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13 January 2015

The Original Santa Claus is Under Threat from the Turkish Construction Industry. So is Much of Turkey's Unique Heritage

Turkey's construction-crazed government is talking up the country's rich cultural heritage in an effort to reap tourist dollars. But Ankara is better at promoting historical legacies than preserving them.

10 January 2015

The Spirit of Henri Young: A Bahraini Prisoner Tries To Take His Own Life

Bahraini Ali Altaweel, 25, has been in solitary confinement for over three years. He attempted suicide twice: once by cutting his veins, and more recently by trying to hang himself.

9 January 2015

Should Prisoners Enjoy Full Labor Rights?

Prison inmates in Argentina now have full protection under the country's labor laws. Laura Schneider tries to wrap her head around the issue.

British Islamist Anjem Choudary Doesn't Represent All Muslims (Someone Tell USA Today)

The idea of Choudary speaking for all Muslims is laughable, writes Jillian York.

23 December 2014

I Have Never Known A Cuba That Wasn't Blockaded

A personal take on the rapprochement between the United States and her native land by Cuban journalist and activist Sandra Alvarez.Nuestra autora cubana Sandra Alvarez narra su experiencia al escuchar...

20 December 2014

Is A Citizens’ Awakening The Cure For Mexico's “Cancer”?

Recent protest activity on the part of Mexicans may be the beginnings of a cure for the "cancer that’s eating Mexico from the inside," writes Robert Valencia.

17 December 2014

In Between Images of the Peshawar Attack, a Thought About Pakistan’s Army Public Schools

There are tens of thousands of students at Army Public School (APS) campuses across Pakistan - the progressive school system that educates children of servicemen & hard-working Pakistanis.

6 December 2014

#ICantBreathe: Thousands Block Traffic, Demand Justice in Boston

Demonstrators are bringing voice to hashtags like #blacklivesmatter and #icantbreathe that have flooded social media since last week's decision to exonerate the police officer who killed Ferguson teen Michael Brown.

3 December 2014

Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Face the Limits of International Law

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The Zone9 case proves that in Ethiopia, international human rights standards -- and even national law -- are employed or ignored as political powers please.

22 November 2014

How the Tunisian Electoral Authority Robbed Me of the Right to Vote

On the eve of her country's presidential elections, one Tunisian expatriate suspects politics are at the root of at a rule-change by the electoral authority that prevents her from voting.

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