18 October 2007

Stories from 18 October 2007

Jamaica: Art & Emancipation

  18 October 2007

Geoffrey Philp focuses on Jewish, Jamaican-born artist Isaac Mendes Belisario, whose lithographic series is part of an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art commemorating the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade.

Puerto Rico, Dominica: Indigenous Unity

  18 October 2007

The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that the indigenous Kallinagos of Dominica and the United Confederation of Taino People have ratified an historic “Declaration of Unity”.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana: Cricket Highs and Lows

  18 October 2007

West Indies Cricket Blog marks a high and a low in the world of cricket: the bestowing of “the major honour of the Order of Jamaica” on international cricket umpire Steve Bucknor; and the “disgraceful” treatment of the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team in Guyana.

China: Deconstructing the White Rabbit Wrapper

  18 October 2007

Imagethief studied the design of White Rabbit wrapper in details. The description of “rows of zombie rabbits facing each other in mirror image” is particularly vivid. (P.S. White Rabbit is also my favorite candy)

China: 23 Years Chronology of Taihu

  18 October 2007

Taihu pollution has caught international attention. Taodax from V360 has composed a chronology of government's attempt in fighting against pollution (zh). However, the effort seems to have little effect in the past 23 years: there are more than a dozen cancer villages nearby the districts.

Hong Kong: Foreign Intervention

  18 October 2007

Legislator and the founding member of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Tsang Yok-sing, comments on the China President Hu Jintao's report on the 17 party congress regarding foreign intervention in Hong Kong (zh). And he specifically points out the Hong Kong office of National Democratic...

China: Youtube Blocked

  18 October 2007

Several sources seem to confirm that youtube has been blocked in China. Ken Wong noticed that the blocking happened soon (one day) after youtube launched its traditional Chinese version (zh). Transpacifica has also confirmed the blocking of youtube.

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