17 April 2006

Stories from 17 April 2006

Cuba: Festival of Poor Cinema

  17 April 2006

Malmi announces (es) the 4th International Festival of Poor Cinema, which takes place in Gibara, Cuba, from April 17-23, and discusses the festival's background and philosophy. “Those new technologies,” writes Malmi, “that widen the gap between rich and poor, when applied to the world of the image, allow for films...

Bermuda: Underwater turbine

  17 April 2006

Sean is excited at the prospect of an underwater turbine being planned by BELCO, Bermuda's electricity company, which will make use of the Gulf Stream to generate power.

Barbados: Say no to Passa Passa

  17 April 2006

“Passa passa” events, which are also causing a stir in Grenada, have arrived in Barbados as well, according to Barbados Free Press, who notes that the story has also been picked up by Russian news service Pravda. “We must congratulate the Royal Barbados Police Force for moving against this bit...

Bermuda: Legalize it

  17 April 2006

The Limey is pleased to see that Bermuda's National Drug Control Minister is backing the partial decriminalisation of marijuana.

Armenia: Falsified Votes

  17 April 2006

Onnik Krikorian notes that an official has admitted that the 2003 presidential election was falsified and he comments on the prospects for fairer votes in the 2007 and 2008 elections.

Russia: Funding to Hamas

  17 April 2006

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert reports that Russia is planning to provide financial aid to Hamas: “For the last few years, much of Russia’s foreign policy has been a two step process: 1) See what the US is doing. 2) Do the opposite.”

Russia: LJ/ZheZhe

  17 April 2006

Sergey Belyakov of Travel Russia! (formerly known as RUBLog) posts a note on the Russian LiveJournal world: ZheZhe, as it is known in Russian, is currently 274,763 users strong.

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