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15 November 2006

Stories from 15 November 2006

Mali: New Film on African Debt

  15 November 2006

Le Pangolin encourages (Fr) readers to go see Bamako, a Malian film directed by Abderrhamanne Sissako which tackles the issue of African debt. The film recently received the Grand Prix du Public at the Cannes Film Festival.

China: Prostitution exemptions

  15 November 2006

DANWEI studies the “Rules for handling re-education cases for Liaoning Provice security organizations” and outlines the 14 classes of individuals will not be given re-education for their involvement in prostitution.

China: statistics of mass incidents and riots

  15 November 2006

ESWN comments on the recent figure on China riots which claimed to have reduced one fifth. Then he found out that there are two sets of figures one on mass incidents one on public order disturbances, however, it is unclear what is the difference between the two.

South Korea: university pressure on Dokdo

  15 November 2006

Robert Koehler at Marmot's Hole reports that a blogger has received pressure from university because of his blogging about Dokdo, an island with territorial controversy between Japan and South Korea.

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

  15 November 2006

Juancito Pinto was a little drummer boy, who had traded his drum for a rifle during the War of the Pacific of the 1880s. He perished at the hands of the Chilean army and his name is still synonymous with Bolivia’s long standing attempts to recuperate sovereign access to the...

Russia: Lenin's Mausoleum

  15 November 2006

Lenin's Tomb, Moscow, USSR, 1985 – by JoeBlogger Three months before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the legendary “sound-manipulator” Sergei Kuryokhin proved quite convincingly (albeit facetiously) that Vladimir Lenin had been a mushroom and a radio wave. Kuryokhin died on July 9, 1996, at the age of 42. His...

Armenia: Yerevan Air Quality

  15 November 2006

Christian Garbis reports that Yerevan's air quality is significantly decreasing and says that natural gas rather than gasoline for fueling is necessary to improve the city's air quality.

China: Touchy topics

  15 November 2006

BBS forums used to be the venue of choice to make oneself seen and heard in the Chinese blogsphere, until blogs came along and most of the biggest and best BBS names took their reputations and readers and set up their own spaces. While BBSes, some in blog+BBS hybrid form,...

Colombia: Studying Should be Like Reading Blogs

  15 November 2006

Colombian blogger Arlovich Correa Manchola says [ES]: “studying should be just as fun as reading and authoring blogs. But, today, it's as boring as having to listen to anachronistic old people who nest their truth in history.”


  15 November 2006

Aleksander Boyd's now has an Ecuador-focused sister-site, writes A.M. Mora y Leon. The pro-trade [ES] so far has little information about who is behind the site.

Ecuador, Guatemala: Podcast on LatAm Issues

  15 November 2006

Romulo Lopez Cordero of ¡¡¡Cambiemos Ecuador!!! (“Let's Change Ecuador!”) was recently in Guatemala where he recorded a four-part podcast [ES] with Pablo Kleinman, Chilean journalist Pia Greene, and Eneas Biglione about current Latin American political issues.

Nepal: The Maoists and Democracy

  15 November 2006

Even as quite a few blogs found the peace agreement between the Maoists and the Ruling Alliance , Blogdai has slightly different thoughts to share. “We in Nepal are so blind that we will trust these thugs again and again because we are too stupid to differentiate between what sounds...

Sri Lanka: Introducing Buddhist Monks to Non Violence

  15 November 2006

ICT for Peacebuilding on an initiative called Peace Connectivity Programme for Religious Clergy. “Conducted by the Centre for Peace Building and Reconciliation it’s a fascinating initiative that when you first read it, sounds an oxymoron – teaching non-violent conflict transformation to Buddhist clergy brings to mind the old adage on...

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