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14 October 2012

Stories from 14 October 2012

Pakistan: Who Are The Taliban?

Taimoor Mughal at Teeth Maestro provides a holistic view about the categories of Talibans in Pakistan.

Bhutan: The Art of Politics

Tshering Tobgay, a leader of opposition party, explains the art of politics in Bhutan.

India: Lending Voice to Social Campaigns Through Street Plays

Aatish is a Delhi-based independent, youth-led theatre group that aims to lend a voice to issues that are often marginalized, using street plays and workshops.

Greece: Theater Critic Assaulted by Neo-Nazi and Religious Protesters

Religious groups and neo-nazis protested against gay-themed play Corpus Christi in Athens on 11 October, 2012. Deeming it blasphemous, they assaulted a theater critic and forced the cancellation of the...

Saudi Arabia: Women2Drive Steps Up Tone; Blames Government Policies

Women2Drive, later renamed Right2Dignity, has been campaigning for lifting the ban on women's right to drive by calling for days in which women get behind the wheel and supporting lawsuits...

Zambia: YouTube Documentary on Negative Impact of Copper Mining

A documentary titled “Zambia: Good Copper, Bad Copper” about Zambian copper mining and its negative impact on society has emerged on YouTube and has so far attracted over 6,000 hits....

Global Community: “We Should Not Pay”

On October 13, the initiative #globalnoise, supported by different activist movements, called for a global "pots and pans" protest. The website #globalnoise coordinated the initiatives of movements and individuals.

Serbia: Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2012

Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2012 took place in Belgrade on October 13–14, 2012, and is the first Wikimedia CEE Meeting for Central and Eastern Europe. The primary goal of the event...

China: Drinking Deer Blood

Some Chinese believe that drinking deer blood can prolong life. ChinaSMACK translated a local report about the cruel business deer farm in China. [Warning: graphic]

China: Mo Yan Speaks Out For Jailed Dissident And Fellow Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

He [Mo Yan] can afford to get sick now — or, to extend the metaphor, at least wear less cumbersome clothing in this frosty and pathogen-plagued environment. Perhaps that’s the...

Sierra Leone: Is Ami Musa the Saddest Pinterest Page in the World?

One blog, Lovelyish, considers a Pinterest campaign about a 13-year-old girl Ami Musa from Sierra Leone by UNICEF UK to raise awareness about children living in poverty in Africa "the...

Japan: “Global Noise” Against the IMF

In Japan, a series of actions to protest against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings are being called for by Global Noise Tokyo and @OccupyTokyoJp on October 13,...

Greece: Police Post Photos of Youth Detained at General Strike

Greek police preemptively arrested and beat young people intending to join massive anti-austerity demonstrations on September 26, 2012. When they also published their photos and identities online, furious reactions ensued...

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