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· April, 2012

Stories about Politics from April, 2012

A look into China's ‘red aristocracy’

Philippines: Demolition of Urban Poor Village Sparks Indignation

At least one person was killed and scores were injured after police forces fired on protesting residents of Silverio Compound in Paranaque City, south of Manila, who were defending their...

Philippine Education Prior and During Spanish Colonization

Philippines: Counterinsurgency Primer

Iran: Opposition sites under cyber attack

Tunisia: Uproar at Kiss of President's Hand

On April 26 a video featuring two men kissing the hand of interim Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki made a buzz on the web. Kissing the hand of the president is...

Ethiopia: Netizens Outraged as Ethiopia Steps Up Internet Censorship

Ethiopian bloggers are outraged and expressing their concern on different social media platforms as the Ethiopian government increasingly engages in blocking and surveillance of selected websites, blogs and Facebook pages.

Haiti: Death by “Clairin”

Trinidad and Tobago: Watching Crime & Dangerous Dogs

Two controversial topics are grabbing the attention of bloggers from Trinidad and Tobago: the recent arrest of the host of “Crime Watch”, a popular local television show and the proposed...

Chinese blind lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng flees house arrest

Russia: Putin Proposes Contentious State Power Grab in Siberia

On April 20, 'Kommersant' revealed an ongoing legislative project to create a state company to oversee the economic development of Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. The schism at...

Indonesia: New General Election Law

Ukraine: Update on Yulia Tymoshenko's Case

Russia: Julian Assange's Debut on RT

Puerto Rico: 30 years of the Organization of the Working Woman

Colombia: “San Andrés belongs to Colombia”

South Africa: Urban Road E-Tolling Looms Despite Public Resistance

Despite public outcry, legal challenges and protest actions from civic organisations and labour unions, urban road e-tolling is set to go ahead in Gauteng province in South Africa. This is...

France: The Presidential Election Through Foreign Eyes

While the French are preparing to choose a president in the upcoming weeks, French voters overseas and foreign media have reacted as the first round poll came to an end.

Puerto Rico: Student Detained After Performance Deemed “Indecent”

Charlene Jane González de Jesús, a student at the University of Puerto Rico, was detained by state police last Thursday, April 19 at the institution's Río Piedras campus after taking...

Cuba: Hopeless Information?

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