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· January, 2008

Stories about Protest from January, 2008

Palestine: Noor's First Rally

Palestinian Leila Haddad takes a break from her maternity leave and attends a Gaza rally in the US, with her toddler – Noor – in tow.

Russia: Khodorkovsky on Hunger Strike

Robert Amsterdam posts updates on Mikhail Khodorkovsky's hunger strike in protest against the treatment of jailed former Yukos executive Vasily Alexanyan – here and here.

Louis Michel Heckled by Congolese Protestors at the London School of Economics

Le renouveau congolais posts a YouTube video which shows Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and formerly Belgian's foreign minister, as he was confronted by Congolese protesters...

Lebanon: Did the civil war really end?

French Eagle on the recent terrorist attack in Lebanon writes in a post entitled “Human Stupidity” [Fr]: “Civil war? Did it ever really end? Perhaps the Syrian occupation was a...

China: The Anger of the Weak

On his way to the office, Zengying saw a hawker running away from the city control team. He warned the powerful not to neglect the anger of the weak and...

Belarus, Latvia: “Ploshcha”

Marginalia watches Ploshcha (“The Square”), a film about the March 2006 mass protests in Minsk – “and watching it is a good way to mark Ceauşescu's birthday and Suharto's death”...

Colombia: March Against the FARC

Carlos from Liberal Colombiano [es] explains the reasons why he will attend the February 4th march in protest against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Poland, Ukraine: Border Crisis

Leopolis writes about the crisis at Poland's eastern border: “Traffic has come to a standstill on the Polish-Ukrainian border. Polish customs officers are on strike for the sixth day, demanding...

Russia: Kasyanov and Invalid Signatures

Mark MacKinnon writes about Mikhail Kasyanov's failed attempt to run for president and provides “an incomplete list of the invalid signatures phenomenon in post-Soviet elections.”

Ukraine: NATO

Foreign Notes writes about Ukraine's parliamentary mess caused by NATO's Membership Action Plan.

Lebanon: Demonstrations, Deaths and Specter of Civil War

Here is a random selection of bloggers’ reflections on yesterday’s incidents which started as demonstrations against electricity shortages and against hikes in prices but ended in riots, shootings and deaths.

China: Where's the Xiamen PX Project in Overseas Democracy Movement?

ESWN translated a post from Observe China by Zhang Heci which tried to explain why overseas democracy movement missed the Xiamen PX Project.

UK: Armenian Genocide Memorial Vandalized

Blogian and Unzipped report on the desecration of a monument erected to honor the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in the Welsh city of Cardiff. The vandalism occurred on...

Kyrgyzstan: Revolution Committee Established

Asel writes that the newly-established Revolution Committee is demanding President Bakiev’s resignation as he failed to keep his promises.

Brazil: The Army calls for a revolution

According to Jorge Serrão [pt] the Brazilian Army has issued an open letter to the population calling for a revolution. which he publishes in his blog: “The nation expects us...

Ukraine: NATO Problems

Foreign Notes writes about the bad timing of the current NATO-related initiatives undertaken by Ukraine's leaders.

Iran:Logos to support Gaza

Muslim Bloggers Association has published a couple of logos[Fa] to support Palestinians in Gaza strip.One of logos says:”Gaza is a land of resistance in blood and fire.”

Iran:Bloggers Solidarity Day with jailed students

Hundreds of bloggers support jailed students.According to Negha bi Hejab[Fa],on 31st January,the bloggers will change their blogs’ names in “January 31 (Bahman 10 in iranian agenda),Bloggers Solidarity Day with jailed...

Serbia: Support for Vladimir Vukčević

Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist declares his support for Serbia's war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukčević, who has recently “received a death threat from fellow Serbs in the diaspora.”

South Korea: New President to Close the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about women organizations’ petition against the newly elected president Lee Myung Bak's plan to close the ministry of Gender Equality and Family.

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