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Global Voices: Daily Digest—August 11-12, 2011

Global Voices: Daily Digest—August 11-12, 2011

Colombia: Citizens Speak Out Against Government Corruption
In Colombia, several corruption cases have surfaced that date back to the government of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez. The Internet and social media sphere has reacted, calling for Colombians to join a Masked March against corruption. read>>


Australia: Malaysia No Solution to 'Boat People' Politics
The Australian government's attempt to take a hard line on people smugglers and asylum seekers arriving by boat has hit a major snag. In December 2010, approximately 50 asylum seekers were drowned at Christmas Island. A legal challenge has postponed a swap of the surviving refugees with Malaysia. read>>


Syria: World Cities Rally Against and For Bashar
Events in Syria are being echoed around the world. Syrians in the diaspora rallied in the majority of the cities in the world, either asking to overthrow Bashar Al Assad and his regime or chanting their love to their leader. Check out this video round up for footage from demonstrations worldwide. read>>


Japan: Chaos at Chitose Airport on March 11
On March 11, 2011, a Delta airplane pilot approaching Tokyo airport described his experience of an emergency landing in an email so vividly, that it spread rapidly across the blogosphere. Aviation fan blogger BUTA_NEKO responded to the meme in Japanese, to tell the other side of the story. read>>


Chile: Waste Pickers Rummage for Legal Recognition
Environmentalist Bharati Chaturvedi flew for 40 hours from her home Delhi, India, to dig deeper into a dirty issue: trash. As politicians in Chile are now sorting through what to do about recycling on a national level, Chaturvedi encourages that those who collect trash professionally, or "waste pickers," be included in the solution. read>>


More posts on Global Voices today...
World: Share Your Life With the World on 11-11-11
Russia: Bloggers' Summer of Civic Actions
China: Tweets Didn't Start the Fire
Tunisia: 'The People Want an Independent Judiciary'
Russia: A Psycho-Neurological Patient's Photo Stories
Trinidad & Tobago: Remembering Professor Julian Kenny
Africa: Africa to Send Troops and Care Packages to the UK


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