Hunger strike and high school graduation: A visit to The Forty Acres
Renowned as the site of labor activist Cesar Chavez's 1968 25-day hunger strike, The Forty Acres is slated for incorporation into a national park being considered by the US government.
Negotiations for Moldova's accession to the EU could commence this year
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, made an impactful statement suggesting that Moldova could potentially become an EU member despite the unresolved Transnistria conflict.
Queer-led unions show the way forward for sex workers in Spain and Latin America
In a world where sex work is often not recognized and is criminalized, the work of unions is imperative.
An endless marathon for a Ukrainian runner
Orysia Demyaniuk, a champion Ukrainian runner, postponed her athletic career to raise funds and support for her compatriots fighting on the front lines.
Brazilian President Lula's endorsement of Maduro's regime sparks strong reactions among Brazilians and Venezuelans
Why it is so dangerous to talk about "constructed narratives" in the case of Venezuela
Hungarian watchdog Atlatszo uses FOIA lawsuit to obtain data on overpricing EU-funded package for the poor
Journalists used documents released though a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to reveal that Hungarian government overpriced by more than 330 percent when purchasing milk with money from an EU-funded package for the poor.
Undertones: Indigenous Bolivian youth question media narratives on fossil fuel extraction
Coping with severe drought, Indigenous communities in the Gran Chaco want local media to also highlight how oil companies impact their communities
How technology has entrenched the authoritarian electoral practice of controlling political choice in Kenya's democracy
Kenya is representative of a nation where elections do not equate to democracy, and technological advancements have only provided the government with leverage over its citizens’ political choice.
‘I am worried that my work will put someone in jail': Interview with Zunzi, iconic Hong Kong cartoonist
In the past eight months, Zunzi has been repeatedly "pinned down" by different government departments, accusing him of "inciting public discontent with the government," "defaming the police force," "making biased, misleading and false claims," and more.
Arvin, California: Lost futures, past hopes, deferred promises
“Owners no longer worked on the farms. They forgot the land, the smell, the feel of it, remembered only that they owned it, what they gained and lost by it.”
‘The task of achieving transitional justice in Taiwan remains unfinished': Interview with writer C.J. Anderson-Wu
Taiwanese translator turned anglophone writer C. J. Anderson-Wu explains in an interview how the need to convey Taiwan's experience of military dictatorship made her pick English as a creative language.
VIDEO: Preparing for a 500-mile bike ride
Nathan Matias and Ivan Sigal set off later today on their 500-mile fundraising bike ride. In this video they talk about how they prepared for the journey.
Unfreedom Monitor Report: Speech
Advox research into freedom of speech is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
The books Hong Kong is purging from public libraries
In the latest round of removal, in addition to political satires, titles by civil society figures, politicians, and humanity scholars also disappeared.
In the Caribbean, World Parrot Day strives to raise awareness about the many threatened endemic species
Within the region, the capture and sale of parrots for the illegal pet trade is the greatest threat, followed by habitat loss because of deforestation for housing, tourism, and agriculture.
‘Support does not necessarily mean understanding': Interview with founder of Taiwan-based ‘Ukrainian Voices’ Oleksandr Shyn
As Taiwan and Ukraine face threats — and Kyiv a real invasion — from their large and immediate neighbours — China and Russia — is the popular comparison between Taiwan and Ukraine valid?
A silent march in Uruguay keeps asking: ‘Where are our disappeared loved ones from the dictatorship?’
In May 20, 1976, while dictatorships were ruling countries in South America, four Uruguayans were found dead in Argentina. The date was picked by families of those still disappeared to march on every year demanding answers and justice.
Poet Galal El Beheiry’s poetic protest and the perils of expression in Egypt
Imprisoned Egyptian poet Galal El Beheiry, detained since March 2018 for a poem, smuggles a letter from prison, vowing to escalate his 81-day hunger strike with a water strike starting June 1.
VIDEO: A different kind of bike ride
In this video, Nathan Matias and Ivan Sigal explain more about the fundraising ride they'll be starting on June 1, and their motivations for undertaking it.
Taiwan and Central Europe are increasingly aligned politically and economically: Interview with Polish analyst Marcin Jerzewski
Taiwan and Central Europe did not prioritize mutual relations until the COVID-19 pandemic during which they developed intensive ties that have evolved today to a much more robust relationship.
Remembering the ruined Donetsk International Airport in Ukraine
In 2014, the airport terminal built for the Euro-2012 games became a fighting hot spot in the Ukraine's struggle against the covert Russian invasion of Donetsk region. It is now rubble.