Stories from 6 May 2010
"The unfortunate passing of President Yar'Adua will reduce any lingering questions over who controls the country,” writes Nigerian blogger Solomon Sydelle.The Nigerian president died May 5, 2010 at age 58 after a long illness.
Repeating Islands highlights an article by “Sr. Mary Noel Menezes, a Sister of Mercy and an emeritus professor at the University of Guyana [who] gives a historical account of Portuguese migration to Guyana.”
This Beach Called Life says: “The election results on May 24th, regardless of who wins, will be interesting as it will show what the country isn’t willing to tolerate …”, while KnowTnT.com offers this gem: “‘You know what de difference is between de election an’ reality television?’ Wait for it…...
Laritza's Laws & Cuban Legal Advisor blogs about the legal process surrounding the “trial of independent journalist Dania Virgen Garcia.”
Iván's File Cabinet looks at the pros and cons of health care in Cuba.
For Want of a Better Title from Singapore believes blogging and the internet in general have allowed many Singaporeans to speak out about bad service or programs by companies
Rachel Zeng from Singapore is in favor of legalising active euthanasia.
Ho Chi Sam reacts to the sexuality education program of Singapore
Transgender women in Singapore have launched a campaign to end discrimination against their community.
Writing for New Mandala, Thongchai Winichakul analyzes the political and social impact of the ongoing Red Shirt protests in Thailand.
One of the most notable pieces to surface on local media platform Kloop last week was posted by Burul Usmanaliev, and related to an attack on the ownership of a trout farm in the village of Vorontsovka, just outside Bishkek. The attack took place at around 4.30 am on April...
The city of Medellín recently celebrated the Day Without Cars, where motor vehicles were prohibited from the streets of the Colombian city. As a way to raise awareness about the effects of vehicles on the environment, many enjoyed the break, but it also affected some sectors of society.
Mark Adomanis writes about politics and demography in Russia and Ukraine.
Marek Dabrowski writes about Yegor Gaidar and his legacy at OpenDemocracy.net.
Window on Eurasia writes about the Crimean Tatar opposition to Russia's military presence in Crimea.
Eternal Remont comments on Sofia mayor's fight against the city's “illegal” dogs.
More on this past weekend's rallies in Russia: Sean Guillory writes about and posts pictures from the May Day Communist rally in Moscow; Julia Ioffe writes about Monstration, “an ostentatiously artsy and apolitical protest”; LJ user kashin and Maya Shelkovnikova post pictures (RUS) from the Monstration rally in Novosibirsk; photos...