12 August 2005

Stories from 12 August 2005

Singapore: A protest in sunny Singapore

  12 August 2005

Omeka Na Huria posts a first-hand account from a peaceful political protestor in Singapore. The four protestors were met by more than a dozen of Singapore's finest riot police in full riot gear.

Bolivia: Carded for Buying Bleach

  12 August 2005

Jim Shultz on Blog from Bolivia lets us in on the little know fact that “in Bolivia, under the US financed and supervised War on Drugs, if you want to buy bleach you have to present a state identification card and sign a special register which is kept by the...

Trinidad and Tobago: Two New Podcasts

  12 August 2005

Two new podcast shows coming out of Trinidad and Tobago today including the 29th installment of Caribbean Free Radio and the second of the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society.

Cambodia: Genocide Tourism

  12 August 2005

Webbed Feet, Web Log is frustated by the West's conflation of everything Cambodian and the Khmer Rouge and the subsequent creation of the genocide tourism industry.

Ethiopia: Opposition Presser

  12 August 2005

Amber Henshaw, blogging from Ethiopia, reports that the country's two main opposition parties held a news conference rejecting yesterday's election results and calling on the government to form a government of national unity.

USA: Should Public Libraries be English-Only?

  12 August 2005

In the city of Denver, Colorado, there's an ugly fight breaking out over whether public libraries should provide books and other materials in Spanish. Anti-immigration groups argue that publicly funded libraries should be English-only, while library supporters retort that curtailing Spanish-language content is discriminatory and doesn't reflect the ever-changing population demographics of the United States.

Jordan: Jordanian clock

Ibrahim Owais from Ocean Creep Blog thinks that Jordanians are creative people and hardworkers because 46% of Jordanians consider the 15 minutes late on appointments don't counts as late.

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