19 October 2010

Stories from 19 October 2010

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Future Post-History”

  19 October 2010

CAFÉ TURCO writes about Braco Dimitrijević's exhibition (‘Future post-History’), currently on display in the building of Sarajevo's National Library, which “was severely damaged in August 1992, when the Serb forces shelled it with incendiary bombs […]”: “More than 2 million books and documents were lost forever but the building now...

Argentina: Where is Luciano Arruga?

  19 October 2010

Luciano Arruga has been missing since January 31, 2009. That night Luciano was seen, severely beaten, by a witness at a police station. A blog called ¿Dónde está Luciano? [es] (Where is Luciano?) has been following the case, posting pictures, video, audio and information on protests against police brutality and...

Venezuela: Misinformation on ETA-Chávez Connection

  19 October 2010

“The ETA – Chavez connection, brought to light after Spain's equivalent to the Supreme Court asked Venezuela to extradite a number of people involved in terrorist activities, is generating a torrent of misinformation rarely seen,” writes Alek Boyd in his blog.

Zimbabwe: Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe Support Ministry of Health

  19 October 2010

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe have released a statement supporting the call by the Ministry of Health to provide condoms to prisoners: “The danger of sexual violence in prisons is extremely increased under conditions of severe overcrowding and malnutrition such as currently prevails in Zimbabwe.Prison culture encourages men to have...

Uganda/Sudan: Where is Joseph Kony?

  19 October 2010

Where exactly is Joseph Kony?, Ledio Cakaj asks. Joseph Kony is the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army: “Only Mr. God knows,” is the short answer to Kony’s whereabouts, as a former LRA commander recently told Enough.

Nigeria: Success story of polio vaccination

  19 October 2010

Nigeria Health Watch discusses the success story of polio vaccination in Nigeria: “Firstly, there was an increased involvement of traditional, religious and political leaders in promoting vaccinations and encouraging acceptance within our communities, helping to turn the tide.”

Tanzania: Running for Office While Combining Kangas With Social Media

  19 October 2010

Danish blogger Pernille Bærendtsen looks at the use of traditional elements and social media in Tanzania election campaigns focusing on Zitto Kabwe, the parliamentary candidate for Kigoma North. Her post is titled "Running for Office (While Combining Kangas and Social Media). Kanga is a piece of printed cotton fabric worn by women and occasionally by men throughout Eastern Africa.

Trinidad & Tobago: In Honour of Rhea

  19 October 2010

“I am thankful for Rhea holding on to this jackass called activism. I am thankful because she was one of those relentlessly amazing Trinidad women who hold on despite the sexism, despite the belittlling, despite her commitments to family, despite her own personal struggles”: Attillah Springer pays tribute to activist...

Haiti: Heavy Rains

  19 October 2010

Repeating Islands reports that “ten people have been killed and three others are missing after heavy rains battered Haiti.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Battling Corruption

  19 October 2010

In addition to “crying out for stronger campaign finance regulations as a key solution to our disturbing legacy of political corruption”, KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall proposes “two other more urgently required types of regulatory reform: public accounting, and public procurement.”

Cuba: On Exile

  19 October 2010

“When, at the turn of the year, the prisons are emptied of political prisoners, for a time they’ll lose the stigma of being human rights violators…they are trying to decrease the size and strength of the dissidence”: Iván's File Cabinet suggests that “the proposal to leave Cuba could be expanded...

Cuba: Incomplete

  19 October 2010

“The Cuban Catholic Church reported over the weekend that the ‘process to release the 52 prisoners is completed’, says Uncommon Sense, who adds: “But 13 of those prisoners remain in jail, including 12 who repeatedly have insisted they will not accept release if it means having to take forced exile…”

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