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· November, 2009

Stories about Protest from November, 2009

Azerbaijan: News of IRI departure met with concern

Following the cessation of radio broadcasts from foreign stations, as well as the sentencing last week of two video blogging youth activists, comes news of what some see as yet...

China: Release Zhao Lianhai, the Father of the Kidney Stone Babies

C.A Yeung translated a petition signed by more than a hundred Chinese netizen demanding the Beijing police to release Zhao Lianhai, a famous rights activist and the founder of an...

Denmark: The Climate Debt Agents are Coming

The Climate Debt Agents are group of men and women from Denmark and Africa who are taking on the challenge of getting developed countries to pay their climate debt to...

Italy: Online activism fires up “No Berlusconi Day”

A group of bloggers-citizens has launched an International protest movement to demand the resignation of Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi due to scandals and corruption trials. More than 280,000 people...

Azerbaijan: Prison Diary

AdnanEmin's Blog, Prison Diary, a new blog from Azerbaijan, has been set up to republish letters sent from prison in the oil-rich former Soviet republic by Adnan Hajizade and Emin...

CEE: The Berlin Wall

The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall: How To Marry a Bulgarian hosts a series of readers’ personal reflections: Biliana Velkova, Alexandra Grashkina-Hristova, Maria Vassileva; Hungarian Spectrum...

Russia: Luzhkov vs NYTimes; “Destruction of Old Moscow”

IZO posts a translation of an open letter to president Medvedev “about the destruction of old Moscow under Mayor Luzhkov,” written by urbanism scholar Yuri Bocharov. Russia! reports on the...

Azerbaijan: More reaction to video blogger trial verdict

Days after the sentencing of two video blogging youth activists in Azerbaijan, other bloggers are starting to speak out about the imprisonment of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli. The two...

Nepal: The Peaceful Protests Of The Maoists

Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant Star praises the Maoists for ending their recent protests in Nepal peacefully. The blogger comments: “I hope that both sides – ruling coalition and the...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Axe the Tax”!

From Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life clears the air on “the not-so-new property tax that has angered homeowners into an angry fireball. Citizens, despite cursing and more cursing,...

Nepal: Maoist Protests Disrupt Life In Kathmandu

“Many people in Kathmandu who were affected by the traffic jam caused by the Maoists today expressed their anger in personal conversation and twitter even as ex-rebels sang, danced and...

Puerto Rico: Talking ‘Bout A Revolution

Gil the Jenius suggests that the recent protests in Puerto Rico weren't enough.

Cuba: Of Victims & Violence

In the aftermath of her seizure by state authorities, Generation Y admonishes those who may be adopting a “blame the victim stance, while Claudia Cadelo says she prefers being a...

Video: The world commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall

Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a complex security structure that once divided East and West Berlin in Germany. Today we are showcasing some...

China: Teachers’ strike

Husunzi from China Study group blogs about a recent teachers’ strike from three privately-owned primary and secondary schools in Chengdu, Sichuan. The strike was against the government's taking over the...

China: Protest against government “hook” by chopping little finger off

Xujun Eberlein from Inside-out China blogs about a 18-year-old man Sun Zhongjie's act of chopping off his little finger off to protest against the Shanghai Traffic Management Bureau's “hook” on...

Egypt: Free Kareem Rally in DC

Supporters in Washington DC, US, stage a rally in support of jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman, or Kareem Amer. Free Kareem has more.

Bahamas, Cuba: Woman Power

Cuba: Facebook Support for Yoani

Along the Malecon reports that supporters of Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez are “hoping to start a trend” by “using the blogger's photo as their profile picture on Facebook in a...

Saudi Arabia: A Blogger's Praise Of Britain

Maram Meccawy is a Saudi writer and blogger, currently living and working in the UK. She recently wrote a post called "Why am I ready to defend Britain?"

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