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7 May 2012

Daily archive · 9 posts

Stories from 7 May 2012

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Switzerland: An Initiative to Establish Basic Income for All

An initiative to establish a new federal law that would give a basic monthly income to all citizens, regardless of employment status was formally introduced in Switzerland in April. Stanislas...

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Spain: Barcelona Sieged During European Central Bank Meeting

On May 2, 3, and 4 the European Central Bank meeting took place in Barcelona, Spain, a city that became sieged by the police. For this meeting, Spain temporarily suspended...

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Russia: Violence Plunges Opposition into Debate About Tactics

RuNet Echo

Yesterday, the Russian opposition's mass protests against Vladimir Putin for the first time produced mass violence. Dozens of protesters and police officers alike reported injuries, with several on each side...

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Brazil: Blog Countersues Newspaper Over Web Domain

Another chapter in the legal dispute between the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo and the satirical blog Falha of São Paulo is being written. However, this time, Falha is...

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Tunisia: Campaign for Freedom of Expression Launched

The collective blog Nawaat, and the Tunisia Monitoring Group of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange have launched a campaign for freedom of speech in Tunisia, which remains under threat...

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Egypt: Anger at Arrest of Lawyer in Saudi Arabia

Relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been under pressure because of the arrest of the Egyptian lawyer Ahmed El Gizawy in Saudi Arabia. News reports stated that he was...

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Global Voices Partners with International Relations and Security Network (ISN)

Global Voices and the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) in Switzerland have launched a partnership to seek out citizen voices on international relations and security issues worldwide.

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Russia: Surprise Resignations Threaten New Governor Elections

RuNet Echo

On April 25, the Russian Duma passed a law that restored direct elections of federal governors, reversing a policy of direct presidential appointments. A few days later, Medvedev accepted the...

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Colombia: Nationwide Demonstrations Mark May 1

Colombian workers took to the streets to commemorate May 1 and protest against the free trade agreement with the United States, the high rate of unemployment, low salaries compared to...

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