Stories about Politics from November, 2013
Economic blogger Chandan Sapkota lists major economic issues the newly elected Constituent Assembly members will be facing as they commence their work.
In citizen photos and videos, police are seen beating protesters with batons, chasing unarmed protesters, and even kicking protesters that fall trying to escape.
Prawer shall not pass, yelled protesters today at a Day of Rage against the Prawer Plan, which if implemented will displace Palestinian Bedouins living in Al Naqab.
It may seem to many that the #Euromaidan protests in Ukraine grew out of nowhere and overnight, but this is not the case. There is a long history behind the protests and the government's decision to back out of what was supposed to be a historical and significant move toward...
As Ukraine enters its second week of mass protests sparked by the government scrapping an EU integration agreement, Tetyana Bohdanova takes a look at the first week through social media.
The Valencian government, belonging to the conservative People's Party, has sent the police at 3 a.m. to shut down the regional public broadcaster Ràdio Televisió Valenciana (RTVV) [ca]. Since the government announced the decision to shut the broadcaster down on November 5, the journalists have been running both the radio...
‘Stop Criminalizing Doctors!’ was the cry of doctors who conducted a walkout in Indonesia against a Supreme Court ruling which found three doctors guilty of malpractice.
After a massive rally in which some 3,000 students expressed their love for Kazakhstan's president, netizens compare the country to North Korea.
Tokyo Metropolitan Governor apologizes over money scandal. Japan's twitter users take it as a joke.
Blogger Alexey Navalny has launched a new attack against five prominent Russian politicians, accusing them bribe-taking and failing to declare vast property holdings that include opulent mansions located outside Moscow.
Twitter user @zarodream has been receiving congratulatory messages from fellow South Korean Tweeters for providing crucial leads in unraveling the spy agency's election manipulation activities done via Twitter. According to interview [ko], @zarodream, a 40-year-old ordinary office worker with zero professional knowledge nor special interest in politics, has spent about a year following...
A Catholic priest vocal in his criticism against South Korea's president over her government's electioneering scandal has been branded a 'pro-North Korea sympathizer' and is under investigation.
Have you heard of Bulgaria's year long protests involving self-immolations and university occupations? Did you know 100,000 Ukrainians protested after their government walked away from an agreement essential for EU integration? Are you concerned that right-wing politicians are becoming a popular choice in Slovakia? Did you know that Hungary and...
The suspension of consular services will affect Cuban and U.S. citizens alike, due to the impossibility of completing procedures such as issuing passports, visas, legalization documents, and other services.
Eighty-nine activists who are part of the No Military Trial campaign have been arrested by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior following new anti-protest law issued by interim president Adly Mansour.
More than 100,000 anti-government protesters have stormed the streets of Bangkok in the past three days. Tensions rose when protesters occupied several government buildings
Asian Women’s Association, a non-profit women's right organization is organizing a fashion show entitled Fashion Resistance to Militarism to appeal the issue of violence against women.
A diplomatic row erupted between Australia and Indonesia after a document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that Australia has been conducting spying operations against some Indonesian leaders
Ben Taylor shares a collection of articles on the sacking of Zitto Kabwe, a popular young Member of Parliament with the main Tanzanian opposition party, Chadema. Zitto was: […] was stripped of his official positions by party leaders in the early hours of Friday morning. He will no longer be...
Nepal's elections to choose a new Constituent Assembly were finally held on 19 November 2013. The new assembly will be tasked with drafting Nepal's much awaited Constitution.
Wu'er Kaxi turned himself to the Hong Kong government in the airport and asked for extradition to mainland China as a fugitive. But he was expelled to Taiwan shortly after.