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30 December 2008

Stories from 30 December 2008

Egypt: Down sizing Car factory

In the middle of everybody's talk about Gaza's siege and Israeli brutal attack on Palestinians, Egyptian blogger Zeinobia is asking people not to forget Egyptian internal affairs. In her new...

Egypt: Solidarity with Palestine

Since they’ve heard, Egyptian Bloggers expressed their immediate solidarity with their Palestine brothers against the brutal attack. Everybody condemned the Siege, as well as the blind Israeli bombings that does...

India, Bangladesh: Explaining South Asian Politics

Santosh at Über Desi explains the results of the Bangladesh parliamentary election: “Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won because it was time for a change. The last elected government was...

Pakistan: Remembering Benazir Bhutto

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan wonders if Benazir Bhutto had not been killed would things have been different for Pakistan?

Bangladesh: A Landslide Victory Is Not A Mandate For One Party Anarchy

Shada Kalo reminds the Awami League led Grand Alliance after their win in Bangladesh elections held yesterday: “A landslide victory does not mean a license to mess with the constitution...

India: A Guide To The Biggest Moments in Indian blogging History

Pramit Singh at MediaVidea provides a guide to the biggest moments in Indian blogging history.

India: The Top Five Newsworthy Events in the Indian Blogosphere in 2008

Gaurav Mishra at Gauravonomics digs into the Indian Blogosphere to find the top five events in 2008, in which the Indian blogosphere itself became newsworthy.

Burning the Year Away: New Year Traditions

In many South American countries, it has become a tradition to burn human shaped representations of the previous year, as a way to get rid of everything bad that the...

Ghana: Tired of dirty politics

Omanba of Ghanaconscious criticizes politics in Ghana as pressuring people with “with negativity and scandalous innuendos”. For him the recent presidential elections have brought “the worst of humankind in Ghana”.

Israel: Debunking Israeli arguments about Gaza

Mo-ha-med, who is based in Israel, outlines why he believes all the “pre-packaged pseudo-arguments” for attacking Gaza won't stand up.

Palestine: “In Gaza it's 9/11 every hour, every minute, everywhere”

In this post, a Gazan blogger far from home, seeing the death and destruction taking place there, asks, "Who was born in bloodied Gaza today?" And an Italian human rights...

Lebanon: Solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza

“In Gaza There is a Boy Standing and Waiting to go to Sleep” these are the words that Mazen Kerbaj chose to summarize the situation in Gaza in one of...

Syria: More on the Israeli Massacre in Palestine

Diana Ghazzawi, a Gazan blogger who is now based in North America, shares with us her worries that she might not meet her relatives in Gaza one day, if they...

Syria: Myths about Israeli Attacks in Palestine

Our coverage of Syrian bloggers reacting on the ongoing Israeli war in Palestine continues. Israel is still proceeding the attacks in Palestine for the forth day causing 385 civilian deaths...

Cuba: Letter to Castro

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense links to an open letter [ES] to Fidel Castro, written by a political prisoner.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Goings-On in Gaza

Notes from Port of Spain examines the situation in Gaza: “In terms of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is a total waste of time and of life. It is a...

Cuba: Subsidies

As “Raúl Castro reaffirmed the idea of ending subsidies”, Generation Y observes: “Between the symbolic price of a pound of rationed rice, and the enormous ‘slice’ of our salaries taken...

Cuba: Wishing for Freedom

Cuban blogger Retazos [ES] shares some of her wishes for 2009.

Barbados: Football Match Mayhem

As four people are shot at a football match, Barbados Free Press says that this is “what happens when you combine no rule of law with no effective police force...

Nepal Facing Energy Crisis

Saving energy, finding environmentally friendly source of energy is being actively discussed around the world. For developed nations and their developing counterparts, energy is quickly turning out to be one...

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