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· October, 2012

Stories about Protest from October, 2012

31 October 2012

Far-Right Party Performs Strongly in Ukrainian Vote

While the results of the Oct. 28 elections in Ukraine are still being finalized, netizens are already discussing the anticipated outcome. Many are paying special attention to VO Svoboda, a...

Protest Against Rohingya Persecution in Myanmar

30 October 2012

China: Ningbo Protests Point to Middle Class Discontent

Panama: Statements After the Chaos Unleashed by Law 72

The impressions of Panamanians and foreigners living in the country were immediate after the chaos unleashed by the approval of Law 72. This law, without consultation, promoted the sale of...

29 October 2012

Russia: Assessing Predictions About the Coordinating Council Election

RuNet Echo

As RuNet Echo readers know well, the Coordinating Council's elections took place last week, and that body has already convened virtually through Facebook and once again in person. Weeks in...

President Martinelli Addresses Panama After Repealing Law 72

President Martinelli of Panama gave a conciliatory speech to try and draw a close to a chaotic week which has left four people dead and many injured as they demonstrated...

28 October 2012

Confusion over Agreement with OIC to Establish Office in Myanmar

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has proposed the establishment of an office in Myanmar to help the Muslim minority in the country. The government initially agreed but changed its decision...

Spain: The Minister of Education's Many Gaffes

The Minister of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, José Ignacio Wert, has sparked controversy after controversy since taking up his position less than a year ago. Netizens have not...

Slovakia: Protesting SOZA's Newest Copyright Fees

SOZA's general manager Vladimír Repčík addressed Slovak high school seniors via his blog on October 22, urging them to register with his agency and pay €15 for their traditional graduation...

27 October 2012

Occupy Movement Rallies for ‘Debt Strike’ Worldwide

Under the slogan “You are not a loan, you are not alone”, Occupy Wall Street's “Strike Debt” group is aiming to inject life into a resistance movement against debt repayment....

26 October 2012

Chile: Mapuche Prisoners End Hunger Strike After 60 Days

After 60 days on hunger strike, four Mapuche prisoners have ended their protest after the Chilean Supreme Court agreed to some of their demands. This struggle has also brought to...

25 October 2012

Russia: Cryptanalytic Vulnerabilities in the Opposition's Online Elections

RuNet Echo

The opposition's Elections Commission accidentally leaked personal voter data to one of its most dangerous enemies, Sergei Mavrodi's MMM group. How avoidable was this mistake, and does the fact that...

Panama: President Cancels Colón Land Sale Plans

Philippines: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested over Facebook Post

The arrest of a 62-year old anti-mining activist in the Philippines for a 'libelous' Facebook post spawned fears of a clampdown on dissenters through the recently enacted anti-cybercrime legislation.

China: Grass Mud Horse Style

Russia: With Opposition's Online Elections Over, Scandals Plague Results

RuNet Echo

The Coordinating Council elections are finally over. Now that the final tally is in, it’s time to look more closely at what happened. Scandals and provocations have led to results...

24 October 2012

Mexico: Central American Mothers in Search of Missing Migrants

In the last six years around 70,000 migrants have disappeared in Mexico. Central American mothers of abducted and missing migrants are traveling in a caravan all over Mexico looking for...

Portugal: Initiative Against Proposed State Budget

Ukraine: Homophobic Bill Considered Ahead of Election

Shortly after scrapping the infamous defamation bill in early October, Ukrainian MPs passed another scandalous proposal in the first reading, aimed at “defending children from the propaganda of homosexual lifestyle...

23 October 2012

Guyana: Upcoming Chris Brown Concert Upsets Anti-Violence Advocates

When news broke that Barbadian-born singer Rihanna's then-boyfriend Chris Brown had allegedly assaulted her, Caribbean bloggers were outraged. Talk of an upcoming Chris Brown concert in Georgetown has bloggers speaking...

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