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24 October 2006

Stories from 24 October 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter movement gains momentum

The movement protesting the establishment of an aluminium smelter in a community in south-western Trinidad gains momentum with the setting up of a protest camp in the north of the...

Japan: war crime confession

Alexpappas in Japundit blogs about the confession of a 84 years old former Japanese military medic's confession of human torturing during the WWII.

South Korea: interview with George Soros

Citizen reporters in Ohmynews has an interview with George Soros. The interview has touched upon many issues including economy, new media, and the recent nuclear test.

China: city without dogs

In preparation for the Olympics, Beijing city government is now catching street dogs without proper license. Han song wrote a short piece fiction on “city without dogs” (zh).

Trinidad & Tobago, UK: Review of “Londonistan”

Trinidad blogger Jeremy Taylor reviews the book Londonistan by British journalist Melanie Phillips: “What causes intelligent people to slither across the political spectrum from left to right (and sometimes the...

Bahamas: Violence in cabinet

Sir Arthur Foulkes is highly critical of the handling by the Bahamian Prime Minister of a fight between two members of parliament in the Cabinet room.

Bermuda: Another anti-expat flyer

A new anti-expat flyer hits the streets of Bermuda. Christian S. Dunleavy reports.

Barbados: “Abortions provider” candidate

Barbados Free Press wonders whether a political candidate's affiliations with a clinic that provides abortions — which are legal in Barbados — will affect his candidacy.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Rewriting the anthem

St. Vincent & the Grenadines blogger Abeni wonders whether her country's national anthem could be re-written: “It's clear that verse was written from the perspective of the main island-St Vincent....

Tajikistan: Why are you running?

At neweurasia, Vadim reports that Tajik presidential candidates are rather reluctant to take on the incumbent, leading him to conclude that they are indeed window dressing to make the election...

Kazakhstan: Electing Akims

KZBlog reports on local elections for executives in some parts of Kazakhstan, noting that some local media did not find the elections all that newsworthy.

Tajikistan: Energy & Tension with Uzbekistan

Alexander Sadikov explains how Tajikistan's plans to become an energy exporter are causing problems in relations with Uzbekistan.

Armenia: Kashatagh

Notes From Hareinik draws attention to the depopulation of Kashatagh, territory captured by Armenian during and settled by Armenians after the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Tajikistan: Roundup

Vadim reports on the latest buzz in the Tajik blogosphere.

Africa: African blog for Best of Blog Award

Black Looks has been nominated for Best of Blog Award, “Received this email yesterday: Black Looks has been selected as one of 10 nominees in the Best Weblog/English category of...

Zimbabwe: are you mad?, UNDP asked

Kubatana Blog writes about the initiative by the UNDP in Zimbabwe to broker meetings between the government and the civil society organizations, “In response to this initiative, a few civic...

Costa Rica Bloggers on CAFTA and other issues

The Tico Bloggers are posting on two main subjects this past week: the two day long CAFTA protests and the bill the government is writing which would ban weapon production...

St. Lucia, Venezuela: UN Security Council Seat

While he's not against supporting Venezuela for a seat on the UN Security Council, St. Lucian blogger Matthew Hunte cautions against not factoring self-interest into that and similar arguments.

Albania: Homemade Raki

“…After two weeks, the grapes were ready to be turned into raki. First they were loaded into the still…” – Step by step, Our Man in Tirana shows how a...

India: Going Nuclear

The long dark tea time of the soul discusses going nuclear with respect to India and if it has helped at all. “We have achieved absolutely nothing by having nuclear...

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