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· February, 2006

Stories about Protest from February, 2006

Russia: Photos From Feb. 23 Rallies in Moscow

Marina Litvinovich links (RUS) to photos from Feb. 23 rallies and marches that took place in Moscow: here, here, here, here, here, and here. The majority of the photos are...

China: Why unenforced laws matter

Chinese Law Prof notes the appearance of a new book by Kevin O'Brien and Lianjiang Li, Rightful Resistance in Rural China, saying it shows how legal texts can be socially...

Kazakhstan: Protests in Almaty

neweurasia and Registan.net write about yesterday's opposition protests in Almaty over the murder of opposition leader Altynbek Sarsenbaev.

Singapore, Thailand: Photoblogging Protests

Singapore-based themediaslut is photoblogging protests in Thailand against business mogul and PM Thaksin Shinawatra, who last week dissolved parliament and called snap elections as a response to the public outcry...

Iraq in Crisis – The Optimists Strike Back

As the crisis in Iraq rumbles on bloggers are divided on the whether there is civil war and how bad things really are. For the sake of balance here is...

Zimbabwe: Demonstrations on Mugabe's Birthday

President Mugabe celebrated his birthday last Tuesday. This is Zimbabwe reports that many citizens took to the streets in protests, demonstrations and sit-ins…“The ongoing countrywide demonstrations by students spread to...

Update: Samarra Catastrophe

The developing situation in Iraq is moving too fast and filling more column inches than a roundup can satisfy. Here is a summary of the blog events since Thursday. It...

Ukraine: Self-Immolation Attempt

David McDuff of A Step At A Time has translated a report about a Ukrainian woman's recent self-immolation attempt as a way to protest her Chechen husband's imminent deportation to...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Refugees Reloaded

News of the blogosphere… PSM (Palestine Solidarity Movement) Fifth Annual Divestment Conferece has taken place from February 17-19 in Washington DC, US attracting more than six hundred student and community...

Philippines: Revolutions

Jessica Zafra reminds readers why the Philippines 1986 “People Power” Revolt, the 20th anniversary of which is ongoing, was so important, despite the subsequent disappointments and political troubles: “We were...

Catastrophe in Samarra

I am devoting my Thursday post on Iraqi blogs to the bombing of the Shia Shrine in Samarra and I hope to cover the rest of the Iraqi Blogs in...

Russia: Voice of Beslan and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Louise Arbour, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, is in Russia and is expected to arrive in Beslan, North Ossetia, on Wednesday. Women from the Voice of Beslan organization, who...

Belarus: Microsoft's Russification Policy

br23 blog encourages Belarusian Internet users to write to Microsoft to protest what appears to be the company's Russification policy: “If in your browser settings you chose Belarusian as the...

Belarus: Moscow Solidarity Rally

LJ user greenmih, a Russian photographer, posts black-and-white photos from an anti-Lukashenko, pro-Belarus solidarity rally that took place in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow this past...

Sudan: Yale sells stock in oil

The Passion of the Present reports that students of Yale university in the US have called for the university authorities to remove any financial interests they may have with Sudan.....

Nepal: The demosphere

Nepal: The demosphere

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Love is in the air this week and even hardened Iraqi bloggers go mushy at the knees on Valentines day. The cartoon controversy has been brewing with more thoughtful comments...

‘Singing Revolution’ in Estonia

Bonjour l'Estonie points to a documentary about a predecessor of the recent bloodless revolutions in the former Soviet Union – Estonia's Singing Revolution. The documentary's website is here.

Haiti: Spin Doctors, and the occupation of the Hotel Montana

Free Haiti fingers three US reporters — Carol J. Williams, Edward M. Gomez and Kathie Klarreich — who appear to be “spinning the facts” on the current situation in Haiti,...

Nigeria: Muslim cartoons

Nigerian Times posts a scathing comment on the Muslim cartoon protests in Africa………..”Most Africans always like to ape others. And they are the worst hypocrites in the world”

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