Stories from 9 March 2012
On the heels of International Women's Day yesterday, Reinaldo Escobar at Translating Cuba congratulates all the women bloggers.
The Haitian Blogger calls the cholera outbreak in Haiti “criminal negligence” by the United Nations and goes on to say that the “UN occupation of Haiti is illegal, criminal and based on lies.”
“The clitoris is not the only thing we can lose, there is a long list of social, economic and political possibilities, which are also snatched from us”: Generation Y posts a list of “the violations that still persist against women” in Cuba.
“The draw-down of hundreds of non-governmental organizations which have been in Haiti since the disastrous 2010 earthquake was inevitable. But with their departure, so, too goes their purse and the millions earmarked for cleaning latrines”: Haiti Grassroots Watch examines “what…that mean[s] for the half a million displaced still living in...
Eugene Ivanov of The Ivanov Report writes about Putin the presidential candidate and Putin the President-elect.
Pakistan Blogzine posts a translation of Pakistan’s Shia scholar Allama Jawad Naqvi's lecture in Urdu, in which he identifies the actors responsible for the ongoing, systematic Shia killing in Pakistan.
A police siege threatening to evict the lands of the Quilombo Rio dos Macacos on March 4, 2012 motivated around 300 people to mobilize in solidarity with one of the oldest Brazilian communities of slave descendants in Brazil.
Villagers from Gangjeong, South Korea, have been protesting against the construction of a naval base on Jeju Island for several years. On March 7, the South Korean navy together with the construction company Samsung Corporation, started blasting out rock foundations in the coastline.
This week in Austin, Texas geeks, musicians, film-makers, creative types and ordinary party-goers will be mingling over cutting-edge ideas and free drinks. South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference, now in its 25th year, begins on Friday, March 9, 2012.
A number of Tibetans activists launched a signature campaign urging Tibetans to cease self-immolation and to cherish their lives in a time of oppression. Via Woser's blog.
Unnecessary Caesarean is the name of the campaign launched on the first week of March in Puerto Rico, aiming to curb the very high percentage of caesarean births in the country: many of them programmed C-sections that don't respond to medical needs.
Global Voices Author Tan translated a three-part series of blog posts written by a Burmese blogger Nang Nyi who visited a Kachin refugee camp in Myanmar and recounted her experience there. The refugees fled their villages after clashes broke out between government troops and Kachin rebels.
In this video by SelvaRica, an artistic collective using multimedia to promote indigenous and environmental issues, a Naso Indigenous woman from Panama asks for help from the international community to put pressure and stop a Dam construction in their lands. The dam will flood their forests and change their traditional...
Mohammad Khatami, the former reformist president of Iran voted in parliamentary elections on Friday, March 2, 2012 going back on his word that he would refuse to vote until political prisoners were freed and the constitution was respected. His actions drew ire from reformists keen on boycotting elections.