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· October, 2011

Stories about Politics from October, 2011

28 October 2011

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: 32nd Independence

Madagascar: New Prime Minister Omer Beriziky Arrival Tweeted Live

Cuba: Dissident Fired

Greek Financial Crisis and Anti-Austerity Protests: The Story So Far

The Greek indignant movement seemingly foundered during the summer, but appears to be picking up steam again in September, at the imposition of yet another round of austerity measures. Asteris...

Egypt: Yet Another Case of Post-Revolution Torture

Anger is mounting in Egypt after Essam Atta, a 23-year-old man imprisoned for two years after a military trial, was killed - allegedly at the hands of his police captors....

Russia: Fake ‘Crowd Sourced’ Election Monitoring Portal Launched by the Ruling Party

27 October 2011

Madagascar: 16 candidates for the Prime Minister Position

Mexico: Discussing the Possibility of Recall Elections

The Chamber of Deputies in Mexico has been discussing a political reform for weeks. But the initiative that reached the floor lacks elements that its supporters considered essential, like the...

South Korea: Warning to Twitter Influencers Fails to Discourage Voters

South Korean capital, Seoul, elected a new mayor on October 26. The mayoral race was a fierce battle between an elitist female candidate from the ruling party and an outsider...

Russia: 24,300+ Personal Records Belonging to Pro-Kremlin Youth Camp Participants Leaked

Russia: Pre-Election Scandals, YouTube Videos and Semi-Anonymous Protest

Overview of Occupy Southeast Asia

‘Occupy’ protests are also spreading in Southeast Asia. Inspired by the global ‘Occupy’ movement, assemblies were organized this month in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore. Here is an overview of...

Brazil: Is the Ruling Party an LGBT Ally?

Bahamas: Economics of the Environment

Cuba: Lessons from Libya

Azerbaijan: Diplomatic triumph or trap?

China and Brazil: On anacondas and dragons

26 October 2011

Yemen: Yemeni Women Burn their Veils

Yemeni women burnt their veils and head scarves today as a sign of protest to condemn the regime's brutality and violence, which has killed around 25 people overnight in Sanaa...

Iran: “Jailed blogger lost a kidney”

Russia: Site of Political Phone Pranks Launched