21 October 2009

Stories from 21 October 2009

Russia: Kindle

  21 October 2009

Profy reports on Amazon Kindle's “international expansion”: “This decision is obviously good at least because I personally don’t like any limitations and opening yet another window to the huge Russian market is hopefully a wise decision for Amazon. […] At the same time I myself suspect that the vast majority...

Western Sahara: Hunger Strike in Support for Separatists

  21 October 2009

Solidarité Maroc [Fr], an online forum regrouping some Moroccan human rights activist, publishes an appeal (video) by French national Jean François Debargue who's on hunger strike in solidarity with Sahrawis whom he says are living in “dire conditions” in Western Sahara – a territory administered by Morocco and contested by...

Pakistan: Abuse Of Religion

  21 October 2009

“The trend of moulding religion to suit one’s needs instead of amending ones own behavior to suit the needs of religion is a symptom prevalent even amongst the so called liberal and educated classes of our country,” comments Pakistani blogger Tayyab at Deadpan Thoughts.

Bhutan: End Tobacco Ban

  21 October 2009

I am Drukpa brings to our notice “the rising insane and inhuman prices” of freely available smuggled cigarettes in Bhutan because of a outright tobacco ban in the country. The blogger advocates for “ban-free legalized tobacco that is reasonably taxed and regulated”.

India: Campaign To End Homophobia

  21 October 2009

“The Campaign for Open Minds is one of the many efforts to end homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in India and was created in response to the alarming surge in attempts at conversion therapy and other negative reactions to increased visibility of LGBT people, following Delhi High Court’s historic July 2...

Trinidad & Tobago: Truth or Dare

  21 October 2009

“We are a society that publicly cries corruption but privately upload mega-project photos on Flickr with misguided pride”: This Beach Called Life uncovers “the hidden truth” about Trinidad and Tobago.

Barbados: New Hospital?

  21 October 2009

Barbados needs a new hospital, but Barbados Free Press wonders whether people understand “how much commitment and effort this will require.”

Bermuda: Economic Pinch

  21 October 2009

“The critical mass of tourism facilities continues its tailspin of decline. The Government may spin all it wants, but the facts are dismal”: Vexed Bermoothes says Bermuda is feeling the economic squeeze.

Vietnam: Flooding pictures

  21 October 2009

The Fish Egg Tree uploads pictures of the recent flooding in Kon Tum, Vietnam. The flooding was caused by Typhoon Ketsana.

Serbia: Preparations for Medvedev's Visit

  21 October 2009

Belatedly, a mock review of the preparations for president Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Belgrade – at Belgraded: “He already was in Serbia once last year, but this time there’s a lot more fuss about his visit, presumably because we need to suck up to the East at least as much...

Inheritance tax and children in limbo: adoption in Japan.

  21 October 2009

Adoption in Japan is a statistically under-represented, multi-dimensional issue. Young families seeking children, inheritance tax-evading grandchild adoptions, conservative opposition to confusing family blood-lines, and loosely regulated groups illegally netting profit from international adoptions out of Japan.

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