Good, bad, indifferent, the world still exists

Things that have caught my attention this week are positive and negative but mostly a combination of both. Maybe it’s just my cynicism showing up, but I’ve been having trouble seeing anything as wholly good or bad these days.

China

China tells U.S. to quit as human rights judge (ontd_political)

China targets Change.org, screws up Amazon (ontd_political)

Ai Weiwei lawyer reappears in China (The Guardian)

China’s “Jasmine Revolution”: anonymous out-of-country bloggers troll the politburo (boing boing)

Egypt

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Dodges Jail Time (Discovery)

I am not surprised by this in the least little bit.

Priceless Egyptian Treasures Returned (Discovery news)

EU & US

US, EU want to delay copyright treaty to help blind people for 3-5 years (Boing Boing)

Iran

Reports of a new virus, “Stars,” hitting Iran: son of Stuxnet? (boing boing)

Israel

Who did Mossad catch – terrorist or engineer? (ontd_political)

Israeli public figures to sign document supporting Palestinian state (ontd_political)

Libya

Two photojournalists killed in Libya (boing boing)

LIFE tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, photojournalists killed today in Libya (Boing boing)

Tim Hetherington, “Restrepo” director, and Chris Hondros, photojournalist, killed in Benghazi (ontd_political)

Morocco

Thousands stage peaceful pro-democracy protests (ontd_political)

Nigeria

Riots break out in north as Jonathan wins by landslide (ontd_political)

Palestine

Who did Mossad catch – terrorist or engineer? (ontd_political)

Israeli public figures to sign document supporting Palestinian state (ontd_political)

Russia

Russian corruption: crooked officials steal multi-billion-dollar company, $230M tax refund, then murder campaigning lawyer (boing boing)

Syria

Security forces open fire as thousands rally for freedoms (ontd_political)

A Statement by President Obama on Syria (the White House)

United Kingdom

Royal wedding: police consider pre-emptive arrests (ontd_political)

Hundreds stage ‘kiss-in’ protest outside London pub where gay couple ejected (ontd_political)

Yemen

Yemen’s President Accepts Deal to Step Down (ontd_political)

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