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· February, 2009

Stories about Protest from February, 2009

Madagascar: A Resolution to the political crisis?

In Madagascar, bloggers react to a recent meeting where rivals President Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina agreed to a political truce, paving the way for further negotiations. Weeks of public...

Martinique: On independence and French “paternalism”

As the workers' movement in Martinique and Guadeloupe continues, bloggers in Martinique consider what it might mean for the overseas departments to become independent. le blog de [moi] finds the...

Martinique: Carnival cancelled after weeks of workers’ protests

Colombia: Drawing Attention to the Cause of Minority Groups

Guadeloupe: Local media under pressure

Guadeloupe, Corsica: Same situation? Same claims?

Bahamas: Say “No” to Violence vs. Women

Canada: Rally Threatens Jewish Students at York University

Cuba: “Boring Home”

Caribbean: Economic Effects

Jamaica, Spain: Considering the Environment

Guadeloupe: Escalating tensions lead to violence

After weeks of largely peaceful protests in the French overseas departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique, things took a violent turn on Monday, as police and demonstrators clashed in Guadeloupe's largest...

Belarus: Feb. 14 Peaceful Protest

Lebanon: Students make banner of peace for Gaza

France, French Caribbean: Mobilization in Paris

Guadeloupe: Police clash with protestors

Japan: Hetalia Axis Powers and the limits of parody

Hetalia, a satirical manga set mainly during the Second World War and featuring national protagonists of that era, has attracted attention among both domestic and international audiences for its caricature...

Jamaica: Explicit music banned

The long-standing controversy over the appropriateness of certain music for public airplay has once again reared its head in Jamaica. Bloggers make their voices heard.

Egypt: Pharmacies on strike

India: The Free Hug Campaign

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