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1 July 2009

Stories from 1 July 2009

India: Bangalore Gay Pride Parade

Ultra Violet posts some pictures of the recent Bangalore Gay Pride Parade and comments: “Gay pride is really about the freedom to be – and love – who one chooses.”

Palestine: Fishermen Routinely Abducted Or Shot At

Eva Bartlett writes about Gaza's fishermen who are regularly abducted at sea, or shot at, by the Israeli navy: “The area is rich in fish. The Israelis know this and...

South Africa: Storm Brewing Between Government, Striking Doctors & Unions

In the last few months there has been a storm brewing between different parties here in South Africa related to the public health care system. Doctors, unions and government are...

India, Pakistan: How Similar We Are!

Faisal K at Deadpan Thoughts comments on the bitter-sweet India-Pakistan relations: “We might have parted ways in 47 but our hearts and minds even though sometimes misled are still one.”

Bangladesh: TEDx Dhaka

Mohammad Tauheed, a TED Fellow from Bangladesh has recently hosted “TEDxDhaka” the first TEDx event (x= independently organized TED event) in Bangladesh.

Costa Rica: Scams with Used Imported Cars

Roy Rojas of the News Star [es] describes the way that some people in Costa Rica scam others through the import of used cars from abroad.

Haiti: Election Skepticism

Blogger Wadner Pierre reports that “Haitians appeared skeptical of the recent senatorial elections.”

Japan: Implications of the Population Crisis

Ian Wright at Japanian analyzes the implications of the diminishing population in Japan from an economic, political, and military point of view.

Dominica: Chavez's Influence

Chris at Dominica Weekly says that “the possible influence that Hugh Chavez…might have on the outcome of the next general election should be something every that Dominican should be concern[ed]...

Trinidad & Tobago: Neverland

This Beach Called Life compares Trinidad and Tobago with Neverland: “In our Neverland, criminals will never be caught, our economy will never prosper without high oil prices, our money never...

Kazakhstan: State-ordered blogging

rOOse, a blogger on the blog platform in Kazakhstan, has posted [ru] a letter from the government to the principals of schools and colleges across the country containing recommendations...

Bermuda: New Hotel

Bermudian bloggers discuss the pros and cons of the proposed construction of a new hotel on the island.

Peru: Dangerous Polarization

Susana Villarán writes about the “dangerous polarization [es]” that is taking place in Peruvian society and politics, including how some independent bloggers are being categorized on one end of the...

Jamaica: Powell's Time?

Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose predicts that Asafa Powell will give Bolt and Gay a run for their money in the 100m at the Berlin World Championships this August.

Egypt: Wael Abbas Released, Laptop Confiscated

Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas was detained and questioned for 13 hours upon arrival in Cairo from a conference in Sweden. “finally released after 13 hours, found the lost bag, but...

Dubai: Stylish Workers

Life in Dubai posts a photograph of workers in the heat, wearing straw hats and comments: “I came across this gang of labourers this morning, looking very stylish in their...

Israel: How I ended up in Israel

From Israel, Anglosaxy continues narrating how he ended up in Israel in this post.

Syria: Michael Jackson in Pictures

Syrian Hosam Akras [ar] marks the death of King of Pop Michael Jackson by posting his photographs in this post.

Jordan: Message to the Iranian People

“The Iranian people have the virtues of a great civilization running through their veins. We love you Iran,” tweets Queen Rania of Jordan here.

Israel: Gaza Humanitarian Ferry Intercepted

Tikun Olam‘s Richard Silverstein, who is based in the US, writes about the capture of a ferry carrying 23 human rights activists who were attempting to break the siege on...

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