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13 May 2011

Daily archive · 8 posts

Stories from 13 May 2011

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Uganda: Women's Groups, Lawyers Join Walk to Work Protests

As Uganda's Walk to Work protests enter their second month, the original group of opposition politicians has now been joined by women's organizations and lawyers who are angered not only...

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South Korea: Blogger's Phone Review Deleted by Samsung

In South Korea, an influential blogger's review on a Samsung smartphone was removed due to pressure from the manufacturer. Internet users have harshly criticised the nation's biggest conglomerate, Samsung Electronics...

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India: 34 Years of Communist Rule Ends in West Bengal

West Bengal today witnessed history in the making when the Indian state's 34 year long Communist rule was ousted from power by Mamata Banerje - leader of the All India...

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Uganda: Police Paint Protesters Pink

Ugandan police have responded to the past month's ongoing Walk to Work protests by spraying protesters with tear gas and live bullets. During a demonstration on Tuesday, they took a...

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Greece: Wave of Racist Attacks on Immigrants in Athens

In the past days, right-wing extremists in Athens, Greece have launched pogrom-like attacks on immigrants in the downtown Athens area. Dozens have been injured. It began on May 10, one...

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Uganda: Museveni’s Swearing in Overshadowed by Rival's Return

Ugandan netizens discuss the swearing in ceremony of Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni which was overshadowed by the arrival of his rival and three time challenger Dr. Kizza Besigye who...

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Ukraine: The Untold Story of the Victory Day Clashes in Lvov

RuNet Echo

Russian television footage this week showed hooded young Ukrainians attacking World War II veterans, giving Nazi salutes, and chanting nationalist slogans. As they ripped St. George ribbons from people's shirts,...

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Mexico: Day 4: 80,000 Citizens Demand Peace, Justice and Dignity Against the War on Drugs

The National Protest for Peace, Justice and Dignity started its final stage early on Sunday, May 8. Geraldine Juárez shares reports, images and videos of the day's events.

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