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· March, 2009

Stories about Protest from March, 2009

Macedonia: Student Protest Ends in Violence

Recently, the Macedonian government decided to build an Orthodox church with public financing on the main square of Skopje, a decision that the citizens of the city disapproved of. On...

Hong Kong and the Philippines: Satire or racism?

A Senate leader in the Philippines just filed a resolution condemning a Hong Kong writer Chip Tsao for his article “The War at Home” in HK Magazine (originally published on...

Kyrgyzstan: Opposition Rally in Bishkek

Sam has visited the rally of the opposition in the capital of Kyrgyzstan and published some shots from this event.

Palestine: Commemorating Land Day

March 30 is Land Day, on which Palestinians everywhere, but especially those within Israel, commemorate the day in 1976 when six unarmed Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed by the...

Jamaica: Going to Calabash

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp and Life, Unscripted, on the Rock are pleased to report that the Calabash International Literary Festival is back on.

Japan: Two-man union on strike at Kyoto University

Adamu from Mutantfrog blogs about a two-man strike at Kyoto University against the exploitation of irregular work contract.

Sri Lanka: New Dissent Voices

ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4PEACE) blog features two new dissent websites, which are voicing critical perspectives on the current affairs of Sri Lanka.

Armenia: Questions linger after post-election unrest

tzitzernak2 comments on the deaths of three opposition supporters during the 1 March post-election clashes last year. The blog says that although their deaths were caused by improperly fired gas...

Latvia: Data Inspectorate vs Penguin Movement

Free Speech Emergency in Latvia reports that “the Latvian Data State Inspectorate has summoned the administrator of the website of the so-called Penguin Movement to explain what it claims were...

Tunisia: Dismissed Student Activists on Hunger Strike for the Right to Education

A total of 158 Tunisians and their friends from around the world went on hunger strike for a day today (March 26) in solidarity with five students who have been...

Cuba: Antúnez Update

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense says that the Cuban authorities have “taken its fight with…dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez (Antúnez) to a new, more frightening level.”

Palestine: A Mother's Pain

In Gaza, Lebanese activist Natalie Abou Shakra tells the story of a mother who took part in a protest for the release of her son, a political prisoner in the...

Cuba: Antúnez Surrounded

Uncommon Sense and Octavo Cerco share their thoughts on reports that the Cuban police “have surrounded the home of Cuban dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez (Antúnez), who for more than...

Cuba: Detainees Freed

The previously detained Cuban photographer and musician have been released – Sunrise in Havana has the details.

Maldives: Petition And Democracy

The Maldives government is facing a growing number of petitions protesting various things. Abdullah Waheed asks some pertinent questions.

Belarus: Death Penalty and the EU

Vilhelm Konnander writes about death penalty in Belarus and how it should affect the EU leaders’ approach to the country.

Palestine: Resistance – Not Charity

Marcy Newman writes at Body On The Line about the importance of resistance by Palestinians, not charity from foreigners: “the use of this word ‘humanitarian,’ to me implies that palestinians...

Palestine: Art as Resistance

Abdelfattah Abusrour, director of Al-Rowwad Culture and Theatre Center in the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, crossposts an article he has written about the use of art as a means...

Trinidad & Tobago: Pompoms

“I thought for a second I was hallucinating. Like I think I’m hallucinating when I hear some wild rumour that Papa Patos wants to invoke the Terrorism Act during the...

Cuba: Reports of Detainment

Both Uncommon Sense and Sunrise in Havana blog about reports that a photographer and a musician have been detained in Cuba “after offering their show of solidarity in Placetas for...

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