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9 November 2010

Stories from 9 November 2010

Myanmar Election: Junta-backed party wins, violence erupts

After twenty years, elections were held in Myanmar and as expected the junta-backed party won with the Union Solidarity and Development Party getting more than 80 percent of the seats...

Philippines: Students oppose education budget cuts

Student activists in the Philippines are protesting the decision of the government to slash the funding of state universities.

Mexico, USA: Border Women Begin Hunger Strike in Front of White House

The Latin Americanists reports that, “Thirteen women gathered in front of the White House on Monday and commenced a hunger strike. They requested that the U.S. government pay more attention...

Uruguay: First Blog Competition for University Students

Gabriel Budiño [es] shares information on the first blog competition for Uruguayan university students, which seeks to promote debate and is open to any university student from Uruguay.

Guatemala: Internet Accessibility and Mobile Phones

Antigua Daily Photo shares a graph that shows the exponential growth of mobile phones in Guatemala: “Soon you will see a similar pattern with Internet access as a result of...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Miracle for Judah

Plain Talk chronicles the experience of young Judah Lovell, a burn victim who has suffered through the local health care system and deserves “his over due happily ever after.”

Bermuda: Sexual Discrimination

bermudashorts says that when it comes the issue of sexual orientation and equal rights, “there is no such thing as compromise…passing this legislation has nothing to do with offending conservative...

Trinidad & Tobago: Silencing the Media

“Fazeer Mohammed is a writer and broadcaster in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Last Saturday he was fired from the Caribbean New Media Group, a STATE-RUN media house in T&T”: The Undisputed Truth...

St. Lucia: Hurricane Relief Efforts

“There are people who are very much still marooned by the metres of mud that descended from the mountains, swept away and buried their homes, vehicles, farms and kitchen gardens”:...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Not to Blame for Boycott

“We don’t care what Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz wants to say. There is no other way to look at the statement of their PM than plain out of order and...

Chile: Students Walk More Than a Thousand Kilometers for Public Education

Three Chilean university students began walking this past September 30th. They walk for Chilean education and will cover more than 1000 km through Chile until they arrive in Santiago, the...

China: Comments on Ai Weiwei's River Crab Banquet

Over the weekend, prominent Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei was under house arrest, a move believed to be coming from powerful political figures in Shanghai. Ai had planned to...

Zambia: Reversing domestic violence

Steps to be taken to reverse domestic violence in Zambia: “The second change is the need for special domestic violence courts. It appears that our courts may not fully realise...

South Africa: Cape Town has largest Twitter usage

Cape Town has the largest Twitter usage in South Africa: “A report released earlier this year by Fuseware, a social media research company shows that Cape Town has the largest...

Uganda: Does gender matter in social change?

Maureen blogs about the Digital Natives: My bubbles, My space and My Voice workshop taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa: I cannot stop thinking about yesterday’s morning session on “Keyword...

Uganda: Do you need to stay in power after 24 years?

Evelyn discusses the decision by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to seek another term: “Many think 24 years is enough time for any able minded President to bring forth the agendas...

Taiwan: Open data, open failure

Zonble demonstrates many failed examples of how Taiwanese government spend money on creating useless, difficult and empty “open data” websites of crime information[zht]. As an iPhone app developer, he also...

Taiwan: Two election rallies in Taipei

Taiwanese will vote in elections in five major cities on 27 November. Frozen Garlic observes two campaign rallies. The first for Eric Chu (朱立倫), the KMT candidate for Mayor of Xinbei...

Japan: Tezuka fire safety posters

Pinktentacle presents a series of fire safety posters featuring famous manga artist Ozamu Tezuka‘s characters. The series dates back to 1979.

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