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18 August 2011

Stories from 18 August 2011

Lebanon: Special Tribunal Unseals Indictment

“The first question that comes to mind is: is this it? After nearly six years of investigation, does the case truly rest solely on telecommunications data? What about witness testimony? Forensics? DNA analysis? Magnifying glasses and trench coats?” asks Qifa Nabki while summarizing the indictment and posting his first reaction...

Algeria: Not Arab Revolutions

Algerian-American Kal, from The Moor Next Door, shares some thoughts on the Arab Spring. “This blog does not write about “Arab revolutions”; no such thing has taken place in the Arab countries from a results-oriented stand point. Important and substantive political change came to a number of Arab countries in...

Kuwait: Fined for Bad Breath

From Kuwait, Mark shares a news item about an Arab motorist who was fined by a policeman for “having bad breath.” “If they’re issuing tickets for bad breath then my previous joke about how sunglasses should be banned might actually happen,” he blogs.

Chile: Indigenous People's Education and Chilean Law

  18 August 2011

Laura Seelau and Ryan Seelau of Indigenous News write about the “Indigenous peoples’ fight for education in Chile” at I Love Chile: “What many do not know […] is that Chilean law actually makes certain guarantees to indigenous peoples that do not exist for other portions of the population. Many...

Uruguay: The State's Role in Financing the National Football Team

  18 August 2011

Cristian Pérez Muñoz of Razones y personas: repensando Uruguay [es] (Reasons and people: rethinking Uruguay) discusses the role that the Government should play in financing the national football team. He argues that “the Uruguayan State should not use its money to finance the national football team's activities”.

Bermuda: BAD Call to Boycott

  18 August 2011

“Bermudians Against the Draft have launched a campaign to persuade young black men not to cast their ballot in the next general election [because] neither political party supports their position”: Respice Finem disagrees, on the grounds “that disengagement keeps the status quo in place and renders you voiceless.”

Jamaica: Harmony with Nature

  18 August 2011

Labrish Jamaica refers to the theories of environmentalist Paul Shepard and psychiatrist Carl Jung to support “modern man’s ability to have a right relationship with the earth, even amongst the heaping evidence to the contrary.”

World: Write a blog post and win up to 3,000 Euros

  18 August 2011

Participate in YoBloCo Awards and win up to 3,000 Euros: “The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, SPC/PAFPNET is organizing the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards).”

Iran: A blogger was beaten up in jail

Human rights activists say [fa] Hossein Maleki Ronaghi, a jailed blogger, was beaten up in prison, after writing a letter to Iran's judicary authorities, by a guard and sent to a hospital. This blogger has been sentenced to 15 years jail.

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