· October, 2009

Stories about Protest from October, 2009

China: Does Internet matter?

  19 October 2009

Li Huafang discusses the relation between the Internet and politics with reference to Yang Guobin's paper, the Internet and Civil Society in China: a preliminary assessment, and Hu Yong's book, the Rising Cacophony: Personal expression and Public Discussion in the Internet Age.

Russia: Election Fraud and Blogging

  19 October 2009

Reports of vote-rigging in the local elections, which took place in 75 of Russia’s 83 regions on Oct. 11, spurred protests by citizens and politicians in Moscow - and quite an outrage among some of the country's bloggers.

Trinidad & Tobago: Poor Coverage

  17 October 2009

An incident at Beetham Gardens in Port of Spain causes KnowProSE.com to take a look at the roles of both mainstream and new media: “Here's what I got from the media: some stones thrown, some gunshots, some tires lit…in what is categorized as ‘almost a riot’. From the social media,...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Salt

  17 October 2009

“Things must be bad in Trinidad when Chinese (from China) workers, who seem to constitute the government’s entire economic stimulus plan, don’t get paid…the most visible indicator of what we have taken to be prosperity in Trinidad has simply collapsed”: B.C. Pires provides interesting commentary.

Puerto Rico: Reflections on the National Strike

  16 October 2009

On October 15, thousands of Puerto Ricans flooded the streets to protest the government's lay-off of around 17,000 government employees. Flows of information, opinions, videos and images traveled through the Puerto Rican blogosphere and twittersphere like lightning. Here are some of their reflections.

Bangladesh: Article On War Criminals Censored

  15 October 2009

Following a legal complaint Guardian.co.uk has censored portion of an article by a Bangladeshi academic who wrote on the upcoming trial of war criminals in Bangladesh and an alleged war criminal currently residing in UK. Bloggers are protesting and Muktaangon (Bn) and The 3rd World View blogs have details.

Puerto Rico: The National Strike (update)

  15 October 2009

Early this morning thousands of people began to flood the main avenues and highways of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, as part of the national strike that aims to paralyze the country for one day. Citizen media covered its developments.

Russia: Protest Against Voter Fraud

  14 October 2009

LJ user avmalgin posts footage from and writes this (RUS) about the rally against voter fraud in Moscow, following the governing party's victory in local election: “On Pushkin Sq., it turns out, someone was going to protest against something. Naive people. It's like coming out of the theater and holding...

Cuba: The Prague List

  14 October 2009

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense highlights a list compiled by Cuban human rights activists that identifies 307 existing political prisoners: “The list…is not meant to be inclusive, but it does provide a general idea of the scope of repression on the island…”

Bolivia: The Battle Over Machia Park

  13 October 2009

Located in the Cochabamba Tropics in Central Bolivia, Machia Park is home to the Inti Wara Yassi animal refuge. It is now under threat by a proposed road and many are mobilizing to oppose the project.

Japan: No Nukes Festa In Tokyo

  13 October 2009

Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs about a big demonstration (with around 7000 people) against nuclear power happened last weekend in Tokyo.

U.S.: Photos From Gay Rights March in D.C.

  12 October 2009

LJ user mozgovaya posts photos (RUS) from the gay right march that took place in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11. LJ user bagira commented (RUS): “These guys do have a sense of humor – lots of very funny slogans. But Obama will disappoint them, I'm afraid.”

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