17 January 2007

Stories from 17 January 2007

India: All that food

  17 January 2007

Primalsoup associates memories and places with food, and urges the people she tags to do the same! “Me and my family like any other bunch of foodie people, associate most of our socialization and relationships around food. I especially, equate almost everything with food.”

India: Big Brother and Racism

  17 January 2007

The racism controversy surrounding the reality TV show in UK – Big Brother finds a lot of blogs picking up the issue. Pickled Politics has a thriving comments thread with reflections on racism and bullying, and Shoefiend says “While they’re definitely being ignorant, stupid and mean, the fact that the...

Latin America: Social Movements in 2007

17 January 2007

The weblog of the North American Congress on Latin America has a translation by Teo Ballvé of an article authored by Raúl Zibechi on what Latin America's new political scenario means for the region’s social movements.

Laos: Learning Laotian

  17 January 2007

Timorsunshine, an active bloggers from East Timor is currently in Lao and she is trying to learn Laotian. The blogger talks about the similarities in sounds between Laotian and some Chinese dialects.

Chile: Last Words of Salvador Allende

  17 January 2007

Professor Zero puts up some YouTubed archival footage of the 1973 bombing of the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago dubbed with the final speech of President Salvador Allende who was killed in the coup attack. An English translation of that speech is also available.

Singapore: Web Standards Meetup

  17 January 2007

Several Singapore bloggers attended the Web Standards Meetup organised by Singapore Web Standards Group. The Rambling Librarian attends the event as a newcomer to web standards and blogs about what he learnt.

Gandhi and YouTube has India talking

  17 January 2007

A YouTube clip of Mahatma Gandhi doing a pole dance by Gautam Prashad, a New York-based comedian/clown/yoga teacher of Indian origin created quite a bit of wave on the other side of the continent. The Indian Government was not amused by Prashad's modern day interpretation of Gandhi (India's Father of...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Airline merger

  17 January 2007

Abeni holds out hope that the merger between the Caribbean airlines LIAT and Caribbean Star result in “an improvement on what obtains at present” — but only because she has little alternative: “If this proves to be unattainable we may as well stock up on gravol and go back to...

Philippines: Prostitution in Philippines And Wikipedia

  17 January 2007

Philippines4Men is asking readers to help expand the wikipedia entry on Prostitution in Phillipines. “My intention for the entry was to provide people certain facts about the illegalities of prostitution in this country and the steps to curb prostitution. I know it may sound hypocritical since this site is about...

China: reporter beaten to death

  17 January 2007

China Trade News reporter Lang Chengchang went to a coal mine to conduct interviews and was beaten to death by unidentified thugs. The local media did not report the case after learning about it, because they supposed did not know whether this was a reporter or extortionist and the city...

South Korea: textbook debate

  17 January 2007

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole puts together debate related to a novel used as an English text in U.S. middle schools which contains description of abuse and rape of Japanese by Koreans during the closing stage of Japanese imperialism: And for the record, I have no idea how many American...

Senegal: How Wade Tried to Bribe a French Journalist

  17 January 2007

Kangni Alem writes (Fr):” In a book titled Les Sorciers Blancs [The White Sorcerers] which will be launched Jan.17 by [French publishing house] Fayard, L'Express reporter Vincent Hugeux shows how President Wade tried to bribe Thierry Oberle, a journalist for Figaro.”

South Korea: labour movement

  17 January 2007

Jamie in Two Koreas updates his readers about the recent labour movement activities in South Korea, including 20th anniversary of the June 1987 Democratic Uprising, anti FTA protest, etc.

South Korea: Haejangguk

  17 January 2007

Matt explains what is haejangguk: Haejang means to eat or drink something in the morning to relieve a hangover and guk means soup; and shows what kind of food is served in haejangguk.

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