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· February, 2013

Stories about Protest from February, 2013

22 February 2013

Evacuate the Children of Fukushima

Parents, residents and lawyers are taking to the streets demanding that their children by evacuated from Japan's Fukushima region, where they claim radiation levels continue to be high.

Indonesia’s New Law on Mass Organizations Ignites Protest

The Indonesian Parliament is set to approve a bill that would amend the law governing mass organizations but human rights groups and experts have warned against its repressive provisions.

Yoani Sánchez Divides Opinions on a Visit to Brazil

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez was received in Brazil by pro-Cuban government protesters, who accuse her of receiving money from the United States' government and of being a CIA agent. The...

21 February 2013

A Fistful of Bloggers: Russian MP Pressured to Resign

RuNet Echo

Duma Ethics Committee Chairman Vladimir Pekhtin resigned today after a week of pressure from bloggers and the media over undeclared Florida property.

20 February 2013

Bolivia: Indigenous Communities Battle for Territory

Plans for a road which would cut through the heart of the Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory, or TIPNIS, continue to provoke debate and cause conflict in Bolivia....

Turkey: Lynch Attempt on Kurdish Members of Parliament in Sinop

Kurdish members of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and Democratic Congress of the People (HDK) faced a lynch attempt by almost 2,000 angry protesters during their visit to Sinop,...

Mauritanians Protest Tahrir Square Assaults

Brazil: Turtles Take Over Public Transport

Brazilians Push Back Against Porto Alegre Bus Fare Increase

A fight is brewing in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre over an increase in bus fares.

Bulgarian Police Attack Anti-Government Protesters

19 February 2013

Russian Opposition, What Are You Doing? Stahp.

RuNet Echo

The Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition has been a fascinating eDemocracy experiment, conducted in the shadow of Russia's competitive authoritarian status quo. Yet, a recent decision not to nominate...

Videos from #Shahbag, Bangladesh's Generation Square

The movement for justice against Bangladesh's war criminals at Shahbag or "Generation Square", as it is now being called, has entered its fourteenth day.

Brazil: Condos Upstage Protected Dunes

18 February 2013

Japan's Porn Law is Strangling Artists

World renown Fashion photographer Leslie Kee was arrested for selling obscene images at his latest exhibition in Tokyo. But is his work art or porn? In this post we look...

#Shahbag Protesters Bid Farewell to Brutally Murdered Blogger

As protesters continued their chants at Shahbag calling for Bangladesh's war criminals and affiliates of the Islamist party to be beheaded, one of their own, Ahmed Rajib Haider was brutally...

Brazil: Newspaper and Satire Blog Battle

Spanish Parliamentarians Tweet Secret Mario Draghi meeting

El Presidente del Banco Central Europeo (BCE) Mario Draghi pidió que su intervención en el Congreso español se realizara a puertas cerradas. Pero dos diputados desobedecieron la petición de Draghi...

Videos from “One Billion Rising” Global Protests for Women's Rights

Every third woman falls victim to violence in her lifetime. On February 14, 2013 thousands of people all over the world protested against these daily acts of violence with dance.

With Corruption All Too Common, Brazil Pushes Back

More and more cases of corruption are reported all the time in Brazil. However, after the histicoral judgement of those involved in one the largest scandals of corruption in the...

High Energy Bills Keep Bulgarians Protesting

On Sunday, February 17, tens of thousands of people in Bulgaria's capital Sofia and other cities continued to protest against high electricity and heating bills. Ruslan Trad reports.

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