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4 September 2012

Daily archive · 11 posts

Stories from 4 September 2012

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#OccupyGuyana ‘Inspired’ by Linden Protesters

The #OccupyGuyana movement was launched after the shooting of peaceful protesters in Linden on July 18. Global Voices spoke with activist Sherlina Nageer to learn more about the movement's formation,...

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Civil Service Under Pressure in Francophone Africa

Civil servants in Francophone Africa are coming under increasing pressure to do more with less. The Windhoek Declaration revealed the overdue recognition of the crucial impact of the public administration...

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Russia: Online Platform for Auditing Court Decisions

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With the appearance of "RosPravosudie," Russians have gained a comprehensive database of information about lawyers, attorneys, judges, and judicial decisions. Its founder, Gleb Suvorov, recently spoke to Greenhouses of Social...

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Germany: Criticism of ‘Ich Will Europa’ Campaign

Eleven German foundations started the campaign 'Ich Will Europa' (I Want Europe) to advocate for European integration. However, there has been some strong criticism of the campaign on social media.

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United States: Radio Marti Features Cuban Porn Star

Miami-based, US government-funded radio station Radio Martí recently aired an interview with adult Cuban film star Angelina Castro. Bloggers on both sides of the Florida Straits reacted to the program.

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United States: A Visit to Remember “El Barrio”

Andrew Padilla, a young Puerto Rican born and raised in El Barrio, New York, has decided to delve into his community in a very creative way. By launching a blog...

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Peru: Colombia-Peru War Remembered 80 Years Later

Eighty years have passed since the taking of Leticia, an Amazonian city which was surrendered to Colombia by Peru in 1929 as a result of the Salamón-Lozano Treaty between the...

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Greek Anarchists’ Anti-Racism Demonstration in Photos

On Saturday, September 1, an anti-racism demonstration took place in central Athens. Hundreds of demonstrators, mainly anarchists, gathered to protest recent events such as violent, even lethal, attacks against immigrants.

Bahrain: Appeals Court Upholds Life Imprisonment for Opposition Leaders

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011. Bahrain's High Court of Appeals upheld jail sentences against 20 opposition figures accused of plotting to overthrow the...

Yemen: Anger as 13 Civilians Killed by US Drone Strike

Another US drone attack struck Yemen on Sunday in Al-Baydha, targeting the usual “suspected” militants. In what has now become a recurring theme, the target missed and according to local...

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