3 October 2011

Stories from 3 October 2011

Puerto Rico: Occupy Puerto Rico

  3 October 2011

Puerto Rico has joined the occupation movement that has spread across the United States, and they are also using Facebook and Twitter to communicate and share information.

USA: Occupy Together

  3 October 2011

The website Occupy Together offers a wealth of information on the social movements catalyzing in many cities in the United States and in other countries around the world against corporate greed and corruption.

Philippines: Fake Government Photo Spawns Meme

  3 October 2011

Online furor over a Philippine government agency's posting of a fabricated photo showing officials 'inspecting' a typhoon-struck street has spawned a meme wherein netizens make their own versions of the officials superimposed on different locations.

Cape Verde: Cesaria Evora Retires

  3 October 2011

Momar niang posted on their blog: “Following the advice of her Paris doctors to cancel her upcoming tour, Cesaria and her manager and producer José da Silva have agreed that she should retire once and for all.   In doing so Cesaria is relinquishing the itinerant life that has taken...

Cuba: Suppressing an “Arab Spring”

  3 October 2011

“General Raúl Castro will not permit an Arab Spring in Cuba,” explains Iván García, adding: “Those who publicly oppose the Castros, whether through a blog, web, opposition party or shouting in the streets…are not enemies. The enemies are the corrupt procreated by the regime itself and the clans that emerged...

Curacao: Changes Needed in Court of Justice

  3 October 2011

“A Dutch European lawyer indiscriminately lambasting a prime minister and a party leader in front of four innocent new judges…indoctrinating them from day one how to judicially digest post-colonial power struggles from a sole Dutch white privileged position is borderline dangerous”: TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA thinks it's time for “this constant...

Trinidad & Tobago: Making Our Own Films

  3 October 2011

In a review republished at Trinidad and Tobago News Blog, Corey Gilkes found that the cricket documentary, Fire in Babylon, “showed just how important it is that WE need to start telling our own stories from our perspective.”

Colombia: Mining Debate Continues as New Minister is Appointed

  3 October 2011

Colombians are using social networks, blogs and YouTube to comment on issues related to mining in the country, like its effects on the environment, the appointment of a new Minister of Mining, and the murder of Father Reinel Restrepo, leader of a movement against the exploitation of mines.

Chile: September 29 Student Protests in Photos

  3 October 2011

Adam Isacson links to a Flickr photostream with photos by Marcos S. González Valdés of the latest student protest which took place on September 29. The images, as Adam Isacson points out, are under a Creative Commons license.

Panama: The Struggle Against Mining

  3 October 2011

Joao Q in Mediocerrado [es] wonders “What happened to the anti-mining struggle in Panama?”, and attempts to bring the issue of mining back to the public discussion with a post on the subject.

Colombia: ‘The Poetess of La Candelaria’

  3 October 2011

Mike blogs about Johanna Henry, a woman who hands out poems “for a small contribution” in a plaza in Bogotá: “I don't know her history well, but her roots are in San Andres, a Carribean island which is probably Colombia's most unlikely territory. She's also lived in different parts of...

Bermuda: What's the Plan?

  3 October 2011

“What Bermuda needs is a plan. Multiple plans actually: a retail plan, an international business plan, a tourism plan” – and Politics.bm is afraid that the government doesn't actually have one.

China: What Lu Xun can teach us about modern-day China?

  3 October 2011

Andy Yee translated a section of an imaginary dialogue on whether China is any better than it was 100 years ago between newspaper editor Pan Caifu and prominent Chinese modern thinker and literature founder Lu Xun in Lu Xun's 130th birth anniversary on September 25, 2011.

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