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· October, 2014

Stories about Protest from October, 2014

21 October 2014

How the Tlatelolco Massacre Shaped Modern-Day Mexican Hero Raúl Álvarez Garín

Hundreds of Mexican students were gunned down by their government in 1968. Raúl Álvarez Garín, who was a leader of the national student strike committee, survived.

As Pressure Mounts in Trinidad ‘Re-Route’ Protest, Pro-Highway Supporters Get Nasty

An anonymous group, "Citizens4dhighway", places a malicious ad in a local daily designed to look like a newspaper report intended to belittle Dr. Kublalsingh's hunger strike. The outcry continues.

20 October 2014

Mexicans Demand President Peña Nieto Resign With Trending Twitter Hashtag

A spate of state violence, including the case of the missing Ayotzinapa students, has prompted Mexicans to demand the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter under #DemandoTuRenunciaEPN.

Cambodia's Police Are in the Market for Water Cannon Trucks ‘to Be Used Against Demonstrations’

Human rights groups fear the water cannon trucks will be used to suppress the strike of garment workers.

#Fails of the Tunisian Electoral Campaign in One Hilarious Blog

Who would not laugh at "the miserables, a hope for generations" or at a party seeking to "circumcise the security and judicial institutions and the administration"?

17 October 2014

When Journalism Isn't Quite Enough

The Bridge

In writing about subjects that demand a passionate response, classic journalistic style can be a very blunt tool.

Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution

Advox

Four independent news sites issued a joint statement condemning police for intentionally attacking reporters. Reporters at other outlets have had to deal with management's self-censorship for fear of angering Beijing.

Outrage Over Transgender Woman's Suspected Murder by US Marine in the Philippines

The case has led some in the Philippines to call for the military agreements between their country and the United States to be scrapped.

16 October 2014

Will Ayotzinapa Case Become Mexico's Political Firestorm or Will It Be Forgotten?

If a mass grave turns out to contain Ayotzinapa's missing students, the tension now in the air might be enough to cause a large-scale political firestorm.

15 October 2014

As The Kremlin's Media Crackdown Continues, Blogs Might Be The Final Casualty

RuNet EchoAdvox

With independent online media closing down or moving abroad, Russian bloggers may now be facing even greater pressure from the Kremlin, as their freedom has shrunk dramatically.

Six Hong Kong Police Officers Kick and Punch a Handcuffed Protester in a Dark Corner

Beijing Claims Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests Are a US-Backed Color Revolution

Never mind that the very thing protesters are fighting for -- the right to nominate candidates -- is a feature of local elections in mainland China.

11 October 2014

Is History Repeating Itself in Mexico with the Ayotzinapa Tragedy?

Just last September, local police in Iguala attacked a group of students from the Rural School in Ayotzinapa, killing six and wounding seventeen. Another 25 people—perhaps more—simply vanished.

Weapon of Mass Destruction in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

10 October 2014

If Activists Were Prime Ministers, the Hunger Strike Over the Highway in Trinidad Would Be Over

A satirical video dealing with the Highway Re-Route Movement's protest over the construction of part of a bypass, calls out the government's "commitment to truth vs. spin”.

Mexicans Demand Safe Return of Students “Taken Alive”

Protests against the disappearance of Ayotzinapa students sweep Mexico City and elsewhere, following the discovery of mass graves.

A Student Movement Against a Mishandled Sexual Abuse Investigation Rocks West Bengal

Students, as well as members of the general public, have mounted a sudden and effective campaign to express their outrage with the way authorities have handled a recent molestation case.

9 October 2014

GV Face: Alaa Abd El Fattah and Maryam Al Khawajah on Hunger Strikes, Jail-time, and Activism in Egypt and Bahrain

GV Face

Hundreds of political prisoners are currently on hunger strike in Egypt and Bahrain.

Tumblr Account Shames Online Hate Directed at Brazil's North

The negative remarks are evidence of the long-documented economic gap between the north and the south in Brazil.

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