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· August, 2007

Stories about Protest from August, 2007

Brazil: Tired of Philips

There is a popular saying in Brazil that goes like this: “Say whatever you want to and you will hear what you don’t”. Paulo Zottolo, the Latin American President of...

Turkey is Typing….WordPress Still Blocked

Last week Sami Ben Gharbia did an excellent posting about the blockage of the Wordpress blogging platform in Turkey, this week we will examine what Turkish bloggers have to say...

Myanmar: Fuel Price Protests

New Mandala reports on the continuing protests against the fuel price rise in Myanmar.

South Korea: E.Land Workers Strike

Workers from a local supermarket E.Land has been on strike for two months against the employer's termination of non-regular workers contract. Jamie from Two Koreas has some updates on the...

Lebanon: Uproar at School in NY named after Khalil Gibran

Beirut Spring writes about an uproar surrounding a newly established public school in Brooklyn (NY), that is named after the Lebanese/Arab writer and poet Gibran Khalil Gibran. The school teaches...

Argentina: Protesting Demolishment of Hotels

Line of Sight looks in on a protest in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta, where residents protested the demolishment of a hotel. The amateur protests did little to get others...

Kuwait: Crazy Week for Bloggers

Kuwaiti bloggers had a crazy week, which started with an earthquake, or rather a small tremor, early on Saturday morning. The next day a blogger was arrested for a comment...

Uganda: Bloggers Respond to Controversial Daily Monitor Articles

Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community has gotten a lot of press recently in the form of a number of articles written by Katherine Roubos, a 22-year-old...

Korea: Koreans in UTORO

There are 203 Koreans who are in a small village, Utoro in Japan. They have lived in Utoro since their ancestors were drafted for labor during the Japanese colonization period...

Iran: A worker activist moved to hospital

According to[Fa] Kargaran (means workers) blog,Mahmoud Salehi, a jailed worker activist,moved to a hospital in Sanandaj, in Kurdistan province, on 23th of August.

Russia: Tešanović on Politkovskaya

On Boing Boing, Jasmina Tešanović writes about Anna Politkovskaya, who was her friend.

Malawi: Moving on Despite the Politics of Section 65

The phenomenal story of 19 year-old Malawian blogger William Kamkwamba continues to attract attention from around the globe. William began making headlines after his appearance at the TEDGlobal 2007 conference...

Barbados: Face and Fix It!

Cheese-on-bread! lists what she considers to be a few of Barbados’ pressing concerns and wonders whether her fellow Bajans have what it takes to face and fix them.

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting the Boot?

The Manicou Report refers to a newspaper story that suggests a government MP will not automatically be nominated to contest his seat in the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago general elections,...

Barbados: Chinese Labour

“Our government has obviously made some agreements with the Chinese, but Bajans are still in the dark as to what has been promised and agreed to by whom.” Barbados Free...

Bangladesh: under curfew

Civil unrest began in Bangladesh on the 20th of August when a petty dispute broke out concerning comments passed by armed forces personnel during a soccer match at a university...

Russia: August 1991

Window on Eurasia writes about the missed opportunities of the August 1991 coup, which out an end to the Soviet Union.

Serbia: Kosovo Roma

Peshas Gypsy Gitan Blog writes about the plight of the Roma of Kosovo.

Russia: Nashi, BBC, and the Upcoming Elections

Mark MacKinnon writes about the recent BBC ban and the Nashi movement's summer camps: “Both the Kremlin's bolstering of “patriotic” youth movements and its crackdown on non-state media outlets are...

Tanzania: How to shoot yourself in the foot

How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot is the lesson Tanzania’s parliament is delivering, at least for the time being, after its decision to suspend a Member of Parliament for...

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