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A Crisis in the Congo

A Crisis in the Congo | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Why is the West so willing to look the other way when it comes to the Democratic Republic of the Congo's clearly flawed election results?

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Top Goon: Puppet show takes aim at Syria's Assad

Top Goon: Puppet show takes aim at Syria's Assad | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Global Post: "Diaries of a Little Dictator" offers audience unprecedented personal lampooning of Syrian leader Read more by CBSNews (Hidden Byline) on CBS News' World Watch.
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The Era of Apathy

The Era of Apathy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

MOSCOW — The scope of the protests that have followed Russia's Dec. 4 parliamentary elections, which protesters claim were rigged, have not only shocked Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his cohort -- it has shocked the opposition as well. And Kremlin officials have no one to blame but themselves for this swelling protest movement.

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Major battle in Syria; shops shut by strike

Major battle in Syria; shops shut by strike | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
AMMAN (Reuters) - AMMAN, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Syrian troops and army defectors have fought one of the biggest battles in Syria's nine-month uprising while a protest strike shut businesses in a new gesture...
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Congo protest leads to over 100 arrests after trouble in London

Congo protest leads to over 100 arrests after trouble in London | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Property was damaged and members of the public threatened as a group broke away from the main demonstration...
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Russia protests: Moscow rocked by biggest since fall of USSR

Russia protests: Moscow rocked by biggest since fall of USSR | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets of Moscow today over electoral fraud in the biggest protests to hit the capital since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
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All the Wrong Moves: Putin Plots His Strategy Against the Protesters

All the Wrong Moves: Putin Plots His Strategy Against the Protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As the protest movement gains steam, the Russian Prime Minister and his men release a transcript of their planning session...
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Pakistan truckers back NATO supply route blockade

CHAMAN, Pakistan (AP) — Sleeping in a freezing cab, running out of money and worried about militant attacks, Ghulab is one of thousands of truck drivers stranded as a result of Pakistan's blockade of the Afghan border to NATO and U.S. war supplies.

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In the Shadow of Russian Unrest, South Ossetia Protests Continue

With all revolution-chasers focused on Russia's post-election turmoil, the prospects of a mini-revolution in the neighboring breakaway region of South Ossetia, a Russian protectorate, have gotten litt...
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Tunisia: Occupy Bardo

Despite Tunisia's successful election in October, there has emerged a remarkable ideological split in the ranks. In Bardo, protesters are pressuring members of the National Constituent Assembly to pass eleven measures to further the goals of the revolution.

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Russia's white-ribboned protests

Russia's white-ribboned protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The BBC's Maria Vassilieva reports on the emergence of white ribbons as a symbol of protest against Russia's disputed elections.
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Social media makes anti-Putin protests "snowball"

"For the first time really the online presence has transformed offline politics," said Konstantin von Eggert, a Russian radio commentator.
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Moscow protest after Russia vote

Moscow protest after Russia vote | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Several thousand people take to the streets of Moscow shouting "Down with Putin" after international observers criticise the election.
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The Protests in Moscow Will Not Spark a Russian Spring

The Protests in Moscow Will Not Spark a Russian Spring | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
This is not the start of a Russian Spring, writes Owen Matthews...
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Nine Days That Shook the Kremlin

Nine Days That Shook the Kremlin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

MOSCOW — At around midnight on Saturday, Dec. 10, while much of Moscow had long since fallen into a collective happy, drunken swoon after some 50,000 representatives of the urban middle class successfully came out to protest the results of Russia's Dec. 4 parliamentary elections, Ketchum, the American PR agency hired by the Kremlin, sent out a news release. It came from Dmitry Peskov, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's longtime press secretary.

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Russian Orthodox Church Joins in Calls for Election Reform

Remarks by a prominent Orthodox spokesman appeared intended to get the church back out in front of individual clergy members’ condemnations of election rigging.
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Crackdown or Negotiation? Russian Protests Pose a Dilemma for Putin

Crackdown or Negotiation? Russian Protests Pose a Dilemma for Putin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Shocked by the scale of protest against last week's fraudulent election, the ruling party is divided on how far to go in answering the demonstrators' demands...
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Democracy in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Birthplace

Democracy in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Birthplace | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Although Islamists are getting the majority of the votes in Egypt, there’s no reason to panic. For now, at least, democracy is at work.
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Protesters chant for a Russia without Putin

Protesters chant for a Russia without Putin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (Reuters) - In the middle of the crowd on Saturday at Russia's largest opposition protest in years, a big banner bore a simple message: Putin must go.Anger over Russia's December 4 parliamentary...
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Putin faces wave of protests as opposition calls for new Russian elections

Putin faces wave of protests as opposition calls for new Russian elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
More than 35,000 demonstrators expected to attend Moscow rally as anger grows over corruption and lack of democracy in Russia...
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Syria crisis: Assad regime forces issue 72-hour deadline for end to protests in Homs

Syria crisis: Assad regime forces issue 72-hour deadline for end to protests in Homs | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Syrian forces encircling the city of Homs have issued a 72-hour ultimatum for all protests against President Bashar al-Assad to stop, or a new offensive will begin.
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Ukraine on the Edge

Ukraine on the Edge | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Seven years ago, Ukraine’s Orange Revolution inspired hope that the country was moving towards genuine democracy.
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The Decembrists

The Decembrists | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

MOSCOW – Tonight is the first night without protests here since some 6,000 young people gathered Monday night to express their frustration with the electoral fraud in Sunday's parliamentary elections and, more broadly, the institution of Putinism. They came out again Tuesday night, where they were met by thousands of drum-beating pro-Kremlin youth activists. And again on Wednesday. Nearly 1,000 people were arrested, and many of them -- including anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny, a political rising star since he coined the phrase "Party of Crooks and Thieves" to describe Vladimir Putin's ruling United Russia -- are still in jail. Moscow is filled with tens of thousands of extra Interior Ministry troops and armored personnel carriers, and the city's skies crackle with the sound of helicopter blades.

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Syria's Kurds Divided On Syrian Opposition

Syria's Kurds Divided On Syrian Opposition | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In Syria, both the opposition and the government are courting the country's large Kurdish minority. And even though Kurds have suffered years of discrimination at the hands of the Assad regime, the...
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Egypt election runoff: Tahrir Square activist vs. Islamic scholar

Egypt election runoff: Tahrir Square activist vs. Islamic scholar | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As Egyptians go to the polls today for runoff races, the battle in Cairo's Nasr City neighborhood offers a window into the national race for second behind the Muslim Brotherhood.
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