Stories from 2 May 2008
Sean's Russia Blog writes about political cartoons in Russia.
Hungarian Spectrum writes about May Day in Hungary.
A contemporary Ukrainian political joke – at Ukrainiana.
It was an activity-filled week for Kuwaiti bloggers, who spent time in a shooting range, doing charity work and weighing their options for the parliamentary elections later this month.
Sean's Russia Blog discusses Vladimir Putin's “footprint on Russia’s current and future politics.”
Valery Dzutsev writes about Ingush opposition, FSB – and the usual suspects: “the dark powers of abroad.”
The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths. Global Voices is well positioned to follow the nuances of this...
Balkan Baby explains some of the issues behind the upcoming election in Serbia.
Rohail Butt reports in The Pakistani Spectator that watching the financial success of the Indian Premier League cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board has announced their own Pakistan Premier League, which will start from next year.
The knitwear industry of Bangladesh is going to increase salary for the workers and it is also thinking of introducing food rations for the workers to overcome the present price hike. An Ordinary Citizen thinks these steps may not be fair enough and proposes to introduce profit sharing with workers...
Prices and shortages of food can be seen across Latin America, as many people are becoming desperate with the situation. Blame is being placed on the farmers and blame is being placed on the government for their failure to act or failure to act insufficiently. Bloggers are writing about what they are seeing around them, while others are writing about possible solutions.
Indian Food Blog Bong Mom's CookBook introduces its readers to the world of Bengali cuisine in a two part series. Part I displays recipes in the following categories – Rice, Veggie Side Dish, Dal, Complete Meal, Seafood, Meat and Eggs. Part II has recipes of Chutney, Dessert, Snacks and Drink.
Maila Baje of Nepali Notebook analyzes the post election politics in Nepal: “Despite being the largest party in the newly elected assembly, the Maoists are not quite sure they would get to head the government.”
“Locally, consumers are not getting value for money. Breadbasket items such as flour, butter, cheese and canned goods have all been outrageously priced,” writes Adrian Gibson at WeblogBahamas.com, while Bajan Global Report says that Haiti will receive food aid from Florida.
May Day is the day workers around the world rally for better working conditions and higher wages. In the Middle East, bloggers mark the day with posts and photographs reporting what happened, what the day means for them, and why it is a reason for celebration.
Having been back in Africa for a bit more than one year, Gi [pt] has many questions about identity: “As soon as I arrived here – and that time flies like an arrow! – This question fell upon me: Where I am from? From here, the place I was born?...
“Right on May 1st, between going to the march with banners saying “the best for workers”, knowing that he is speaker is the boss who pays badly and sometimes is even the slave-owner of our days, or going to hit the bottle and lift the thumb for all who see...
Blogging from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Abeni says: “Our Prime Minister has said there is no food crisis on our shores and that may be so. However, there is no denying that cost of living has increased sharply which means that shopping is becoming quite an art”:
Talking about the “promise” 60 years ago of an Israel that will be “a light unto the nations,” Lebanese blogger Moussa Bashir links to a story about how Israeli settlements are dumping raw sewage into neighbouring Palestine.
Both Nicholas Laughlin and Jumbie's Watch link to journalist BC Pires’ article in which he refers to Trinidad and Tobago as a monarchy.
Jordanian blogger Qwaider announces that May 15 is the Blog for Palestine Day.