Stories about Politics from November, 2013
Economic Challenges For The New Nepali Government
Economic blogger Chandan Sapkota lists major economic issues the newly elected Constituent Assembly members will be facing as they commence their work.
VIDEOS: Ukraine's Police Brutally Beat #Euromaidan Protesters to “Clear” Square
In citizen photos and videos, police are seen beating protesters with batons, chasing unarmed protesters, and even kicking protesters that fall trying to escape.
#StopPrawlerPlan: Activists Against Destruction of Palestinian Villages Arrested in Israel
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.
Ukraine: Understanding the #Euromaidan Protests
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...
#Euromaidan: How Ukraine Came to Be Rocked by Protests
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.
Spanish Police Attempt Dead-of-Night Shutdown of Valencia Public Broadcaster
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...
Hospitals Paralyzed by Nationwide Walkout of Doctors in Indonesia
‘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.
VIDEO: Kazakh Students Sing Love Songs for President
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 Governor Money Scandal Turns Graphic Meme
Tokyo Metropolitan Governor apologizes over money scandal. Japan's twitter users take it as a joke.
A Bird's-Eye View of Russian Corruption
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.
South Korea: Ordinary Citizen's Extraordinary Feat in Revealing Election Manipulation
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...
South Korea Retaliates Against Outspoken Catholic Priest with ‘Pro-North’ Accusations
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.
Today: #AskGV About Central and Eastern Europe on Twitter at 8pm UTC
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...
Cuba Suspends Consular Services in the United States
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.
Egyptian Activists Arrested Under New Anti-Protest Law
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.
Thailand Catching Fire as Anti-Government Protests Intensify
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
Fashion Show in Japan Takes on Violence Against Women
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.
Indonesia-Australia Diplomatic Tension Escalates Over Wiretapping
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
Collection of Articles on the Sacking of Popular Tanzanian Opposition MP
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...
Uncertainty And Hope During Elections in Nepal
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.
Wanted Tiananmen Activist Rebuffed in Attempt to Surrender to China Again
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.