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June, 2008

Stories from June, 2008

Puerto Rico: Sacred Journey

The Voice of the Taino People Online reports on the progress of the Peace and Dignity Journey, being run from New York to Panama, in honour of the indigenous peoples...

Trinidad & Tobago: Silence that Kills

Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 speaks out against political tyranny and the passivity that allows it to continue. “A dictator in the world,” she says, “is like the abusive...

Pakistan: A Career in the Civil Services

All Things Pakistan on how a career in the administrative backbone of the country – the civil services is no longer an attractive option.

Trinidad & Tobago: Poetic Port of Spain

Trinidadian blogger Sweetlime dips into the newly published Echo of Basho. He discovers that even though haiku and Port of Spain are as distinct as “oil and water”, authors Alec...

Bermuda: Statistical massage

Bermuda blogger Vexed Bermoothes comments on the government's announcement that it will now release tourism statistics quarterly, instead of monthly. In his view, it's a situation “ripe for abuse.”

Jamaica: Kingston On The Edge

From Jamaica, Active Voice reviews KOTE (Kingston On The Edge), a visual arts festival, where she says “For a brief moment in time we were treated to the kind of...

Bhutan: The cost of electricity

Whatever Matters on the increase in the price of electricity in Bhutan.

India: Social Justice and Free Speech

Law and Other Things comments on a situation, where an editor has been arrested, and describes it as a tussle between social justice and freedom of press.

India: On Child Labour

The issue of child labour is complicated, and Pr3rna wonders if stopping the children from working actually makes the issue worse.

Bangladesh: Alternate Perspectives

Words & Bites on the need for alternate perspectives and narratives to solve the issue of Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Pakistan: Taliban and Afghanistan

Five Rupees on the army strikes against the Taliban, and the infiltration into Pakistan.

Malaysia: Opposition leader charged with sodomy

Masnoorwak urges Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to stop hiding in the Turkish Embassy and answer the charge that he was involved in a sodomy case.

Indonesia: Plane crash

Five passengers who died in a plane crash in Indonesia were former colleagues of blogger Brian Lim.

Philippines: Callous leadership?

Neo Filipino criticizes politicians, including the Philippine president, who visited the US despite the typhoon devastation and ferry tragedy which hit the country last week.

Thailand: Prime Minister and origami bird

Tor finds it amusing that Thailand's Prime Minister managed to make an origami bird while the opposition accused him of being unfit to run the country in a parliamentary session....

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Updates on the Khmer Rouge Tribunal can be read in these blogs: Khmer Rouge Trial Web Portal and ECCC Reparations

Singapore: Archbishop Gregory Yong Sooi Ngean, 83

Peacebella.com and A quiet moment write about the passing away of Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Singapore, Gregory Yong Sooi Ngean.

Israel: Sarkozy Security Scare at Airport

As French President Nicholas Sarkozy departed Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport, shots rang out. A quick assessment revealed that one of the Israeli members of Sarkozy's security detail had turned his weapon...

Lithuania: Police on Segway

LJ user navalny posts a picture and writes (RUS) that police officers in a Baltic Sea resort town of Palanga, Lithuania, ride around on Segways.

Cuba: Developing Hackers

André Deak is a Brazilian blogger who has recently visited Cuba, and in ‘Cuban Hackers‘ [PT] he tells about the ‘Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas‘ (Informatic Sciences University), where local...

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