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These Activists Helped Kurdish Families in Iraq Celebrate Newroz With Color and Resistance

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:09:21 +0000

A tradition of resistance inspired Kurdish activists in Iraqi Kurdistan to donate traditional clothes to those who can't afford it for the Kurdish New Year of Newroz.

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Concrete Lovers, This is What Social Housing Looks Like in Japan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:48:37 +0000

An interesting blog devoted to documenting the concrete housing projects that have been home to several generations of Japanese since the end of the war.

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A Century Later, Namibia Demands Justice From Germany for Its First Holocaust

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:05:02 +0000

In the early twentieth century, the German Empire committed a holocaust against 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama. A century later, Namibia is fighting for justice.

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Hong Kong Residents Are Trolling China's New ‘Diplomacy’ Page on Facebook

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:52:14 +0000

When China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong opened an official Facebook page, it was quickly flooded with angry comments.

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Activists Cry Foul as Lebanon Imposes a Tax Hike Right Before Postponing Elections, Again

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:31:55 +0000

As the Lebanese protest proposed increase in taxes, Global Voices asks a number of activists to explain what's at stake.

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Netizen Report: Why Did YouTube Censor Your Videos? You May Never Know.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:12:36 +0000

A Brazilian blogger is forced to identify his sources, Iran cracks down on speech pre-election, and Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission hears testimony from bloggers persecuted under Ben Ali.

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Is Kazakhstan's President a Dictator? You Decide.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:32:22 +0000

In a recent discussion with a hand-picked selection of journalists, Nazarbayev took pains to explain why Asian societies aren't always suited to democracy.

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Is Jamaica Preventing Cybercrime or Cyber Activism? The Tambourine Army Goes to Court

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:28:36 +0000

"Making threats through social media is a criminal offence, but making accusations is not. In interpreting the new act, the courts must ensure [...] the right to freedom of expression.”

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There Are ‘No Borders to Music,’ But the U.S. Consulate Still Rejected These Indonesian Choir Members’ Visas

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:46:06 +0000

"Regardless of the “borders” instilled by politics, there are no borders to music, no borders to unity through artistry, no borders from humanity that thrives from singing of the heart."

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Woman in Mexico Copes With Sister's Femicide by Fighting the Patriarchy

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:21:04 +0000

Nadia Muciño was murdered by her husband and her brother-in-law in February 2004. This, however, is not her story. This is the story of her youngest sister, Viviana.

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