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1 May 2006

Stories from 1 May 2006

Haiti: Week's Happenings

Radio Kiskeya lists (FR) noteworthy events taking place in Haiti this week including the following. Monday: President-elect Rene Preval's visit to Canada; the closing of Port-au-Prince's culinary fair in honor...

Martinique: Immigration Scandal

Certain government bureaucrats are being investigated for trafficking fake immigration papers, says (FR) Bien Vu. “Once more a group of well-to-do people is under scrutiny. Faced with their dishonesty, we...

Guyana: An Islamic interpretation

Guyanese Muslim blogger Qays offers an Islamic interpretation of the breakdown of the rule of law in Guyana.

Bahamas: Colonial baggage

Andrew Allen defends his belief that “colonial baggage” inhibits development in the Bahamas, arguing that while quaint colonial vestiges such as the image of the British monarch on the country's...

African women’s blogsphere this week

African women have been blogging about the important Kenyan Sexual Offences Bill which members of parliament are currently deliberating. The bill seeks seeks tougher penalties against rape and has been...

Politician insults single mothers

Brand New Malaysian is asking readers to blog and let others know about the politician who insulted single mothers by referring to them as “being horny”. He uttered this word...

May Day rallies in South East Asia

Martin Manurang on his Change blog has a post on May day rallies in Indonesia and other countries in the region. Protesters joined rallies in large numbers in Cambodia, The...

Martinique: Aftermath of Women's Strike

Female workers at clothing store Minimum Maximod won a protracted strike to improve working conditions says (FR) Bien Vu. But their boss refuses to honor the agreement he signed during...

India: Blank Noise Audio – Women, Harassment and Violence

As a follow up to the Blank Noise (Against Street Harassment) Blogathon, the project presents a powerful audio piece on street violence and harassment. (Trigger: Violence, Gender Violence)

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Lily in Jakarta remembers Pramoedya Ananta Toer, one of Indonesia's most famous writer and political activist. The writer passed away on Sunday in Jakarta.

India: Scian Melt

Recursive Hypocrisy hosts the Scian Melt – All things science.

Afghan Whispers: Lessons to Teach & to Learn

It is interesting that Afghan bloggers look at foreign countries such as Iran & Iraq and they try to learn and teach lessons for peace and happiness. AfghanWarrior gives advice...

Georgia: Dinner Party Protest

Susan reports on participating in a unique protest in Tbilisi.

Mongolia: “Outer Mongolia”

Luke Distelhorst notes that many in the media still use the term “Outer Mongolia” to refer to modern Mongolia despite the term referring to pre-1911 Chinese-controlled Mongolia.

Sri Lanka: Peace Talks, Escalating Violence and Geneva

Lanka Page recaps the rounds of discussion in Geneva so far between LTTE and the Sri Lankan government, providing the context of escalating conflict and violence.

Armenia: May Day

Notes from Hareinik writes about May Day and the comeback of its celebration in Armenia.

Central Asia: Islamic Finance

neweurasia reports on Islamic finance in Central Asia.

Bangladesh: May Day feature on Women

Ahmede Hussain has a feature on women and issues they face in the workforce in Bangladesh.

Armenia: Notes from the Armenian Blogosphere

Onnik Krikorian has a roundup of posts in the Armenian blogosphere.

Bangladesh: Corruption, Politics and Changing Bangladesh

Rezwan links to Change Bangladesh, an online project, and provides the context for the need for such a project - “Among other things ‘Change Bangladesh’ is in the process of...

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