Stories Activism & Protest from July, 2008
New Zealand: Citizen Arrest for Condi
In addition to talks with the New Zealand Government, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in for a surprise when the Auckland University Students' Association (AUSA) announced a $5,000 reward for any student who makes a citizen's arrest on the visiting official. The reward has since been withdrawn and according to Press reports, AUSA had said the arrest would be for Dr Rice's role in â€œoverseeing the illegal invasion and continued occupationâ€ of Iraq, and crimes under the Geneva Conventions Act 1958, and the Crimes of Torture Act 1989."
Palestine: Obama in the news
As Obama's visit to the West Bank draws near, Palestinian bloggers are talking - about that and about his recent "star turn" on the cover of The New Yorker. Find out what the Palestinian blogosphere thinks of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Rosa Clemente as Green Party running mate
Former Representative (D-Georgia) Cynthia McKinney is running for president on the Green Party ticket. On July 9, she announced Rosa Clemente, hip-hop activist and journalist, as her running mate. The blogosphere is abuzz with reactions to the announcement.
France: Follow the Money Trail
What will be the deciding factor for the 2008 presidential elections, you ask: Race, Age, National Security, young people's involvement ? Money seems to be the consensus among French blogs that closely follow the 2008 presidential elections. They argue that the ability to sustain the important spending for both the...
USA: Al Jazeera Blackout?
When Al Jazeera announced its plans to release English-language channel in 2005, the announcement was met with both support and protest in the United States. And so, although the US government doesn't prevent access to the channel, many cable companies are reluctant to carry it; after all, Donald Rumsfeld had...