Stories from 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.
Humanitarian Hijinks on the mixed reaction that the arrival of more African Union troops in Darfur engenders.
The Zimbabwean Pundit on the irony that Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe refuses to engage his fellow Africans and will only speak with Tony Blair.
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...
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.
The Daily Bite offers some mouth-watering tips on cooking Caribbean style.
Treehugger says Canadian cab driver, Andrew Grant, is the first to drive a hybrid taxi.
Tod Maffin's I Love Radio.org has outstounding coverage of what looks to be a massive labor strike at the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.
Sri Lanka: Minister assasinated
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.
Simon World, back from vacation, has resumed his valuable roundups of East Asian blogs and stories.
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.
Pakistan: Street children
Bangladesh: Getting the visa
Nepal: Long live the Radio!
India: Mirror, mirror etc.
Bhutan: Blaming the Telly
Jinja of the Cambodian blog Webbed feet, Web Log has great minutes of the last Phnom Penh blogger meetup.
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.
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.