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21 October 2011

Stories from 21 October 2011

Slovenia: OccupyLjubljana Evolves Into “Boj Za” (“Fight For”)

This week, PIRAN CAFÉ has been posting updates, photos and video from the OccupyLjubljana protest, which is taking place in front of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange, Borza: “BORZA is Slovenian...

Czech Republic: Reactions to Qaddafi's Death; Trade Relations With Libya

Petr Bokuvka of The Czech Daily Word writes about the potential of the foreign trade relations between the Czech Republic and Libya, and reports on the Czech Foreign Ministry's reaction...

Bangladesh: Protest Against A New Law For Homeless People

Faustina Pereira at BRAC Blog protests against a newly promulgated law in Bangladesh which permits forcibly instituting the poor, the shelterless and beggars into “shelter homes” through arrests, and attempts...

Nepal: Prime Ministers India Visit Draws Attention

Bhumika Ghimire summarizes Twitter reactions on the Nepali Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai's recent visit to India.

South Asia: Reactions on the New Beginning of Libya

After the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, people from all over the world are expressing their views on his reign, the way he died and the new beginning it...

Bahamas: Same Old Politics

“If our leaders would choose the high road we might begin to see some badly needed change in our public policy. But as long as they want to beat each...

Trinidad & Tobago: Tweeting for Anya

Globewriter attended the Project Runway party yesterday evening, which Trinidadian designer and finalist Anya Ayoung-Chee attended via Skype.

Cuba: One Week After Pollan's Death

Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter examines the new reality of the Ladies in White one week after Laura Pollan's death.

Hong Kong: Why Occupy Central?

A group of activists in Hong Kong have occupied the ground floor of the iconic HSBC building in Central District for almost one week. Their occupation has provided a reflective...

Jamaica: I Think, Therefore I Am

Long Bench responds to a newspaper editorial suggesting that the “silent middle class must assert itself”, saying: “The term ‘well-thinking Jamaicans'…smacks of an elitism that is based in the editors’...

Bolivia: President Says Road Will Not Go Through TIPNIS

Dario Kenner reports form La Paz: “In a press conference this morning President Evo Morales said the road project his government has been determined to build will not go through...

Colombia: Businessman Julio Mario Santo Domingo Dies

On October 7, Colombian businessman Julio Mario Santo Domingo Pumarejo, considered one of the richest men in the world by Forbes, died in New York at the age of 87....

Mozambique: Rare photo of President dancing

A photo of President Guebuza dancing has gone “viral” by Mozambican standards on Facebook, with over 500 likes and 440 comments. @ Verdade newspaper photographer Miguel Mangueze captured the rare...

Colombia: Indigenous Peoples Speak Out Against Hotel Project in Sacred Territory

“The Elder ‘Mamos’ or Spiritual leaders of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, have expressed profound concern over plans to build a new seven-star hotel on their ancestral territory within...

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam Case Comes to Court

The Brazilian justice system has provided new fuel to the protesting voices against the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, after its construction begun in June 2011. A lawsuit filed in...

Sri Lanka: Education Policy Requires Change

Serendipity opines that the present Sri Lankan Education Policy requires a complete overhaul.

Pakistan: Twitter Stories

Pakistani blogger Awais Aftab has started contributing to 140-character stories on Twitter according to a prompt which is circulated every day.

Oman: Statute of State Amended Following Shura Council Elections

A Royal Decree by the Sultan of Oman has announced amendments giving the Shura (Consultative) and State councils a say in the way the country is run. The laws give...

China: Independent documentary and film

If you want to know more about citizen videos, independent documentaries and films from mainland China, you can take a look at the recently website acopy.net. The website also sells...

China: Disease of indifference

Annie Lee from China Hush translated an article that examines the cause of moral deficiency in mainland Chinese society.

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