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· August, 2011

Stories about Photos from August, 2011

29 August 2011

Spain: Racism and Intolerance Advance Relentlessly

In Europe, xenophobia advances at an immense rate. Author Ana Lucía Sá writes about the situation of immigrants in Spain, the invisibility of the issue of racism and hate crimes...

Cuba: Legendary Sculptor Dies

Russia: HIV Activists Protest Against Medicine Shortages

China: Photography project on “Family Possessions”

26 August 2011

Paraguay: Images of a Weekend in Iturbe

Turkey: An Armenian Adventure on Two Wheels

Despite historical differences and a closed border, an Armenian motorcyclist travels across Turkey, blogging his experiences and observations en route.

24 August 2011

Ghana: The Chicken Thief Readers Around the World

Brazil: Global Action Against Belo Monte Dam in Images

Protests against Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant dam have gone global. In this post, we compile a selection of photos and videos featuring the worldwide demonstrations, from the streets...

India: Anti-Corruption Campaign Fires a Country's Imagination

In India, social media is being used extensively to power civil society's push for a proposed anti-corruption bill. The movement is being led from the front by a Gandhian social...

20 August 2011

Brazil: Construction Starts on Controversial Belo Monte Dam

Despite the protesting voices of indigenous populations and traditional settlers of Volta Grande do Xingu region, construction on Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric plant has begun. Protests against the project will...

19 August 2011

Costa Rica: Slut Walk Reactions, Religion and Women's Rights

Last Sunday 14 August, 2011, the Costa Rican Slut Walk took place in the capital city of San Jose causing both a media and religious backlash due to allegedly violent...

17 August 2011

Dominican Republic: Rita Indiana, “Projects Like Mine Owe a Lot to Social Networks and the Internet”

In an interview possible thanks to a collaborative network of bloggers and friends, Dominican songwriter, singer, writer, and performer Rita Indiana talks about her musical identities, artistic multidimensionality, future projects,...

Uganda: Minister Claims Opposition Using Social Media to Prepare for War

Uganda’s Minister for Security claims that Ugandan activists are using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to wage a campaign against the country's security forces and to prepare young people for war.

Tunisia: More Protests, More Police Violence

Protesters are back on the streets of Tunis and other Tunisian provinces calling for immediate reforms and the establishment of an independent judiciary capable of bringing corrupt officials and the...

14 August 2011

China: Large NIMBY Protest Erupts in Dalian

A Sunday morning sit-in protest in downtown Dalian, Liaoning province, against a chemical factory located in the city turned into a large-scale procession through the streets. Police were out in...

13 August 2011

Bangladesh: Celebrating The Monsoon

India: Was Delhi's SlutWalk More of a Media Hype?

On Sunday 31 July, 2011, Delhi held it's own version of the SlutWalk - titled 'Besharmi Morcha' to make it more relevant to the Indian context. Netizens discussed the event,...

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