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20 August 2012

Stories from 20 August 2012

Brazil: Company Continues Construction of Belo Monte Dam

Instituto Socioambiental informs [pt] that despite a judge order to halt [pt] construction work in Belo Monte, the company responsible for the construction of the dam, Norte Energia, continues its...

United States: Significance of Paul Ryan for the Hispanic Population

From the day that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, there has been extensive media coverage in favor and against the decision....

East Timor: Hundreds of Resistance-Related Images on Facebook

“East Timorese media organisation Tempo Semanal published almost 900 resistance-related images on its Facebook fan page. The photographs appear to range in time from 1975 to the early post-1999 referendum...

Cuba: Dealing with Dengue

“Dengue fever is now a fact of life in our country”: Through the Eye of the Needle explains.

Jamaica: Garvey's Nerve

Jamaica Woman Tongue reminds us why Marcus Garvey is a national hero.

Video: ‘I Was Here’ Campaign – Small Actions to Change the World

Join us as we see how small actions can change the world through the 'I Was Here' campaign for the United Nations World Humanitarian Day. The UN and American singer...

Caribbean: Marking Eid

There were just two posts from within the Caribbean region talking about Eid-ul-Fitr, which was celebrated yesterday: this one from Guyana and this, from Trinidad and Tobago, which republishes the...

South Korea: Controversial Launch of Online Music Video Rating

South Korean authorities have launched a new ratings system for music videos posted online. The new bill requires every music video (or promotional video) and even movie trailers to be...

Brazil: Belo Monte Halted, but for How Long?

When it seemed that all was already lost, the movements opposing the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant were surprised by an order suspending the works, which were being carried out...

Senegal: SunuCause, a Blogger-Driven Humanitarian Project

The team of bloggers that created the Sunu2012 project earlier this year to monitor the Senegalese presidential elections has launched a new collaborative online project called SunuCause. The objective of...

Russia: Zombies Versus the State in Omsk

Early last Sunday morning in the city of Omsk, a few hundred youths gathered together for a flashmob. Police were on hand to warn everyone that they represented an illegal...

The Day I Got Arrested in China

Hannah from Seeing Red in China blogs about his experience of being stopped and detained by traffic police for a suspected car stolen case while driving back from a trip...

Comment on Death by China

C. Custer finds the upcoming documentary Death By China by Peter Navarro sensational, arrogant and distorting.

Pakistan: Government Suspends Mobile Services in Major Cities on Eid

"So whats the guarantee terrorists won't strike tomorrow or the day after? Why not close cell phone services, like forever?" A Pakistani netizen reacts to the temporary cell phone ban,...

Spain: “Health Disobedience” in the Face of Massive Cuts

Independent groups of public health workers and participants have created a digital platform to protest against the recent health reform. The movement is named "I say yes to universal health"...

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