· August, 2009

Stories about Protest from August, 2009

Russia: Photos and Drawings of Opposition Rally

  31 August 2009

Photos from the Aug. 31 opposition rally in Moscow – by LJ user mnog (RUS); drawings and an observation – by LJ user pshevelev (RUS): “A few people are chanting ‘Shame!’ and are being seized [by the police], and the other 60 are taking photos and keeping silent. If you're...

Guinea : Remembering Aug. 27, 1977

  29 August 2009

32 years ago, on August 27, 1977, the people of Guinea first rose up against the abuses of Sékou Touré's regime. Oumar, blogging (Fr) for Konngol Afirik at maneno.org, explains the background and speaks up for the duty of memory.

Pakistan: Sex Education Row

  28 August 2009

Faisal K. at Deadpan Thoughts is outraged by a controversy in a Pakistan school where some parents are demanding that the principal should step down because she introduced a grade 7 biology book in the curriculum which has a few pages on human reproduction system.

Iran: “Forced Blogging from Prison”

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a leading reformist blogger and former vice president, started [fa] to update his blog in prison. He says that the interrogation continues but he has very friendly relation with interrogator and protesters in prison know that there was no significant fraud in Iran's presidential election.

Cambodia: Traffic protest

  26 August 2009

Motorists and tuk tuk drivers in Cambodia staged a protest against the traffic police for confiscating the motorbikes of those who violate traffic laws.

Barbados: Boycotting

  25 August 2009

As Barbados Underground joins the call for the boycott of a local newspaper, citing “another case of a weak media exposed”, Living in Barbados examines the power of boycotting, saying: “To boycott effectively you have to have self-sacrifice.”

Russia: Flag Day Rally

  22 August 2009

LJ users daria_mas and alter-gregor post photos (RUS) from the opposition rally that took place in Moscow on Russia's Flag Day and ended with riot police detaining some of the activists.

Iran: Testimonies of torture and rape

The Iranian authorities have been accused by UN experts and the opposition of torturing protesters of the June 12 presidential election results. Iranian civil society activists have been using citizen media to highlight testimonies about the Iranian tragedy.