protests

0 Rape of Five-Year-Old Will Test Police Accountability in India’s New Law

A 24-year old man in Delhi has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl, his neighbor, whom he kidnapped and held for days without food. The young girl remains in critical condition from the torture and injuries she suffered while held captive. Indians are again outraged, as much by the horrific act as by the response from the police.

0 Jailed Malawi journalist Collins Mtika set free, for now

Collins Mtika My friend and journalist colleague in Malawi, Collins Mtika, was released from jail yesterday. I took notice of Collins’ arrest last week thanks to Sika Holman (here is her blog on the Malawi protests). I tweeted about it, emailed about it and eventually wrote about what little I…

0 One view on the meaning of the Arab revolt

Like many Americans, if not most, I’ve been captivated with all the news of the “revolution” that is now roiling Egypt and much of the rest of the Arab world. But what’s it all mean for rest of us, for the humanosphere? There’s plenty of opinion, hand-wringing and alarmist commentary…

0 Egypt protests turn violent, Mubarak not ready to leave yet

The political uprising in Egypt took a violent turn recently, as government supporters (whom many reports say are being identified as often police or security force personnel in civilian clothes) clash with protesters on the street still calling for immediate regime change. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrjU1uFqFlg&feature=player_embedded Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who earlier reshuffled…

0 Egyptian military with people, against police: Is it over for Mubarak?

If this video footage today from Egypt is representative of what’s going on there, it sure looks like Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak better start packing his bags. When the military teams up with the protesters against the police, it’s a bad sign for the current government. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQD-X9G9xfk&feature=player_embedded

0 Egypt to follow Tunisia?

Protests have erupted in Egypt as people demand political change, the demonstrations apparently prompted by the successful (so far) people’s revolution in Tunisia. CNN questions whether Egypt will go the same way as Tunisia and examines some key differences that may prevent the popular revolt in Cairo from catching fire…