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6 December 2013

Daily archive · 14 posts

Stories from 6 December 2013

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Ecuadorian Government Shuts Down Environmental NGO Pachamama

The Ecuadorian government ordered the closure of the NGO Fundación Pachamama, dedicated to the defense of Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, alleging that the it was "affecting the public peace".

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Music Lovers Remember King of Congolese Rumba Tabu Ley Rochereau

"Africa has lost a true legend in the music fraternity. #Tabuley's music inspired many both young & old. We will dearly miss you."

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Russian Oligarch Khodorkovsky Will Go Free When He's Dead?

RuNet Echo

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is scheduled to leave jail later next year, but there are now signs that he may face new criminal charges before he can breathe free air.

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17 Pieces of Wisdom from Nelson Mandela that Everyone Needs to Read

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, continues to speak to the world through Twitter users who have reacted to the news of his death by sharing his memorable quotes.

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#GVMeetup: Global Voices in Real Life

GV Face

In this episode of GV Face we are joined by an all-star panel made up of #GVMeetup facilitators from Egypt, Pakistan, and Portugal.

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4 Stories from Volunteers in Typhoon-Hit Philippines That Will Move You To Tears

Uncollected dead bodies, survivors waiting for aid, streets full of debris. These are some of the scenes witnessed by relief volunteers in typhoon-hit provinces in the Philippines

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The Russian Parliament's Golden Gun

RuNet Echo

Last Tuesday, two deputies demonstrated that the Russian Duma still has some fight left in it, when they got into a fistfight in the halls of the parliament building.

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As Ukraine's Protests Escalate, #Euromaidan Hashtag Lost in a Sea of Information

Even though it has become harder to find information about Euromaidan protests for the average social networking user, these online tools are actively being used among protesters. Tetyana Lokot explains.

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Chairman Mao Is Greater Than Nelson Mandela, Chinese Leftists Say

"I don't understand why India's Gandhi and South Africa's Mandela receive so much praise. Of course they were great, that's all. But Chairman Mao surpassed them all."

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Nigerians Celebrate Nelson Mandela, ‘A Source of Inspiration for People’ Everywhere

Nelson Mandela, beloved statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died on December 5, 2013. Nigerians are celebrating the powerful legacy left behind by South Africa's first black president.

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