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· September, 2010

Stories about Protest from September, 2010

Ecuador: Police Strike Denounced as Attempt to Destabilize Country

The Ecuadorian police are leading a strike against reforms to the public service law, unleashing chaos in the country. Since this morning, Twitter users have been reporting on the events...

India: Live Blogging The Ayodhya Verdict

Offstumped is live blogging a controversial verdict on the Ayodhya issue, which has created much tension between the Hindus and Muslims of India and beyond.

Hungary: Citizens Protest Against Auchan Shopping Mall

Marietta Le posts an update on the ongoing efforts by Hungarian citizens to save the Dunakeszi marsh, which would be destroyed if Auchan Hungary's expansion continues as planned.

Colombia: University of Antioquia Closed After Clash Between Students And Police

The University of Antioquia, one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in Colombia, was closed September 15 following a confrontation between students and police. Using blogs and twitter,...

Chile: 80 days later, Mapuche still on hunger strike

Today marks 80 days of the Mapuche hunger strike over the Anti-terror law in Chile. Observatorio Ciudadano published a list [es] of demonstrations that will take place throughout Chile and...

Iran: The Art and Design of the ‘Green Movement’

“Where is my Vote” is an exhibition of 150 political posters for the Green Movement in Iran that was on display at the School of Visual Arts in New York...

Russia: Pavlovsk During WWII

More on the history of the Pavlovsk Experiment Station – at Vaviblog.

Azerbaijan: Obama calls for bloggers’ release

Dönməzlik blog [AZ] says that it was surprised to discover that US President Barack Obama raised the issue of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, two video blogging youth activists imprisoned...

Iran: Strike at Bazzar

Part of Iran bazaar closed to protest VAT increase in last two days. Gold bazzar is on strike in Tehran and a film in You Tube “shows merchants in Iron...

Czech Republic: Protest Against Wage Cuts

Dr Sean's Diary writes about a trade union-organized protest against wage and budget cuts in the public sector, which took place in Prague last week.

Russia: Gay Activists Protest on Luzhkov's Birthday

The Moscow Diaries writes about last week's gay rights activists’ protest against Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov: “It was sad to see, this protest. The protesters were so few that they...

China and Australia: Reactions to Chinese Asylum Seekers’ Rooftop Protest

Veggie Discourse translated Chinese netizens’ reaction to the Chinese Asylum Seekers’ 2 days rooftop protest in Sidney.

China: Glory to the Stability Maintenance Contractors

Yesterday, September 26, the Chinese Government released its white paper on human rights. The Xinhua news report highlighted the positive aspect of the role of Internet freedom for the government...

Russia: Shnurov's “Khimki Forest” Song

A Good Treaty writes about and translates Sergei Shnurov's “Khimki Forest” song, “an obvious satire of liberal-leaning musicians prone to activist art.”

Japan: “Our Park” a documentary about Tokyo's Nike Miyashita Park

Directors Emil Langballe and Maria Samoto le Dous produced a documentary titled Our Park [en] about Tokyo's Miyashita Park [en], which is also called Nike Park [en] after sportswear multinational...

Israel: Are Peace Activists Harassed by Palestinian Men Being Silenced?

Israeli human rights activists, who regularly join Palestinian demonstrators in Bil'iin and Sheikh Jarrah, are recently blamed for ignoring and even silencing an allegedly common phenomenon of sexual harassment of...

Lebanon: March to Save Beirut’s Architectural Heritage

“Beirut used to be a city of gorgeous mansions and gardens and now it has become a boring heap of high-rises and construction projects,” said Yvonne Sursock Cochrane, 88, founder...

Ethiopia/USA: Protesters and supporters welcome Meles Zenawi

Konobusiness blogs about the controversial visit by Ethiopian Prime Minister to Columbia University: “The intensity of the crowd, both pro and anti-Zenawi, caught police officers off guard as they were...

Guatemala: Tuk Tuk Taxis Revolt in Antigua

Photography blog Antigua Daily Photo shares images of a Tuk Tuk Taxi protest in Antigua: “It turns out, the tuk tuk taxi drivers were protesting the high number of traffic...

Morocco: Brutal Death in Police Station

Blogger and activist Najib Chaouki creates a Facebook group to denounce police brutality in his country [Ar] following the death of a young Moroccan in a police station, the blogger...

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