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26 September 2006

Stories from 26 September 2006

Sudan: divestment campaign

  26 September 2006

AfricaBeat on a divestment campaign in Sudan: I love how the entire Bush administration is mobilizing to “Save Darfur” even as it has worked to bury proposed legislation that is the centerpiece of a divestment campaign to force American investors pull money out of any company doing business in Sudan.

More banned journals and Khatami in the USA

  26 September 2006

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists, the Iranian media is under an increasing amount of governmental pressure. More newspapers and magazines such as daily Shargh and the monthlies Nameh and Hafez have been shut down by the Commission for Authorizing and Monitoring the Press,...

Martinique: Looking Out for the Tomboy

  26 September 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] (Fr) tells of eyeing a teenage schoolgirl dressed like a tomboy at the same spot every morning on her way to work and seeing her young self in this lesbian to be. A conversation ensues with a young commentator about the ways in which lesbians meet...

Israel: Shimon Peres is an obstacle to peace!

  26 September 2006

DesertPeace believes that Shimon Peres is an obstacle to peace, even though he is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which means that he should work effortlessly to establish peace. “Not so in the case of Shimon Peres, who seems to be on a whirlwind tour to guarantee that...

Bahrain: Elections!

  26 September 2006

It's been 63 days since the parliament was dissolved and no one knows when the next elections are going to be… “or should we take it as the “experiment” has failed and we're going to try version 2.0 of The Bahraini Democratic Experiment and that is: get rid of this...

Jordan: The Darkest September

  26 September 2006

Hareega has posted a little [ar] series on his blog about Black September, a very dark moment in Jordan’s history. It is the most mysterious, ambiguous, misunderstood and taboo part of Jordanian history that everyone avoids talking about, Nas said.

Bahrain: Political laughter

  26 September 2006

If you are interested in humor columnists or satirists, Esra'a is looking for a help out in a website that's primarily dedicated to political satire about African and Middle Eastern leaders mostly.

Palestine: Talking instead of Bombing

  26 September 2006

Salah Al-Dien describe the report which states that majority of Israelis would support holding negotiations with a Palestinian unity government that includes the Islamic Hamas movement; as the best news piece he have seen all month because it once again shows that the people are way ahead of the leaders...

India: Agriculture and the Government

  26 September 2006

Recursive Hypocrisy on what really ails Agriculture in India. “To start with, there simply isn't any real investment in technology or innovation in this area. Farm credits, crop insurance and support prices are only measures to help those in misery. What about solutions that result in yields which would make...

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