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· August, 2009

Stories about Protest from August, 2009

Russia: Photos and Drawings of Opposition Rally

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...

Iran: Protest in Second Life

Max Burns wrote an article on the Iranian opposition's presence in Second Life.

Guinea : Remembering Aug. 27, 1977

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...

Azerbaijan: Washington DC protest for detained activist bloggers (updated)

With detained video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli now facing an additional charge in their native Azerbaijan, The Collegian says that support for the two imprisoned youth activists yesterday...

Pakistan: Sex Education Row

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...

Azerbaijan: Washington DC demonstration in support of detained bloggers

Melissa_Ys tweets that a protest demonstration in support of detained video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli is set to take place outside the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan...

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...

Russia: August 1991 – 18 Years On

Scraps of Moscow writes about the August 1991 coup and how it is remembered 18 years later.

Cambodia: Traffic protest

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

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:...

Brazil: Students arrested for demonstrating in the Senate

Students were held for demonstrating against the Senate's President José Sarney and suffered many threats. We hear the blogosphere's thoughts on Brazilian democracy being slowly done away with.

Azerbaijan: Activist bloggers face additional charge as trial approaches

Youth activist video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli have been held in pre-trial detention for 48 days. However, in an unexpected development, the authorities in Azerbaijan have now decided...

Hungary: Update on Hungarian Guard

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the Hungarian Guard (more on it, in an earlier GV post by Marietta Le).

World: Reactions to the Release of the “Lockerbie bomber”

A huge debate is brewing in both the mainstream media and the blogosphere regarding the release of the only man ever convicted over the bombing of Pam Am flight 103,...

Iran: Tohidloo, a reformist blogger was released

Somayeh Tohidloo, an Iranian female reformist blogger, walked free [fa] from jail today. She had been arrested 71 days ago.

Japan: Whaling. Scientific research or commercial hunting?

Only "scientific whaling" is allowed in Japan, since commercial whaling was banned in 1986. But this is often regarded by environmental organizations as a ruse to continue commercial hunting.

Russia: Flag Day Rally

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...

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...

East Timor: Celebrating Global Solidarity for Freedom

Ten years after the referendum, global voices are again spreading the word for East Timor, but this time celebrating the strong international solidarity that back then culminated in the country's...

Iran: “Green Movement and Football”

Jomhoriyat writes [fa] that hundreds of young people carried green flags and wore green t-shirts in football stadiums in Isfahan and Shiraz. The green colour is the symbol of Iranian...

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