one penny less

  6 August 2005

Americans love a deal, and these days, thanks to the fast-paced global marketplace and big discount retailers, products are better and cheaper than ever. But what price do people in faraway places pay so Americans can get their bargains in stores like Wal-Mart?

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