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29 June 2006

Stories from 29 June 2006

Appreciating Caribbean writing

  29 June 2006

A New York Times article about a new anthology of Jamaican writing published by a US press gets Geoffrey Philp thinking about why North Americans may not be as open to Caribbean writing as their British counterparts: “The reader has to be willing to shed notions of what is and...

Bermuda: Draft dodgers

  29 June 2006

A British MP calls the country's policy of compulsory national service for men discriminatory, reports the Limey, only to be informed that over 20% of those called up for service in the Bermuda Regiment this year failed to show or were exempted.

DRC: France-Based UDPS Member Released

  29 June 2006

UDPS Liege announces (Fr) that “French authorities have come to their senses and freed (…) Yves Muko who was arrested Saturday 6/17/06 at Roissy Charles de Gaulle [airport] by the French police. Through his freeing, French authorities acknowledge the righteousness and nobility of UDPS’ struggle.” The party “nevertheless condemns the...

Martinique: In the Closet to Officemates

  29 June 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] reveals (Fr) that she is not out to her officemates. However she admits that it is getting harder and harder to lead a double life and that she wonders how long she will be able to keep her secret to herself.

Venezuela: “A bad day for Venezuelan democracy”

  29 June 2006

Both Miguel Octavio and Daniel Duquenal are disheartened by opposition electoral NGO, Sumate's decision to forego primary elections. Duquenal says that “the electoral trickery of chavismo is so blatant that it seems impossible to have a free and fair election in December,” however, Oil Wars disagrees, describing the opposition as...

Mexico: More on the electoral use of welfare

  29 June 2006

Michelle Dion says that “the use of social welfare for political gain is nothing new” in Mexico, an observation supported by two recent studies that suggest the Oportunidades program has been politically manipulated by local governments.

Brazil: Gilles Peterson’s Podcast

  29 June 2006

Claudio recommends the podcast of Gilles Peterson: “Each podcast is 30 minutes long and devoted to a different theme, with interviews and live sessions. Covered are Baile Funk, Roots & Samba, Bossa Nova, The Rodrigues Family, Hip Hop and Electronica.”

Blogs& Beers with José Luis Orihuela

  29 June 2006

José Luis Orihuela (ES) is visiting Chile invited by International Communication Conference and Workshop (ES) . Taking this unique opportunity, different blogers invite José Luis to talk with Chilean blogers in the meeting Blogs&Beers. José Luis talked about liquid journalism, and other distinctions such as instead of saying participate journalists...

Israel: Eliyahu was killed

The body of the Israeli kidnapped youth Eliyahu Asheri was found overnight near Ramallah. It was devastating news for everybody in the Israeli blogsphere. Sarah never been to a funeral in Israel before, but she decided to attended this funeral. She wrote a post describing it. Aussie Dave has an...

Egypt: We are cheap!

Why we are cheap? Zeinobia feels so and she writes why. She said: “For one man , one kidnapped solider , not even a dead , not even for a group of soldiers Israel is punishing one million person in Gaza Strip . I feel so cheap when three Egypt...

Lebanon: Medical Tourism

Raja describes his visit to what seems to be a tourism medical center. The first in Lebanon. The hospital feels like a five-star hotel. Family members take turns visiting their sick sibling, parent or child. While one or two are continuously present in the hospital, the others go shopping, head...

Palestine: Invasion Forecast

Christopher Brown writing from Palestine his “Today's Forecast“, he said: “Heavy rains of missiles and sonic blasts have been happening since Tuesday and are expected to continue throughout the week, and possibly into the foreseeable future… no reports of death due to this current storm, a number of arrests have...

India: Baby in Bangalore

  29 June 2006

Sujatha has some notes on having a baby in Bangalore. For those of you considering having babies in Bangalore (especially those that have had babies in other countries and are wondering how your experience compares with that here), here are some quick notes

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