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· May, 2012

Stories about War & Conflict from May, 2012

31 May 2012

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Eurovision Propaganda Fail

Bangladesh: Justice For The Rape Victims Of The Liberation War

Pakistan: The Hazara Killings – Why Is The World Silent?

The Hazara minority in Pakistan have been suffering from sectarian violence and targeted killings by the extremist terrorist outfits in the past decade. Netizens protest the failure to nab the...

El Salvador: Documentary Planned on Women of the Civil War

A crowdfunded campaign aims to record the stories of the women who took part of the Salvadorean Civil War (1980–1992), who are now leading their communities for peace, equality and...

29 May 2012

Syria: Ambassadors Expelled in Protest at Houla Massacre

The brutal massacre committed in the district of Houla has prompted a wave of horrified reactions around the world. A number of governments have taken the decision to expel Syrian...

28 May 2012

Syria: Houla Massacre Creates International Outcry

On May 25, anti-government protestors in Houla, northwest of Homs, took to the streets at midday, little expecting that their demonstration would be eventually answered by a massacre of unprecedented...

Palestine: Remembering the Nakba

May 15 is Nakba Day, when Palestinians commemorate the displacement and dispossession that took place at the time of Israel's establishment in 1948. In this post we look at how...

Philippines: Military Bombings Create Refugees

Thousands of residents in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao have been forced to flee their land in the past few months because of increased military presence and activities in...

26 May 2012

Syria: UN Report Shows Powerlessness of Observer Mission

DR of Congo: General Ntaganda Back on the War Path?

Bosco Ntaganda, a former chief of the Congolese rebellion is back on the war path, concerned that the ICC warrant against him for war crimes is now supported by the...

25 May 2012

Mali: A President Assaulted, a Nation in Turmoil

A rapidly escalating crisis has taken over Mali, including a recent assault on the interim president in his palace. All indicators seem to point towards a prolonged situation, although voices...

Germany: Wanted Posters Against Delivery of Tanks to Saudi Arabia

The Center for Political Beauty in Germany is creating a buzz with its "wanted" campaign. Its goal is to convict shareholders of the weapons manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and to put...

24 May 2012

Video: How Societies Work – a Look at Unconventional Arrangements

The VJ Movement has partnered with the London School of Economics to bring us videos and stories that attempt to show how societies in conflict and crisis-affected areas across the...

22 May 2012

Mali: Protests Call for National Unity in Gao and Timbuktu

Following protests in Timbuktu in April 2012, citizens of the city of Gao have taken to the streets to protest about the demands and orders imposed by the Islamic groups...

Yemen: Suicide Blast on Eve of Unification Anniversary

Nearly 100 people were killed and at least 200 injured when a suicide blast targeted a military parade rehearsal in Yemen's capital Sana'a on May 21. The bomber detonated his...

Mauritania: Al Qaeda Execution Stirs Debate

A YouTube video posted on the Al Akhbar website on May 12 has angered Mauritanians. The video shows a 40-year-old Mauritanian man being interrogated by members of Al Qaeda, who...

Russia: The RuNet's Top 10 Political Slang Words

RuNet Echo

Understanding political discussions in the Russian blogosphere requires a certain fluency in RuNet slang. For anyone interested in grasping the nuances of online satire and blogger arguments (or for those...

Philippines, China: Scarborough Shoal Dispute Goes Online

Tension rose in the past month between the Philippines and China when the governments of the two nations accused each other of illegally occupying the territorial waters near the disputed...