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· February, 2012

Stories about War & Conflict from February, 2012

Libya: Celebrations Mark Revolution's First Anniversary

Celebrations are continuing in Libya, which marks the first anniversary of a revolution that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country for 42 years. Netizens share scenes of the celebration...

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi Arrested … Again

Syrian security forces have arrested Syrian blogger and freedom of speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi again, along with 13 of her colleagues. Hisham Almiraat reports.

Peru: The Capture of Comrade Artemio

On February 9, the leader of the terrorist group Shining Path, Comrade Artemio, was captured. Artemio has been a wanted man for some time, being one of the last bosses...

Honduras: Prison Fire Kills Hundreds

A blaze broke out on Tuesday night, February 14, in a prison in Comayagua. The blog Honduras News has published several posts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ) on the...

“Dying to Live”: Khader Adnan's Hunger Strike for Palestinian Rights

Adnan Khader is on strike to protest a raid on his family home by Israeli occupation forces and to bring worldwide attention to the fact that Palestinians are held without...

Bahrain: Tweeting the Revolution's First Anniversary

February 14 marked the one year anniversary of the Bahrain revolution, which has been severely repressed by the regime backed by the troops of the Gulf Cooperation Council's Peninsula Shield...

West Papua: A Different Side of the Independence Struggle through Video

A documentary video letter from a woman in West Papua to an Indonesian soldier echoes the stories of many other women in the area. In this case, she asks the...

Arab World: RIP Whitney Houston

Arabs join the rest of the world in mourning the death of superstar Whitney Houston. Reactions on social media platforms ranged from sadness and shock to those questioning why the...

Greece: Photos, Videos and Liveblogs from Anti-Austerity Protests, Clashes in Athens

Photos and videos from the latest massive anti-austerity protests in downtown Athens on February 12, 2012, the extensive clashes that ensued and their aftermath were posted on Real Democracy Now,...

Palestine: Rare Photographs of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948

Blogger Iqbal Tamimi posts rare photographs of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948.

Yemen: A Year of an Unfinished Revolution

Yemenis mark the first anniversary of their unfinished peaceful revolution to overthrow the Ali Abdullah Saleh dictatorship, which continues to pull the shots, thanks to support from the Gulf Cooperation...

Afghanistan: Civilian conflict deaths continue to rise

Nick Fielding reports that, according to figures from the United Nations – in contrast to the figures issued by the US military – the number of Afghan civilians killed and...

Puerto Rico: Extraordinary Decisions

“What do you say when you meet someone you think is extraordinary? You should say ‘Hi!’ and then start a conversation,” says Gil the Jenius, who profiles the extraordinary Andrea...

Mexico, USA: Journalist and Author Sam Quinones Starts Blogging

Author and journalist Sam Quinones has started a blog about “Los Angeles, Mexico, migrants, culture, drugs, neighborhoods, border, and good storytelling.” You can also follow him on Twitter: @samquinones7.

Tunisia: Decision to Expel Syrian Ambassador Sparks Heated Debate

On February 1, Tunisia, the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring, has started procedures to expel the Syrian Ambassador in Tunis, and to withdraw recognition of the Syrian regime. Netizens...

Spain: A Letter From Syria

Take the Square publishes a letter from Khaled Khalifa from Syria: “I would like to inform you that my people is being subjected to a genocide.”

Maldives: On the Brink of Chaos

The Maldives is in a deep political crisis as the police force and some military personnel mutinied against the government in a follow-up to three weeks of protest by civilians....

Syria: “Revolution + Blood – Oil = Veto”

Netizens are still enraged over Saturday's double veto by Beijing and Moscow of the United Nations Security Council draft resolution on ending 11 months of violence in Syria.

Yemen: Yemeni Protesters Greet Saleh With a Shoe in New York

Yemenis in New York threw a shoe in the direction of outgoing Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whom they say should be standing before the International Criminal Court and not...

China: Veto of UN Security Council Draft Resolution on Syria Draws Praise and Grief

Once again, China and Russia have vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution aimed at bringing peace to Syria. The latest proposal calls for an end to the killings of...

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