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9 February 2012

Stories from 9 February 2012

Sri Lanka: Social Media Success Stories

Brazil: Is the Weather Wacky?

Talking about the weather may be mere elevator chit-chat but, come rain or shine, there is no honest conversation that does not make some reference to the weather. Obviously the...

Maldives: Marred by Violence

The political crisis in the Maldives took an ugly turn Wednesday when the police brutally beat and injured supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Nasheed as they protested against what...

Cuba: Collapsing Capital?

Trinidad & Tobago: Seeing Siparia

Puerto Rico: Extraordinary Decisions

Cuba: Pollan's Family Owed Apology

Trinidad & Tobago: Cocoyea Craftiness

Russia: DDoS Attack Puts Down Several Political Websites As Cyberwar Escalates

RuNet Echo

Cambodia: Demolition of Houses in Borei Keila

Forced evictions and land grabbing are getting worse in Cambodia. But the case which grabbed global attention involves the violent demolition of an urban poor community in Borei Keila located...

El Salvador: The Family Agriculture Plan

Russia: Three Conversations With Parents of Young Neo-Nazis

RuNet Echo

Spain: The Rebel Grandparents of the 15M

The majority of them far exceed the age of 60, they're retired, they're "iaios" (grandparents in Catalan) and they're veterans of activism. Lali Sandiumenge interviews some members of the “Iaioflautas”,...

Macedonia: Pondering Future Consequences of ACTA

Mexico, USA: Journalist and Author Sam Quinones Starts Blogging

South Africa: Virgin Active Caught in Racism Row

South African newspapers ran a story recently about a South African woman who was racially abused in public at the Virgin Active gym in Morningside, Johannesburg. The story has caused...

Argentina: Musician Luis Alberto Spinetta Dies

Luis Alberto Spinetta, "El Flaco", one of the most influential rock musicians in Argentina, died on February 8 from illness; Spinetta had lung cancer, diagnosed in July, 2011. The Twitter...

Sahel Region: 1.6 Million Children at Risk of Malnutrition

South Korea: Activist Indicted for Retweeting North Korean Messages

South Korean prosecutors indicted a photographer last week for retweeting messages posted by the North Korean government's Twitter account. This case has sparked another round of debate on the country's...

China: Another Grassroots Uprising in the North

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