6 December 2005

Stories from 6 December 2005

Brazil: Race and Class

  6 December 2005

Sangroncito tackles race and class in Brazil, noting that most Brazilians avoid discussing race by bringing up class instead.

Americas: 2005 Weblog Awards

6 December 2005

Kevin Aylward of the 2005 Weblog Awards has announced the nominees for “best Latino, Caribbean, or South American blog.” He explains that the finalists were selected after a call for nominations in November.

Argentina: More Condom Pictures

  6 December 2005

Robert Wright, playing on the word “forro,” which can mean either “condom” or “idiot” in Argentine slang, has more photos of the famous obelisco in Buenos Aires covered by a pink condom.

Bolivia: Election Reflection

  6 December 2005

Miguel Centallas has a new graphic of the latest pre-electoral poll while Eduardo Ávila, after taking a walk around Cochabamba, reflects on just who this election should be for.

Bloggers Joined the Big March in Hong Kong

  6 December 2005

A total of over 200,000 people supposedly joined the Dec. 4, 2005 march in Hong Kong urging the government to create a clearer roadmap for granting universal suffrage to Hong Kong citizens to elect the special administrative region's Chief Executive and legislators. The march started in the Victoria Park ,...

Trinidad and Tobago: Concepts of Race

  6 December 2005

Karen Walrond posts the email of a reader who attacks her multi-ethnic identity. The post inspires a small mountain of comments offering their support and analysis of race perceptions in Trinidad and Tobago compared to the United States.

Nigeria: Disabled childen

  6 December 2005

Kid's Doc in Jos writes about his talk to local parents around children's disability and possible cures…….”I started with an overview of how the nervous system works, how the brain can be damaged, and what results from the damage. The emphasis was on the complexity of the brain and how...

Iran:Many Killed in Plane Crash!

  6 December 2005

Webgardian wrties according to BBC and Fars news ( Link in Persian), An Iranian military plane with 94 people on board has crashed into a building in a heavily built-up suburb of the capital Tehran. Many of passengers were journalists and reporters.

Nigerians: Act or shut up!

  6 December 2005

Grandiose Parlour writes that Nigerians need to “act or shut up”………Nigerians need to step up to the plate in unison and discard the cloak of apathy that we have worn for so long. We need to engage and challenge the party candidates at every opportunity. We need to not only...

Darfur: Helping out

  6 December 2005

Sleepless in Sudan offers some suggestions for those wondering what they can do “to help the people in Darfur“……Find out more; Give money; Nag the politicians and newspapers; Join an activist group; Be creative

Kenya: earthquake

  6 December 2005

Bankelele reports on yesterday's mini earthquake that hit East Africa.…”A mini quake shook downtown Nairobi this afternoon. Buildings swayege gently side to side for about fifteen seconds,with calendars flwying off the wall. No damage really, just to people's psyches.”

Japan, Thailand: Sushi Stall

  6 December 2005

The sight of a nighttime sushi stall in Thailand recalls Preetam Rai to old-time Edo, which had similar stands until the stalls went extinct after World War II.

Kenya: English as a language

  6 December 2005

What an African Woman Thinks asks “Is English really as global a language as it is made out to be? What she means is that even though English is spoken around the world, the language is culturally English as in white Anglo Saxon I believe.

Malaysia: Humanize the News

  6 December 2005

Malaysia's Mack Zulkifli suggests that the print media make more of an effort to present the human impact of the stories they cover. “That could be a way to rejuvenate the slump that our printed news is facing. And make no mistake, the slump is getting worse.”

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