#FREEBASSEL : a campaign to free Bassel Khartabil from Syrian jail
Published July 4th, 2012 - 14:43 GMT
Bassel Khartabil is a well-known contributor to global software and culture communities in wrongful detainment in Syria; Launched! McLaren MP4-12C Spider; Arab food in Brazil, shipping to Kuwait more expensive; and reggae from Sudan
"#FREEBASSEL is a campaign to bring about the safe and immediate release of Bassel Khartabil from wrongful detainment in Syria since March 2012.
He is a well-known contributor to global software and culture communities like Creative Commons, Mozilla Firefox, Wikipedia, Open Clip Art Library, Fabricatorz, and Sharism. He is missed by these communities, his family, friends and loved ones.
We will not stop campaigning for him until we see him as a free global citizen once again."
"It comes as no surprise that McLaren Automotive has been working on a convertible version of its MP4-12C supercar. Their direct competitor, Ferrari’s 458 Italia, has a drop top variant so why not the McLaren?"
"There are between 7 and 10 million Lebanese and Syrians in Brazil. And about 4 million of them are in Sao Paolo alone.
As a result, Lebanese food is very familiar to Brazilians and specialities like sfiha (a term that covers both manaqish and fatayer) and kibbe have become part of the national culinary repertoire."
Warning, do not read this post if you are hungry because the pictures of the dishes looks ridiculously delicious !
"This is the first modern pop culture that I’ve personally come across from Sudan. The visual aspect of his music needs a LOT of work, but the music is better than A LOT of the more popular things from other Arab countries."