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8 October 2011

Stories from 8 October 2011

France: Discussing the Merits of a “Robin Hood” Tax for the Europe Union

A. Rousseaux discusses  the merits of a potential Robin Hood tax for the European Union with economist Dominique Plihon [fr].  Plihon argues that such a tax could have a real impact on...

Brazil: Different Perspectives on Steve Jobs’ Work

As the world mourns the death of Steve Jobs, the Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff illustrates another side of the entrepreneur. The same does Rodrigo Savazoni, on the blog Trezentos, saying...

Bahrain: Teen Protester Shot Dead

Protests erupted in Bahrain this weekend as angry mourners buried 16-year-old Ahmed Al-Qattan, who was allegedly 'killed by birdshot' according to the Ministry of Interior Affairs. Netizens dispute this -...

Brazil: Senator Suggests Whipping for Lazy Prisoners

Brazilian journalist Marco Antônio Araujo, from the blog O Provocador (The Provocateur), says [pt], with irony, that he is “in favor of whipping thugs who don't work” but suggests “that...

Brazil: FIFA's Demands in the Run Up to the World Cup 2014

Brazilian blogger José Carlos denounces [pt] the controversial demands of FIFA (the highest governing body of football) on the preparation of the World Cup 2014 . Several Brazilian laws, such...

United States: Alabama Passes Country's Strictest Anti-Immigration Law

On September 29, the state of Alabama passed the United States' strictest anti-immigration law, following in the footsteps of Arizona's already controversial law, which criminalized illegal migrant status. Read reactions...

Macedonia: Nude Swimming in Alexander the Great Fountain

A big hit in the social media in Macedonia last week was a video of a nude young man who apparently jumped in the new fountain beneath the grandiose monument...

Poland: Facebook Initiative Puts Pressure on Politicians

For the past two months, a Facebook initiative with more than 60,000 fans has been crowdsourcing ideas to improve Polish legislation. Ahead of the October parliamentary elections, the organizers promised...

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