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· February, 2008

Stories about Protest from February, 2008

Serbia, Kosovo, U.S.: Diaspora Serbs

Reluctant Dragon and Gray Falcon offer two different perspectives on what it feels like being a Serb in the United States following Kosovo's declaration of independence.

Serbia, Kosovo: Lack of Trust

Balkan Anarchist writes at length about “the utter lack of inter-ethnic dialogue between Serbs and Albanians” in Kosovo.

Serbia: Window For Slovenian Embassy

East Ethnia reposts a photo of a new window presented to the Slovenian embassy by “the students of Belgrade.”

Cameroon: Will the widespread unrest bring political change?

Cameroon was besieged this week by the worst violence in fifteen years, as a transportation strike formally ended by unions on Wednesday expanded into a more general protest against rising...

Bolivia: Anti-Government Protester Beat by Supporters

El refugio del pez que fuma [es] writes about intolerance shown by supporters of President Evo Morales, who beat a protester voicing displeasure over the current administration.

Russia: Ethnically-Motivated Violence

Moscow Through Brown Eyes reviews the coverage of a recent surge in ethnically-motivated violence in Moscow: “A month ago in my relatively sleepy bedroom community, a young Tadzhik citizen was...

Armenia: Political Prisoners

Unzipped comments on local news reports examining the unsavory past of some former officials detained by police after switching to the opposition since last week's election. Regardless, the blog says,...

Egypt: Praying against Mubarak in the Metro

From an offer to give up a seat at the metro, to an impromptu protest against Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak. Eman Abdurahman brings us the story from Egypt.

Armenia: Absurd Revolution

Notes from Hairenik weighs in on continuing discussion of the daily protests staged by former president Levon Ter-Petrossian in Yerevan’s Liberty Square. While agreeing that electoral violations did take place,...

Armenia: Dubious Election

A Fistful of Euros posts an entry on what it calls Armenia's dubious election. However, the blog says that the outcome of last week's presidential election was pretty much known...

Taiwan: Land Right

A Taiwanese aboriginal group, hunter motion, calls for an action on 28 of February to defend their right to preserve their hunting life style in their own land. The group...

Kosovo: Implications for Other States

Pestcentric believes that “Kosovar independence has really opened a can of worms, the full extent of which has yet to manifest itself.”

Armenia: Post-Election Revolution Scenario?

That there would be mass demonstrations immediately after the presidential election held last week in Armenia was known long ago. Many observers also figured on yet another attempt by the...

India: Gandhi and Bhopal

Law and Other Things on the survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy in India using a Gandhian method to demand justice.

Kosovo, Serbia: A Roundup

Update on Kosovo/Serbia: Belgrade 2.0 sums things up; East Ethnia discusses the possibility of partition; Csíkszereda Musings writes on the meaning of Kosovo for Romania's Székelyföld autonomy; Greater Surbiton re-posts...

Russia: Lev Ponomarev; Solovetskiy Stone

Robert Amsterdam reports on an investigation launched against human rights activist Lev Ponomarev, who has been “accused of committing slander against the Russian Federation, and is currently being prevented from...

Tajikistan: Energy Crisis Is Not Enough to Lose Patience

The continuing energy crisis is, probably, the worst problem that Tajikistan ever faced since the end of civil war. Neweurasia reports that most of the population is barely surviving this...

Serbia: Anglophone Bloggers on Belgrade Rally, Riots, Kosovo

Below is a selection of the English-language posts about last week's events in Serbia and Kosovo, which appeared on Feb. 21-23.

Brazil: Human rights groups united against extermination groups

Vera Mattos [pt] publishes a statement by various human right groups denouncing the work of extermination groups, protesting against the ineffective public security and demanding that the authorities investigate the...

Armenia: Women March for Ter-Petrossian

The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs of yesterday's march by female supporters of former president Levon Ter-Petrossian following last week's disputed presidential election in Armenia. Meanwhile, reporting on the same rally,...

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