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25 September 2011

Stories from 25 September 2011

United States: “Occupy Wall Street” Takes the Heart of New York's Financial District

In New York, a peaceful protest has developed: "Occupy Wall Street." Inspired by the events in cities throughout Arab and European countries, demonstrators are protesting against the way in which...

Bulgaria: Clashes Between Roma and Ethnic Bulgarians in Katunitsa

Violent clashes in the Bulgarian village of Katunitsa broke out Friday night, following the death of a 19-year-old ethnic Bulgarian, who had been run over by a vehicle driven by...

Syria: Official Websites Under Anonymous Attack

Official websites in every major Syrian city have been hacked, as part of hacktivist group Anonymous' Operation Syria. On Twitter, netizens are exchanging screen grabs and views under the hashtag...

Bahrain: Protests on Election Eve

Protesters in Bahrain tried returning to Pearl Square, the centre of massive protests against the regime in February, on the eve of election night. Over two days, the unarmed protesters...

Bhutan: Asian Youth Congress Inspires

Cuba: Historic Wedding

Puerto Rico: Lecture on Planning and Development

Saudi Arabia: Women Allowed to Join Shura Council

Saudi women, who cannot drive in their own country, will be granted the right to become members in their country's 150-member consultative or Shura council, an advisory body which has...

Russia: “For Russia Without Putin” Rally in Moscow

Algeria: Football Matches New Venue to Air Dissent

Algerians have discovered a novel way to make their voices heard. Spectators in football matches are using the opportunity to voice political views, in a country which has so far...

China: Interview with a digital dissident

Colombia: Outrage at President of Congress Over Oil Subsidy

Last week, Juan Manuel Corzo, Senator and president of Colombia's Congress, caused outrage on social networks when he tried to justify a fuel subsidy for congresspeople. The issue became "personal"...

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