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7 October 2005

Stories from 7 October 2005

Mexico: Wireless in Xalapa

Jorge Mauricio Hernández Torres describes a project he is working on [ES] in Xalapa, Vera Cruz to provide free wi-fi in all major public places.

Poland: Pols Obsessed With Gays

the beatroot asks what's with the Polish right's obsession with homosexuals.

Uzbekistan: New Best Friend

At, Olesya comments on what appears to be Uzbekistan's invitation for Russia to join its information war against the West.

Armenia: Bambir's Lennon Birthday Bash

Oneworld Multimedia reports on Bambir's rehearsal for this weekend's John Lennon Birtday Bash at Yerevan's Stop Club.

Poland: Double Vision

the beatroot reports that nearly half of Poles are worried about the possibility that the Kaczynski twins will become president and prime minister.

Palestine: Human Rights Teaching

Dr. Marcy Newman spent a week pouring over the six UNRWA storybooks that have been translated into English that teach Palestinian refugee children about human rights. She says that one...

Israel: Kabbalah Peace

Josia of Kabbalah For Women says that Norwegians made a mistake by not giving the peace prize to the only person on earth who can really bring us peace, and...

Iraq: Walk the Talk

Aunt Najma writes; “Try and put yourself in their shoes”.. I've been told to do so with American soldiers, over and over, and I did. It didn't give me a...

Iran: University Discrimination

Farid Pouya says that few religious minorities’ deputies in Iranian Parliament asked Ahmadinejad and his Minister of Science explanation about discrimination against students who belong to another religion than Islam.

Egypt: Nobel Peace Prize

Karim like to emphasis that Mohamed ElBaradei is the fourth Egyptian to get Nobel prize. In fact, Mohamed ElBaradei (2005) joins Anwar Sadat (1978) as the second Egyptian Nobel Peace...

Kuwait: Racist Ramadan Show

Many of the Kuwait bloggers as well from Bahrain are calling to boycott one of the TV shows after they came to a conclusion that ‘Qerqea'an‘ is a racist show...

Honduras: Threats Against Human Rights Worker

Jim Shultz draws his readers’ attention to human rights worker, Juan Almendares Bonilla, whose safety is being threatened in Honduras.

India: On Bombay

India: On Bombay

Bolivia: Secret Source “Deep Touch”

Nick Buxton reveals why he has nicknamed his new source into the Bolivian political world “Deep Touch.”

China: Property riots

Shenzhen Ren reports, albeit second-hand, about a group of prospective property buyers in the southern Chinese boomtown who rioted when the developers tried to pull a fast one.

Hong Kong: Linguistic assets

How do you set up a multinational marketing research company? Easy, blogs ESWN, simply apply the Noah's Ark method.

ASEAN: One free port

The Aseanist analyzes the arguments for and against trade barriers in building a common market, citing historical precedent, especially in the formation of the United States.

Cambodia: New edition

ThaRum reports on the first new edition of the official Khmer language dictionary in 70 years.

Japan: Mutual animosity

Remember all those anti-Japan protests in China? asks Japundit, and cites a recent opinion poll by the Mainichi Shimbun which suggests the feeling is mutual.

Indonesia: Army comment reaction

Jakartass analyzes reactions to a recent suggestion by military chief Gen. Endriartono Sutarto that it might be good to restore the military's internal territorial command structure, in response to the...

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