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8 December 2009

Stories from 8 December 2009

Chile: Cartoon Blog Dosis Diarias Turned 3

  8 December 2009

“40 years of walking to the Promised Land and turns out to be this [a desert]. We're supposed to be the chosen people. I was expecting something closer to Rio de Janeiro” reads a recent comic [es] of Chilean cartoonist Alberto Montt. His blog Dosis diarias celebrated its 3rd anniversary...

Pakistan: Wake Up!

  8 December 2009

Absar at The Mafia blog comments: “to bring back Jinnah’s Pakistan, we must come out of our shells of idleness”.

India: The Kaiga Nuclear Disaster

  8 December 2009

The Filter Coffee writes about a recent disaster in the Kaiga Nuclear Atomic Power Station in Karnataka, India and complains about the lack of information regarding the contamination.

Bermuda: Deflecting the Issues?

  8 December 2009

Bermuda's Wishful Thinking says of the island's political climate: “Racism has become a method of deflection, a way to avoid responsibility and detract from the actual issue at hand.”

Guyana: Intellectual Property

  8 December 2009

From Guyana, caribbeanlawbytes blogs about intellectual property rights in the region – a particularly personal issue in light of the fact that an article she authored was republished online without her consent.

D.R of Congo: 66 Ways to Franco

  8 December 2009

Koratend writes an excellent post about 66 ways to find information about Congolese musician Franco: “Counting the ways to Franco was an excursion into the realm of metadata, matters of syntax, and a contemplation of the hive mind of the web.”

East Africa: Not-so-serious weekday roundup

  8 December 2009

Studio Edirisa's weekday news roundup for East Africa: “Not-so-serious weekday roundup of East African news and stories: Is Uganda running out of money – Museveni flies home in economy class, proving a point or winning votes?”

China: Anniversary of Charter 08

  8 December 2009

C.A Yeung from Under the Jacaranda Tree translated an article written by Sun Wenguang on a seminar in Shandong by a number of Charter 08 signatories to commemorate the anniversary of Charter 08. The attendees made a joint pleading for the immediate release of Mr Liu Xiaobo, the coordinator of...

Guatemala: Three Lynched on Chicol

  8 December 2009

Blogger Luis Figueroa dwells on the idea of “popular justice” [es] and its link with the Guatemalan civil war after three persons were lynched by burning in the town of Chicol, Huehuetenango.

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