All Posts Tagged With: "protests"

Bloggers weigh in on Greek economic woes

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Bloggers weigh in on Greek economic woes

Greece is continuing its struggle against debt that is threatening the entire eurozone economy. U.S. and European stocks fell amid concern that Greece will not be able to meet its budget deficit targets. We offer a wrap-up of online commentary.

Posted: February 25, 2010 16:37   Comments: 0
Economic contagion spreads throughout Eurozone

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Economic contagion spreads throughout Eurozone

A wave of unrest is building across Europe, as governments there seek to impose austerity measures. Several European countries -- Greece, Spain and Ireland -- are deeply in debt and under intense pressure to slash spending. For more, Martin Savidge interviews John Authers, and Deutsche Welle reports from around Europe.

Posted: February 24, 2010 17:17   Comments: 20
Iran protest coverage reflects spectrum of Arab media bias

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Iran protest coverage reflects spectrum of Arab media bias

Worldfocus' Mohammad al-Kassim writes about bias in the Arab media's depiction of recent political violence in Iran. The post-presidential election demonstrations in Iran have been closely monitored by Western media outlets, and the coverage is sympathetic with the reform movement. But the coverage in the Middle East -- especially the Gulf region -- is conflicted.

Posted: December 31, 2009 12:19   Comments: 2
Protests mark funeral for reformist Iranian cleric

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Protests mark funeral for reformist Iranian cleric

Today, a funeral for Hossein Ali Montazeri, an 87-year-old dissident Iranian cleric, turned into a massive protest against the Iranian authorities. Ervand Abrahamian, a professor of history at the City University of New York, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the significance of the protests. And, Nazanine Sadri of Al Jazeera English reports on Montazeri's life.

Posted: December 21, 2009 16:47   Comments: 3
Iran’s student day vigils turn into regime change rallies

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Iran’s student day vigils turn into regime change rallies

Every year, December 7 commemorates the three students killed by police during protests against a 1953 visit by then-U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon. Amateur videos culled from YouTube show that this year's events transformed into demonstrations opposing the Iranian government. Watch footage from some of the country's largest anti-government rallies since July.

Posted: December 8, 2009 17:53   Comments: 3
Activists protest arrest of opposition leader in Russia

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Activists protest arrest of opposition leader in Russia

Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the case of Russian activist Eduard Limonov, who was picked up for participating in an “unsanctioned rally” in Moscow on October 31. Activists from the opposition Solidarity movement say they have uncovered a high-level police memo ordering officers to disrupt the protests.

Posted: November 20, 2009 12:39   Comments: 0
Protests erupt on 30th anniversary of U.S. embassy seizure

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Protests erupt on 30th anniversary of U.S. embassy seizure

Anti-government protesters have clashed with security forces, resulting in widespread chaos throughout the Iranian capital city. Al Jazeera English reports from Tehran, and Geneive Abdo of The Century Foundation discusses the day's protests.

Posted: November 4, 2009 16:20   Comments: 12
Walkouts inside, protests outside for Ahmadinejad at U.N.

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Walkouts inside, protests outside for Ahmadinejad at U.N.

Protesters rallied outside as Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday, and several delegations walked out. But Iran's state-run television saw the speech in a different light.

Posted: September 24, 2009 10:45   Comments: 1
Political standoff continues in Honduras

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Political standoff continues in Honduras

There is no sign of a quick resolution in the standoff between the de facto Honduran government and the deposed Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner and a contributor in Honduras describe the political climate in the country.

Posted: September 23, 2009 12:16   Comments: 2
Zelaya supporters defy Honduran curfew

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Zelaya supporters defy Honduran curfew

In Honduras, supporters of deposed President Manuel Zelaya again took to the streets on Tuesday night in defiance of a government curfew. Zelaya has been holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Honduras after sneaking back into the country Monday.

Posted: September 23, 2009 12:09   Comments: 2
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