11 November 2011

Stories from 11 November 2011

India: 11/11/11

  11 November 2011

Soumyadip celebrates 11/11/11 with an incredible snapshot of his digital watches.

Cuba: The Democracy of Twitter

  11 November 2011

Generation Y is shocked at the “arrogance” with which Mariela Castro responded to a question she posed on Twitter, but still believes that “verbal attack is a habit that can be cured. The voice can be trained, tolerance acquired, the ear opened to listening to others. Twitter is a magnificent...

Cuba: Athlete Forgotten

  11 November 2011

“The [glorification of] the standing of our athletes in the medal count and categoris[ing] this ‘as an achievement of the revolution’” gets Ricardo Medina thinking about “Rauler Castellanos Moreno, a black youth from Pinar del Rio who, despite his victory [in the 2007 Special Olympics] now lives in inhuman conditions.”

Mexico: Netizens React to Death of Interior Secretary

  11 November 2011

Fernando Blake Mora, Mexico’s Interior Minister, died today -November 11- in a helicopter crash. Twitter users immediately began discussing the accident, and in a few hours #BlakeMora and 'Secretario de Gobernación' became worldwide trending topics.

India: The Plights Of The Citizens Of Bhopal

  11 November 2011

Proloy Bagchi, a retired government official from Bhopal, writes about the citizens of Bhopal who are suffering from the degradation of environment due to massive construction works and cutting down of trees in the city.

Haiti: “Abandoned Population”

  11 November 2011

Dying in Haiti republishes the desperate pleas of a Catholic priest in Robillard, who says that “several of the family members of the cholera inpatients of [the area] have TB symptoms. The situation of Robilllard is definitely becoming chaotic. We cannot expose an entire population to some TB people.”

Cuba: “Antunez” Reportedly Critical

  11 November 2011

Pedazos de La Isla reports that “Yris Tamara Aguilera, wife of Jorge Luis Garcia ‘Antunez’ and active resistance member herself, has made declarations in regards to the health of her husband who was jailed two days ago during a non-violent sit-in.”

Iran: Greens vs. Greens

  11 November 2011

Jaras, an Iranian Green site, was criticized by several bloggers over quoting unidentified sources in Tehran saying: “Since October 22, Mehdi Karroubi [a Green Movement leader] has no spokesperson outside the country.” Meanwhile, Saham News, the website of Mehdi Karroubi's National Trust Party, rejected the report published by Jaras. Farshad...

Yemen: Taiz is Bleeding while the UN Envoy is in Sanaa

  11 November 2011

Yesterday's arrival of the UN envoy Bin Omar to Sanaa didn't seem to deter president Ali Abdullah Saleh or his forces from defiantly committing more violence and atrocities in Taiz. The continuous and random shelling by Saleh forces on Taiz's residential areas has caused many deaths and injuries to civilians and destruction of many homes. Noon Arabia takes us to the heart of the suffering of Yemenis in this post.

Peru: Farmers’ Strike in Andahuaylas

  11 November 2011

Tuesday, November 8, marked six days of a farmers' strike protesting mining activity in the area in Andahuaylas, in the Apurímac region of Peru. Netizens are reporting through Twitter as the strike continues.

Gabon: Bongo Indulges With Football Match Against Brazil

  11 November 2011

The Brazilian national football team came to Libreville, Gabon for a friendlly football match against the Gabonese national team on November 10. The social challenges the team witnessed are in stark contrast with the spending habits of the current Gabonese President Ali Bongo.

Colombia: Students Gather in Bogotá's Bolívar Square

  11 November 2011

On November 10, public university students participated in marches throughout the country and gathered in Bolivar Square in Bogota, the principal administrative center of the country. The event aimed to pressure the government to definitively repeal Law 30 for higher education reform.

Peru: Over 30 People Injured in Farmer's Strike in Andahuaylas

  11 November 2011

A farmers’ strike [es] against mining activities in Andahuaylas, in the Apurímac region, turned violent on November 10, leaving damages and 38 people injured, according to the latest reports by El Comercio [es]. Juan Arellano gathers citizen reactions and reports via Storify [es].

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