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· November, 2011

Stories about Politics from November, 2011

Peru: Conga Mining Project Suspended in Wake of Public Pressure

Protesting residents have managed to temporarily suspend operations of the Conga gold mining project, but protests continue all the same in support of the project's definitive cancellation. At the heart...

Iran: UK embassy under attack

A film in YouTube shows how a group of Iranian protesters attacked UK embassy in Tehran on Monday.

Malaysia: Netizens React to ‘Peaceful Assembly Bill’

The Malaysian Parliament has approved the Peaceful Assembly Bill which gives police broad powers to control and even ban street assemblies and protests. Activists described the measure as an attack...

Myanmar: Meeting Aung San Suu Kyi

dawn_1o9 from Myanmar narrates her memorable meeting with global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

Clinton's Visit to Myanmar

US Campaign 4 Burma gathers news stories and other online reports on the historic visit US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Myanmar.

Russia: Creators of Election Violation Map Come Under Attack

With a week to go until Russia's parliamentary elections, the Golos election monitoring association has been experiencing unprecedented pressure, including a break-in by a television team, accusatory articles in major...

Egypt: Tear Gas Shipment Raises Questions About the US

A new tear gas shipment to Egypt from the United States leaves netizens confused. Is the United States a friend of Arab revolutions or a supporter of Arab tyrants?

Cuba: Under “Survey-lance”

“As far as many Cubans here are concerned, it is not necessary to have survey results to verify the high levels of discontent and uncertainty we live under”: Without Evasion...

Trinidad & Tobago: Impressed with Miss Miles

Dingolay reviews the new play about Gene Miles (a whistleblower for a political corruption scandal in the 1960s, who subsequently became a social outcast), admitting she was “a bit chilled...

Bermuda: Public Debate about Crime Reduction Methods?

Respice Finem examines the sensitive issue of the Bermuda police's “stop and search” policy as part of their crime reduction arsenal, saying that the concern of “those advocating caution…is that...

Ukraine: Update on Jailed Ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko; Donetsk Protests

Foreign Notes cites journalist Viktoria Syumar's blog post [ru], which compares prison conditions of the jailed ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko to those of Anders Breivik, and writes – here and here...

Iran: The Storming of the British Embassy

Somayeh Tohidlou, talks about the storming of British Embassy compounds by Iranian protesters. She writes [fa] in Friendfeed: “Are they wrong about the date? This is 2011, not 1979 [when...

Nepal: Constituent Assembly Extended For Six Months

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that a bill seeking to extend the term of the Constituent Assembly by six more months was passed today.

Côte d’Ivoire: Bloggers React to the ICC Warrant Issued for Gbagbo's Arrest

Kouamouo writes that the ICC has issued a warrant today to arrest former Ivorian president Gbagbo [fr]. In the comment section, Akpe wonders why Gbagbo has to be sent to...

DR of Congo: Citizens Organize Unofficial Polling as They Await Election Results

Colette Braeckman writes in her blog [fr]: “Congolese citizens have become experts in election monitoring; they are grabbing pens and notepads, going from one voting polls to the other and...

Cuba: Mariela's Red Light Comment

Ernesto Morales Licea takes issue with Mariela Castro's now infamous statement to Radio Netherlands during her visit to Amsterdam's Red Light District.

St. Lucia: Looking Good for St. Lucia Labour Party

Caribbean-American Forum says that incoming results point to the likelihood that opposition leader Dr. Kenny Anthony has led the St. Lucia Labour Party to a sweeping victory in the country's...

Barbados: Response to Crime Affecting Tourism?

Barbados Free Press questions the role of the local police “in what has become an all-too-familiar story of covering up crime against tourists.”

Zambia: Netizens Weigh in on Fight Against Corruption

Since the Patriotic Front won this year's election, Zambia has been heading in a new direction. What seems to be of great interest is the single-minded focus of the new...

Iran: Raid on UK embassy

Amin Sabeti, blogger, linked to a picture which shows a man taking a poster of Pulp Fiction movie out of the UK embassy, wrote [Fa] in his Friendfeed page: “Look...

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