· January, 2007

Stories about Protest from January, 2007

Kenya: an update from the World Social Forum

  25 January 2007

An update from the World Social Forum, “Sometimes a little action can go a long away. The youth groups’ protest to the WSF Organising Committee has generated a positive change in policy. Yesterday, the gates were open to Kenyans for free. As the word had not spread not too many...

Lebanon: General Strike

  24 January 2007

A general strike that was called for by the opposition brought Lebanon to a standstill today. Bloggers posted photos, video clips, analysis and updates on the strike and the activities that ensued. MFL updates and writes about how the strike effected various places and aspects of Lebanese society. The Opposition...

Egypt: Spotlight on Beirut

  24 January 2007

Egyptian blogger Zenobia gives us her two cents on her assessment of the situation in Lebanon. “I don't know why they insist of labeling the opposition with Hezbollah as if they want to scare the west from it,” she writes.

Why Independence for Quebec but not Guadeloupe?

  23 January 2007

Convention pour une Nouvelle Guadeloupe notes (Fr) that French Socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal has endorsed the Quebecois party's principle of Quebecois independence. The blog continues: “We notice once more the double standard of socialist conservatives who share the goal of Quebecois Independence but reject the same outcome for Guadeloupe.”...

Kenya: drama at the World Social Forum

  23 January 2007

Mental Acrobatics writes about drama at the World Social Forum, “The poster says, “Reduce food prices in the WSF.” A demonstration organised by a youth group from Korogocho started a loud vocal protest outside the Windsor catering tent. Korogocho is the third largest slum area in Nairobi after Kibera and...

Guinea: Conakry is Dying

  22 January 2007

Pourquoi L'Afrique Claudique reflects (Fr) on the Lansana Konte dictatorship in Guinea: “This country, considered one of the 20 poorest in the world despite its economic potential, will only be hurt by a general strike which has been going on for a week along with daily arrests. May those who...

The Global Voices Show #4

  22 January 2007

Finally — the fourth episode of The Global Voices Show has landed! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: - The IndiCast (India) – also see Global Voices article “The Blogospheres on Big Brother, Shilpa Shetty, Bullying and Racism“ – Pambazuka News (Zimbabwe) – Palabras Libres (Bolivia)...

Argentina: Still searching for Julio Lopez

  22 January 2007

“Thursday marked four months from the disappearance of Jorge Julio Lopez, an elderly witness who has been missing since testifying in the trial against a police official from the last dictatorship. Displayed sporadically throughout the city are posters and graffiti serving as reminders that he is still missing. Despite these...

Bolivia: A Conflict Online

  22 January 2007

Video taken by Estotaweno of the “Youth for Democracy” crowd that broke through the police line towards an eventual confrontation with coca farmers in Cochabamba. January 11, 2007 is already being called “Black January” for the civil conflict that left 2 dead and hundreds injured in the city of Cochabamba....

Russia: “The New Wave of Nazi Terror”

  22 January 2007

“From Knives to Bombs: The New Wave of Nazi Terror in Russia“: Sean's Russia Blog publishes a text by Vlad Tupikin (LJ user tupikin) – who “frequently writes on anti-fascism, Russian anarchism and the anti-globalization movement in Russia;” translated from Russian by Thomas Campbell.

Malawi/USA: legacies of peace and justice

  21 January 2007

afrika-aphukira reflects on the legacies of peace and justice through the works of John Chilembwe and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ” In Malawi, January 15th is celebrated as Chilembwe Day, in honor of the Reverend John Chilembwe who in 1915 led the first ever uprising against white racism and...

Turkey is Typing…the Death of Hrant Dink

  21 January 2007

While normally this column focuses on what only Turkish bloggers are saying, sometimes events happen that warrant the voices of not only Turkish points-of-views but others as well. The Death of Hrant Dink is one of those moments. As a bit of background- Hrant Dink was a Turkish-Armenian journalist and...

Hungary: Punishment for War Criminal

  19 January 2007

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar suggests a better way to punish an elderly war criminal about to stand trial in Hungary: “Much better, that the media, schools and various NGOs give as much publicity as possible about Kepiro and his ilk and how horrendously they treated their fellow Hungarians....

Russia, Estonia: The Monument

  19 January 2007

Estonia‘s parliament voted last week to relocate from the center of the capital Tallinn the Soviet-era monument to the Red Army soldiers who died in World War II. The bronze statue of a soldier was erected in 1947 and is considered by many as a symbol of Soviet occupation. The...

China: The Mass Incident in Dazhu County

  19 January 2007

ESWN puts together and translates a rape and murder case of a 16 years old girl who worked in a hotel in Dazhu County. The case later developed into a riot or mass incident in official term. The incident is now banned in the Chinese internet.

Bolivia: “Women Creating” Against Evo Morales

  18 January 2007

Francisco Giglio has posted photos from the Casa de la Culture in La Paz by a group of female anarchist artists called Mujeres Creando (“Women Creating”) protesting Evo Morales’ government. Rosario Lizana has transcribed the text [ES] from one of the photographs.