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· June, 2006

Stories about Protest from June, 2006

Immigration, Exile and Motherland!

Since the 1979 revolution millions of Iranian for various reasons have left Iran and started a new life somewhere else on this planet. Several university educated bloggers share their reasons...

China: Those left behind

Seen on Andrés Gentry's eponymous blog is a short but wrenching video looking at those left behind in China's mad rush towards development, including video shot by the villagers themselves...

DRC: France-Based UDPS Member Released

UDPS Liege announces (Fr) that “French authorities have come to their senses and freed (…) Yves Muko who was arrested Saturday 6/17/06 at Roissy Charles de Gaulle [airport] by the...

Uzbekistan: Andijon Video Reaction

Vilhelm Konnander reacts to last week's release of video footage from last year's uprising in Andijon, Uzbekistan.

Poland: Poznan Uprising of 1956

The beatroot writes about a little-known 1956 uprising in Poznan, Poland, which preceded the famous Hungarian events.

Armenia: Vigil Photos

Onnik Krikorian has photos and a brief report on a candlelight vigil in Yerevan in support of the current US Ambassador to Armenia, who is being removed after publicly calling...

Mongolia: Resumed Protests

Luke Distelhorst notes that protests against the Mongolian government have resumed, and he wonders whether or not, with the large numbers of tourists arriving in the country, the government will...

Albania: “Cellphones Can Seriously Damage Your Pocket”

No competition between the only two Albanian mobile phone operators makes protesting against high prices ineffective, writes Alwyn Thomson of Our Man in Tirana.

China: Media bill resisted

According to one of China's most-respected and -feared heavyweight magazines, a controversial bill containing a clause with provisions for heavy fines against media reporting on what the government terms ‘emergency...

Remolacha.net reports (ES) that the family of slain 22-year old José Stalin Ortíz Tejada, who was killed by bandits in the Los Guarícanos district of the Dominican Republic, have threated...

China: When cops tail you

MSN Spaces blogger Zeng Jinyan [zh], wife of prominent and oft-harassed AIDS activist Hu Jia, has been writing extensively of female reproductive rights activist Chen Guangcheng who was abducted by...

Suriname, Guyana: Khan's mother protests

Propaganda Press publishes a photo of the mother of fugitive businessman Roger Khan, a Guyanese national who was recently arrested and jailed in Suriname following a drug bust, protesting her...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter lobby gets interesting offer

Attillah Springer at the Rights Action Group T&T blog discusses the interesting offer of pro bono legal assistance made by former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to the community of...

Reporters Without Borders: How They Protect Bloggers & How You Can Help

Last month, Global Voices launched its Help These Bloggers page, signaling the organization's entry into blogger advocacy. (Find out how to add our advocacy badge to your website here.) Although...

Ukraine: Party of the Regions vs the Coalition

Adrian J. Erlinger of Leopolis reports that the Party of the Regions is “preventing the new coalition from getting down to business.”

Poland: Hungary In 1956 Vs Iraq Now

The beatroot writes about “the major difference between Hungary back then and Iraq today”: “Hungarians led the uprising, which was later crushed by a Superpower. In Iraq today, a Superpower...

Latest in French-Speaking African and Indian Ocean Blogs

PAN-AFRICAN Homosexuality in Africa Not a Myth France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reflects on a homophobic movement in Cameroon that sees homosexuality as a suspect new “religion” and concludes: Evidence...

Iran: Death of Intellectualism

Andishe No, talks about that many university professors have been forced to be retired. The blogger writes the most important protest voice comes from universities and Iranian government's priority is...

Syrian Blogsphere in a Week

To start off with a rather hot topic, it's politics, with Ammar Abdulhamid asking THE question… How Secure Is the Assads Regime, Really? To many observers of Syrian affairs, especially...

“Pirates of the Caribbean” protest

Amerindian issues blog The CAC Review publishes a press release announcing that the Garifuna American Heritage Foundation United will be holding a protest against the World Premiere of Disney film...

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