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21 November 2008

Stories from 21 November 2008

Nepal: Nepathaya

Popular Nepalese music band Nepathaya has a blog where an interview with its soloist Amrit Gurung was published.

Bangladesh: Slum kids visited Germany

In a blog post of The Dhaka Project, an organization supporting children from the slums of Dhaka, you can read about the experience of some of their kids visiting Germany.

Pakistan: The politics of condemnation

Chowrangi protests the ineffective condemnation by the Pakistan government against the US drone and missile attacks in the tribal areas of Pakistan. The blog suggests that there is more behind...

India: Reason for a strike

Hartal, a blog against the culture of frequent strikes in India shows that even the shifting of a bus terminal to a new wider location in a municipality in Kerala...

Iran:Paintings by Shirin Golestaneh

Nazy Kaviani writes in Iranian.com about Shirin Golestaneh‘s paintings. You can discover her paintings here.

Cuba: Love and Marriage

“With the love nest located in the parents’ house and with a salary that’s not enough to buy any durable or transferable goods, the signed paper and legal stamp that...

Anguilla, The Cayman Islands: Children's Rights

“Child abuse and neglect is no less a serious and widespread problem in Anguilla than it is in the Cayman Islands”: Corruption-free Anguilla praises the efforts of a Caymanian woman...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Getting the Dish

“Growing up I was made to believe that roast breadfruit and saltfish was the national dish of St Vincent and the Grenadines”: Abeni says that local culinary fare is facing...

Trinidad & Tobago: Godliness?

This Beach Called Life suggests that the members of Trinidad and Tobago's government are “Gods of The Good Times”: “The bad and hard times fall squarely on the lap of...

Cuba: “Black Spring” Prisoners

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense focuses the spotlight on two of the “Black Spring” political prisoners, here and here.

Religious unity: The Charter for Compassion

As children we may all have heard the Golden Rule expressed in many different ways, but the basic idea is: Treat others as you would like to be treated. This...

Russia: PayPal “Still Half Usable For Many”

Svetlana Gladkova writes at Profy that “the difference between a US user of PayPal and a user from Russia is huge.”

Japan: Revision of the Nationality Law

On the 4th of June, on the occasion of cases filed in 2003 [en] and in 2005 whose protagonists were 10 children born out of wedlock to Japanese fathers and...

Japan: Economic recession? A dejavue.

id:norikku225 at Let's survive the subprime shock! (サブプライムショックを生き残ろう!) [ja] comments on news that the Japanese economy has entered a recession, as reported by national [ja] andinternational [en] media. The blogger...

Macau: Say No to Article 23 and White Terror

Macau SAR government issued a draft bill enacting Article 23 of the Macau Basic Law in October. The Law is very sensitive and it would affect every citizen's freedom and...

China: Liberate Taiwan with Sexy PLA

Wang Ning suggested to liberate Taiwan with sexy PLA like these pictures…

China: The Longnan riots and the CCP’s global spin campaign

David Bandurski from China Media Project wrote a report on how the CCP manipulated the mass incident happened in Longnan, Gansu through media. Background about Lungnan protest can be found...

Hong Kong: Protect University Beacon

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is planning to remove the beacon (a symbol of freedom of speech and intellectual exchange) temporarily to build an underground information center. However, there...

Colombia: Indigenous March Arrives to Bogotá

The indigenous march has arrived to Bogotá and Bogotá Subterranea [es] is welcoming them with open arms.

Bolivia: Recent Lynchings Cause Concerns

A string of lynchings around Bolivia has caused concern around the country. The latest case in Achacachi involved 11 accused thieves, who were set ablaze by town residents. Defenders of...

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