Stories about Protest from June, 2008
Israel: Keffiyah Seen as Symbol of “Terrorist Chic”
Israellycool blogger Aussie Dave responds to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine's image of Che Guevara wearing a traditional Arab headdress that “the keffiyeh [is] the latest symbol of terror chic.”
Ukraine: NATO Ads and Protests
Ukrainiana writes about pro-NATO ads and anti-NATO protests in Ukraine.
LimbicNutrition Weblog writes that “pro-Serbian hacktivists” are attacking pro-Kosovo web sites.
Armenia: Ukrainian Color Revolutionary Visit
And Nothing Else Matters [RU] comments on a recent visit by a prominent architect of the Ukrainian Orange Revolution to Armenia, highlighting the fact that the activist's own blog shows Dmirtri Potekhin in the country. In a second post, the blog says that consultations were held with the leader of...
The Balkans: Ingeborg Beugel
Say: Macedonia quotes from an interview with Ingeborg Beugel, “a Dutch reporter and author of several documentaries about the crimes committed in Bosnia”: “In an interview for the online site Sarajevo-x.com, she talks about the rise of the Greek nationalism and the participation of Greek mercenaries in the war in...
Hungary: Violence Against Roma
Hungarian Spectrum writes about the Hungarian extreme right and the anti-Roma violence.
Czech Republic: Anti-Globalization Rally
The Czech Daily Word writes about the anti-globalization rally that took place in Brno this past Saturday, and about the way some of the activists were treated by the riot police.
Bulgaria: Gay Pride on June 28
Petya of Bighead writes about the upcoming gay pride parade in Sofia: “… I've already seen notes from the Bulgarian major nationalist party urging their supporters to organize a counter-protest…At any rate, it is so insane, I am embarrassed to even translate it.”
China: Olympic torch passes over Tibet
The BeijingWideOpen blogger is watching closely as the Beijing Olympic torch skipped over Tibet today and went straight to Xinjiang.
Cuba: Review of Sanctions
Both Babalu and Child of the Revolution blog about the European Union‘s upcoming decision on whether or not to end sanctions on Cuba.
China: Kungfu Panda
Heicaitou blogs some photos of a demonstration demanding the China SARFT to ban the movie “Kungfu Panda”.
Poland: Gay Pride
Polandian writes about and posts pictures from the gay pride parade that took place in Warsaw on June 7.
South Korea: Beef Protest Sum Up
Matt from Gusts of Popular Feeling wrote a sum-up of analysis on the anti-importation of U.S beef protest.
Pakistan: After the Long March
CHUP! on the reactions over the weekend to the Long March – a protest by lawyers in Pakistan.
Czech Republic: Greenpeace's “Peaceland”
“The last reason for taking the Greenpeace seriously is gone,” comments The Czech Daily Word on the Greenpeace activists’ initiative to declare independence of the Czech military installation where a U.S. National Defense System radar is to be built.
Guatemala: Activism Helps Remember the Disappeared
Guatemala's recent dark history includes approximately 40,000 citizens who disappeared during the armed conflict. Many bloggers keep their memory alive by discussing recent performance art exhibits and activism that helped end the annual military parades.
Iran: Protest against corruption and inflation
Several Iranian bloggers including Biseda reported[fa] that several hundred people protested in Tehran (Park Melt) and Mashhad yesterday against corruption and high prices.The bloggers and news sites reported at least 150 people were arrested.
Russia: Kozlovsky Criticizes Amnesty International
Oleg Kozlovsky, at Robert Amsterdam's blog, criticizes the Moscow presentation of the Amnesty International World Report 2008.
Russia, Finland: Maria Kirbasova's Case
A Step At A Time and Vera's Log report on the Finnish Immigration Service's decision to deport Maria Kirbasova, a half-paralyzed 67-year-old Russian citizen, who was one of the founders of Soldiers’ Mothers organization.
Malaysia: Escalating fuel protests
Fuel protests are escalating in Malaysia today. A few days ago, the opposition managed to gather thousands of people in the streets as protest to the Malaysian government's move to reduce fuel subsidies and raise fuel prices.
Korea: Myungbak Castle
The biggest candlelight vigil against policies of the new government started from the US-Korea beef trade was over on the 10th of June. Hot issues now are how the government reacted to the demonstration and how demonstrators responded to the government. The protests come on the 21st anniversary of demonstrations...