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Good morning World, have your say

Kevin Anderson | 09:35 UK time, Monday, 1 May 2006

Women in DarfurIt's a relatively quiet Monday morning here in London. It's the May Day bank holiday, and the Tube journey was quiet and quick. Quiet. That seems to be the theme this morning, which means it's a good opportunity for you to set the agenda fo the programme. What do you want to talk about?

I got a message from my old colleagues in Washington last Friday saying that there might not be any staff in their building. Why? A boycott by workers, mostly Latino, to draw attention to contribution by immigrants to the US. Employers are bracing.

But I am sure there are more things to talk about. Go on. Tell us, and later come on the programme to have your say.

This caught my eye. China's bottomless pool of cheap labour, not so bottomless?

South Afica's Bishop Desmond Tutu is worried about white's 'ingratitude', but he also faults the country's Truth and Reconciliation Committee for not sufficiently engaging white South Africans.

And, staying in Africa, there is the lack of a deal in Darfur, as rebels reject the peace deal. Talks continue. And in the US, thousands protest, calling on the government to do something. The Washington Post called it the largest public outcry in the US since the crisis began three years ago.

OK, turning to Asia and South Asia, I saw this interesting story by the BBC business team: Japan's Toys for the Elderly. Japan has a booming toy industry, but not a booming birth rate. As the country has fewer children, Japan's toy makers are looking for new customers to play with their products: Adults and the elderly.

Of course, I can't ignore the talk of the blogosphere this Monday morning. My friends were talking about it on IM last night: The performance of US satirist Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Here are loads of links of the actual video and press coverage. Bloggers, well the ones that aren't fans of President Bush, are laughing, but the Mr Bush did not appear amused.


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