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· June, 2009

Stories about Protest from June, 2009

Iran: Riots police attacked protesters

Lettersoftheliv tweeted that “witnesses say protesters and riot police are clashing in the streets around Iran's parliament in Tehran.”

Palestine: Fighting For Their Land In The Canadian Courts

Joy in Palestine reports that the West Bank village of Bil’in is taking two Quebec-based corporations to court on charges that they are committing war crimes.

Israel: Predicting Iran's Future

Israeli comic strip artist Yaakov Kirschen critiques the world's most unstable element: “Iranium.”

Israel: Activism in Israel and Iran

Israeli activist Joseph Dana writes: “As an Israeli actively contesting the overt and covert policies of my government, I have been struck with a feeling of familiarity and identification with...

Iran: Neda becomes a symbol for the protesters

Neda was an Iranian woman who was shot dead by Basij militia on Saturday during a protest of thousands against the Iranian presidential election results that declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad president....

Ukraine: Iranian Students Protest in Kyiv

Greetings from Kyiv links to Kyiv Post's photos of a protest by Iranian students in Kyiv.

Russia: Views on Events in Iran

“As hundreds of thousands protesters fill the streets of Tehran and other provincial centers, one can’t help think that we’ve seen this all before,” writes Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia...

Nepal: The Future Of The Madhesi Movement

Democracy For Nepal discusses the future of the Madhesi movement in Nepal.

China: More corpses found in Shishou hotel; disputes continue.

The death of a chef triggered a mass protest that finally brought over ten thousand armed police into the town for crackdown. The dead’s families along with thousands of people...

Martinique, Guadeloupe: Sarkozy Visit

Repeating Islands notes that French President Nicolas Sarkozy is scheduled to make a trip to Martinique and Guadeloupe later this week “to address overseas ‘issues’ after the general strikes” that...

Trinidad & Tobago: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger Attillah Springer addresses the judge whose ruling caused construction on the proposed Alutrint aluminium smelter to come to a halt: “This victory is for denuded hills...

Breezeblog: Valuing a Free Press

As Breezeblog links to a story which reports that 24 journalists have been arrested in Iran, he reminds “all Bermudians to value their right and access to a free press...

Armenia: Opposition detainees released

Following a general amnesty agreed upon by the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on 19 June, several senior opposition figures on trial and in detention for over a...

Iran: Suffering in Iran

An Iranian blogger writes in Namnam blog, how he was arrested in Shiraz when he participated in a protest demonstration. The blogger says he was beaten up and humilated by...

Lithuania: Oslo mayor in gay protest

Lituanica reports how Norwegian capital's, Oslo, mayor brought his same sex spouse to an international mayors’ conference in Vilnius – in practical protest against Lithuania's increasingly homophobic policies.

Iran: Protesters in Tehran

We can watch a film on Iranian protesters in Tehran on Monday despite a warning by Iran's Revolutionary Guard against the kind of street demonstrations that have roiled Iran for...

Bermuda: “No Confidence” Motion Thwarted

Part of the backlash against Bermudian Premier Ewart Brown's decision to accept four former Guantanamo detainees into the island has been the opposition party's tabling of a "No Confidence" vote...

Haiti: Run-off Elections

Repeating Islands says that “despite government efforts to lure voters to the polls in the Senate run-off elections held yesterday in Haiti, voters stayed away in protest against what they...

Iran: Protest Continues

Iraneema tweeted that anti-riot police attacks a crowd of people holding candles in Tehran’s 7 Tir Sq., attempting to disperse them.

Iran: Videos of protests and vigils

A disputed June 12 election in Iran that returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power, has sparked the most violent unrest since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Protesters and the opposition...

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