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26 November 2012

Stories from 26 November 2012

Are Japan's Upcoming Elections Unconstitutional?

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved the lower house of the Japanese parliament on November 16, 2012 and set general elections for December 16, 2012. However, according to a group of...

Deadly Factory Fire in Bangladesh Raises Questions of Worker Exploitation

The recent tragic fire at a clothing factory building in Ashulia, near Bangladesh Capital Dhaka, that killed more than 110 garments workers, has raised many questions. Bangladeshis are expressing their...

Documenting New Bike Lanes in Macedonian Capital Skopje

Waving Banners “Help Us Please,” Russian Prisoners Revolt

RuNet Echo

Over the weekend at a prison in Kopeysk, roughly 250 inmates began a protest on the roof of a prison building, waving banners that begged "help us please," while complaining...

Chris Moya, SpainRevolt and Cyberactivism

In this interview with Juan Arellano, Chris Moya, software developer, Spanish cyberactivist and Global Voices collaborator, talks about the protests in Spain, his website SpainRevolt, and cyberactivism.

Mauritanians Protest French Interference

Yemen: Ashoura Celebration in Sanaa Attacked

November 24th is Ashoura Day, and it is a day that is commemorated in the Muslim world by both the Sunni and Shite sects. However in Yemen, it was a...

Mauritania: “Knowledge for All” Campaign to Collect 30,000 Books

Israelis React to Barak's Retirement from Politics

Israel's Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak, who previously served as Israel's Prime Minister (1999-2001) and IDF Chief of Staff (1991-1995), made a surprise announcement in a press conference today, saying...

India: Wither Glass Bangles?

A Traveling Exhibition to Expose Police Violence in Greece

Trinidad & Tobago: Alternate Highway Proposal

Scenes from Malaysia’s ‘Green Walk’

Malaysia’s ‘Green Walk’ started with 70 participants on November 13. After two weeks, the march ended in the country’s capital which was participated and supported by more than 15,000 people....

Top Russian Journalist, Oleg Kashin, Fired from Print Newspaper, Moves to Online Journal

RuNet Echo

Ivorian and Russian Bloggers Make Light of the Electoral Fiasco for the Presidency of the French Conservative Party

Legal Framework in Madagascar Not Adequate for Size of New Gold Mines

“8 out of 10 Earthquakes Prefer Chile”

Indigenous Organization Denounces Brazil at the UN

Mumbai Terrorist Executed in India, But Will it Bring Peace?

On November 21, Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba militant and the only terrorist to be captured alive following the 2008 attack on Mumbai, was executed. His hanging rekindled...

The Plights Of The Stateless Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh

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