6 June 2006

Stories from 6 June 2006

Mexico: Documentary on Atenco

  6 June 2006

Salon Chingon has posted a 47 minute high resolution documentary titled “Atenco: Breaking the Siege” about the violence that erupted there in early May. The website explains that “While an English-language version has not yet been released (but will be posted here as well as soon as it becomes available),...

Mexico: Liveblogging the Presidential Debate

  6 June 2006

Boz offered advice to both Calderon and Lopez Obrador before tonight's presidential debate. Among the livebloggers of the event: Alfredo Sanchez (ES), Rodrigo Aguiar (ES), Eduardo Arcos (ES), José Luis López, Chilanga Banda (ES), and “Enigma” (ES).

On Peru's Election

  6 June 2006

Another week, another important election in Latin America. This time we turn towards Peru where former president (1985 – 1990), Alan García will lead his country once again after defeating controversial nationalist, Ollanta Humala. Both men are widely considered leftists, but in a region increasingly depicted as split between “pro-market...

Bermuda: Web 0.9

  6 June 2006

The Limey praises local paper the Bermuda Sun for publishing a story on last Friday's demonstration on its web site the same afternoon, prompting the Royal Gazette to retort that “its reporters and editors were busy getting Saturday's paper out.” But the Limey doesn't buy it: “in my opinion, the...

Aruba: Protesting inefficiently

  6 June 2006

Aruba's unions and political parties have been protesting the government's economic plan, but “since this is Aruba, not even our protests can be done efficiently,” says ArubaGirl.

Barbados, China: Forgetting Tiananmen Square

  6 June 2006

Barbados Free Press speculates on why the Barbadian press might have forgotten to mention that June 4 was the 17th anniversary of the Tianamen Square massacre. Could it have had anything to do with the fact that the Vice Foreign Minister of China “was on the island for a visit”?

Belarus: Memories of the Soviet Past

LJ user aneta_spb, a St. Petersburg journalist, is posting vignettes with her memories of the Soviet years (RUS). Here's why: As a result of heated discussions… … on whether life in the USSR was good or bad… I've decided to reminisce for myself. This will include memories about myself, my...

Barbados: Kamau Braithwaite wins poetry prize

  6 June 2006

On the occasion of Barbadian poet Edward Kamau Braithwaite's winning the Griffin Poetry Prize, Geoffrey Philp celebrates by “re-purposing” material from the Griffin Prize web site in a post on which the poet himself leaves the following comment: “My dear Master Blogger, Since yr fabulous b/day present to mwe in...

Latin America: La Polla Mundial

  6 June 2006

La Polla Mundial (ES) is a worldwide contest which will award a new MacBook to whoever predicts the outcomes of the most World Cup games on their blog. The contest also has it's own blog (ES).

India: Eunuchs and mainstream

  6 June 2006

Sachiniti on Eunuchs and the notion of integration. “The picture that comes to mind on hearing the term “Eunuch” is spontaneously one of a garishly dressed, overly madeup, loud gestured err.. person.”

Nepal: Koirala in India

  6 June 2006

Some diplomatic visits covered at United We Blog! “After American Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, it was today the turn of Nepal’s Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to be received by the Indian Prime Minister at the New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport in the recent memory.”

Bangladesh: Have wife, pay tax

  6 June 2006

More comments on the tax imposed on more wives taken in Rajshahi at imperfect world 2006. “It was the women who had to fork out for the privilege of marrying. In one case, the woman, a 38 year old, parted with her entire life’s savings of 50,000 takas.”

Sri Lanka: History and hatered

  6 June 2006

Determing future, and what forgetting means in a war and conflict situation at The Blind Critic. “Well.. it's upto us to forget this war.. to move on.. To not even look at the younger generations of ours and tell them of this sick hate our ancestors brought upon this lovely...

Kerala: The anti-people Communist Govt

  6 June 2006

A communist government can sometimes leave out common people in their race to please the trade union leaders. Dog's Own Country comments on how head-loaders in Kerala appear to be appeased by the government, even as they hold people to ransom by not doing the work, or not allowing others...

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