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12 May 2011

Stories from 12 May 2011

Italy: How technology can help manage emergencies

In a crisis, how can Web 2.0 be of use to social movements and what practical help can it offer to facilitate collective action? In reality, there is no shortage of platforms which,...

Cuba: More on Soto's Death

Cuban bloggers continue to follow developments surrounding the death of Wilfredo Soto Juan Garcia, here, here and here.

Cuba: The Beauty of Flamenco

Havana Times interviews Flamenco dancer Ana Rosa Meneses.

Bahamas, Cuba: “The Flamingo Affair”

“Thirty years ago this month, four Defence Force marines were killed when a Bahamian patrol boat was sunk by the Cuban air force”: Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith revisits what has...

Dominican Republic: “Son” Singer Passes Away

Repeating Islands reports that “Santiago Cerón, the Dominican Republic’s first internationally known salsa singer, died Tuesday in New York City at the age of 70 from a heart attack.”

Jamaica: Hyde – Art Pioneer

“He was possibly the first of Jamaica’s artists to develop the idea of working ‘serially’- creating a series of works based on a single theme”: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog...

Iran:Football fans insulted Basij forces

Football fans did not let Basij (islamist militia) forces chanted slogans and insulted them in Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Wendesday. One of the slogans was ‘there is no place...

Spain: Earthquake Shakes Murcia

Lorca, in the region of Murcia, Spain, was shaken by two earthquakes that have caused nine casualties to date and approximately 300 injured. Information, opinions, and support has spread through...

China: Red Culture Fever

2011 is turning out to be a year for 'red culture' revival, mocked fiercely online but taken seriously by courts, prisons, universities, television stations and police departments in a growing...

India: Privacy for the Deceased?

The accidental death of a NIT (Calicut, Kerala) research scholar has once again sparked controversies about the privacy of women, privacy of a dead person and in general about the...

Spain: Videos of the Earthquake in Lorca

Citizen videos show the aftermath of the 5.1 and 4.5 earthquake which struck the city of Lorca in the region of Murcia, Spain on May 11th. According to the City...

Brazil: “Different People” Mobilize Massive Street Barbecue in Higienopolis

The São Paulo State government decided not to build a subway station in #Higienopolis [pt], after 3500 residents of the upscale neighborhood signed a petition against the construction since they...

Honduras: Pushing for Change

Jose Falck Zepeda asks: “Why are we asking, rather than pushing for change?” in a post where he argues that the root of Honduras’ problems come from “waiting and longing...

Bolivia: Recycling Water for Irrigation

Roberto Laserna describes [es] how he recycles water that he later uses for irrigation. He lists some of his errors in constructing the recycling system and suggests ways to avoid...

China: Rebuilding Beichuan

Chengdu Living posts an article written by Elias Witman, who spent an extended period aiding reconstruction efforts in a village devastated by the 2008 earthquake.

Nigeria: SaharaReporters: Africa's Wikileaks

Speaking the truth to those power has never been palatable anywhere. Daring to do so in Africa may be the same as signing one's death penalty. If you have any...

Argentina: Official Launch and Repercussions of the ‘Meat For All’ Program

In Argentina, two topics exist that, one way or another, all Argentinians will always discuss: football (soccer) and the price of beef. Both generate reactions and new proposals for price...

Hong Kong: Brainwashing Education

The Hong Kong Education Bureau is planning to make patriotic education compulsory for primary and secondary school children. The objective of the Moral and National Education Curriculum is to help...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Thomas de Waal — narrative of peace necessary

On the 17th anniversary of the 1994 ceasefire, Thomas de Waal, senior associate in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, argues that a new narrative is necessary...

India: Abuse Of Elders In Old Age Homes

Pratik Goyal at Youth Ki Awaaz reports that the elderly population residing in some old age homes in India face physical abuse or mental abuse.

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