Stories from 7 April 2009
Carolina Botero of equinoXio introduces the copyleft publishing house “Dream Traffickers,” which recently was in Bogotá, Colombia for a talk at the National University of Colombia.
“News of the Egyptian social resistance is now available in Spanish and Catalan,” reports Arabawy, from Egypt.
“This month Egypt should have celebrated as a country officially the 90th anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution in 1919. I am not shocked by the poor and sad reception of the anniversary in Egypt but I am angry from this silly fight between the Wafdists and the nationalists/Nasserists/ Socialists on...
Argentina is a country built by immigrants primarily by Europeans who escaped war and hunger in the early 20th century. Later, South Americans and Asians also made a new life in the country having to adapt to new surroundings. However, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Argentineans also left their country due to the presence of a military dictatorship, and later a political and economic crisis. All of this movement makes Argentina a land of immigrants and emigrants.
“About two weeks have elapsed, a bunch of fanciful reports have come out, but we still don’t know much more about the airstrike in North Sudan that Israel, or possible the United States, allegedly carried out,” writes The Arabist from Egypt.
Piso Tres [es] compares the business rivalry between a smaller supermarket and a larger supermarket chain in Medellín, Colombia to a battle between David and Goliath. Many thought that the smaller store would close, but credits its determination for its success.
Tunisian blog Nawaat posts a video which they claim shows US president Barack Obama snubbing French President Nicolas Sarkozy – who is later seen embracing Tunisian President Zeinalabideen Ben Ali.
Planeta Cordósfera [es] publishes the list of Holy Week cultural activities in Córdoba, Argentina including the dramatic interpretation of the Passion.
There are activities for all ages during the holidays around Easter Week in Monterrey, Mexico including a Pixar exhibit for children writes Perla Cristal Gómez of Vivir México [es]
John Wilson González, who plays the trombone, is representing Colombia in the YouTube Symphony writes Campus Comunicativo [es].
“Tweet tweet. The Syria News Wire is on Twitter. Follow @syrianews,” writes News From Syria. Many bloggers are now pairing their blogging activities with Twitter.
Two updates from Repeating Islands Blog: a Surinamese victims’ group is considering legal action against the Netherlands for its alleged role in the country's 1980 coup and Dominica has declared that it “will no longer be supporting the whale-killing position of the Japanese government in the International Whaling Commission.”
“In Barbados, the sense of fear expressed in public commentary about job losses has increased in recent weeks”: Both Barbados Underground and Living in Barbados blog about the ripple effects of the global economic crisis.
The Haitian Blogger has his doubts about the motives of various NGOs that “are in the process of vaccinating 1 million Haitians with an oral polio vaccine.”
“Quick! Look busy. Obama is coming. Hide away anything that would suggest that we have screwed up priorities and should be spending $600 million doing the things we are paying lip service to in the Summit of the Americas declaration ”: Attillah Springer wishes Trinidad and Tobago would get its priorities...
Havana Times reports on the official Martin Luther King tribute in the capital, while Uncommon Sense blogs about the MLK tribute by Cuban civil rights activists who “gathered to remember and honor King as someone who has inspired their own struggle for freedom and justice.”
“There is much debate in Bermuda regarding the effectiveness of the Bermuda Ministry of Tourism”: Vexed Bermoothes explains.
A blog was set up for the gay community of East Timor
Loro Horta writes about the social and economic situation of East Timor. Horta writes: “While poverty has been part of daily life for the majority, it now exists side by side with small pockets of scandalous affluence resulting from the oil bonanza.”
Mindful of the delicate state of negotiations between Armenia and Turkey to resolve the past, U.S. President Barack Obama avoided referring to the massacre and deportation of Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire as genocide during his visit to Turkey this week. Reaction from bloggers has been mixed.
Vinod Sharma at India Retold comments on the opinion polls aired in Indian TV channels: “these polls reflect not the opinion of the people who are going to vote but of ‘opinion makers’ who are using the platforms of these channels.”