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· August, 2011

Stories about Protest from August, 2011

24 August 2011

India: Anti-Corruption Campaign Fires a Country's Imagination

In India, social media is being used extensively to power civil society's push for a proposed anti-corruption bill. The movement is being led from the front by a Gandhian social...

23 August 2011

Chile: Expats Unfazed as U.S. Embassy in Santiago Issues “Emergency Message”

The United States Embassy in Santiago has emailed an “emergency message for U.S. citizens” registered in Chile to keep out of the frequent and increasingly violent protests, but foreigners in...

Chile: Artists Protest at UNESCO Headquarters in Support of Students on Huger Strike

Spain: Pope's Visit Leaves a Violent Trace in Madrid

On August 17, Europe Laica (Secular Europe) brought together over 150 organizations to protest in Madrid against the public financing of Pope Benedict XVI's visit. Police repression and acts of...

Cuba: Amnesty Reports on “Las Damas”

Iran: Online Petition for jailed Green Leaders

Lessons Gaddafi Should Have Learnt from North Korea

22 August 2011

Russia: Memories of 1991

Iran: “Tonight, the Islamic Regime's Generals will Have Nightmares”

Several Iranian cyber activists celebrated the victory of anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces in Libya, and compared it with the situations in Iran and Syria. They shared in the joy of liberation...

Bolivia: An Indigenous March Against an Indigenous Government

Peru: Customers Show Support for Ripley Department Store Employees

Peruvian social networks are buzzing with talk about the temporary closing of a Ripley department stores. Although the closing of the store is officially in accordance with the lack of...

21 August 2011

Mexico: Following Javier Sicilia's Footsteps

Mexican bloggers write about activist Javier Sicilia's activism and his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. His activities and the organisation he runs generate contrary opinions, for which the...

20 August 2011

Spain: Brutal Police Repression Against Journalists Covering “Secular March”

Pope Benedicto XVI's recent visit to Spain sparked a civil "Secular March" in protest against the use of public funds for religious acts in a secular state. The encounters between...

Brazil: Construction Starts on Controversial Belo Monte Dam

Despite the protesting voices of indigenous populations and traditional settlers of Volta Grande do Xingu region, construction on Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric plant has begun. Protests against the project will...

Myanmar: Facebook ‘mini-revolution’

19 August 2011

India: Should Telangana Be A Separate State?

Costa Rica: Slut Walk Reactions, Religion and Women's Rights

Last Sunday 14 August, 2011, the Costa Rican Slut Walk took place in the capital city of San Jose causing both a media and religious backlash due to allegedly violent...

Russia: Ex-UK Ambassador's Diary of 5 Days in August 1991