5 May 2014

Stories from 5 May 2014

Caribbean Joins Fight to #BringBackOurGirls

  5 May 2014

If our own children were to go missing we would want the world to come to a standstill and help us find them. We…ask that…you consider why so often women’s bodies become the battlefields upon which wars are fought. This is not a problem that involves a small town in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Good vs. Evil

  5 May 2014

I had to tell the children that unlike the movies and TV shows Good does not always conquer Evil. However we must not let that stop us from fighting Evil. Continue to fight for Good. TriniMummy tries her best to make sense of attorney Dana Seetahal's death.

The Rise and Fall of Bengal’s Textile Empire

  5 May 2014

Bengal was once known as the richest province of the Indian subcontinent mainly due to its famous and varied agricultural and textiles products including the Muslin, world renowned finely-woven breathable fabric. M Ahmedullah posts in Alochonaa.com a two part series (Part 1, Part 2) discussing the history of the Bengal's...

#BringBackOurGirls: Statement from Concerned Nigerian Bloggers

  5 May 2014

Nigerian bloggers have added their voice to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign: We, the under signed Nigerian bloggers, view with grave concern the continued detention of the innocent school girls who were abducted from Chibok on April 15, 2014. We are of the strong view that no amount of social grievance either against...

China President Xi Jinping's Xinjian Tour

  5 May 2014

Tea leaf nation reviewed China President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Xinjiang, a province troubled by ethnic conflict. The post read into state media's coverage of the 4-day tour and the train-bombing incident and found both hard and soft political messages regarding the central government's ethnic policy.

Juan Carlos Varela, New Elected President of Panama

  5 May 2014

Juan Carlos Varela, candidate of the Panameñista party, won the presidential elections in Panama, held on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Varela got 39% of the votes after counting over 60% of polling stations, that was 32% more than José Domingo Arias, of Cambio Democrático, and more than 27% than Juan...

Alternative Voices Speaking For A Secular Bangladesh

  5 May 2014

Bangladeshi liberal humanist, free-thinker and award winning blogger Asif Mohiuddin has been invited to speak at the World Humanist Congress 2014 in Oxford, UK. He was arrested multiple times for his alleged ‘anti-state’ and ‘anti-religious’ writings, attacked by fundamentalists, and is living with death threats. Here is an excerpt from...

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