February 14th, people marched against the FPI.

In order to protest against radical islamist violence toward minorities, more and more people take to the street. Someone has been seen brandishing a pig plush and a sign hostile to FPI.

Policemen declared that they can’t protect the protesters from the Islamic Defenders Front known locally as FPI, a vigilante group known for raiding bars and nightclubs, to flourish over the last decade.

In more recent times, the FPI has expanded to target religious minorities. The group has forced the closure of churches in West Java and was allegedly at the center of a brutal mob attack on a minority Islamic sect, the Ahmadiyah, that ended in the fatal beating of three of its members in February 2011. The shift in tactics and increased focus on religious minorities has spurred a smattering of citizens to finally speak their mind.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono remains passive regarding the situation.


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In this RSA Animate, renowned academic David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane?

Interesting, isn’t it?

In New-Zealand, they check every new comer to be sure no one brings something that could damage the national natural heritage. And it works…


Mobile phone footage shows extra ballots at polling stations being added to the parliamentary election count. As the president, Dmitry Medvedev, and the prime minister, Vladimir Putin, move to calm the growing tension, Moscow residents give their view. Protesters have promised to gather again in two weeks’ time if the Kremlin refuses to annul the result.


Mourir pour le Yuan?

Tout n’est pas excellent (loin s’en faut), mais c’est probablement la meilleure analyse qu’on ait eu depuis plusieurs mois. Merci donc à M. Quatrepoint qui a de plus un véritable talent d’orateur (on le suit trés facilement).