22 November 2007

Stories from 22 November 2007

Ukraine: Maidan is 3

  22 November 2007

Ukrainiana posts photos and video from the third anniversary of the Orange Revolution in Kyiv and criticizes president Yushchenko for not being self-critical enough: “What about our purchasing power? What about our average life expectancy? What about the AIDS epidemic? What about the casualty rate in the mining industry? What...

Brazil: Interview with a thought provoking filmmaker

  22 November 2007

Moviola Digital [pt] publishes an interview with a thought provoking Brazilian filmmaker, Claudio Assis, director of Mango Yellow. “Although he is still working on his second feature film, he has shown that the underline of his work is to make  films with a strong social criticism”. Assis was interviewed by...

Brazil: Open source software for all

  22 November 2007

Sérgio Amadeu [pt] blogs about a draft for a law that guarantees public funding for open source software, which aims to ensure that 20% of the Information Technology Fund be applied in the production of open technologies by universities, technological institutes, research centres, cooperatives and community of developers. “This had...

Mozambique: Tribute to Ian Smith

  22 November 2007

“Ian Smith died today at the age of 88 in Cape Town. The man who fought the English over the independence of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). For he is a true African Hero (there are also blond Africans!), we celebrate the man who still young went to Europe to fight Hitler and...

Cape Verde: We are Africans

  22 November 2007

Obikuelu Pedra [pt] is not happy to hear on the Radio that Cape Verde is not part of Africa: “What a crazy idea to think that Cape Verde's culture is different from the one of Guinea Bissau and therefore we are not part of Africa. Come on!”

Caribbean: Giving Thanks

  22 November 2007

Thanksgiving may be a traditionally North American holiday - but more and more, the Caribbean seems to be taking notice - so much so that many regional bloggers have been paying a warm West Indian tribute to Thanksgiving…

Brazil: Proeminent leader has gone missing

  22 November 2007

It has been seven nearly 10 days since João Batista, president of Association of Rural Producers of Jutaí-Amazonas, has gone missing. He is a forefront leader for local social and environmental movements and the community fears that he could have been murdered. Anthropologist Mary Allegretti [pt] publishes an open letter...

Egypt: New TV Channel

  22 November 2007

“As if we are really in a desperate need for another Music Video Channel !! And it is not like any other channel it is the MTV Channel directed to the Arab world,” writes Zeinobia, from Egypt.

Lebanon: Becoming a Successful Politician

  22 November 2007

Lebanese blogger Life Flaw suggests ways of becoming a successful politician in Lebanon. “If you are not a fortunate son of a… leader, you need to find an alternative way to make your way in the swamp of politics. A very efficient way is to buy it!!!” he explains.

Lebanon: You Are Interfering

  22 November 2007

“After a publicly open back and forth discussion between the U.S. of A. and Syria, each, blaming the other for interfering in the Lebanese presidential elections; I see no room for me to take sides. In fact I feel the US and Syria are both interfering in Lebanese affairs,” notes...

Cuba, USA: Giving Thanks

  22 November 2007

“Thanksgivings are perhaps the truest proof of our Cuban-Americaness,” writes Babalu Blog: “On the fourth Thursday of every November we have on our tables…the best of both worlds.”

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