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· August, 2012

Stories about Politics from August, 2012

21 August 2012

Zimbabwe: Politician Lashes Out at Zuma Snub

“Anyone who undermines the Supreme Court by making a deter­mination on a pending issue is vio­lating Zimbabwe’s laws and Consti­tution,” says Zimbabwe's Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara after the SADC-appointed...

20 August 2012

United States: Significance of Paul Ryan for the Hispanic Population

From the day that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, there has been extensive media coverage in favor and against the decision....

Jamaica: Garvey's Nerve

19 August 2012

Argentina: A Public Ethics Law for Journalists?

Through the use of national broadcasts, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner makes announcements about the achievements of her government and speaks on various topics. During her last national broadcast President...

India: Assam Riots – Truth Vs Hype

In July, clashes between indigenous Bodo tribes and Muslim settlers in the Indian State of Assam broke out which lead to riots, killings and mass displacement. After almost a month...

Puerto Rico: What's at Stake in the August 19 Referendum

Puerto Ricans have voted on a referendum to amend the Constitution. The are two proposed amendments: one to limit the right to bail and one that to reduce the number...

Nationalism in Hong Kong

Libya: Hijab Fiasco at Power Handover Ceremony

A problem marred Libya's National Transitional Council power handover to the newly elected 200-member General National Congress in a ceremony: The master of ceremony was the unveiled female presenter Sarah...

18 August 2012

Kuwait: The People Know Better

Kuwaiti netizens are expressing their disdain for an old-age tradition which gives the head of the tribe, or the Shaikh [Sheikh] absolute power. In a break with this tradition, they...

Colombia: 13 Years Since the Assassination of Jaime Garzón

Jaime Garzón, a Colombian journalist, lawyer, and pacifist, was murdered on August 13, 1999. Thirteen years later, the crime against Garzón continues unresolved. Colombians remember Garzón and ask for justice...

Korean Protester Being Chased and Beaten by Japanese Right Wing Groups and Gangsters

Egypt: Decoding Morsi's Ousting of the Generals

Mohammed Morsi's recent decisions to terminate the jobs of Mohamed Hussein Tantawi as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and Sami Anan as the Chief of...

Yemen: Open letter to president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi

Cameroon: Contesting Magazine's “Failed States” Report

Where is the flag of the Republic of China?

17 August 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: 50, but not really Independent

Guyana: Linden Protests Intensify

The protests in Linden, Guyana have intensified with the recent burning of buildings. Netizen commentary suggests that what began last month as a peaceful demonstration about increased electricity rates has...

Russia: Pussy Riot's Guilty Verdict

RuNet Echo

'The judge said one of the reasons for a “real sentence” was to “caution others”. ' - Russian and anglophone Twitter users respond to the guilty verdict and two-year prison...

Bulgaria: The Red Army Supports Pussy Riot

Nepal: KFC and Pizza Hut closed in Nepal