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· September, 2010

Stories about Protest from September, 2010

Russia: Microsoft and Suppression of Dissent

Reactions to the Sept. 11 New York Times’ story about Microsoft and raids on advocacy groups by the Russian security services – at Oleg Kozlovsky’s English Weblog, Streetwise Professor, and...

Ukraine: “New Memory Engineers” and Ruslan Zabilyi's Case

Timothy Snyder writes on NYRblog about the arrest of Ruslan Zabilyi, the director of a Lviv museum “devoted to the occupation of Ukraine by the Nazis and the Soviets”: “Under...

Mozambique: “Bread Riots” Reflections

Globally and in Maputo, bloggers reflected on the unrest in Maputo and the government's response, addressing the economic, political and social aspects of events. Critiques of "civil society", globalization and...

Honduras: Video of September 15 Protests in San Pedro Sula

Hibueras [es] shares a video of the September 15 protests led by the Resistance Front, showing how police responded to what the narrator in the video calls a peaceful protest.

India: Wither Kashmir? Or Is Reconciliation Possible?

The Indian central government has sent a fact-finding delegation including lawmakers from all major political parties to mitigate the bloodshed and tensions in the Jammu and Kashmir region. The Indian...

Thailand: Red Shirts back in the streets

The anti-government Red Shirt protesters in Thailand held a rally last Sunday despite the continuing implementation of emergency rule in Bangkok.

Iran: Prosecutor seeks death penalty for Derakhshan

A knowledgeable source told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor seeks death penalty for Hossein Derakhshan, jailed blogger. Judge Salavati hasn't ruled yet. He has been accused of “collaborating with ennemi...

Brazil: Real Estate Speculation Threats the Cerrado

Real state speculation is taking over Brazil and sparking a debate on the environmental and social impact of the ever growing construction sector. In Brasilia, the modern capital of Brazil,...

Armenia: Business as usual

Unzipped comments on Friday's rally by the extra-parliamentary opposition led by the former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian. The blog concludes that nothing new was said and that the opposition in the...

Japan, China fishing boat row: a war of words

Just as the Diaoyu Islands row between Japan and China intensifies over the detention of a Chinese fishing captain, whose detention has just been extended by a further 10 days,...

Iran: “Shiva sentenced to lashes and Prison”

According to [fa] several news sites, Iranian jailed blogger and human rights activist, Shiva Nazar Ahari was sentenced to 74 lashes and six years prison.

Lebanon: Civil War Missing Revisited

Twenty years have passed since Lebanon's warring factions called it quits. Not soon after, all grievances and memories of the bloody Lebanese Civil War were swept under the carpet. But...

China: Fishing boat captain detained, protests planned

More than a week after a Chinese fishing boat collided with Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in territory disputed by governments of those two countries and the Chinese captain was...

Argentina: Banks on 24-hour Strike

EconoBlog informs [es] that banks across the country are on a 24-hour strike demanding an improvement in salaries, working conditions and security.

Chile: Bloggers and Social Network Users Question Bicentennial Celebrations

On September 18 Chile commemorates 200 years of its Independence from Spain with a Bicentennial celebration. But the date has generated reactions from bloggers and Twitter users who are relating...

Honduras: Another Case of Police Brutality

Juan Carlos Rivera [es] and user Hibueras [es] report on another case of police brutality during a protest led by the Resistance Front in the city San Pedro Sula. According...

Hungary: Another Silence Decree Blows a Gasket

Marietta Le reports on how Budapest residents are resisting the newest 'silence decree' that requires bars, restaurants and 24-hour shops in one of the city's districts to close early.

Blogger Angel Carrión reflects [ES] on the recent death of Puerto Rican independence activist and leader Juan Mari Bras. Carrión lists key moments in Mari Bras’ lifelong commitment with Puerto...

Portugal: Students Demand Social Action in Higher Education

Clube dos Pensadores [Thinkers Club, pt] blog comments on the opening ceremony of the Portuguese school year today, with the Prime Minister Sócrates and Minister Gago, when a group of...

Mexico: Celebrating the Bicentennial in the Middle of Chaos

This year Mexico will commemorate the bicentennial of its Independence from the Spanish Crown and the centennial of its Revolution with an extensive program of events. Although this year is...

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