1 June 2007

Stories from 1 June 2007

Israel: No Moral Prohibitions Against Killing

Israeli blogger Desert Peace is shocked ‘to read the words of Israel's former Chief Rabbi, Mordechai Eliyahu.. who “ruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket launchings”…. No moral prohibition?????? What...

Iraq: Fighting in Amiriya

“Fighting in a western Baghdad district between two insurgent groups continued for the 2nd day, eye witnesses told ITM. The clashes erupted yesterday around noon between two groups of insurgents that are competing for control in the Amiriya district, one of Baghdad's most violent and lawless districts. “The two groups,...

Is Ryanair's website blocked in Morocco?

This morning, MoTIC has posted that the websites of Ryanair, a popular low-cost airline which recently began offering flights to Morocco, has been blocked. Une partie de la censure de Maroc Telecom se fait pour des raisons économiques pour défendre ses propres produits (comme la téléphonie longue distance en bloquant...

Iran:Kian Tajbakhsh, an Iranian-American Scholar in Jail

Kian Tajbakhsh is one of Iranian-American scholars who was arrested in Tehran.He was charged with trying to topple Iran's government. FreeKian.org is launched to support this scholar and to inform people about his situation.Iranian government has formally charged another Iranian-American, Haleh Esfandiari, with trying to topple the government. Tajbakhsh has...

Japan: Pretty Boy Factory

  1 June 2007

Marie Mockett from Japundit introduces the business of pretty boy factory in Japan: The company is run somewhat like the old studio system of Hollywood; young kids are coached in singing, dancing and acting classes.

China: Xiamen X project

  1 June 2007

Zuola travelled to Xiamen to report on the demonstration against the construction of chemical factory. He took some pictures from the site and had a few interviews with local residents. Most of the internet discussion about the issue had been deleted by internet police (zh). He also reported on the...

China: Pollution in Tai Hu

  1 June 2007

Tai Hu, located in Jiangsu province, is one of the three major fresh water lakes in China. Recently it is suffered from serious pollution. Zhaomu blogs some photos of the polluted lake.

Philippines: Interesting election results

  1 June 2007

Election results yielded interesting surprises: A rebel soldier is poised to become a senator, many showbiz candidates lost in the elections, a world boxing champion was knocked-out in the polls, a priest defeated wealthy and powerful opponents and leftwing groups are able to maintain their seats in Congress despite the active campaigning of the military against them.

Japan: Declining Language Skills

  1 June 2007

Ampontan has translated an interview by Nishinippon Shimbun with Mieno Yasushi, the former governer of the Bank of Japan, on the topic of “the state of contemporary Japanese education and how the Japanese language […] is commonly discussed by the people who use it every day.” Of his experience with...

Argentina: Partial Election Results on Second Life

  1 June 2007

Pablo Mancini provides partial election results for the Jefe de Gobierno contest in Buenos Aires. At this junction, Jorge Telerman leads over Mauricio Macri. Polls at the Argentonia site remain open until Sunday (the date of the real elections).

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