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· May, 2013

Stories about Protest from May, 2013

17 May 2013

China: Petition System Reform?

China's Kunming Residents Stage Another Chemical Plant Protest

Hundreds of Kunming residents gathered outside city government buildings on May 16, 2013 to protest against plans for a chemical refinery near the southern Chinese city, the second major demonstration...

16 May 2013

Bolivian Workers Protest Seeking Better Pensions

Tension is growing in Bolivia as miners, teachers, health service workers and public university staff -all affiliated to the Central Workers Union- are on strike since May 6 demanding an...

Activists Occupy Parliament in Kenya

Dirty Words Russian Girls Can’t Say on the Internet

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, opposition figure Maria Baronova penned an open letter to writer and political dissident Eduard Limonov, wherein she dropped a sexual bombshell. Her text unabashedly refers to “masturbating...

15 May 2013

Group to UN: Probe South Korean Election

Chinese Officials Attempt to Stem Protests

Muslim TV Anchor Faces Backlash in India Over ‘Uncivilized’ Veil Comment

A female anchor for a popular Malayalam-language television channel in the southern Indian state of Kerala is facing a firestorm of criticism after she called the Muslim practice of women...

14 May 2013

Brazilian Boy Band Tour Continues Despite Rape Indictments

Despite nine members of the 'pagode' boy band New Hit being indicted for the gang rape of two sixteen-year-old girls, the group has continued with its national tour regardless

Chinese Web Floods White House with Petitions

An unsolved case of poisoning of a 19-year college student in 1994 has resurfaced in the Chinese social media sphere. It has not only grabbed the wide attention of Chinese...

13 May 2013

‘Syria Untold': The Storytelling of the Syrian Revolution

Syria Untold is a new independent digital media project exploring the storytelling of the Syrian struggle and the country's diverse forms of resistance. The project will be partnering with Global...

‘Black 505’ Post-Election Rallies Spread in Malaysia

The Opposition-led ‘Black 505’ rallies are spreading in Malaysia. In the past week, hundreds of thousands gathered in Kuala Lumpur and in other parts of the country to protest the...

South Korean President's Spokesman Sacked Over Sexual Assault Allegations

South Korean President's press spokesman, Yoon Chang-jung was fired on May 10, 2013 over allegations that he sexually assaulted an embassy intern during the president’s high-profile trip to the US.

Ukraine's Freedom Party Crusades Against Gay Pride Parade

On May 25, Ukraine will once again attempt to hold its first gay pride parade ever. The previous attempt failed a year ago, when the event was cancelled shortly before...

12 May 2013

Is Iran's Most Believable Presidential Candidate a Fictional Character?

The iron fist of Iran's regime allows no chance for opposition candidates to run in the presidential election, but in the virtual realm, a new graphic novel character is the...

Shanghai Residents Protest Battery Plant Over Potential Pollution

Hundreds of residents marched along a street in the outskirts of Shanghai on May 11, 2013 to oppose plans for a lithium battery plant, marking the country’s second protest in...

10 May 2013

RuNet Apprehensive over Surkov's Dismissal, End of Political Era

RuNet Echo

"Before there was trickery, now it has been replaced with criminal charges and prison sentences. Surkov, whatever you may think of him, is, first of all, a political aesthete, who...

South Korean President's Spokesman Fired

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