· September, 2006

Stories about Protest from September, 2006

Hungary: Rally Not Cancelled Amid Unrest

  21 September 2006

As the demonstrations in Budapest continue, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar isn't too hopeful about the opposition's populist leader: “On the other hand, maybe he'll use the occasion to tell, not only his supporters, but also the brain-dead thugs that democracy (i.e. the ballot box and parliament)...

Bulgaria, Libya: Save the Tripoli Six

  21 September 2006

Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature, draws attention to the plight of the “Tripoli Six” – five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor on trial in Libya: “Can the blogosphere help free the Tripoli six? — innocent medics risking execution in Libya.”

Bermuda: Save the Gardens blog

  21 September 2006

A newly launched Bermudian blog called Save the Gardens is dedicated to helping block a goverment decision to build a hospital on the site of the botanical gardens in Hamilton, Bermuda's capital city.

Zimbabwe: the struggle continues

  20 September 2006

We are learning from Zimbwabean Pundit that Zimbabweans will not give up the fight!: “Barely a week after their counterparts from the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions were arrested and tortured for demonstrating against the government, Lovemore Madhuku's National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) have promised they'll be out on the streets...

Hungary: Critical Mass Bike Ride Cancelled

  20 September 2006

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes that this year's Critical Mass bike ride has been cancelled in Budapest because of the riots: “Understandably, the organisers have now decided it prudent not to have thousands of cyclists on the streets stretching police resources at the present time; I...

Hungary: Mid-Week Briefing

  20 September 2006

Pestiside.hu posts a Mid-Week Briefing: “As thing currently stand, we are going to treat the whole “Uprising '06” for what we think it is: a colorful little street carnival staged for the benefit of bored right-wing nudniks, self-important politicians (including some as or more dishonest than our current BSing PM),...

Eastern Europe: Video documents homophobia on the rise

  20 September 2006

The latest twist in the long-running saga of anti-gay violence and state oppression took place yesterday in Moscow, as an appeals court upheld the earlier lower court ruling to ban Moscow's Gay Pride March in May 2006. The gay rights activists who brought the case will now attempt to challenge...

Hungary: PM's Lies and Riots in Budapest

  20 September 2006

Several weeks after the general election in April, Hungarian prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsany said this at a closed meeting with members of his parliamentary faction: I almost died when I had to pretend for one and a half years as if we were governing. Instead we lied in the morning,...

Belarus: News Roundup

  19 September 2006

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about the new arrests of the opposition activists and about the “extreme and absolutely unacceptable” conditions, in which, according to the Belarusian government, Belarusian students live in the United States. Also, there's a translation of a Russian-language post about the regime's ominous reaction to an innocent...

Philippines: Most controversial military general

  18 September 2006

Army Major General Jovito Palparan is implicated in more than a hundred cases of human rights violations. He retired last week from active military service but the government vowed to appoint him soon to continue his anti-communist crusade. Activists accused him of being a “butcher” but President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo praised...

Pope, American Embassy and Others

  18 September 2006

This week was an extremely busy week for all Syrian bloggers, notably Political Blogs had to make a number of updates, since the political atmosphere in syria was swirling with possibilities and different analysis of the aftermath of the latest attack on the US Embassy in Damascus, and the successful...

Turkey is Typing:Best of Summer Edition

  16 September 2006

It has been quite a while since an update on the Turkish blogosphere has been done, and rather than trying to update you on every detail that I have failed to report, I thought that this post should focus on the most interesting posts of the summer. Granted, the information...

China: Government's video-censorship foiled

  14 September 2006

When a young teacher is found dead outside her apartment building in Ruian, the police report concludes suicide, but her family and students suspect a cover-up. Over a thousand people take to the streets in protest, and are met with police violence. Protestors film the clashes on their cellphones, and...

South Korea: villages demolished for military base

  14 September 2006

Days in Daechuri reports that 22,000 riot police and 450 contracted construction workers and thugs invaded and occupied the villages of Daechuri and Doduri today (Sept 14 13) at dawn and demolished 68 farm houses. The operation is to clear the land for the construction of U.S military base. Ohmynews...

Taiwan: media mobilization

  14 September 2006

In this depose President Chen movement, media mobilization has replaced political / organization mobilization, For ilya, this phenomena is new and it will have implication for the future development of depose Bien campaign (zh).