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· May, 2017

Stories about Protest from May, 2017

16 May 2017

Dresden Musicians Take Reagan’s Advice for Gorbachev to the U.S.-Mexican Border

To protest against the border wall that divides the U.S. and Mexico, Germany's Dresden Symphonic Orchestra will stage an international concert with musicians on June 3, 2017, at the border.

As WHO Director-General Election Nears, Ethiopia’s Candidate Is Accused of Cholera Cover-Ups

"Finally! The @NYTimes calls out @WHO DG candidate @DrTedros for covering up cholera epidemic using the euphemism of Acute Water Diarrhea."

12 May 2017

Bangladesh's LGBT Community Launches a Blog Commemorating Slain Activists

Advox

"How can I live in this country, where if I were to be killed people would rejoice over a cup of tea that there is one less LGBT person?"

Calls for Boycott After Pizza Hut Israel Mocks Palestinian Hunger Strikers on Facebook

"...because human dignity is much more precious that your pizza!! #Boycott_PizzaHut"

Diversity, Interrupted: Anti-Gay Crusades Mar Ukraine’s Tolerant Facade

RuNet Echo

As this year’s Eurovision Song Contest enters its final weekend, a half-painted rainbow arch meant to symbolize the event’s slogan, “Celebrate Diversity,” hovers ominously over the center of Kyiv.

11 May 2017

Netizen Report: Draft Laws in Egypt Could Lock Down Social Media

Advox

As Egypt's parliament pushes to further restrict expression, Turkey blocks Wikipedia, Russia blocks WeChat, and the UK can't seem to stop snooping.

Chronicles of a Concerned Venezuelan: The Scars of History

The Bridge

"What is Venezuela right now? Who are we, the Venezuelans who have survived this historic defeat?"

What the Resistance to Trump Can Learn From Latin America

The Bridge

After decades of struggle, four lessons that movements in Latin America can teach those in the United States organizing against their own authoritarian leader, President Donald Trump.

10 May 2017

A Femicide in Mexico Prompts Women to Imagine ‘If They Killed Me’

"If they kill me, they will slander and criminalize me. It will be for something that I did or did not do, it does not matter."

8 May 2017

Who's Paying for the Meme War Against Alexey Navalny?

RuNet EchoAdvox

The scheme comes in the wake of news about a major mudslingling campaign that the Kremlin was reportedly planning against Navalny.

7 May 2017

Is This the End of the Fifth Republic in Venezuela?

Maduro's answer to the ongoing protests in the country has been a proposal for changes to the Constitution, which has intensified the distrust and rejection of his rule.

5 May 2017

Venezuela's Protests Arrive in Lebanon

"What nerve. Tarek WIlliam Saab, who should ensure the Human Rights of Venezuelans and doesn't do it, goes and talks about Human Rights in #Lebanon."

4 May 2017

Iranian News Agency Publishes ‘Fabricated’ Story Accusing UN Special Rapporteur of Misdeeds With Saudi Arabia

It's not the first time Iranian officials have tried to discredit the office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran.

Don’t Be Alarmed: This ‘Red Button’ Is Meant to Help Russians

RuNet Echo

By connecting detainees with friends and human rights organizations more quickly than ever, the “Red Button” app hopes to provide protesters with greater protection from illegal arrests and penalties.

3 May 2017

Salt Water Challenge, Skipping Meals and #DignityStrike: Palestinians Show Solidarity With Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

Prisoners are demanding an end to solitary confinement, arrest and detention without trial known as administrative arrest, and medical negligence, as well as the improvement of conditions within the prison.

‘We Are Not Slaves, We Want Our Rights': Lebanon's Migrant Domestic Workers March on Labour Day

Hundreds of migrant domestic workers and Lebanese activists took to the streets on Labour Day to protest against Lebanon's notorious Kafala system and for justice.

Brazilian Activist in Induced Coma After Police Beating at Nationwide Protests

A Brazilian student is hospitalized in intensive care, after a police officer clubbed him in the head at a demonstration last Friday, when millions joined nationwide strikes against austerity reforms.

2 May 2017

Protests Still Spreading in Venezuela, Despite Political Repression

Protests are spreading across Venezuela, and the number of deaths is only rising, as the crisis between the government and the opposition boils over.

1 May 2017

Navalny's Army Unmasks the State-Supported Radicals Out to Get Him

RuNet Echo

Following last week's startling attack, opposition leader Alexey Navalny is proving how useful it is to have millions of supporters among Russia’s young, energetic Internet users.

The Kremlin Is Worried Attacks on Opposition Leaders Are Making Them More Popular

RuNet Echo

Days after Alexei Navalny was again doused with green antiseptic, the news website Gazeta.ru reported that the Kremlin had instructed regional authorities to crack down such attacks in the future.