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Stories about Politics

18 December 2014

Hong Kong Police's Arrest of Teen ‘Shopping’ Protesters Sparks Concern

Human rights activists worry that Hong Kong police are targeting minors participating in "shopping" pro-democracy protests. Young activists may not be aware of their legal rights.

16 December 2014

#IndiaWithPakistan: Indians Show Solidarity With Their Grieving Neighbors After Peshawar Attack

"Yes, I am Indian. So what? The pain of losing a child is universal. #IndiawithPakistan"

Have the Japanese Become ‘Numb’ to Earthquakes?

Following a strong 6.8 earthquake in November, Twitter users noticed that the Japanese seemed to brush it off easily, only three years after the 3.11 Tohoku Triple Disaster killed thousands.

Does the Caribbean Have a Rape Culture?

Is Caribbean society doing everything it can to protect women from rape? Some activists have had enough with the region's passive acceptance of a rape culture.

15 December 2014

Behind Prison Walls, Violence Against Women Is Often Ignored in Argentina

Women in lockup in Argentina face humiliating searches, lack of prison amenities in comparison with men, poor health care, and a lack of interpreters if they don't speak Spanish.

13 December 2014

Australian Prime Minister's About-Face on Sexism, Two Years Late

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused critics of his chief of staff of being sexist. Abbot was famously the target of former PM Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech in 2012.

12 December 2014

The Ruble May Be Falling, But Russian Memes Are Soaring

RuNet Echo

Amid growing anxiety about Russia’s currency and economy, RuNet Echo has collected several of the most popular and amusing examples of “ruble memes” on Russian Twitter.

Argentinan Slums’ Identity Crisis

Argentina's shantytowns are in an identity crisis. These communities could soon be getting some help, however, now that the government might make October 7 "Slum Identity Day."

11 December 2014

Fear of ISIS Threatens Media Freedom in Kyrgyzstan

Global Voices Advocacy

A Kyrgyz media outlet refused government requests to delete a reposted video of Kazakh children training in ISIS camps. Now it is partly blocked in both countries.

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