Stories from 6 August 2011
Ukraine: US and Russia Condemn Tymoshenko Arrest
Andy Young of Siberian Light reports that for once both Russia and the US stand united on one issue of international relations, namely their common condemnation of the arrest of former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko.
Senegal: Environmentally-Conscious Protesters
Ferloo.com blog hails the civic spirit [fr] of the 23 June Movement protesters (M23) in Dakar : “Under a scorching heat,the place de l'Obélisque demonstrators drank heaps of water as well as cold and hot drinks. It's a rare fact, not to pass unnoticed: they picked up and threw in...
Africa : Delicious Peanut
Nadia Khouri-Dagher writes a post on afrik.com [fr] where she praises the peanut, a condiment that has been integrated in most African cuisines: “Senegalese Chicken Mafé, Malian Peanuts Tiguadegue sauce, Ghanean Inkatse-abè sauce, Togolese Azindéssi sauce, Beninese Aziin nusunnu sauce, Congolese moambe chicken, Peanut rougail from Reunion Islands,… : The peanut...
Spain: Journalist Arrested and Demonstrations Restricted
The Spanish protest movement that took thousands to the streets to demand a more democratic system has reached a new stage. The authorities have decided not to allow any more demonstrations and have tried to prevent demonstrators from gathering.
Angola: Government Censors News on Massive Fainting Wave
Journalist Orlando Castro, on the blog Alto Hama, criticizes [pt] the decision of the Government of Angola to arrest a journalist who reported on a massive fainting wave. Some claim that what has led more than 500 people to faint across the country since April was an unidentified toxic gas....
Cape Verde: Presidential Candidates on Facebook
A group of Capeverdean citizens called Pioneiros de Cabo Verde have created an event on Facebook for the Presidential Elections that will take place on August 7. The event's page shares the Facebook profiles of the main candidates as well as videos of debates that have taken place during the...
Japan: Photo Report for Yokohama Triennale 2011
William Andrews from TABlog has a photo report on Yokohama Triennale 2011, “arguably the biggest art event of the year”.
Japan: Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Creative Industry Survey Results
Chris Palmieri published “Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Creative Industry Survey Results” in English and Japanese on the AQ blog, reporting how people who work in the creative industries were affected by the events following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11. It's also been translated into Chinese.
Japan: “Hiroshima Archive” maps testimonials and photographs
Hiroshima Archive is a multilayered resource cataloging the reality of atomic weapons. They use Google Earth to associate geographic information with testimonials and photographs. Their website is in Japanese and English.
Lithuania: Mayor in Tank Crushes Illegally Parked Car
The Mayor of Vilnius got fed up of expensive cars getting parked illegally on the bicycle lane. To make his displeasure with this blatant disregard for laws very clear, he decided to make an example and run over the car with a tank as a warning to would-be-offenders, as can...
Ukraine: Commentary on Tymoshenko's Arrest
Foreign Notes, Ukrainiana, and Power&Politics World weigh in on the Aug. 5 arrest of Ukraine's ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko.