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· February, 2012

Stories about Western Europe from February, 2012

Brazil: Dispute Over the Falklands Opens Debate on Economic Perspectives

The 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War and the recent public statements by Argentine President Cristina Kirchner cause us to evaluate those events from new perspectives, including...

International Mother Language Day in Francophone Regions

February 21st is International Mother Language Day. Discussion of the origins of this celebration, and a brief review of current developments in French language and new technologies.

Video Highlights: Defending Human Rights

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia, Western Europe and Sub Saharan Africa selected...

France : Who is French and who is not?

Portugal: Web Users Debate Portuguese Private Copying Bill

Currently being debated in the Portuguese Parliament is a new bill (PL118) which proposes a tax on any equipment or software capable of recording, copying or storing analogue or digital...

Italy: Historic ‘Guilty’ Verdict in the Eternit Asbestos Trial

It is a historic verdict: on February 13, 2012 in Turin, northern Italy, the two top senior executives of the multinational Eternit, a producer of asbestos, were sentenced to 16...

Greece: Athens, 1st African Film Festival

Greece: ‘Catastroika’ Documentary on Public Sector Privatization

Guatemala: Speaking Out on the Genocide of Indigenous Women

The 36 year civil war (1960-1996) that ravaged Guatemala left more than 200,000 people dead and at least 100,000 women raped: most of the victims were Mayan. Finally, the sexual...

Morocco: “Stop French Made TGV Rail Project”

Spain: Crackdown Against Students Continues in Valencia

Just a few days after the police crackdown at the Luis Vives Institute of Secondary Education in Valencia, students have again been the targets of beatings, pushing and violence from...

Spain: Police Violence Against Students in Valencia

Students gathered at the Luis Vives Institute of Secondary Education in Valencia to protest cuts and because they have to bring blankets to school due to lack of heating. The...

France, Equitorial Guinea: The Search for “Ill-Gotten Gains” of an African Head of State

UK: Video Series to Showcase Local Poets

Spain: “We Have Memory, We Want Justice”

The ruling to bar the National Audience Magistrate, Baltasar Garzón from the legal profession for 11 years has caused outrage in Spain and around the world. Chris Moya interviews former...

China: A Portrayal of Portrayals of Cultural And Ethnic Stereotypes

One Chinese vlogger has gone viral with his impersonation of the accents of a few Asian neighbors and other cultures from around the globe. How much do these differ from...

France: Racial Profiling by Police Officers

France : Dozens of Anti-ACTA Protests

Italy: New Volunia Search Engine Intrigues Blogosphere

Volunia is a brand new search engine which encourages interaction between people searching for the same topics in different languages. It's creation was only recently announced, but already Volunia has...

Greece: 13th International Guitar Festival in Volos

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