Stories from 16 June 2010
Pakistan: Global Political Economy
Anas Muhammad at Pakistan Foreign Policy blog discusses about Pakistan's global political economy.
Indians And Racism
“Are Indians the most racist in the world?” Supidta Chatterjee answers the question.
Bangladesh: The Toll Of Eve teasing
Pinky wrote this note before taking her own life: “when [my tormentor] pulled my scarf and harassed me physically in front of the house, onlookers at the scene laughed. Nobody protested.” Blank Noise blog highlights the eve teasing menace prevailing in Bangladesh.
Jamaica: Thanks, Dad
In honour of Father's Day this Sunday, Irie Diva is “taking a small moment to say thanks dad, good fathers are few and far in between and I am blessed to have you in my life…”
Cuba, U.S.V.I.: Oil Spill Effects
As Cuba readies itself to face the effects of the BP oil spill, News of St. John wonders whether the Virgin Islands will be next and Pancier's Photo Blog declares: “Enough talk folks. Fix it and clean it up. 58 days is much too long…”
Jamaica: On Tivoli
Active Voice blogs about the man shortage in Tivoli Gardens following the crackdown on the area in the search for ‘Dudus': “The female population is getting antsy because of the sudden disappearance of their menfolk, go-getting women are hitting on JDF soldiers…”; Barbados Underground, meanwhile, says: “The Tivoli Dudus Coke...
Belarus: Photos from Minsk, Gomel, Bobruisk, etc.
A great collection of photos from Belarus – new and old buildings, stencil graffiti, Minsk, Gomel, Bobruisk, etc. – by LJ user darriuss (RUS, BEL).
Guyana: Free to Criticize
Diaspora blogger Stella Ramsaroop republishes a column she wrote for a Guyanese newspaper in which she says: “If the people of Guyana want to continue down the road of true democracy, then it is time to tell your government to back off the nation’s free press.”
South Africa: Tonight, it's not just a game
Bafana Bafana take on Uruguay tonight in their second Group A clash in FIFA 2010 World Cup. Bloggers as well as South African citizens are saying that the clash tonight is not just a game. June 16 is a special day for South Africa. It is Youth Day, which commemorates the Soweto Uprising that took place in 1976. It is also Zakumi's birthday.
Japan: A World Cup without Nakamura?
Gaki_tsutomu comments [ja] on the absence of midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura from the match [en] that saw Japanese team win 1-0 over Cameroon. The blogger wonders if the player will be relegated to the bench also in the next matches and analyzes coach Okada's strategy.
Russia: Bloggers Discuss the Case of a Cop-Killing Gang
Russian bloggers are having a heated discussion of the recent detention of a criminal group that carried out a series of attacks on the police in Russia’s Far East.
Hong Kong: Blocked by government free wifi?
Daai Tou Laam, a blogger who is very critical of the Hong Kong government, complains that his blog has become inaccessible via the SAR government free wifi service.
Old Revolutionaries on the Present Upsurge of Worker Action in China
China Study Group translated a petition statement jointly signed by a number of old revolutionaries on the recent labour strikes in China. The statement addresses to the CCP, People's Congress, the State Council, compatriots throughout China, and all Media Outlets.