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21 May 2010

Stories from 21 May 2010

USA: Hemp History Week, Saving Plant and Planet

In tough economic times, why would anyone ban industrial farming of a highly profitable and useful plant that requires almost no pesticides?

Cuba: Monitoring Arrests

Ever since the February, 2010 death of Orlando Zapato Tamayo, the first Cuban hunger striker to perish in 40 years, the situation in the island appears to have become even...

Sri Lanka: Emergency Flood Relief

Egypt: Ask and ElBaradei Will Answer

India: Manipur In Peril

India: Things They Don’t Teach At School

Puerto Rico: Violent Confrontation With Demonstrators

Last night, as the governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño held a political fundraiser at the Sheraton Hotel in San Juan, students and supporters clashed with special police forces who...

Pakistan: Banning Social Media Sites

Kyrgyzstan: Bloggers seek stability amidst a frenzy of rallies

“People of Kyrgyzstan, regain consciousness!” – such was the cry issued by Kyrgyzstani Kloop blogger Kadam [kyrg/eng] on May 15. His country descended into a cataclysmic cycle of rallies and...

Ghana: New book by Ghanaian blogger

Puerto Rico: The University Protest seen through Online Video

The University of Puerto Rico's month long protest against budget cuts is still going strong. Through online video the students hunkered down inside the Rio Piedras campus keep the information...

South Africa: Best World Cup commercial

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Inclusive Government Watch

South Africa: Build up to the World Cup

With 20 days left to the the greatest spectacle showcasing the “beautiful game” in South Africa, there has been a lot of preparation going on behind the scenes and a...

East Timor: Short Story Competition in Tetum

South Africa: Economic Benefits of 2010 World Cup

It is always the fun bit that we focus on when thinking about major world tournaments. There is the other side, which has corporate gurus and the business world talking.

Haiti: Burning Seeds

Argentina: Rocker Gustavo Cerati Suffers Stroke After Concert

During a concert in Venezuela, Argentinean rock star Gustavo Cerati suffered a stroke, which was followed by an outpouring of support by fans, as well as false rumors of his...

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics

Bermuda: More on the Media Bill