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7 September 2012

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 7 September 2012

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India: Standing Neck Deep in Water to Protest

Fifty one residents of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have launched a ‘Jal Satyagraha' protest by standing neck deep inside the backwaters of Omkareshwar dam on Narmada river. The...

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Libya: Salafists Wage War on Sufi Shrines

Libya's Sufi religious sites and heritage are under attack - by the Salafists. The ultra-conservative Islamists have attacked major Sufi shrines and libraries in the north-western town of Zliten, the...

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Egypt: Security Forces Destroy Alexandria's Historic Book Market

Egyptians woke up this morning to the news of the destruction of bookshops on pavements along Prophet Danial's street in Alexandria by the Ministry of Interior. The raid, at dawn,...

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Syria: The Flag Debacle

Syrian revolutionaries have chosen the country's independence flag as their symbol after months of conflict in the country. Some people are arguing that it is the Independence flag, and others...

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Bolivia: Former Minister Demands Investigation of Indigenous Repression

Bolivia's former Minister of Defense, María Cecilia Chacón, wrote a Facebook note breaking the silence after almost one year of her resignation. The note criticizes the appointment of former Minister...

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Venezuela: Is a Natural Disaster Looming Over Mata Redonda?

Neighbors of the Mata Redonda community, in the Venezuelan city of Maracay, are using citizen media to denounce a possible natural disaster if the contention wall that separates the zone...

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Young People, Technology and the Welsh Language

An increase in the percentage of young people able to speak Welsh has coincided with some profound technological transformations. While the presence of the Welsh language in these technologies will...

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India: Is Online Censorship Always a Violation of Free Speech?

The Indian government's move to block bulk SMS, MMS, webpages and social media to contain rumors from spreading in the wake of ethnic clashes in Assam has set off a...

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Yemenis Organize Marches to ‘Reclaim’ Country's Wealth from Regime

Over the past two months, Yemen's revolutionary youth and activists have been organizing marches demanding an end to all corrupt deals deals made during President Ali Abdullah Saleh's reign.

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Biking from Tunisia to China for Wetland Conservation

Tunisian Arafet Ben Marzou, 31, fulfilled a childhood dream when he gave up his university job and cycled from Tunisia to China, to draw attention to the conservation of wetlands...

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