14 March 2006

Stories from 14 March 2006

Images from Brazil: “Don't Shoot”

  14 March 2006

“Don't Shoot” by Tatiana Cardeal Brazilian photographer and social activist, Tatiana Cardeal has posted a set of photographs related to the youth outreach program, Afroreggae. In this picture, Cardeal explains: Here is Afroreggae group playing at the meeting, inside the headquarters of the military police of Rio de Janeiro, where...

Indonesia: Warnings for Women

  14 March 2006

Noting that more and more women are starting to smoke, Indonesia Anonymus suggests some alternative warning labels that could scare off as many women as men.

Malaysia: Racial Politics

  14 March 2006

Ktemoc Konsiders discusses Malaysia's race-based politics. “Opportunistic, avaricious and deliberately divisive politics has screwed up our opportunity of a Bangsa Malaysia. Some of us go around saying proudly “I am Malaysian”, yet the truth is that does ring somewhat hollow in our own ears!”

Philippines: The Long View

  14 March 2006

Another Hundred Years Hence takes the long view of the evolution of Philippine politics. Despite the upheavals, the long-term trend is positive: “the comfort is that chaos on the surface is generated by the friction in the deeper layers.”

Singapore: Heart of Asia

  14 March 2006

After reading a local business paper refer to Singapore as the “heart of Asia,” Mr. Wang cautions against the use of such self-congratulatory terminology: “The best place to start climbing towards success is right where you are – not where you imagine yourself to be.”

Thailand: Struggling with Buddhism

  14 March 2006

Paul at thai-blogs.com worries about the state of Buddhism in Thailand: “it seems that for many people Buddhism is about merit making. About giving money to monks and about trying to improve your own social status. Sorry but to me this is not Buddhism.”

Bolivia: Podcast on Morales’ Inauguration

  14 March 2006

Latino Movement USA Director Juan Jose Gutierrez recently gave a talk in Los Angeles, California about his experience at Bolivian President Evo Morales’ inauguration. In this podcast you can hear what Gutierrez has to say about Morales and the future of Bolivia.

Chile: Paz Errázuriz

  14 March 2006

Jon of PostHegemony introduces his readers to Chilean black and white photographer, Paz Errázuriz. He notes that most of her subject matter involve those who have been marginalized by society.

Russia: Bulgakov

  14 March 2006

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile writes about Mikhail Bulgakov, his work, and a TV series based on one of his most famous novels that has made the sales of the book itself soar.

Russia: Folk Tales and Mushroom Lore

  14 March 2006

Novgorod-based RUBLog (recently renamed into Travel Russia!) links to a site featuring Russian folk tales in English, including the one about Sadko, a bard from Novgorod. The Accidental Russophile links to a site dedicated to the “Russian mushroom lore” and reproduces several well-known Russian folk tale illustrations.

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Children are Not Immune

Happy Women's Day to every Palestinian woman who has lost a father, brother, son or a husband. To all Palestinian women who are still languishing inside the Israeli prisons waiting for justice. Palestinian women commemorate women's day to highlight their struggle and show perseverance in fighting the Israeli occupation on...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site