9 November 2008

Stories from 9 November 2008

New Zealand: Time for Change As Well?

  9 November 2008

On November 8, New Zealand held a general election with opposition coalition winning a majority in Parliament. Is this a time for change? Bloggers have different opinions.

Refugees in East Myanmar

  9 November 2008

Rule of Lords reports that “Over half-a-million people in eastern Burma are living in temporary dwellings, forced out of their villages as a result of fighting, insecurity and the whims of local army commanders.”

Myanmar Astrology blogs

  9 November 2008

Links to some of Myanmar's Astrology blogs. Another blog that deals with the same topic: 7 Sphere-Here on 7 Days.

Myanmar: Persecution continues

  9 November 2008

Disappointed over the failure of UN officials to promote reforms in Myanmar, Ashin Metacarra writes: “I wonder why most of the world seems content to be merely on-lookers for the Burmese people who are being persecuted.”

Brazil: The “Empty Biennial” fills up the blogosphere

  9 November 2008

The 28th Bienal de São Paulo represents a paradigm shift from previous editions and offers a platform for observation and reflection upon the culture and system of biennials on the international art circuit. Dubbed the "Biennial of the Emptiness" before opening its doors, the fair has indeed managed to heat a debate on the blogosphere.

Armenia: Obama Endorsement

  9 November 2008

Bekaisa [AM/EN/RU] posted a photograph of a sign outside an Armenian church in the U.S. on the eve of last week's presidential election. It reads “vote for the black. The other one's an ass (donkey).”

Bangladesh: Myanmar troop build up

  9 November 2008

Ghore Baire wonders whether the recent tensions between Myanmar and Bangladesh over maritime boundary dispute and the troop build up by Myanmar near Bangladesh border could delay the impending election in Bangladesh.

Pakistan: Obama the Revenge!

  9 November 2008

For years, many people in Pakistan hated the policies of US President George W. Bush. Most Pakistanis believed that the policies of Mr. Bush to fight terrorism were failed policies. Yes that is right! Because almost every step taken by him had ironically empowered the fundamental forces like the Taliban and...

China: Protest in Taiwan criticized as democratic violence

  9 November 2008

Mainland China envoy Chen Yunlin (陳雲林) flied back to Beijing 7, Nov after his 4-day “ice-breaking” visit to Taiwan. As the chairman of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), Chen, led the highest-ranked official delegation ever from mainland to Taiwan, to negotiate for new deals that set...

Taiwan: Students Demand to Revise the Parade and Assembly Law!

  9 November 2008

About 500 students gathered peacefully in front of the Executive Yuan on 11/6 to protest against the current Parade and Assembly Law (集會遊行法). The government abusive use of the law has violated people's rights in protest in the past few days during the visit of Association for Relations Across the...

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