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· July, 2014

Stories about Protest from July, 2014

16 July 2014

Singapore's Libraries Don't Want Kids Reading About Tango the Penguin and Her Two Loving Fathers

Singapore's National Library's has banned three children's books that feature same-sex couples after one person's complaint, calling the decision 'pro-family'. The reading public is not happy.

Ex-Pussy Riot Lawyer to Defend Ukrainian Pilot in Russian Court

RuNet Echo

After the infamous Pussy Riot trial, Mark Feygin will now try to save Nadezhda Savchenko, the Ukrainian air-force pilot captured by separatists in Ukraine and now detained in Russia.

15 July 2014

This Woman Marched Thousands of Kilometers Across Pakistan For Her Brother and Balochistan's Missing People

The news about the missing persons of Balochistan remains one of the most unheard stories in the world. Activist Farzana Majid has dedicated her life to make these voices heard.

Jamaica's Anti-Gay Protesters Don't Want to Be Called Homophobic

Groups protesting a possible repeal of a colonial-era anti-sodomy law have tried to distance themselves from being labeled "homophobic." Caribbean bloggers insist on calling a spade a spade.

14 July 2014

Leading Muslim-American Activists Boycott the Official White House Iftar, Refusing to Break Bread with Obama

The boycott comes as Israel continues to bomb Gaza, and recent reports prove that the US government has been spying on key Muslim-American community leaders.

These 7 Cases Prove That Online Activism is Under Siege in Saudi Arabia

Advox

Learn about Gulf Center for Human Rights efforts to raise awareness about online activists facing harassment and legal challenges in Saudi Arabia.

If I Were A Dictator, I Would Consider You My Enemy

The Bridge

Marcell Shehwaro adds her voice to #Douma4, the campaign to free leading Syrian human rights activists and opposition figures kidnapped in Douma by Islamist militants.

13 July 2014

These Cubans Are Puckering Up in Support of LGBT Rights

The second kissing sit-in, or "besada" in Spanish, protested the New Cuban Labor Code, which excludes gender identity as a motive for workplace discrimination.

Indonesians Light a Thousand Candles for Peace in Palestine

11 July 2014

Oscar López Rivera Has Spent 33 Years Behind Bars in the US. Puerto Ricans Say That's 33 Too Many

Oscar López Rivera's imprisonment has received attention in recent weeks in various media outlets and at the United Nations from people who support his release.

10 July 2014

This Woman Is Leading Baloch Students in Their Struggle for Independence From Pakistan

Women in Balochistan face many challenges, including a heavily male-dominated patriarchal society, lack of infrastructure for education and a low rate of literacy among females.

Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan Are Sharing Tools to Map and Live-Stream Protests

Two teams tested out tools from Taiwan during the July 1 rally in Hong Kong, which gathered a half a million people to protest for democracy and autonomy from China.

9 July 2014

Brazilian Police Say These Two Men Had Explosives During an Anti-World Cup Protest. Photos and Videos Tell a Different Story

Activists accuse the police of faking evidence to incriminate two men arrested during a protest against the World Cup.

8 July 2014

Who Is Sachin Tendulkar? Don't Ask Tennis Champion Maria Sharapova

Disgruntled fans of the "god of cricket" are lashing out at Sharapova for admitting that she doesn't know who Tendulkar is.

White Bicycles Are Popping Up in Uruguay to Commemorate Those Killed While Cycling

Some 200 cities around the world have taken part in the project, but it's the first time these ghost bikes have appeared in Uruguay.

Why More Than 500 People in Hong Kong Were Willing to Be Arrested at a Sit-In

Many people who were arrested at a peaceful sit-in shared their personal stories on Facebook in the past few days. They want democratic elections free of China's influence.

Yes, I Wear a Bra, and It's Visible. So?

7 July 2014

Joined by Love, Separated by Egypt's Prison Walls

The Bridge

Mona Seif blogs about love, pain and hope in this must-read post about about her sister Sanaa, jailed for protesting in Egypt.

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