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· September, 2011

Stories about Protest from September, 2011

Cuba: The Reality of Prison

A former political prisoner blogs about his experience with the Cuban jail system, here.

Brazil: Citizens Blame Governor for Police Charge on Teachers

Brazilian citizens used the hashtag #CidEspancaProfessores (Cid beats teachers) in solidarity with public school teachers who were beaten by the police on September 29. That day, a proposal of the...

Macedonia: Protests Against Police Brutality Continue

Several hundred persons continued the street protests against police brutality in Skopje on September 29. With only two exceptions, the Macedonian media largely obeyed the embargo on covering the protests.

Cuba: Jailed Activists

Uncommon Sense continues to keep a close eye on three members of the Damas de Blanco who were arrested recently, as well as political prisoner Sara Martha Fonseca, whose son...

Cameroon: Calm Before the Storm?

Cameroon's presidential election will take place on October 9, but the lack of stake in the outcome felt by the general population is leading to a lack of interest. The...

Cuba: Female Prisoner on Hunger Strike

Pedazos de La Isla uploads a video showing “what happened on Saturday, September 24th, to Sara Marta Fonseca Quevedo and other dissidents who were peacefully protesting”, while Uncommon Sense notes...

Bolivia: Videos of Vigil in Support of TIPNIS Marchers

Mario R. Duran posts videos [es] of a vigil held in La Paz to support indigenous marchers in their struggle to defend TIPNIS.

Philippines: Creative Protests During Campus Strikes

Last week's nationwide campus strikes in the Philippines against education budget cuts saw the lively and creative integration of online tools to mobilize thousands to fight for the right to...

Arab World: Nobel Peace Prize for Revolution Netizens?

Twitter is abuzz tonight as the names of Arab netizens are being circulated as possible candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for the roles they have played in the Arab...

Cuba: More Arrests Post-March

More reports of activists being arrested in the wake of a peaceful protest march that took place this past Saturday.

Chile: Students Protest Mayor's Decision

Erwin at The Latin Americanist updates readers on the student movement: “Last week Cristian Labbe, mayor of Providencia, ordered the suspension of the school year and permitted police to remove...

Spain: Police “Welcome” 15M Protesters in Paris

The "march of the indignant people" that left from various cities in Spain and France to cross Europe, was welcomed by the police in Paris. One hundred people who were...

Bolivia: Cochabamba Vigil in Protest of Police Repression

A vigil was held in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba in protest of the September 25 police repression of the indigenous march in defense of the TIPNIS. Photo-blogger Stephany Eguino...

Bolivia: Police Repression is a Violation of Human Rights

Cristina Quisbert of the blog Bolivia Indígena [es] writes about the police repression of the TIPNIS indigenous marchers as a day that “will remain recorded in the history of indigenous...

Bolivia: Mobilization in Support of Indigenous Marchers

In the past month, indigenous highway protest marchers in Bolivia have received widespread support from residents of cities on their route donating food and supplies, as well as from many...

Bolivia: Police Repression of Indigenous Marchers in Yucumo

The Bolivian indigenous march against a planned highway reached a standstill with the blockade of pro-government groups in the town of Yucumo. On September 25, uniformed police officers launched tear...

Chile: Twitter Trending Topics and #yomarchoel22

Students marched in favor of education reform on Thursday, September 22, but surprisingly, the hashtag netizens used on Twitter –#yomarchoel22– did not become a local Trending Topic. Enzo Abbagliati in...

Cuba: “Damas” Targeted Again

The Ladies in White were once more targeted this weekend for their “planned march to a church to honor Our Lady of Charity on her feast day” – bloggers have...

Russia: Expert Analyzes RuNet's Role Under Putin's Presidency

Nikolay Kononov, a columnist of Russian “Forbes,” says [ru] that the Internet will be the only space where real politics will take place in the era of new Putin's presidency. In...

Philippines: Anti-Planking Bill Draws More Planks

A proposal in the Philippines to ban planking has drawn much criticism online and offline. Planking has been used by student activists as a creative form of protest, especially in...

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