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4 November 2012

Stories from 4 November 2012

Myanmar: Foreign Investment Bill Approved

Myanmar President Thein Sein signed the foreign investment law which was approved by the parliament last September. The president suggested 11 minor amendments which the parliament accepted except for one...

Cuba: “Hurricane” Damage

Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter calls Fidel Castro “Cuba's longest and most damaging hurricane”, while Through the Eye of the Needle refers to Hurricane Sandy as “‘The Matador,’ —...

Student Beating Raises Issue of Homophobia in Jamaica

A gay student at Jamaica's University of Technology (UTech) was allegedly caught in a "compromising position" and suffered a beating at the hands of campus security guards. The incident was...

Despite Threats, Macedonian Activists Fight for Fair Energy Law

Members of the grassroots civil initiative AMAN, who are demanding fair energy legislation and an end to state-controlled price hikes in Macedonia, are facing various forms of pressure, including increasing...

Ink Duel: Bulgarian Artists vs Egyptian Artist in London

Studio 75, a London-based “100% independent, not part of any school, trend, fashion or directive” artist space is hosting ‘The Orientophobia Sessions’ this weekend. In the program of the Out...

Guinea-Bissau: Citizen Frustration and Defiance in Face of Turmoil

On October 21, a violent incident occurred at an airbase outside Bissau. Six people were reported killed, and gruesome images of bodies of accused assailants circulated on the internet. While...

Malawi's Economy: A Mountain Too High to Climb?

Since April 2012, when Joyce Banda took over the running of the Malawian government, citizens have been experiencing a mix of economic hope and despair - find out some of...

The Latest LiveJournal Sensation, Courtesy of the Russian Special Forces

The anonymous LJ blog hardingush was created on September 15. Now, less than two months later, the blog, subtitled "Ingush Special Forces, is number 425th in LJ's general user rating....

What Ever Happened to Russian Nationalism?

Just two years ago, Russians' capacity for street protests seemed limited to soccer hooligans and race riots. This, it appeared at the time, was the most the world could expect...

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