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· November, 2008

Stories about Protest from November, 2008

30 November 2008

Thailand: Free Ride to PAD

Japan: Mainichi's Wikipedia Slip-up

Ignoring the fact that Wikipedia timestamps are in GMT and not JST (Japan Standard Time), on the 18th of November the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun published an article entitled, “Attack...

Nigeria: Hundreds of deaths in post-election riots

Hundreds of people were reportedly killed in the violence that erupted in Jos, Plateau State, Central Nigeria on Friday after a disputed local election. Nigerian bloggers respond.

China: Taxi Driver Strike, Union and Street Democracy

Taxi drivers from around the country have been in strike for a month. The first protest appeared in Chongqin in November 3, then it spread to Hainan, Gansu, Yunnan, Shandong,...

Ukraine: Ruthenians

Russia: Yevgeny Kolesov and Politkovskaya Trial

Hungary, Czech Republic: Romaphobia

The Baltics, India: “The Dangers of Turning a Minority into an Underclass”

Croatia: Creator of Anti-PM Facebook Group Arrested

29 November 2008

Iran: Do not Execute Farzad Kamangar

Several human rights activists and bloggers warned that Farzad Kamangar, a teacher and trade unionist may be executed in the near future in Iran. Farzad Kamangar, who is from Kurdistan...

Sleepless and stranded in Thailand

There are more than a hundred thousand stranded passengers in Thailand and nearby countries after anti-government protesters forced the shutdown of Bangkok’s two major airports. What are the views of...

Japan, S. Korea, China: the Second International Congress of Asian Hemp Industry

Ukraine: “orange revolution” vs “Orange Revolution”

Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan: Calling Attention to Tragedy

Latvia: The Crisis and Freedom of Speech

28 November 2008

Cuba: Youth Activist Jailed

Thailand: Airport takeover and Twitter

Twitter has become an interesting and good source of information about what is happening in Thailand. Twitter users in Bangkok have been exchanging travel tips, news updates, and opinions about...

Thailand: Protesters occupy airports

Thousands of anti-government protesters have occupied Bangkok’s two airports which paralyzed air travel in Thailand. The protesters want the elected government to be removed.

Bulgaria: Inadequate Media Coverage

Nicaragua: Post-Election Violence and Accusations of Fraud

After the municipal elections on November 9 in Nicaragua, there were conflicting claims of victory by the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) led by President Daniel Ortega and the...