10 November 2009

Stories from 10 November 2009

Americas: The Mayan Civilization Blog

  10 November 2009

Mayistas [es] is a blog that is dedicated to the Mayan culture, with a focus on anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, history and iconography, as well as upcoming educational confereces and seminars around the world. The Mayan civilization covers parts of Mexico and Central America.

India: Women Farmers Stand Against Climate Change

  10 November 2009

A group of women in India have demonstrated that despite the existing gender inequity and their low economic status, they can become a powerful resource to tackle climate change and reduce the emissions that cause it.

Zimbabwe: Ruling in Deputy Agriculture Minister Designate postponed

  10 November 2009

Sokwanele reports that the High Court Judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu on Tuesday 10 November 2009 once again postponed to Wednesday 11 November 2009 delivery of his ruling in an application in which Attorney General (AG) Johannes Tomana is seeking to strike out Deputy Agriculture Minister Designate Roy Bennett’s defence outline.

Sri Lanka: Support The IDPs

  10 November 2009

V.V. at Sepia Mutiny writes about an initiative of a Sri Lankan diaspora group in the USA who are organizing a fund raising event. The fund will support two charities which are working in the Sri Lankan IDP camps, where approximately 200,000 people are detained.

Sri Lanka: Tariff Protection

  10 November 2009

Going Global criticizes Sri Lankan government's protective tariff on some agricultural items which are increasing the prices and the cost of living.

Bangladesh: DST Woes

  10 November 2009

Bangladesh introduced daylight saving time this summer but is not rolling back to the old time this winter. This has created much debate in the country and Rumi at Unheard Voice has details.

Malawi: Fighting poverty with social enterprise

  10 November 2009

Clement writes about The Big Issue project in Malawi: “This project is affiliated to the Big Issue, London. It has the same objective of working as a social enterprise to fight poverty and homelessness by providing business and creative solutions through selling of The Big Issue magazine.”

Cuba: Of Victims & Violence

  10 November 2009

In the aftermath of her seizure by state authorities, Generation Y admonishes those who may be adopting a “blame the victim stance, while Claudia Cadelo says she prefers being a victim to being the executioner. Havana Times, meanwhile, posts a piece about the march against violence on the way to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Steups

  10 November 2009

This Beach Called Life thinks that the national mood of Trinidad and Tobago can be summed up in just one word: “Steups”.

Antigua: Sir Stanford?

  10 November 2009

Talk Antigua thinks “it is unfortunate that steps have been taken to revoke Stanford’s knighthood.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Closer

  10 November 2009

Trinidadian artist Rodell Warner posts photos from a project called Closer, in which “passersby were asked to stand for a photo with a stranger, however close they were comfortable with, and to make eye contact.”

Bermuda: Young Black Males

  10 November 2009

“The 200+ long report on the plight of Bermuda's young black males is a damning indictment of a school system that leaves 50% of BBM's ‘on the wall'”: Wishful Thinking says that the report in question should be used “a guide to making a change for the betterment of all...

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