8 February 2007

Stories from 8 February 2007

Music Video On South East Asian Haze

  8 February 2007

Malaysian blogger Kean-Jim Lim introduced this music video made by some Malaysians protesting the haze brought about by slash and burn agriculture in nearby Indonesian island of Sumatra. This MV is in Cantonese and Malay. Well, it is so true and so real about what Malaysians have experienced in Malaysia...

Caribbean: Marlon Samuels and the bookie

  8 February 2007

B.art and life, Barbados Free Press and the West Indies Cricket blog weigh in on West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels’ conversation with an Indian bookie.

Iraq: Sandwiched Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

  8 February 2007

“We are sandwiched between Saudis lamenting sectarianism and the Shia threat, and Iranians raging war against America and Israel. Instead of finding a united cause to bring us together we became up for grabs for all,” writes Iraqi blogger Hala. She says the division tearing her people apart has taught...

Russia: Nationalism

  8 February 2007

Fascists, nationalists, patriots, extremists: in Russia today, these labels seem to be used somewhat indiscriminately. Chess champion and opposition politician Garry Kasparov calls Vladimir Putin's regime fascist – and the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi reciprocates by accusing the British ambassador in Russia of backing fascists (aka the opposition). The Movement...

Haiti: What democracy?

  8 February 2007

Ailleurs Vu D'ici reflects on democracy in Haiti (Fr): “Today, the institutional crisis in its different expressions reminds us that the rule of law is not just about more or less successful elections.”

Bahrain: Blogger Released on Bail!

  8 February 2007

Illustrious Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif described a certain minister as ‘stupid.’ The minister lodged a case against the blogger, who was summoned by the CID yesterday. Today, he went to the public prosecutor, where he was questioned again for three hours, in the presence of a lawyer, and released...

Iran:You see what you want to see

  8 February 2007

Iranian Truth shares his opinion about “The Bush Policy on Iran”. The blogger says Those who travel to Iran often see what the want to see and reject the multitude of diverse beliefs, particularly those which run counter to their own perspective. An Iranian-American who wants to believe that Iranians...

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