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Caracas the Deceiving City (and Other Forms of Pain)

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:43:41 +0000

“Caracas is different, it has a sense of identity. There is fear for sure, but there is also the happiness of small things. [...] The small hidden treasures.”

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I Dread Setting Foot on U.S. Soil While Trump is President

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:08:40 +0000

Visiting the U.S. now "would mean having to overcome too much frustration over how the country I used to know has changed."

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“In Spain We Have The Best System To Get Rid Of Racism – Denying It Exists.”

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:45:00 +0000

"...I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this is happening in this country, my country, to those who aren't like us... It is racism."

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A Look Back at Japan's Transformative ‘Showa Era’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:36:07 +0000

One Twitter account combs encyclopedias, photo magazines, guidebooks and other sources for nostalgic images from Japan's postwar recovery.

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A Water Weed Is Damaging Ethiopia's Largest Lake and Putting Livelihoods at Risk

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:55:38 +0000

The lake has become a symbol of the dire state of Ethiopia’s natural resources at a time when Ethiopia’s fast-growing population needs more of everything.

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How the Assault on Independent Media in Bahrain Silenced a Trusted Regional Watchdog

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:58:56 +0000

"Freedom of expression is under sustained attack here. With the shuttering of Al Wasat, there is no real journalism left.”

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Is the Legalisation of Marijuana in Trinidad & Tobago an ‘Idea Whose Time Has Come'?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:28:02 +0000

"The only ones benefiting from keeping marijuana illegal are the drug gangs and they will be forced out of business by legitimate dealers..."

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China's Xinjiang Residents Are Being Forced to Install Surveillance Apps on Mobile Phones

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:56:34 +0000

Local netizens reported that police officers at check points are randomly searching residents' devices to see if they have installed the surveillance app.

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Ethiopia's Music of Resistance Stays Strong, Despite Repression

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:39:19 +0000

Amid wide-scale protests and a violent government crackdown, Afan Oromo musicians have begun to rise as a visible — and audible — driving inspiration for the opposition movement.

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Poles Rally to Defend the Independent Judiciary From Ruling Party's Reforms

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:13:14 +0000

"Warsaw rally for #democracy and #ruleoflaw in #Poland continues... Candles symbolise hope for freedom and a better future."

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Lost in Translation in Central Asia: Keep it in the Family

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:24:50 +0000

'Tuuganchylyk' has already jettisoned two Kyrgyz leaders and their kin into lives of exile. The Trumps clearly weren't paying attention.

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Mexican-American Researchers Reclaim Heritage to Radically Change the Way We Eat

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:50:37 +0000

"Decolonizing our diets is a political stance, one that rejects white supremacy and Eurocentrism as the organizing narrative of “healthy” food and recognizes cultural knowledge held by our immigrant communities."

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In Bangladesh, Fear Drives Headline-Making Spate of Snake Killings

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:33:53 +0000

"The mainstream media is spreading the news with enthusiasm. This is leading to more people being interested in killing these animals."

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One Year Later: Why the Purges in Turkey Were Always in the Pipeline

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:29:14 +0000

"What has happened in Turkey is a tragedy, made even worse by the fact that the loudest voices in the chorus said the wrong things at the wrong time."

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In State of Emergency, Turkey Jails Six Human Rights Defenders Pending Trial

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:34:03 +0000

"The accusations of aiding an armed terrorist organisation against them are groundless. Workshops of this kind are common, essential education for human rights organisations."

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