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November, 2006

Stories from November, 2006

Azerbaijan: Baku Photosession

Abkhazian LiveJournal user sukhuti has photos and impressions of Baku.

Armenia: ArmenTel

Onnik Krikorian registers his hatred of ArmenTel over their high prices for substandard service.

Malaysia: Violent Demolition

Ktemoc writes about the callousness shown by authorities in demolishing a village and a place of worship within it. “But what was typical was the brutal suppression of the villagers...

Uzbekistan: Boysun

Novoye Uzbekskoye Slovo has photos from Boysun, a place he says is a must to visit in the spring.

Mongolia: Fake Hijacking

Tom Terry has more on Tuesday's hijacking of a plane in Mongolia by government agencies saying they were conducting a drill. One post includes comments from passengers and the government...

Kyrgyzstan: Death Penalty

Yulia writes about the anti-death penalty rally in Bishkek and says that she has very mixed feelings about the issue.

Armenia: Deti Picasso

At Life in the Armenian Diaspora, Raffi Meneshian reviews “Ethnic Experiments” from Deti Picasso, a band based in Russia with two Armenian members. Onnik Krikorian has more on the band...

Philippines: Typhoon Misses Manila

Torn and Frayed in Manila reports that the thyphoon Renming has spared Manila and veered south.

Malaysia: Teaching Arabic in Schools

The EducationMalaysia blogs writes why students are leaving national schools for already overcrowded vernacular schools. “Now, even as mother tongue programmes have yet to be fully implemented in the schools,...

Guyana: Citrus ephiphany

A taste of shaddock, a citrus fruit, re-opens Guyana-Gyal's senses to the newness of things.

Jamaica: The man who was buried twice

Ria Bacon recounts the story of the twice- — indeed thrice- — buried man and other bits of history pertaining to Port Royal, Jamaica, which, before its destruction by earthquake...

Jamaica: RIP, Perry Henzell

Geoffrey Philp pays tribute to Perry Henzell, director of the Jamaican cult classic The Harder They Come, who passed away today.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Carnival music selections

Caisoqueen reviews some of the new musical selections of the 2007 Carnival season.

Haiti: Artists to Fight Insecurity?

Karlito writes (Fr): “[We] hold the police and government responsible for not doing enough to fight insecurity. But we forget the role that artists can play in helping that fight....

Arabisc: Arrested Blogger Released and the Civilisation of Terrorism

Egyptian blogger Ramy Siyam – aka Ayoub – is out of jail, after spending an eventful 108 hours being moved from one detention centre to the other. According to fellow...

India: Why he won't fly that airline anymore

Dateline Bombay on rude airline staff and why the one of the best airlines in India will lose its grip. “So you can have the best technical staff, the best...

Bangladesh: Islam and Iraq

Or how I learned to stop worrying on a Muslim reaction to the situation in Iraq. “Who says that Muslims, just like everyone of good conscience, are not horrified by...

Bangladesh: Take Back Bangladesh

drishtipat on a concert called Take Back Bangladesh. “The idea behind Take Back Bangladesh is to reconnect the people, especially the younger generation, who are turned off by politics as...

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

On Tuesday night, the Bolivian Senate suddenly found itself with the needed quorum. Several opposition Senators had refused to meet in protest of several law proposals put forth by the...

Mexico: Oaxaca Update

Mark in Mexico fills his latest report from embattled Oaxaca with accustomed satire. Colin Brayton, meanwhile, shows a video from La Jornada reporting that paramilitary members fired shots into the...

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