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5 June 2014

Stories from 5 June 2014

What Does Puerto Rico's First Out-and-Proud Supreme Court Nominee Mean For LGBT Rights?

Maite Oronoz Rodríguez has become the first openly lesbian woman to be nominated for the position of justice on the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. .

Jen Psaki, the Russian Internet's Public Enemy No. 1

RuNet Echo

“Psaki” has become a stigmatizing catch-all term for everything Russians dislike about US foreign policy (especially America’s involvement in Ukraine).

It's a Risky Business, But Russians Are Fighting For Their Environment

Despite of risks ranging from physical violence to legal prosecution, Russians are engaging in environmental activism in numbers—and with a level of sophistication—never seen before.

One Year After the Snowden Revelations: How the NSA Violates International Human Rights Standards

Global Voices Advocacy

Under NSA surveillance programs, the US government has violated international human rights doctrine and even its own laws. Know the facts and learn how you can reclaim your digital privacy.

Fundraisings by Children Protection Foundation in Argentina

Thousands of Spaniards Demand a Republic Following the King's Abdication

Many observers see an intent on behalf of the crown to maintain the monarchical system with this abdication.

Celebrating Russian Crimea with a Candy

RuNet Echo

China: Chronology of Tiananmen Crackdown Revealed in Wikileaks’ Cables

Informal Wedding “a Small Victory” for Gays in Tajikistan

Tajikistan may just have had its first informal gay wedding. Many Tajiks are unhappy with what they see as "western propaganda".

Pre Historic Remains Found in Chile

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