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12 February 2011

Stories from 12 February 2011

Guatemala: Living Conditions in La Limonada

  12 February 2011

“Consider the comforts in your home. Carpet. Furniture. Microwaves. Insulation from the cold and heat. Water that won’t make you and your family sick. Privacy. Now imaging your life without these things. For some it seems impossible. This is how people live every single day in La Limonada,” concludes Kerry...

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Egypt: Liberation Square on Liberation Day

  12 February 2011

Yesterday was a roller coaster of emotions for Egyptians. Tarek Amr shares his feelings and those of Egyptian bloggers who witnessed the fall of Mubarak - a man who ruled their country for 30 years and then had to resign because the people screamed in one voice: :Leave!

Puerto Rico: “I Support My Alma Mater”

  12 February 2011

“I stand behind my country’s public university and what it should be: an accessible institution that promotes the advancement of different types of knowledges, provides spaces to discuss and  solve some of the most pressing issues facing Puerto Rico, and is not beholden to the whims and stratagems of politicians...

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Egypt: Cleaning Tahrir

  12 February 2011

For the past few weeks, as Egyptians "cleaned" their country of a dictatorship, Tahrir Square was full of people, full of joy, and as a result, full of things to clean up. Today, Egyptians share the news that the square is fully cleaned, and better than when they found it.

Puerto Rico: UPR President Resigns

  12 February 2011

In the midst of a severe crisis, the president of the University of Puerto Rico, José Ramón de la Torre, resigned allegedly due to “personal reasons.” The student digital publication Desde Adentro/Rojo Gallito informs [es] that De la Torre resigned one day after sending the Police Superintendent, José Figueroa Sancha,...

Gabon: The danger of ignoring Gabon's revolution

  12 February 2011

Ethan Zuckerman warns of the danger of ignoring Gabon's revolution: “The danger of ignoring Gabon’s revolution isn’t just that opposition forces will be arrested or worse. It’s that we fail to understand the profound shifts underway across the world that change the nature of popular revolution. The wave of protests...

D.R. of Congo: Empowering Congo's women as leaders

  12 February 2011

Sadia Hameed writes about the opening of City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “City of Joy, built by Eve Ensler, head of well-known international women’s rights group V-day, in conjunction with UNICEF and the Panzi Foundation, marks a significant investment in Congo’s women as agents of change.”

China: Face to face with Chen Guangcheng

  12 February 2011

Don Weinland from China Digital Times has translated prominent blogger Zhai Minglei's report on the attack of human rights activist Chen Guangcheng upon the release of a video depicting his life under police surveillance.

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