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8 June 2010

Stories from 8 June 2010

Italy: “Every Kiss is a Revolution” as Gays Await Legal Rights

Violent assaults on homosexuals have occurred with frequency in Italy over the past year, but to the disappointment of many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists, it has not...

East Timor: Citizen Media Meagerness

Kurdistance: The Hypocrisy of Defending Turkey

As there is an increase of support for both Turkey and Palestine in the wake of the Israeli raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Kurdish bloggers caution against supporting a...

50 Years Later, Independence and the Resource Curse in Francophone Africa

Francophone Africa is celebrating 50 years of independence in 2010. Many Africans voices are wondering out loud what is there to celebrate, given the mediocre level of human development achieved...

Guatemala: Bloggers Draw Attention to Green Initiatives

Mexico: Having Fun With Census Questions

Japan: Surrealistic paintings by Tetsuya Ishida

Haiti: Farmers’ Rights

Costa Rica: Laura Chinchilla's First 30 Days in Office

Jamaica, St. Maarten: R.I.P. “Yaya”

South Korea: Netizens Question Cause of Cheonan Tragedy

Guyana: Twittering

Haiti: What Would Jean-Juste Say?

Bahamas: Cleaning Up the Spill

Peru: The Blogosphere Remembers Bagua

A year from the tragic incidents in Bagua, where officially 34 people died (23 of them were policemen) and unofficial reports speak of a much larger number of casualties, Peruvians...

Pakistan: Bloggers Reject Religious Hatred

93 innocent lives were lost when the Ahmadiyya religious community was attacked in Lahore around a week ago. Pakistani bloggers, netizens and activists have denounced the attacks in strong words.

Israel: Pixies Pull Show Stopper

In the wake of mounting international criticism and condemnation of Israel’s clash with activists intent on breaking the blockade on Gaza, the Pixies, a veteran rock band, have canceled their...

Japan: An interview with the author of “20th Century Boys”

Sri Lanka: Mass graves are nothing new

Bangladesh: In search of a soulmate

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