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2 March 2012

Stories from 2 March 2012

South Africa: Kommandokorp – Extremist Hate Group or Afrikaner Nationalism?

The Mail & Guardian ran a story recently about an extremist right-wing survival camp in Johannersburg breeding virulent racism, training teenage boys in its ideology. The camp is run by...

Cuba: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 2)

The United States embargo (or blockade) against Cuba is now 50 years old. In this second part of a two part series on Cuban perspectives on the 50th Anniversary of...

China: Old propaganda for a new era

China Media Project explains how an old icon, Lei Feng, has been reused recently in the new round of propaganda campaign by the education department.

Colombia: Film Festival Award Goes to Indigenous Film

The Cartagena International Film Festival [es] awarded one of its India Catalina awards in the category of New Creators in Short Films to the documentary short Mu Drua (My land)...

A Pictorial Guide to China's Politics: Left v. Right

Jimmy from Tea Leaf Nation explains the political position of the leftist and the rightist in China by translating discussion in micro-blogs and a pictorial guide from

China: What Happened in Kashgar?

Xinjiang: Far West China has collected information from different sources and put together a fuller picture on what happened in Kashgar on February 28, 2012 when a riot and/or public...

Angola: Young video blogger goes off on what's “no good”

Young video blogger @DelvisBoy (Delvino Funetil) has started a series of video rants about Angolan pop culture called “Não Ta Bom#” (It's no good#). His simple rant about Facebook posted...

World: Global March Against the Syrian Dictator

March 15 will mark the anniversary of the start of the Syrian revolution. An initiative called Global March for Syria aims to take people from all over the world to...

Palestine: Youth Activist Fadi Quran Released From Israeli Prison

Palestinian youth activist Fadi Quran has been released on bail from an Israeli prison. The news was welcomed by dozens of Twitter users who expressed great joy.

Pakistan: An Oscar in Pakistan

Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy recently won an Oscar award for the best documentary (short) film. Her investigative story titled Saving Faces shows the affects of acid...

Iran: “Should We Vote Again?”

The Islamic Republic is preparing for parliamentary (Majlis) election on Friday, March 2, 2012. While several opposition groups have called for boycotting the election, the Iranian state is employing anti-Western...

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