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2 October 2008

Stories from 2 October 2008

Brazil: “Abortion is a Right, not a Wrong”

Sapataria [Pt], a Brazilian blog about LGBT and women's rights, posts pictures of a recent protest promoted by gender-issues-related groups against the legal views on abortion in Brazil, and shares...

Nepal: The American Dream

Sangam.Silpakar from Nepal posted a detailed analysis on the Nepalis pursuing the ‘American dream’.

India: Air-traffic congestions in Mumbai

Rajesh Jain at Emergic complains about air traffic in Mumbai, India: “Circling (of a flight) over Mumbai for 30-60 minutes has become commonplace thanks to the air traffic congestion.”

USA: Voices without Votes watch the Debate

You may not be able to see Russia from your backyard, but if you tune into Global Voices' U.S election website, Voices without Votes, you can learn about what the...

Pakistan and War on Terror

The Pakistani Spectator says : ” ‘War on terror’ never became popular within Pakistan and it never got any support from public. One of the main reasons for people not...

Bangladesh: Impediments for election

Although the recent declaration of general election had eased the political tensions in Bangladesh, a renewed complexity is developing over the mandatory registration requirement of the political parties. An Ordinary...

India: Terrorism and the Muslim population

M. J. Akbar ponders whether the renewed rise of despair amongst the Muslim population, due to some negligence and discrimination by the government, has a link to the recent terrorist...

Jamaica: A Nation Mourns

Jamaica is in mourning as the headless body of a little girl believed to be 11-year-old Ananda Dean was discovered weeks after her abduction. This harrowing end to the search...

Jamaica: Save our children

Jamaicans of all ranks are mourning the plight of the nation's children. The figures show that nearly 60 children have been killed since the start of January 2008. A recent...

Senegal: Confusion about Ramadan

Ria writes about Islam and the confusion about Ramadan in Senegal: “Thus for some, Ramadan ended yesterday; for most it was today, declared a national holiday by the Government. One...

Georgia: Economic Cost of War

Social Science in the Caucasus posts the comments of a consultant which questions newspaper reports estimating the economic costs of the war with Russia. However, the blog notes, the country...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Economic Fallout?

“Jamaica's dollar is valued much lower then the American dollar, which of course makes it a ‘ripe’ market for the black market.”: A Fe Me Page Dis Iyah wonders how...

Cuba: Food Prices

In an effort to counter rising food prices resulting from hurricane-related shortages, the Cuban government has frozen food prices. Cuban diaspora bloggers La Primera Generacion and Black Sheep of Exile...

Japan: Cirque du Soleil ZED

Blogger sky2525 posts photos of her night out [ja] at Cirque du Soleil ZED in Tokyo on Oct. 1st, as well as some pictures of cats doing a few circus...

Bahamas: Black or White

“They know that I’m not white, but my skin-color places me in a liminal space. I’m not white, but to their minds I’m not black enough. This color line is...

Barbados, U.S.A.: Moderating the Debate

“I said to myself, ‘That sounds like a Bajan name!”: Keltruth Corp discovers that the moderator of tonight's US Vice-Presidential debate has Barbadian roots, while Barbados Underground notes: “There are...

Jamaica: Workplace Diversity

“The term ‘difference’ is a fairly new one to the Caribbean workplace and it generally applies to obvious aspects such as race, gender, age, religion, physical ability, etc. However, our...

Georgia: Russian Boycott

Despite believing war with Russia was a huge mistake, Dv0rsky [GE/EN] says that he will still boycott Russian goods sold in Georgia in order not to invest in bombs that...

Brazil: Remembering the anniversary of Carandiru massacre

The Hub has an interview with a witness and survivor the massacre of at least 111 inmates in the Carandiru Prison Complex – São Paulo, Brazil. “Sixteen years later, he...

Myanmar: Veteran journalist criticizes bloggers

Respected intellectual and veteran journalist Mg Su San criticizes the behavior of some Myanmar bloggers who are “abusing the chance to express given by the new technology.”

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