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· May, 2008

Stories about Protest from May, 2008

China: Donation Pressure on Multinational Companies

ESWN translated a report from Southern Weekend about the public pressure on multinational companies regarding earthquake donations.

Lebanon: The Doha Agreement

Lebanese political leaders who met in Doha under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani reached an agreement last week. The full text of...

Georgia: Opposition Protests

Following the recent parliamentary election in the country, Resistance Georgia has posted photographs of the protest demonstrations which followed the landslide win for the ruling government party. The pro-opposition blog...

Singapore blogger dares Lee Kuan Yew to sue him

Blogger Gopalan Nair dares Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew to sue him. IZ Reloaded thinks it could be “the most daring or foolish act ever in the history of the...

Egypt: Strike Number Three

Egypt is gearing up for its third strike in a row on June 5, writes Zeinobia. “People in Egypt are extremely angry from the Government's latest economic decisions to escalate...

Argentina: Commemoration of the Cordobazo

Argenautas [es] commemorates 39 years since the “Cordobazo” in the Aregentine city of Córdoba which featured, “the largest mobilization of workers and students and marked the beginning of the end...

Iran: Hackers attacked several Arab language sites

Ashyaneh, a group of Iranian hackers, says[Fa] that they attacked several Arab language sites that renamed Persian Gulf and call it Arabic Gulf.

Greece: Macedonian Party

Say: Macedonia writes about the first congress of the Macedonian “Rainbow Party” in Greece.

Poland, Germany, UK: Eurovision

The beatroot writes at Polandian that Poland, Germany and the UK aren't getting any votes at Eurovision, and something has to be done about it.

Honduras: Peace Rally Followed by Riots

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve posts a video of a peace rally in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, which was ironically followd by riots in the capital city of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Got Mail?

KnowProSE.com reports that the mail strike in Trinidad and Tobago is still on.

Cuba: Incipient Crackdown?

Both Uncommon Sense and Ninety miles away…in another country blog about an incident in which “police and thugs from a ‘rapid response brigade’ swarmed about two dozen people as they...

Morocco: Campaign to Support the Unemployed

The Moroccan Bloggers Association has launched a campaign [Ar] draw attention to the atrocities and harsh treatment jobless Moroccan graduates with higher degrees are being subjected to when they protest...

South Korea: Disrespect for Police

Korea Beat translates a local newspapers article which explains the phenomenon of disrespect for the police in South Korea.

Australia: Ethnic Macedonian Protest

S.M. of Macedonia: Cradle of Culture, Land of Nature posted photos and videos from the recent protest of over 30,000 ethnic Macedonians in Australia, who demanded that their government stop...

Zimbabwe/South Africa: Stand Up for Zimbabwe

Photos from a protest march for Zimbabwe in Pretoria, South Africa: “These images were taken at a protest march in Pretoria yesterday. The signs say it all.”

Indonesia: Peaceful fuel hike protest

Rangga Praduwiratna suggests some peaceful actions to express disagreement over the decision of the Indonesian government to raise fuel prices.

Iran: Persian Gulf,Protest and Repression

Jamshidi writes [Fa]that several hundreds Iranians on Friday gathered in front of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Tehran again and protested against renaming of the Persain Gulf by several...

Israel: Religious Communities Object to “Sex” in Advertising

“[Blank] in the City?” An Israeli media company is protesting advertising promoting the release of the new “Sex and the City” movie, claiming the word “sex” is offensive and should...

Palestine: Mass Exodus from Gaza?

“50,000 Arabs have left Gaza since last June,” writes Carl in Jerusalem. “In April, I reported that some 80% of Gaza residents want to leave, but this is the first...

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