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· July, 2011

Stories about Protest from July, 2011

25 July 2011

Brazil: “A Serbian Film” Banned from RioFan Festival

Saudi Arabia: New Anti-Terror Law Crushes Protests

Amnesty International's leaked draft of the new Saudi anti-terror law has prompted a strong reaction to the proposed legislation. Twitter users are using the hashtag #SaudiTerrorLaw to voice their opinions.

24 July 2011

Philippines: Planking Against Education Cuts

Thousands of students in the Philippines took to the streets on July 19 to demand a higher budget for education from President Noynoy Aquino. The protesting students used the latest...

Turkey: Ethnic Tension Rises Further as Street Clashes Erupt in Istanbul

In the aftermath clashes between army and separatist Kurdish PKK militants earlier this month, ethnic tension in Turkey continues to grow. Marches in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul broke out...

Egypt: Clashes in Abbasseya

On July 23, Egyptian demonstrators marched from Tahrir Square to the Ministry of Defense demanding the stoppage of military trials for civilians, the trial of Mubarak and his former regime,...

21 July 2011

Is Russia's Political “Black Hole” About to Reach Tipping Point?

RuNet Echo

In December 2011 Russian voters will elect a new parliament, and than in March 2012 a new (or perhaps, not so new) president. Analysts predict that the upcoming elections threaten...

Portugal: “Junk” National Debt Rating Provokes Online Demonstrations

The “junk” rating given to Portugal’s ability to pay its public debts by independent American financial analysis corporation Moody's, has provoked numerous demonstrations of exacerbated nationalism on the social networks....

Philippines: Internet and social reform

20 July 2011

Hong Kong and China: Free Ai Weiwei

Chile: Students Take Over Schools Demanding Education Reform

Students have taken over hundreds of schools throughout Chile, turning their classrooms into temporary homes while they demand free and higher quality education. They are sharing their movement online through...

19 July 2011

Cuba: Defending “Las Damas”

Cuban bloggers continue to update their posts about the most recent attack on Las Damas de Blanco, in which members of the group were reportedly “attacked and brutally beaten…by agents...

Malawi: Arab Spring Spreading South of the Sahara?

It's winter in Africa, south of the Equator, but the temperature in Malawi feels more like Spring - particularly that of the recent Arab pedigree. The Malawian air is rife...

18 July 2011

Brazil: Belo Monte March in Images

China: Campaigning for the Release of Female Activist Wang Lihong

The Chinese government has been arresting human right activists and political dissidents under the pretext of the Jasmine crack down. Many of the detainees have been released, but female activist,...

Iran: Mehdi Khazali, a publisher and blogger was arrested

Cuba: Female Activists Reportedly Beaten/Detained

Bolivia: New Road Threatens Indigenous Territory of Isiboro Sécure

Bolivian President Evo Morales is under heavy criticism for his insistence in building a road that would pass through the Indigenous Territory and National Park of Isiboro Sécure, contradicting his...

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