11 August 2008

Stories from 11 August 2008

Brazil: Responsible consuming through freecycle

  11 August 2008

Lúcia Freitas [pt] discovers Brazil's freecycle groups, a recycling community already present in over 70 countries, and now in 8 Brazilian cities. She explains the main idea behind project: “When giving those things they don't need any more without requesting anything back, not only the participants exercise their generosity, they...

Slovenia: Massive Hail

  11 August 2008

Una española/gallega en Eslovenia [Spanish] and Piran Café both reported (with photos) on the massive hail storm that hit Slovenia last Friday, damaging cars, windows and even roofs.

Brazil: Debating the online regulation for the elections

  11 August 2008

Rodrigo Savazoni is organizing a series [pt] of posts in answer to a comment by judge Ricardo Hermann regarding his article on Brazil's online regulations for the elections. “I must thank him for explaining his views publicly. The Brazilian judiciary is not very accountable for its acts. So, I greatly...

Angola: Getting ready for the elections

  11 August 2008

Edmundo Galiza Matos [pt] reports that 12,000 voting offices workers have been trained in preparation for the legislative elections of September 05. “Up to 22nd of this month it is expected to reach 25,475 workers, fully trained in matters related to the electoral package, procedures for voting, and specific guidelines...

India: Gold at the Olympics

  11 August 2008

While India's first individual gold medal winner at the Olympics, Abhinav Bindra hasn't updated his blog about his win, comments are pouring in to congratulate him.

South Ossetia: Russia Risks Losing the Initiative

  11 August 2008

LJ user malkolms [Russian] advocates for Russia to ignore a ceasefire with Georgia and going on to conquer Tbilisi and to depose Saakashvili before the West has a chance to react. Otherwise, Russia risks losing the initiative and its upper hand in the conflict, malkolms argues.

AIDS Conference youth: A force to be reckoned with

  11 August 2008

One of the most active zones at the Global Village in the AIDS conference was certainly the Youth Action Zone, where youth from many different parts of the world got together to talk about their experiences, their hopes, their dreams and how change should come about taking their participation seriously. Their YouTube Channel has a series of videos from the AIDS conference, interviews and commentary about their role in taking control of the AIDS epidemic.

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