World News – beware the piranhas

Okay, before we begin, I have at least one post that features something from this blog. As a creative bit of fiction, I will still applaud it, but it should not be taken in any way as realistic or factual:

White man from Georgia is “Gay Girl from Damascus”

Update on “A Gay Girl in Damascus” (ontd_political)

Statement Regarding the Gay Girl in Damascus Blog (ontd_political)

On the Gay Girl in Damascus Hoax and Filtering Our Stories Through a White Lens (Racalicious)

(You will find the posts featuring this Gay Girl From Damascus listed under Syria. Not going forward, obviously.)

Now, onto the real world news.


I.M.F. Reports Cyberattack Led to ‘Very Major Breach’ (NYT)

IMF considered harmful (boing boing)


‘Anonymous’ Warns NATO: ‘This Is No Longer Your World’ (ontd_political)

Middle East

Middle East women gaining more freedom — through sports (ontd_political)


Volcanic ash on Lake Nahuel Huapi, Argentina (boing boing)


Beyond Gay? Hardly (ontd_political)

Lobbynomics: Canadian Chamber of Commerce manufactures fake $30 billion counterfeiting loss (boing boing)

Ontario publicly funded Catholic school bans rainbows, appropriates student donations for LGBT cause and gives them to Catholic charity (boing boing)

Rainbows banned at Mississauga Catholic school, Students stopped from donating to LGBT organizations (ontd_political)

“Catholic board says yes to equity and inclusivity”. (ontd_political)


Jailed for “attempted homosexuality”….? (ontd_political)


1st Pride Parade in Split, Croatia, ends in violence (ontd_political)


French proposal: any URL to be arbitrarily blacklisted without due process (boing boing)

Gay Marriage Bill Nixed By French Parliament (ontd_political)


Greek Prime Minister Papandreou Offers to Resign (ontd_political)


Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution (ontd_political)


New Delhi Plans SlutWalk (ontd_political)


Iranian opposition figure dies of heart attack while on hunger strike (ontd_political)


Gaza’s hospital stock running on near empty (ontd_political)


Berlusconi’s nuclear power plans crushed (ontd_political)


#611nonukes: photos, video from Japan anti-nuclear protests (boing boing)


Libya rape victims face ‘honour killings’ (ontd_political)


Richest pastors in Nigeria (boing boing)


Spain arrests Anonymous members over Sony hack (ontd_political)

Spain Detains 3 in PlayStation Cyberattacks (NYT)


Syrian Army Cracks Down on Protesters (ontd_political)


Thailand seeks to ban tourists’ Buddha tattoos (The Manichi Daily News)


Moscow plans terrorist proof toilets (ontd_political)

United Kingdom

PM wades into poverty row with family outburst (ontd_political)

The EastEnders furore shows gay equality is still a long way off (ontd_political)

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