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11 February 2012

Stories from 11 February 2012

Tunisia: Spoiling the Revolution

  11 February 2012

Jolanare is weary of where the Tunisian revolution is heading to in terms of women's rights [fr]. She writes:  “A young man verbally attacked me because I was wearing red lipstick. He shouted at me : “these are the so-called women of the democracy.”  I replied that it is thanks...

Iran: No Access to Email

  11 February 2012

Several bloggers reported for last two days they have had no access to emails including gmail, hotmail and yahoo. Hese Penhan says [fa] dictators attacked internet again. Even Tor and Psiphone3 do not work.

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China: The Political Drama of Wang Lijun's “Stress Leave”

  11 February 2012

Some background on Wang Lijun, the former police chief of Chongqing who sought temporary refuge in a nearby US consulate last week before turning himself over to central government authorities. More speculation than facts so far, but netizens have woven together a few plausible scenarios.

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Hong Kong, China: Cross-border Self-drive Tour Instigates Fear and Anger

  11 February 2012

Tension between Hong Kong and mainland China has mushroomed in recent months. While small conflicts, such as a train scuffle, have ignited fury, the recent introduction of a cross-border self-drive tour scheme, signed by the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments without public consultation, has instigated a new round of social...

Southeast Asia: Restoring Historic Towns

  11 February 2012

Dr. Apiwat Ratanawaraha writes about several projects in Southeast Asia that seek to restore historic towns and promote cultural tourism. Some of the ongoing projects are located in Singapore’s Boat Quay, Malaysia’s Georgetown, and Thailand’s Chiang Mai

Argentina: Stand Up Comedian on Women and Catcalls

  11 February 2012

Argentinean stand up comedian Malena Pichot, best known for her webshow “La Loca de Mierda” has a new series, Cualca! and on this first episode[es], she shares her perspective on how women really feel when they receive unwanted attention from strange males like catcalls and genital exposure on the street.

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Peru: The Water March Approaches Lima

  11 February 2012

The Water March, that left Cajamarca on February 1, is already approaching Lima, its final destination. In the previous post we left the Water March on its fifth day, leaving Chimbote for the city of Casma and then Huarmey. In this post we revisit the reports, videos and photos from the following days and the preparations for the arrival in Lima on February 9.

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