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· July, 2010

Stories about Protest from July, 2010

31 July 2010

Brazil: Nomad Tribe Protest to Prove Its Existence

Philippines: Opposition to Rail Transit Fare Hikes

Metro Manila commuters of the Metro Rail Transit will be facing fare hikes as the Philippine government plans to abandon subsidies for the public transportation because of rising operation and...

30 July 2010

Chile: Mapuche on Hunger Strike over Anti-terror Law

On July 12, 2010, fourteen Mapuche indigenous detainees began a hunger strike to denounce the Chilean State’s treatment of Mapuche communities in southern Chile. The strike is aimed mainly at...

29 July 2010

Russia: Interview With ‘A Good Treaty’ Russia Blogger

Italy: NO to Restrictions on Online Free Speech

A newly revised Media and Wiretapping bill before the Italian parliament today could introduce a threatening "liability risk" for all bloggers and online media.

Russia: Forest Park Defenders Attack Khimki City Administration

28 July 2010

Bangladesh: Minimum Wages Raised In Garments Sector

After long protests and bargaining with the employers and the workers, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the minimum wages to Tk. 3000 per month ($44) which is approximately...

27 July 2010

India: RTI Activist Murdered

On the 20th of this month, 33yr old Amit Jethwa, a prominent environmentalist and Right to Information (RTI) activist was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen opposite the Gujarat High...

Iran: Campaign to Free Jailed Photo-Blogger Hamed Saber

More than 70 Iranian university graduates and academics are calling for the release of Hamed Saber, an Iranian photo-blogger and computer scientist who was arrested for unknown reasons on 21...

Brazil: Limits on Food Ads Shake Market Forces

The Federal Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency has ruled changes in food advertising to include warnings printed on packages, amidst strong industry reaction. Do consumers have a say in this debate?

25 July 2010

Brazil: Collaborative Website on Street Dwellers

Taiwan: Rice fields outside the Presidential Office

On July 18th, Taiwanese farmers transformed the Presidential Office into rice fields, not for creating a city garden, but for a protest to the Land Expropriation Act.

22 July 2010

Panama: Questioning Strength of Panamanian Democracy After Protests Against Law 30 and Martinelli

Hong Kong: Citizen campaign to save Tai Long Beach

Many people have the impression that Hong Kong is a concrete forest made up with high rise buildings. However, actually 75% of the land in this global city is undeveloped...

Russia: “Why Did They Kill Yuri Volkov?”

RuNet Echo

The murder of a TV journalist and football fan Yuri Volkov in the centre of Moscow on July 10, 2010, became a widely discussed event in the Russian blogosphere. A...

20 July 2010

Russia: ‘Orthodoxy or Death’ to Degenerate Art?

RuNet Echo

"Orthodoxy or death!" is the war cry sounded in recent weeks as forces of religious reaction have entered into fierce battle with liberal arts, in an apparent Russian parallel to...

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