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15 October 2007

Stories from 15 October 2007

Philippines: ‘Desperate Housewives’ Uproar Continues

  15 October 2007

Tonyo looks at the continuing uproar among the Filipinos over the American TV drama Desperate Housewives. The featured blogs are responding to the suggestion the protests against a racist remark by one of the character in the TV drama are “going overboard”

Palestine: Jericho Event Cancelled

  15 October 2007

“The OneVoice Movement regrets that the Jericho Summit that was to be hosted by OneVoice Palestine on October 18th as part of its One Million Voices campaign is postponed due to security considerations,” announced the OneVoice Movement on its website.

Lebanon: On Judaism and Zionism

  15 October 2007

“…in Lebanon that there are Lebanese Jews who enjoy the full right as anyone else. The problem of Judaism is Zionism, it transformed them from a sect to a race. […] A lot of the Lebanese factions think that a Jew and a Zionist are the same. When Finkelstein, Chomsky,...

Lebanon: A Lebanese Jew

  15 October 2007

“I am a Lebanese Jew [and] I was forced to change my family name because my family origins are from Wadi Abu Jmil. I still live there under a false name, my family did not emigrate during the war, we hid in a sieged town in the Shouf district …”...

South Africa: Bring the Brits on!

  15 October 2007

Following South Africa's victory against Argentina in Rugby World Cup 2007, Lux Mantambo writes: “It was not pretty, it was not the type of game we wanted to see, but the Sprinboks scrambled through and booked their place in the rugby world cup final. Now, bring the English on!”

China: No PC Allowed

  15 October 2007

Several universities in Mainland China has forbidden university first year students from bringing their personal computers to the classroom in order to stop them from playing computer game in the classroom. Xuexheshidai points out (zh)that some universities in the U.S would sponsor students to have their own PC. The blogger...

Hong Kong: Indecent Article

  15 October 2007

Roland has provided more background and translated my article (zh) on the recent development of the classification of indecency of a feature article from inmediahk.net which protested against the judgment of photo hyperlink as indecency.

India: Ladies’ Coupe

  15 October 2007

Metroblogging Mumbai on the need for “ladies’ coupe” in the suburban train system, and the winning of small battles.

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