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· April, 2012

Stories about Protest from April, 2012

South Korea: Youtube Video Accusing Samsung of Labor Workers Death

While Apple factory workers’ suicides are widely known, not enough data on Samsung's labor workers is available online. A Youtube user posted a video entitled “Samsung's Truth” with English subtitles...

Malaysia: Occupy Dataran Merdeka and Education Protests

The April 28 Bersih 3.0 sit-down protest is expected to be the major political event of the month in Malaysia but students and Occupy activists have already put forward their...

Portugal: Citizens Prepare Peaceful Protests for April 25

Though peaceful protests are scheduled for April 25 throughout Portugal (a national holiday that marks the end of dictatorship in 1974), mainstream media reported [pt] that “police prepares zero tolerance”. For...

Slovakia: Protest Against Construction Near Bratislava Castle

On April 18, 200-250 [sk] people attended a protest against illegal construction near Bratislava Castle, organized by Bratislava Openly [sk]. The west side of a new white house (a continuation...

Malaysia Prepares for Bersih 3.0 Sit-Down Protest

The Malaysia election reform movement Bersih (Clean) has organized a Bersih 3.0 Duduk Bantah (sit-in protest) on April 28 at Dataran Merdeka. It's the same group which gathered more than...

Peru: Report on Conga Mining Project Released

After months of conflict, the technical report commissioned by the Peruvian government to survey the Environmental Impact Study of the Conga mining project in Cajamarca was finally delivered. The media...

Mexico: Human Rights Abuses and the Presidential Elections

The documentary A Schizophrenic State by Charlotte King follows the stories of San Salvador Atenco and Oaxaca, two places in Mexico who suffered human rights abuses by the ruling political...

Portugal: Video of Guinea-Bissau coup protest in Lisbon

Youtube user MinisterioDaVerdade published a video of a large parade on Saturday by Guinea-Bissaun residents of Lisbon, and their Portuguese families and friends, protesting the military coup which took place...

Brazil: Passer by Injured and Arrested by Police in Demonstration

Brazilian blogger Conceição Oliveira reproduces [pt] a Facebook note [pt] from Pedro Urizzi (an actor from São Paulo), who denounces that he was injured and arrested by the Military Police...

Cuba: The “Gap” within the Cuban Exile Community

Penúltimos Días author Ernesto Hernández Busto, who lives in Barcelona, describes the “gap” or divide between Cubans living off the island, when it comes to their desires for Cuba's future;...

Bahrain: One-Woman Demo!

We have become accustomed to seeing million-man protests in Arab countries, but how about a one-woman protest?

Bahrain: Tear Gas, Violence Surround F1 Grand Prix Race

Bahrain hosts the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 22 but the run-up to the event has seen huge protests. In clashes police have been firing tear gas and stun grenades...

Armenia: Human Rights Organizations Concerned by Film Festival Obstruction

After threats, intimidation and incitement to violence led to the cancellation of a film festival to be held in Armenia's second largest city of Gyumri, nationalists have attacked a human...

Colombia: “Lleras Law2.0 ” Taken Before Constitutional Court

The “Lleras Law 2.0”, which was hastily approved to fit requirements for a Free Trade Agreement with the United States, was taken before the Constitutional Court on April 18 by...

Bulgaria: Interior Minister's Controversial Statement

Blogger Nikolay Delchev condemned [bg] the reaction of the Bulgarian interior minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov to the recent student protests against construction at the National Sports Academy's Black Sea training facility:...

Russia: Anti-Drug Activist Identifies Corrupt Moscow Police in Sverdlovsk

Controversial activist Evgeny Roizman originally made a name for himself by establishing a non-profit fund called “A City without Drugs.” The fund both treats drug addiction and targets dealers, albeit...

Colombia: What Did the VI Summit of the Americas Leave Behind?

Netizens commented on various events, some serious and some lighter ones, related to the Sixth Summit of the Americas. They also shared their opinion on the agreements that were reached...

Tunisia: Police Clash with Jobless Protestors in Radès

On April 13 police clashed with a group of young protestors from Cité El Mallaha in the port of Radès, just south of the capital Tunis. The protesters were staging...

Russia: Liberal Democrats Join Opposition to Ulyanovsk NATO Hub

In the last week, Vladislav Naganov and Aleksei Navalny, two of Russia's most prominent liberal democrat bloggers, entered the debate about a proposed NATO transit hub in Ulyanovsk. The transit...

Portugal: ‘You Cannot Evict an Idea’ Without Borders

The violent eviction of a self-managed community center in Porto by the police, on April 19, triggered a wave of solidarity beyond the borders of the neighborhood of Fontinha, left...

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