Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

26 August 2009

Stories from 26 August 2009

Russia: Stalin at Renovated Kurskaya

  26 August 2009

LJ user russos posts photos (RUS) of the newly renovated Kurskaya-Koltsevaya metro station in Moscow, which now sports this line from the 1944 version of the Soviet anthem: “Stalin brought us up – on loyalty to the people, he inspired us to labor and to heroism!” The post has so...

Pakistan: Lone Gay Blogger Stops Writing

  26 August 2009

LGBTI Bangladesh Blog informs that “the lone Pakistani who blogs about gay travails has decided to stop writing”. “Not in Pakistan. I cannot. Sorry,” Jalaluddin, who blogs at Tuzk-e-Jalali, wrote in his latest and perhaps last post on June 28.

China: Cheap money policy

  26 August 2009

The China Vortex has an article about China's money policy: the trouble with this policy is that it turns companies whose growth is based on cash flow into speculators.

Taiwan: Post-typhoon reconstruction attracts criticism

  26 August 2009

After Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan earlier this month claiming hundreds of lives and making thousands homeless, the government is pushing forward a recovery plan. Michael Turton writes that the Ma government's post-typhoon reconstruction plan is a shock doctrine.

Japan: I won`t vote

  26 August 2009

The general elections will be held on the 30th of August but many Japanese won`t vote. One of these, at takuyaonline, gives vent to his frustration [ja] against the rotten political class and the decadence of the Japanese society in a post titled I won`t go to vote (選挙には行かない) .

Paraguay: Blogger in Japan

  26 August 2009

Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] interviews Paraguayan blogger Rodrigo Yoshio Murayama of Vicento's Shrine [es], who has been living in Japan.

Bahamas: A Woman's World

  26 August 2009

“When women of the Caribbean and the Americas are truly equal, stay at home mothering will be a paying job”: From the Bahamas, Womanish Words is celebrating Women's Equality Day “by imagining a better world for women, and for mothers and their children especially.”

Barbados: Illegal Fishing

  26 August 2009

Poachers at Barbados’ Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary are reportedly released from police custody, leaving The Bajan Reporter to question how committed the Environment Ministry is to its cause.

Brazil: Photos of an outrageous squatter settlement eviction

  26 August 2009

Freelance photographer Anderson Barbosa took chilling photos of the eviction of 800 families from the Olga Benário squatter settlement in São Paulo after a court order. The property had been occupied for two years by hundreds of families who watched their houses burn and be demolished last Monday.

Guatemala: New BarCamps Planned

  26 August 2009

Gustavo Reyes of Interactiva Web [es] announces the launch of EduCamp in Guatemala, which is targeted for teachers, as well as the first regional BarCamp in Esquipulas.

Laos: Expensive face masks

  26 August 2009

As A(H1N1) panic continues to grip the world, the cost of face masks continues to rise as well. Laos citizens are complaining.

Laos: Patuxay Monument

  26 August 2009

Patuxay Monument in Vientiane is the most famous symbol of Laos nationhood. It is always compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site