· May, 2012

Stories about Photos from May, 2012

Spain: “Neighbor, Wake Up, Evictions at Your Doorstep!”

  14 May 2012

As part of the profound socioeconomic crisis, home foreclosures and evictions are rampant in Spain. Author Elena Arrontes covered the eviction of a Bangladeshi family from its home in the neighborhood of Lavapiés, Madrid. Neighbors and other members of the community immediately acted in solidarity with the family.

Spain: Many Reasons to Take to the Streets on 12M

  12 May 2012

On 15 May in Spain the first anniversary of the 15M will be commemorated. The events begin on 12 May (12M) in cities and neighborhoods. Spanish netizens have been anticipating the commemoration for days. The hashtags #YoVoy12M (I'm Going 12M) and #ALaPlaza (To The Square) have been TTs in Spain and throughout the world.

Kenya: Mark Kaigwa to Global Voices: “The East is Coming to Africa.”

  11 May 2012

At the 2012 edition of the Berlin re:publica conference, which took place from 2-4 May., Kenyan blogger and entrepreneur Mark Kaigwa was a featured speaker at a session entitled "Silicon Savanna, how African technologies are changing the world". Global Voices took this opportunity to catch up with Mark and discuss his positive outlook about Africa's future.

Spain: #NoMoreEuros for Bankia

  10 May 2012

The web in Spain has been seething since it was reported that the government is preparing a plan to inject public money into Bankia, the fourth largest bank in the country and the most exposed to the real estate market. Since the crisis started in 2008, the government has supported Bankia with more than 33 billion euros. The current bail-out plan could be as much as 10 billion.

Armenia: Campaign in Support of Bar Targeted by Nationalists

Following an arson attack on D.I.Y., a bar frequented by activists, progressive youth, and alternative writers, musicians and artists, as well as members of Armenia's LGBT community, Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that a campaign to raise funds to pay for the damage inflicted by local nationalists has now been launched.

Brazil: Blog Countersues Newspaper Over Web Domain

  7 May 2012

Another chapter in the legal dispute between the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo and the satirical blog Falha of São Paulo is being written. However, this time, Falha is the one who decided to file a lawsuit against the newspaper.

Malaysia: Bersih Demonstrations Around the Globe

  6 May 2012

While the Bersih (clean) demonstrations were going on in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week, similar gatherings were being organised by Malaysians overseas. The global protests supported the demand for a more democratic electoral exercise in Malaysia

Spain: Madrid Preparing for “Indignado” Anniversary

  5 May 2012

The anniversary of 15M - which will be celebrated throughout Spain - promises a month full of initiatives led mainly by neighbors and town assemblies. The common objective is to achieve the political permanence on the streets of Madrid claiming the right to assembly and free speech.

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