The Top keeps spinning

Okay, so things were a little crazy on the East Coast of the US last week. Earthquakes and hurricanes and tornados, oh my!

Yet there was still a lot going on around the rest of the world.

Australia

Intersex, trans female, and CAMAB non-binary Australians can all become sex offenders. (ontd_political) – So, this means that any women or men who are on hormone replacement or take birth control are on this list too, right?

BODY OF INFAMOUS AUSSIE OUTLAW NED KELLY FOUND (Discovery News)

Canada

Almost 55% Have Voted to Repeal the BC HST! (ontd_political)

Chalk memorial for Jack Layton in front of Toronto’s New City Hall (boing boing)

Chile

Women leading revolutions: Chile’s Camila Vallejo (ontd_political)

China

Ai Weiwei, artist and dissident, rips into Chinese gov in post-prison op-ed (boing boing) [Op-Ed]

China & Japan

Japan’s political turmoil a lever for China / Beijing again times aggressive play on Senkakus to coincide with power vacuum in Tokyo (Daily Yomiuri)

Denmark

Deadly shooting outside Danish mosque (UPDATE) (ontd_political)

El Salvador

Yr bloodstained water poisoning gold…time for a boycott esp. targeting US/Canadian Pacific Rim (ontd_political)

Germany

German Foreign Minister ‘Has Lost All Authority’ (ontd_political)

Haiti

Should Creole replace French in Haiti’s schools? (BBC)

Ireland

Catholic officials in Ireland object to child abuse disclosure law (boing boing)

Israel

Israel: Children Facing Deportation Find Friends (Global Issues)

Israel & Palestine

Israel mulls arming ‘trained’ settlers (ontd_political)

Japan

Japan: Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigns (boing boing)

Chances of big quake below Tokyo rising (ontd_political)

Libya

Libya: Gadhafi’s loose weapons could be “1000 Times’ worse than Saddam’s (boing boing)

Secret documents reveal “Gaddafi’s desperate bid to save regime” (boing boing)

Evidence of ‘mass execution’ in Tripoli (ontd_political)

Libya: Can It Become an Oil Superpower? (Business Week)

Gaddafi’s high-tech computer spying facility revealed (boing boing)

Gaddafi family members flee to Algeria (ontd_political)

Gadafy daughter who ‘died’ in 1986 alive (ontd_political)

Gaddafi raped his female bodyguards (ontd_political)

Libya: Col Gaddafi ‘directed tens of thousands of refugees towards Italy as human bombs’ (ontd_political)

Mexico

Casino Deaths Stun Mexico (ontd_political)

Northern Sudan

Ethnic Cleansing in South Kordofan (ontd_political)

Norway

Man arrested in Norway with police uniforms, weapons and explosives (ontd_political)

South Africa

Facebook Photo of White Man with Black Child’s Body Shocks South Africa (International Business Times)

Spain

Spain: Racism and Intolerance Advance Relentlessly (Global Voices Online)

Syria

Syria: masked gunmen beat, break hands of cartoonist critical of Assad regime (boing boing)

World News – A little something for everyone?

So, there were some huge things going on in the states. That’s cool. Thing is, I don’t hear much about world news in my day to day wanderings. Well, not without the help of all the lovely people at the other ends of fiber-optic cables. Forget the dark, cousins, look for the glow of computer screens and the quick-like-a-bunny cell-phone videos. From Lulzsec to drug cartels, there’s so much going on in the world and not *nearly* enough time to know it all. So, I’m going wide, not deep.

IMF

Christine Lagarde named IMF chief (ontd_political)

United Nations

Poor countries host vastly more refugees than rich ones (ontd_political)

Afghanistan

Siege ended at Kabul’s Hotel Inter-Continental (storyful)

Afghanistan: “Go Skateboarding Day” in Kabul (photo) (boing boing)

Australia

In Australia, Reality TV Tackles Immigration

Bahrain

Bahrain unrest: Eight Shia activists sentenced to life (ontd_political)

Bahrain: 8 prominent opposition activists sentenced to life in prison (boing boing)

Belarus

Belarus: KGB goes after activists through their social media accounts (boing boing)

Brazil

‘Uncontacted’ Amazon tribe found in Brazil (ontd_political)

Bulgaria

PRIDE PotD: June 21, 2011 (ontd_political)

Canada

Toronto police swear off kettling (boing boing)

American Faces Minimum 1 Year in Prison for Bringing Manga to Canada On His Laptop (i09)

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund backs traveller arrested at Canadian border for “pornographic” manga on his hard drive (boing boing)

What happened before the Vancouver riot kiss (boing boing)

Harper parties in asbestos central as Canada blocks dangerous-goods listing (ontd_political)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Will Skip Toronto’s Pride Parade (ontd_political)

China

China demands Ai Weiwei pay $1.85 million in taxes, fines (Reuters)

China artist Ai Weiwei released on bail (ontd_political)

China: artist, poet, activist Ai Weiwei released on bail (boing boing)

Cuba

Cubans stage ‘independent’ Gay Pride march (The Miami Herald)

Denmark

Denmark Leads Challenge to Europe’s Open Borders (ontd_political)

Danish police proposal: Ban anonymous Internet use (boing boing)

France

Chinese immigrants to France attacked in Paris (BBC)

Greece

Greece Explodes over austerity measures that will sacrifice the people for the elite’s wealth. (ontd_political)

Haiti

WIKILEAKS HAITI: HAÏTI LIBERTÉ/THE NATION MAGAZINE JOINT INVESTIGATION PART 1 (ontd_political)

Hungary

PRIDE PotD: June 21, 2011 (ontd_political)

Japan

Fukushima babies and how numbers can lie (boing boing)


Full Meltdown: Fukushima Called the ‘Biggest Industrial Catastrophe in the History of Mankind’
(ontd_political)

Jordan

Sex Abuse Alleged at Apparel Maker TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE/SEXUAL ASSAULT (ontd_political)

Lybia

Rape in Libya: The Crime That Dare Not Speak Its Name (Yahoo!News)

Mexico

Mexico Captures Alleged Head Of Cult-Like Cartel (ontd_political)

Journalist and family shot dead in Mexico (boing boing)

The Netherlands

Geert Wilders pushes Netherlands to class immigrant grandchildren as non-native (The Telegraph)

Anti-Islam Dutch Politician Cleared Of Hate Speech Charges (TP Muckracker)

Netherlands first EU country to enshrine net neutrality into law (ontd_political)

North Korea

Undercover video from North Korea: starving children, hungry soldiers
(boing boing)

Russia

ChronoPay Co-Founder Arrested (Krebs on Security)

Rwanda

Former Women & FamilyAffairs Minister Pauline Nyiramasuhuko sentenced re: Rwandan genocide (ontd_political)

Slovakia

PRIDE PotD: June 21, 2011 (ontd_political)

Sweden

No ‘him’ or ‘her’; preschool fights gender bias (ontd_political)

Syria

Syrian army sweeps through border towns (ontd_poltical)

Turkey

Syrian army sweeps through border towns (ontd_poltical)

PRIDE PotD: June 21, 2011 (ontd_political)

United Kingdom

Hackers publish “private” Tony Blair info (boing boing)

David Cameron’s local Tory chairman found dead in Glastonbury toilet (The Telegraph)

LEAKED: UK copyright lobby holds closed-door meetings with gov’t to discuss national Web-censorship regime (boing boing)

World News – Yeah, I’m not even going to try to come up with a title today

So, here we go again.
Odd things. Important things. Things that somehow don’t outweigh President Obama’s golf schedule for the news outlets. *rolls eyes*

United Nations

UN backs gay rights for first time ever (LA Times)

Hillary Clinton: UN resolution on LGBT people is a ‘historic moment’ (ontd_political)

UN passes resolutions affirming gay rights, that domestic workers are WORKERS, etc.. (ontd_political)

North Africa

North African Dispatches Sarkozy and Africa: a matter of (dis)respect (Cease Fire Magazine)

Argentina

Argentinian president ridicules Cameron over Falklands (ontd_political)

Australia

Qld Labor backs same-sex marriage (ontd_political)

Australian PM Julia Gillard faces gay marriage grilling (ontd_political)

Brazil

Brazil’s catwalks are too white, say protesters
(The Guardian)

Canada

After a Loss in Vancouver, Troubling Signals of Citizen Surveillance (ontd_political)

Haiti

WIKILEAKS HAITI: HAÏTI LIBERTÉ/THE NATION MAGAZINE JOINT INVESTIGATION PART 1 (ontd_political)

Iran

Black comedy in an Iranian prison (ontd_political)

Kashmir

Discriminatory Indefinite Detention Increases in Kashmir (ontd_political)

Pakistan

Slain Pakistani’s daughter takes up his cause (ontd_political)

Russia

Medvedev thanks Angry Birds creator (ontd_political)

Taiwan

Taiwan: Blogger fined $7K, jailed for 30 days over negative noodle review (Boing boing)

United Kingdom

Peace Campaigner Brian Haw has died (ontd_political)

Tory MP says: “disabled should be able to work for less”. (UK) (ontd_political)