Stories from 13 March 2009
Belgraded writes about the persistence of Serbia's “black market” and comments on Reuters’ coverage of it.
Eternal Remont writes about Putin's conflicting public statements on Ukraine.
“Czechs don’t use checks” – and seven more “symbols of America that did not catch on in the Czech Republic” – at The Czech Daily Word.
Oleg Kozlovsky got arrested on the eve of the Dissenters’ March – but escaped.
Nosemonkey's EUtopia is 6 years old: “The trouble is, you see, that the EU hasn’t progressed AT ALL in the six years I’ve been writing about it. I’ve been over all the arguments countless times, and they’re all still the same.”
Streetwise Professor writes about “the worship of state power” in Russia.
Swedish blogger Per Bkorklund, who is based in Egypt, pays tribute to Egyptian women on the occasion of the International Women's Day with this post, which features the central role played by women in social and political struggles.
Today the world seems flat. From Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, the people of the world are experiencing the traumatic effects of a global economic recession. This post is an attempt to describe the social impact of the great financial crisis as seen and felt by ordinary citizens around the world.
White African writes about Alfred Sirleaf, Liberia's blackboard blogger.
James Buck rounds up Tweets from Twitter on the recent round of rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel in this post on Breaking Tweets.
Omani blogger Muscati muses: I lost my blogging momentum. Is it because I have nothing to write, or is it because I'm more active on Twitter?”
A new project in Africa connecting the web and SMS (PamojaConnect) for villagers, “Now someone in the who lives in a remote village in Kenya has never used a computer or the internet, but they have access to a mobile phone. With PamojaConnect that message is integrated as if they...
Programmer, blogger, and musician Tzangms(小海) released his latest web tool that lets you unfollow your twtter friends quickly and easilly. “Because twitter was super slow during that time, so I wrote this easy unfollow tool hoping that everyone can unfollow their dearest twitter friends to save twitter from collapse.”(zh)
An Opposition-led motion of "no confidence" was recently brought against Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson over his handling of the CLICO issue. The motion has since been rejected by Parliament, but Bajan bloggers still got the opportunity to put in their two cents' worth...
“People is people no matter what they do or where they go”: Guyana-Gyal explains.
Repeating Islands’ Blog pays a visit to Touna, a living Carib village in Dominica.
Let them eat cake! TriniGourmet.com posts five delicious recipes to tempt your tastebuds.
From Guyana, Raptus asks: “Why do we yield to domestic violence?”
Chowrangi reports that a deal may be struck before the ‘Long March’ of Pakistani lawyers movement reaches the capital Islamabad. The blogger comments: “(The) future of Long March will be decided by the politicians and invisible hands that pull the strings in affairs of Pakistan.”
There are approximately 500,000 internally displaced people (IDP) in Sri Lanka who are effected by the civil war. Indi.ca posts some links with which people can donate online for the IDPs .
Gull from the Gaza Beach has a question about British MP George Galloway, who was part of a recent convoy to Gaza: “Galloway said we are giving to the Hamas 100 vehicles and all of their contents, I ASK WHY? Are all residents of the Gaza Strip Hamas?”