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Afghan Asylum Seekers’ Anti-Deportation Protest in Stockholm Marks Two Weeks

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:11:47 +0000

"Stop deporting minors. Or even better, stop all deportation of refugees."


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Behind Bars for 30 Days: EU Leaders Condemn Turkey's Detention of #Istanbul10

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 12:05:49 +0000

The European Commission called for the “immediate release” of the group, calling the detentions part of a “deeply worrying pattern” of imprisonment in Turkey.


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Truths From the Front Lines of Climate Change in Europe’s Far North

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:18:21 +0000

"It should be about taking care of what we have left… It’s not only us Saami that pay the price. We will destroy our planet."


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What YouTube Comments on Two Cover Songs Reveal About the Irish and Sámi Languages

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:58:23 +0000

The music videos for popular songs translated into minority languages can create spaces for joy, solidarity, and pride—as well as scorn, social divisions, and nationalism.


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Sweden Joins International Effort to Recognize ‘World Kobane Day’

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:32:36 +0000

Several Swedish cities have joined the “World Kobane Day” movement in solidarity with the city that fought and defeated ISIS in 2015.


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One of the Richest Political Parties in Europe Rules One of the Poorest European Countries

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:50:14 +0000

A recent documentary reveals that Macedonia's ruling party VMRO-DPMNE has amassed more wealth than its counterparts in the richest countries on the continent.


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For a Conversation With a Random Swede, Call This Number

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:00:27 +0000

They were expecting 2,500 Swedish volunteers to answer phone calls from foreigners curious about their country. They got 30,000.


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Israel Intercepts International Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:22:33 +0000

"It is disappointing that the Israeli government chose to continue the absolutely fruitless policy of 'no tolerance', meaning it will continue to enforce an inhumane and illegal collective punishment..."


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Australia's Matildas Waltz Into the Women's World Cup Knockout Round

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:21:15 +0000

"I can see #AUS going far in this World Cup. They're playing some of their best ball and I love it. "


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International ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ on Its Way to Break the Gaza Siege

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 20:11:23 +0000

The Freedom Flotilla III will join an increasingly long list of boats that have attempted to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. Will it succeed this time?


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European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:14:19 +0000

“European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information”. The quote, from the Media Initiative website, summarizes the main idea behind a pan-European campaign that aims at urging the European Commission to draft a Directive to protect Media Pluralism and Press Freedom. The Media Initiative is running a European Citizens’ Initiative – a tool...



Unconditional Basic Income for All Europeans

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:09:06 +0000

In this episode of GV Face we speak to activists gathering signatures and raising awareness about the need for "basic income" - no work required - in Europe.


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Underwear Bombardment on North Korea?

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:12:35 +0000

A Swedish underwear brand launched a ridiculous Ad campaign entitled ‘Weapons of the Mass Seduction’ that pledges to drop 450 pairs of free underwear to the country voted the most in the poll on Oct 31 by an airdrop. North Korea, so far, was placed on top by garnering over 5,500 votes and news has...



Parallels Between Religious and Copyright Wars

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:54:28 +0000

Rick Falkvinge, the founder of Pirate Party, reinterprets the wars of religion that devastated Western Europe in the XVI and XVII centuries in terms of the current struggle to control information through overbearing legislation related to copyright and freedom of expression: The religious wars were never about religion as such....



Singapore: Charity Group Targets Poor Children in Laos and Vietnam

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:12:09 +0000

A group of seven professional Swedish women based in Singapore have formed the charity organization Together for Charity. Today, the group gathers donations to support an orphanage in Laos and an English school in Vietnam. The group's founders discussed with Global Voices how their charity work is helping poor children in the region