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2 October 2011

Stories from 2 October 2011

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Yemen: Friday of Victory for Syria and Yemen

Revolutionaries in both Syria and Yemen who have both been revolting against defiant despots and brutal regimes for months unified the name of their Friday demonstrations, in solidarity. On the "Friday of Victory to Syria and Yemen," activists in both countries coordinated their efforts.

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Puerto Rico: Imaginaires and Creativity on the Move

  2 October 2011

It hasn't been long since the exhibition Carry On: Puerto Rico Inspected opened in Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Through the concept of portability both the curators and the artists have pushed the barriers that prevent the exposure of Puerto Rican art in the United States and other countries.

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Brazil: Protest Condemns Violent Death of African Student

  2 October 2011

Guinea-Bissauan Toni Bernardo da Silva, a student at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil, was brutally murdered in front of a restaurant on September 22. The crime has caused outrage among the academic community who are demanding greater security for its African-Lusophone students.

Colombia: #Corzotón Protest Against the President of the Congress

  2 October 2011

Using Storify, journalist Lina Ceballos looks [es] at “why Colombians got excited on Twitter about the #Corzotón“, a protest against Juan Manuel Corzo –president of the Congress whose remarks caused outrage some days ago– since the protest's ‘offline’ version last September 27 was not as successful as expected. Ceballos claims...

Serbia: Belgrade's Gay Pride Parade Banned

  2 October 2011

“Gay pride parade planned for tomorrow has been banned by Serbian autorities because the police said they can’t protect the participants,” Belgraded.com reports, adding: “It’s 2011 and it feels that the progress Serbia is that of a snail on a reversed treadmill. By progress I do not mean progress in...

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