Stories about Protest from June, 2007
Iran: Protestors Torch Gas Stations
Enraged Iranian protesters torched several gas stations in Tehran and other cities on Wednesday, after the Iranian government announced fuel rationing for private vehicles. There is news item in Ilna [Fa], Iranian Labour news agency, reporting that people were killed in Yasouj, in southwestern Iran, during the protest. Iran is...
Iran:Blogger got filtered
Freekeyboard says[Fa] Blogger got filtered,The blogger adds it is very shameful that when people who are involved with filtering say we are just doing our job!
Iran: Rushdie and Bin Laden
Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,blogger and former vice president criticised both Queen Elizabeth and Islamists for attributing titles to Salman Rushdie and Osama Bin Laden. The Queen made Salman Rushdie a Knight and some Islamists call Bin Laden, Seifallah, God's Sword.
Serbia: Bad TV
Time to do something about the state Radio and Television of Serbia (RTS): Anegdote is considering the options.
Anguilla: Slave Labour?
As imported Indian labourers marched against unfair wages on a high-profile resort project, Corruption-free Anguilla writes: “Our government has lost its way. It was the compassion of the ordinary Anguillian that redeemed our government today.”
Croatia: Marko Perković Thompson
Illyrian Gazette and Balkan Baby write about the controversial Croatian singer Marko Perković Thompson and his recent concert in Zagreb. In the same post, Balkan Baby also writes about Tito's birthplace and football.
Estonia: Interior Minister
Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's interior minister.
Morocco: 72-year-old Activist Jailed for Supporting Prisoners
Moroccan authorities just jailed 72-year-old activist Mohamed Bougrine for supporting prisoners who had been jailed for “attacking values in the Islamic kingdom”, according to this Middle East Online article. The Morocco Report writes: “So wait a minute. This guy, Bougrine, who had been to jail before during the days of...
Iran:Photos of the torched gas stations
Thanks to Jomhour we can see 62 photos of the torched gas stations and traffic jam in Tehran as Iranians protested fuel rationing today.
Russia: “Completely Different Other Russias”
There was no police "overreaction" during the opposition's latest Dissenters' March in Moscow - possibly, because the organizers decided not to follow up the rally on Pushkinskaya Square with the actual marching. Everyone made their speeches - or so it seemed, until the blogosphere offered a not-so-pleasant revelation: opposition activist Maria Gaidar was prevented from addressing the crowd by Eduard Limonov, leader of the National Bolshevik Party and Garry Kasparov's close ally in the Other Russia anti-government coalition.
Bermuda: Students to Protest against Corruption
Both IMHO.bm and Politics.bm report on an upcoming student march against corruption.
Russia: “Weaponization of Psychiatry”
Another article from Yezhednevniy Zhurnal on “the increasing weaponization of psychiatry” in Russia – translated, at Publius Pundit.
Russia: Friday Night Ethnic Fight
Sean's Russia Blog reports on the fight between ethnic Russians and Caucasus natives that took place in downtown Moscow last Friday.
Russia: Beslan Evidence
A Step At A Time reports on the copies of faxes published by PravdaBeslana.ru, which “show that the local [North Ossetian] authorities were aware of preparations for a major terrorist attack involving the movement of convoys of vehicles, and targeting a public building, most probably a school, on “Knowledge Day”...
Bahamas: Straw Market Solution?
Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com has some ideas for solving the challenges faced by vendors at the Bahamas Straw Market.
China: Nailhouse 2: Residents fight back
Unlike the Chongqing Nailhouse which was demolished earlier this year, some residents of an entire nailbuilding in eastern China came to an impasse with police this past week; blogger photos and accounts from the scene suggest they won't be leaving without a fight.
Students protest for public universities in Brazil
Students from the most important university in Brazil, the University of São Paulo, occupied the office of the head of the institution on May 3rd to protest against new policies announced by the governor of São Paulo's state, that threatened the autonomy of the state's public universities. São Paulo State...
Belarus: Blogosphere Digests and Translations
Regular translations and roundups of the Belarusian blogosphere – at TOL's Belarus.
Hungary, France: Imre Nagy Memorial
Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar finds himself at the Imre Nagy memorial at Pere Lachaise in Paris.
Bahamas: The Importance of Preservation
“It's hard to explain why we in the Bahamas are so indifferent to our own fascinating heritage,” writes Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith, as he makes a case for the preservation of historical buildings in Nassau.
Croatia: “Feral Tribune” Shuts Down
Last week, Croatian finance ministry froze bank accounts of the region’s legendary political weekly, Feral Tribune, due to 68,000 Euros of tax debt, forcing the publication to close. "The only independent journal on the Balkans has now been silenced," wrote one Serbian blogger. Sinisa Boljanovic has more on the causes and the significance of this loss.