Stories from 2 March 2012
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 Kommandokorps, which describes itself as an elite organisation “protecting its own people” in the event of an attack.
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 the Embargo, we offer the perspective of Cuban blogger and Global Voices author Elaine Díaz.
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.
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) by Mileidy Orozco Domicó of the University of Antioquia [es]. The documentary, in the Embera tongue, follows the struggles of...
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 cnpolitics.org.
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 demonstration ended in the deaths of over 20 people.
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 only days ago has had over 11,000 views – but he has ambitions of reaching a million.
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 the streets on March 15, 16 and 17 in support of the Syrian people's struggle. Here are more details.
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.
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 violence on woman in Pakistan.
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 propaganda to bring citizens to the polls.