Stories from 15 October 2011
British Priest Paul McAuley is continuing his mission of defending the environment and indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon despite repeated attempts to expel him from the country. Juan Arellano speaks to "Brother Paul".
The Occupy Wall Street movement has landed in the South Korean capital, Seoul. Despite heavy rain, lightening and thunder, and a sudden drop in temperature, about 300 people came together for the Occupy Seoul protest on October 15, 2011.
In Latin America, the countries that don't recognise Palestine are few --including Colombia. As a result, President Abbas visited Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota to discuss relations between Palestine and Israel.
Kayhan Irani, an award-winning writer and “artivist” from New York, blogs about her experiences in Kabul, Afghanistan training theater groups in the theory and practice of theater for social change.
Young people and activists will occupy the streets of Seoul on October 15 to protest financial inequality. Joining the “Occupy Wall Street” movement from the United States, South Korean citizen media Wiki Tree released a slideshow [ko] regarding the planned protest.
A newspaper article titled "A Half-Dead Journal," which analyzed the drop in LiveJournal's traffic within the last nine months, provoked a heated discussion on the structure and the future of the Russian blogosphere.
To protest against a regulation that bans the homeless from public areas in one of Budapest's neighborhoods, one blogger posed as a homeless man and ended up getting arrested by the police, while his friends were filming the incident. Marietta Le reports on the initiative.
Do you know how to properly wash your hands? Through songs and dances, people from different parts of the world teach others the right way to wash their hands to promote health. October 15 is Global Handwashing Day.