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Global Voices: Daily Digest—August 5, 2011

Global Voices: Daily Digest—August 5, 2011

Bahrain: Liliane Khalil, Another Blog Hoax or Propaganda?
British blogger Marc Owen Jones investigated into the identity of an alleged Arab-American Journalist named Liliane Khalil. He traced back all her social media accounts, only to discover that most of what she had written about herself turned out to be false. Is it a hoax, or regime propaganda? Read >>

Chile: Police and Students Clash in Unauthorized Education Protest
Hundreds of Chilean students, fighting to overhaul their education system, clashed with an intensified police force as they protested without permission on Thursday through the center of capital Santiago. The protest sky-rocketed to the top of the city's trending topics on Twitter as students vented their growing frustrations. Read >>

Chile: Starbucks Baristas Hunger Strike for Higher Wages
Chilean Starbucks workers have revealed that their country's baristas are paid less per hour than the cost of a cup of coffee. Three employees are now on hunger strike demanding better working conditions, but Starbucks has yet to even respond to their requests. Read >>

Lebanon: Protest Against Syrian Regime Attacked by Loyalists
A small protest in the front of the Syrian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon ended in violence on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, when pro-regime loyalists stormed the gathering. Syria has always had a polarising effect on its smaller neighbour Lebanon, and Lebanese politics is often divided between pro-Syrian and anti-Syrian camps. Read >>

South Korea: Extremist Grandpas Attack Labor Activists
The Korea Parents Federation, an extreme right-wing group made up exclusively of elderly Korean men has been involved in clashes with protestors demonstrating against massive layoffs in Busan, South Korea's largest port city, on July 31, 2011. Are the group conservative extremists or rather victims political manipulation? Read >>

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China: Anger Over State TV Attack on Microblogging Platforms

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