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· November, 2010

Stories about Western Europe from November, 2010

Morocco: Danish journalist deported for Western Sahara fishing story

A Danish journalist who did a radio story on the European Union paying Morocco for fish from Western Sahara was deported from Morocco two days after arriving. His computer hard...

Brazil: Milo Manara, master of erotic comics, visits Brazil

Fausto Salvadori, from blog Boteco Sujo [Dirty Bar, pt], writes about the famous Italian artist Milo Manara‘s visit to Brazil. Manara, a master of erotic comics, was in São Paulo...

China: Time for a new conversation about privacy invasion

With a broader and perhaps global view of more pervasive privacy issues, poet and professor Rui Shen asks: "Some people disagree with airport security measures that display people's bodies, feeling...

Portugal: Updates on 24/11 General Strike

Follow hashtag #GreveGeral (General Strike) for Twitter updates on the general strike taking place in Portugal today and blog 31 da Sarrafada [pt] for a “minute by minute” online clipping...

Portugal: Citizen Videos Promoting 24/11 General Strike

Youtube profile GreveGeral2010 [General Strike 2010, pt] gathers several one minute videos promoting today's mobilisation of Portuguese citizens against the austerity budget to be voted this week in the Parliament,...

Costa Rica: Germany and Colombia win La Ruta endurance cycling race

La Ruta de los Conquistadores is considered one of the world's hardest cycling races in stages and it took place last week in Costa Rica, with Colombian Angela Parra winning...

Macedonia: Skopje Zoo Improvements

Basic improvements at the Skopje Zoo have brought new quality of life for the captive animals and the visitors, who regain confidence in this public enterprise.

Morocco/Western Sahara: Gadaym Izik Riots Become a Volatile Political Crisis

There has been ongoing unrest in Western Sahara, the former Spanish colony that was annexed by Morocco after “The Green March Demonstration“ in November, 1975. Last week, the territory witnessed...

Russia-France: Antifascists Rally for Khimki Forest in Louvre

French antifascists shot a video [FR/EN] of a protest action in Louvre, France. Activists demanded cancellation of the highway that would cross Khimki forest park as well as stopping prosecution...

Collaboration against Corruption: Upcoming Events

Four different technology for transparency-related initiatives will take place around the globe in the next month. Renata Avila provides a round up.

Estonia: Pensioners’ “Relative Wealth”

AnTyx does some “number-crunching” and concludes that “on average, British pensioners are 76% better off than Estonian ones.”

Bolivia: Site Shows Life of Bolivians Living in Spain

The online citizen newspaper Ahora Bolivia [es] introduces the site Bolivia Magazine TV [es]: “The life of Bolivians in Spain,” a project that “tries to strengthen the positive image of...

Online Video Contest on Responsible Consumption has Winner

A Colombian short film was selected as the winner from 10 international finalists in the 4th International online short film contest for Responsible Consumption Culture. This contest, organized by ECODES...

Video: It Gets Better for Queer Youth

The It Gets Better Project was started by Dan Savage as a way of preventing gay teens from committing suicide through videos explaining what gay adult life could be: lots...

France, USA: A Tribute to Toni Morrison in Paris

On his blog 7ici que ça se passe, blogger Ménilmuche reports that Paris is paying tribute [fr] to 1993 Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison since November 4th in the the...

Denmark: Kurdish TV Station Accused of Supporting Terrorism

Roj TV, a Kurdish-language satellite television station based in Denmark has been accused of supporting terrorism by the Danish attorney-general. It may lose its broadcasting license once the case goes...

Portugal: Broadening the NATO Lisbon Summit Debate

International relations researcher Bruno Oliveira Martins, has launched a series of guest posts in his blog Tratados [Treaties, pt&en], written by analysts and academics on issues related to NATO and...

Côte d'Ivoire: Presidential Election in Pictures

On this Sunday, October 31st, registered voters in Côte d'Ivoire cast their ballots in the first presidential election in 10 years, due to the Civil War that broke out in...

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