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· September, 2008

Stories about Protest from September, 2008

Russia: South Park Rally in Moscow

Robert Amsterdam writes about the South Park ordeal in Russia; LJ user al_31f posts photos from a Sept. 13 rally in Moscow in support of South Park and 2×2, the...

Bolivia: Government Declares Martial Law in Pando

Bolivia continues to face social unrest, as anti-government crowds occupied government institutions in the city of Santa Cruz, and other clashes with pro-government supporters in the regions of Pando left...

Malaysian blogger arrested again

Hard-hitting Malaysian blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin was arrested again by police for allegedly violating Malaysia's Internal Security Act. Another journalist was arrested too.

Thailand: Samak out, but protests continue

Thailand's Prime Minister was ordered by the court to step down for violating the constitution. But Bangkok protesters vow to continue with their campaign until political reforms are instituted.

Japan: Nike buys out name of public park

Nike Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of sportswear multinational Nike, will turn a public park in central Tokyo, Miyashita Park, into what they call “Nike Park”. The naming rights have already...

Mozambique: Political crisis in central city of Beira

Angry Renamo supporters poured onto the streets of Beira in a protest against the Party's decision of substituting current mayor Davis Simango by Manuel Pereira as the Renamo's candidate for...

Morocco: Mohammed Erraji Provisionally Released

Today, Moroccans rejoiced at the news that Mohammed Erraji, the blogger who was arrested and quickly jailed, has been let out on bail. But the rejoicing was short-lived, as bloggers...

Russia: Personal Responsibility

Estonian blogger Flasher T of AnTyx writes this in response to a post about Russia by the Economist's Edward Lucas: “I am disappointed in Edward Lucas for perpetuating this intellectual...

Thailand: Student protesters

Peace Space writes about the involvement of students in the anti-government street protests in Bangkok

Sympathy and Support for Qatari student killed in the UK

A 16-year-old Qatari student visiting Britain died as a result of head injuries sustained when he was attacked by local youth. Mohamed Al-Majed was in Hastings, East Sussex, attending an...

Colombia: people falling prey to pyramid schemes

On blogs, through videos and on facebook, Colombian Diego Alejandro is exposing the deceit and scams behind pyramid schemes that masquerade as investment options. In a country where it doesn't...

Singapore: The foreign workers moving in next door

When Singapore's government announced last week plans for new sites to house foreign workers, residents of a middle-class neighborhood were not happy. In a show of community activism, they submitted...

Pakistan: “Yet Another Cowardly Attack by the US”

United States attacks within Pakistani boundaries are not new to anyone. A few days ago, an attack on the Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan claimed the lives of at...

Bolivia: Winners and Losers of Water War Eight Years Later

Vistenos Nuevos [es] provides his thoughts on the winners and losers of the “Water War” that took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia eight years ago and the winners were the leaders...

Armenia: Football Diplomacy & Relations with Turkey

A number of World Cup qualifying matches were played worldwide on Saturday, but many were interested in what might instead prove to be a historic political rather than sporting event....

Cambodia: Casino centers

A blogger thinks Cambodia should be called “gamblodia” because of too many casinos in the country's capital.

China: Handling of Yang Jia's secret trial breeds widespread discontent

As authorities remain silent, criticism regarding the handling of the Yang Jia police murder trial grows steadily stronger.

Macedonia: Name Dispute and Google Weather

Say: Macedonia posts a protest letter sent to Google by one of the blog's readers regarding the “improper naming” of the country that comes up when one does a “weather...

Iran:Iran jails 4 leading women’s rights activists

Change for Equality reports that Iranian authorities sentenced four women’s rights activists to six months in jail, including one who was awarded a $75,000 human rights prize in Sweden this...

Mongolia: A Politician Arrested

Bilguun reports that head of the Republican Party of Mongolia was detained for questioning on 4 September, being reportedly a suspect in the ongoing investigation into the organizers of the...

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