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· November, 2009

Stories about Protest from November, 2009

Iran: Students surprised Ahmadinejad's advisor in Paris

Iranian students in Paris criticized Iranian government and its repression policy against Iranian students and opposition in a meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian president's advisor in Paris. Here are the...

Iran: A blogger released, another arrested

Iranian authorities released Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president and blogger on a $700,000 bail one week ago after his lawyer said he had been sentenced to six years in prison....

Saudi Arabia: Citizens’ Fury At Flood Deaths

Saudi Arabia's second largest city, Jeddah, was struck by heavy floods last week, and the death toll has risen to more than 100 people. Poor infrastructure and mismanagement of city...

Russia: Thousands Protest Against Trading Center Construction

On November 29, thousands of people in Moscow went out on the streets to protest against the construction of a new trading center. This center would replace the “Cherkizovski” market...

Hungary: Violence “Behind Doors”

This month, Hungarian NGOs joined the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Marietta Le describes the situation with domestic violence in Hungary and translates one blogger's post on...

Ecuador: Recent Protest Against President Correa

Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [es] has photos of a recent protest against Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.

Japan: Buy Nothing Day

Started in 1992 in Canada by artist Ted Dave, the Buy Nothing Day movement [en] has spread to more than 60 countries around the world, Japan included. In line with...

Uzbekistan: Tashkent, a green city. Or not?

Old trees are cut down in the center of Tashkent – the shocking news was spread in the city within a day. Photo by goricvet Planetrees, or platanus, planted at...

Video: End Violence Against Women Around the World

Today, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and through videos, many people and organizations around the world are expressing their need to end...

Bhutan: Stop Violence Against Women

Bhutanese blogger Penstar raises voice against all forms of violence towards women.

Nepal's Peace Process Faltering

Nepal's fragile peace process is faltering amidst increasing clashes between the Maoists and the government. The Maoists are threatening to go on indefinite strike if their demands are not fulfilled.

China: Protest against garbage incinerator

Cochina posts a series of videos showing yesterday's protest against the construction of garbage incinerator in Guangzhou Panyu. ESWN has translated the details of the protest.

Kyrgyzstan: A power play beginning?

Steven_Schwerbel reviews the developments on the opposition side of the Kyrgyzstan's political field, where the major opposition party blamed the president for violation of constitution and unlawful seizure of power...

Egypt: It's not the football

Writing at Not Green Data, Tarek Amr is not amused with the international media coverage following the Egypt-Algeria football match.

China and Japan: Feng Zhenghu at Narita airport

Shanghai human rights activist Feng Zhenhu has been living and waiting in the hall of Japan's Narita airport since November 4 when he was barred from entering his own country...

Taiwan: Science park expansion dispute

Recently, the Executive Yuan in Taiwan has passed a bill in favor of Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) fourth stage expansion. The construction plan has drawn the attention of ecologists...

Poland: Online Campaigning for the Rights of Employees

Sylwia Presley writes about the plight of and online campaigning by a group Polish citizens who work for IKEA via another, smaller, company called Solid Security: they claim to be...

Russia: Local Authorities Slow Broadband Development

On November 10, activists held a rally calling for broadband Internet and protesting against Internet provider monopoly in the township of Kraskovo (Moscow region, 10 km from the Moscow beltroad)....

Indonesia: Some groups want to ban ‘2012’ movie

Several regional branches of the Indonesian Ulema Council want to ban the movie ‘2012’ claiming the film's content is “unsuitable to be viewed by Muslims because only Allah knew when...

Taiwan: Protest against American beef by eating cow dung

Roy Berman from Mutantfrong Travelogue blogs about a recent protest action in Taiwan against the importation of American beef. The student wanted to show that eating American beef is scarier...

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