Stories from 11 October 2011
USA: Documenting Alabama's Immigration Law
People can submit their reports on the impacts of the Alabama anti-immigration law HB 56 to this crowdsourced and open digital map.
Puerto Rico: “Santurce es Ley” in Photos
The website C787studios [es] has posted a wonderful collection of videos and photos of the event Santurce es Ley [es], organized by a collective artistic movement dedicated to revitalizing and connecting the Santurce community, a sector in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Myanmar: Did Thai Prime Minister Snub Aung San Suu Kyi?
Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited Myanmar last week but intrigued some netizens because she failed to meet global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Here are some online reactions translated from Burmese.
Azerbaijan: More Voices
Aaron in Azerbaijan introduces his readers to other bloggers writing from the former Soviet republic, including one half of his two fellow PCVs who went viral with their Caspian Dreaming music video and a young female blogger already making a name for herself with personal observations of life in her...
Sri Lanka: The Right to Bear Arms
Considering the recent political violence in Sr Lanka, Dhammikad opines that the right to bear arms should be restricted in Sri Lanka.
Puerto Rico: 40 Days for You
The feminist coalition Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres [es] and an array of feminist organizations has launched the website “40 días por ti: una jornada por el derecho a decidir” [es] (40 days for you, an event in favor of your right to decide) where they are publishing every day during 40...
Puerto Rico: Henry Cole on the Drums
Mariángel González interviews Puerto Rican drummer Henry Cole for El Punto Es [es].
Pakistan: Music Improves Relations
Habib R. Sulemani thinks that Pashtu music can improve Afghan-US-Pakistani relations.
India: Torture By Teachers
Kenney Jacob posts a first hand report from a student of an engineering college in central Kerala which tells about torture by teachers in that institution leading to a female student being hospitalized.
Ukraine: New Documentary Highlights the Klitschko Brothers’ Lives and Careers
Popularly dubbed "The Klitschko Brothers", Ukrainians Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have dominated the heavyweight boxing division since Lennox Lewis retired in 2004. However, their production of an autobiographical documentary film, demonstrates that these men are more than athletes.
Honduras: Police Close Special Unit for Femicide Investigations
“Honduras is now second only to Guatemala in femicides (for Central America) and, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the country with the highest homicide rate in the world (only since the coup). Despite the high level of femicides, the police have closed the Special Unit...
Blog Action Day 2011: Let's All Talk About Food
Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. This year the topic is food, as the Blog Action Day coincides with the World Food Day, an event organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Chileans Say Goodbye to Steve Jobs on Twitter
Katie Manning from Mi Voz [es] gathers Twitter reactions to Steve Jobs’ death. She quotes Twitter users from cities like Arica and Antofagasta in the North, and Osorno and Temuco in the South.
Egypt: Photos from a Protest that Ended with Death
On Flickr, Sarah Carr shares photographs from the protests in Shubra. She writes: “When it reached Maspero protesters were crushed by army APCs and shot dead.”
Egypt: Message to SCAF
Following the Maspero clashes, Egyptian blogger Mahmoud Salem writes: ‘Our political and social leaders need to sit down with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and deliver the following message to them: “If you keep this up you are walking the path of your own destruction. The old...
Egypt: Horror at Maspero
Egyptian journalist Sarah Carr blogs her report on the horrors she witnessed at the Maspero state television building, where around 30 protesters were killed and 150 injured when the military police clashed with Coptic protesters.
Cuba: Review of New Feature Film
Havana Times blogs about a new feature film, set in the Cuban coastal town of Holguin: “Marina presents itself as something different – quieter, more intimate, another (more contemplative) way of looking at ordinary people who come and go within the island.”
Trinidad & Tobago: What Would Steve Jobs Do?
Mark Lyndersay talks about why Steve Jobs mattered so much to the world of technology.
Curacao: Triple 10 – Fooled Again?
A year after the dissolution of the Dutch Caribbean federation formerly known as the Netherlands Antilles, TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA examines the fallout: “They still whipping us with a refurbished copy paste Dutch colonial constitution. Same old problematic political coalition system. New government old tricks new business elite same greediness as...
Cuba: New Independent News Agency
Pedazos de La Isla announces the launch of a new independent press agency in Cuba; Uncommon Sense comments: “Cuba's independent journalists…are deserving of respect and admiration because without their reports…from the front lines of the struggle for liberty, the world would know far less about the reality of life on...
Jamaica, U.S.A.: #OccupyTogether Going Global
Diaspora blogger Labrish Jamaica says of the global spread of the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon: “BRILLIANT! May this be the beginning of the end of the immoral, rapacious greed and criminality that has overrun democracy in favor of the 1% plutocratic overlords…”