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9 July 2013

Stories from 9 July 2013

Bulgarian Protesters March Kilometers to Challenge Government

On Sunday, July 7, the number of protesters in the streets of the Bulgarian capital was unprecedented, as tens of thousands of citizens marched in the streets, again demanding the...

Saudi Families of Detainees Mark ‘Third Detainees Day’

Families of Saudi detainees marked the Third Detainees Day to protest the arbitrary detention of their loved ones. Saudi Arabia is one of the few remaining absolute monarchies in the...

The “Fair” Factor in Bangladesh

Vigilante Justice & Race Riots in Provincial Russia

RuNet Echo

A bar fight that broke out last weekend between two young men in a small town of Pugachev in Russia’s central Saratov region, ended with racial violence.

Anonymous Leaks the Accounts of Spain's Governing Party

Global hacktivist group Anonymous has leaked the 1990-2011 financial accounts of the governing Partido Popular to the Internet.

Global Voices Launches Partnership with North American Congress on Latin America

Global Voices and The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) have launched a new partnership that will combine Global Voices’ focus on citizen media and NACLA’s analysis and expertise...

Decisive Moment for Pro-Immigration Movement in the United States

It has been almost 30 years since the U.S. pro-immigration movement has gotten so close to witnessing the passage of comprehensive legislation. The immigration bill that has been circling the...

Why Can't Madagascar Settle on an Election Date?

Four years since a military takeover plunged the country into political crisis, Madagascar has pushed presidential elections back again and again. What's the hold up, and who's benefiting from the...

Venezuela's President Offers Asylum to Edward Snowden

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro offered political asylum to Edward Snowden, creating controversy within and outside of the country, in addition to intensifying tense relations with the United States of America.

Pulling Back on Police Powers in Jamaica?

Back at the end of May, Jamaica's take on this year's Blog Action Day dealt with the issue of extra judicial killings and police brutality – but now, one of...

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