7 November 2013

Stories from 7 November 2013

Saudi Releases Writer Tariq Al Mubarak

  7 November 2013

Saudi writer Tariq Al Mubarak, detained for supporting women in their right to drive in the absolute monarchy, has been released. Tamador Al Yami tweets: After 8 days in detention, Tariq Almubarak supporter of #Women2Drive #oct26driving is Free now. #FreeTariqAlmubarak — تماضر اليامي Tamador (@TamadorAlyami) November 3, 2013

Egypt: Not Morsi Or Sisi

  7 November 2013

On Twitter, Doaa Nada shares this cartoon above. She tweets [ar]: ياللي بتهتف (مرسي- وسيسي ) لا دة هيرجع ولا دة رئيسي @DoAaNaDa: For those chanting Morsi and Sisi, the first won't return and the second isn't my president Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi was the president of Egypt for...

Egypt: In Search of a Home

  7 November 2013

Where does one feel at home? Egyptian blogger Tarek Shalaby shares his opinion saying: Some people say home is where your bed is, others argue that home is where your wifi connects automatically. I can say that home is where your salaries have been transferred to

Unveiling the Many Mysteries of the Monthly Energy Bill in Puerto Rico

  7 November 2013

The non-profit think tank Center for the New Economy (CNE), based in Puerto Rico, has launched the innovative and creative online campaign “The Mysteries of Your Energy Bill” [es] in which they explain the unexplainable: Where do all those increases in the energy bill come from? What do those formulas and...

Dominican Republic and Haiti: Two very different versions

  7 November 2013

The blog Repeating Islands republished two letters to the editor of the New York Times that paint two very different pictures on the situation regarding the recent decision of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic to strip citizenship from all descendants of immigrants who entered the country extralegally, retroactive...

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