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13 November 2011

Stories from 13 November 2011

Puerto Rico: Politicians under Gender Watch

13 November 2011

The feminist organization Matria has started the project “Ruta de las Mujeres” (The Path of Women) [es] (@RutaMujeres2012), to inform people about the positions of political candidates on issues related to women, gender and the LGBT community. The website includes the form to participate in the “election” on the most...

Puerto Rico: Documentary on Activists in Defense of the Beaches

13 November 2011

The filmmaker Juan C. Dávila presents the documentary “Compañeros de Lucha,” [es] about the activists who have been camping in the Isla Verde beach, in San Juan, in protest against a development to be built in public lands. The activists want to raise consciousness about the possible threat this project represents for...

East Timor Transparency Portal

13 November 2011

The government of Timor Leste has created the Timor Transparency Portal which provides access to state expenditures and transactions on Budget, Aid, Procurement, and Government Results.

Iran: Campaign 99

13 November 2011

Ali Abdi,an Iranian activist has launched “the Campaign 99”, interviewing Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York City's Zuccotti Park and publishing their messages for Iranian protesters in jail.

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Egypt: Why Free Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah?

13 November 2011

A military court judge will decide today whether Alaa Abd El Fattah will be released or will spend another 15 days behind bars, pending investigations on what defenders say are trumped up charges. On Twitter, supporters have been rallying for his freedom under the hashtag #WhyFreeAlaa . Here is a selection of some of the tweets under this hashtag.

Taiwan: Netizens React to Diplomat Accused of Abusing Domestic Labor

13 November 2011

Thanks to slow, reluctant legislators, and “some” – or I should say “many” – cruel employers, Taiwan has a notoriously bad record of mistreating foreign labor. However, this time an inconvenient and awkward case has not happened in Taiwan, but in a Taiwanese diplomat's residence in the United States. The headlines of...

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