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14 February 2017

Marcus Garvey and President Obama's Missed Opportunity

By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."

9 February 2017

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 1

An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year.

8 February 2017

Fighting the Good Fight: Immigration Advocates Challenge Trump's Executive Order

In airports and law offices around the United States, legal advocates and grassroots activists have found common ground in the fight against President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration.

4 February 2017

Borders or Bans Can't Stop Me From Being a Muslim Doctor

Pakistan and many other Muslim-majority countries provide numerous physicians to the US healthcare system. Jalal Baig is afraid immigration restrictions will affect foreign physicians who contribute.

31 January 2017

Notes From the Eye of the Crowd

As demonstrations break out against President Trump's executive orders, ordinary people feel their way toward protest.

The Executive Order on Immigration Wants You To Think Gaining Legal Entry to the US Is Easy

In reality, it's damned hard.

28 January 2017

United Colors of Persecution: The Struggle of Patagonia's Indigenous People against Benetton

Against a backdrop of legal complexities and state repression, a Mapuche community in Patagonia is fighting against the Italian textile giant Benetton to regain ownership of their ancestral lands.

24 January 2017

The Tyrants Bring the Invaders: What Follows After Russia Helps Secure Assad's Victory

Russian’s bombing campaign in Syria has helped put an end to Aleppo’s civil democratic experiment, once a beacon of hope. What next?

19 January 2017

The Bosnian Politician Caught Lying About an Invitation to Trump's Inauguration

“Unless the departing administration denies me a visa, I’ll be at the inauguration,” have turned out to be famous last words for the president of Republika Srpska.

13 January 2017

A Year of Living Strategically

2017 promises to be a vital year for Global Voices. Some further thoughts on our strategy planning process.

27 December 2016

Syria's War May be the Most Documented Ever—And Yet We Know So Little.

With the end of the devastating siege of eastern Aleppo, the world watches, parses and argues over the meaning of the media messages being shared by those remaining within it.

23 December 2016

What Christ Is Born Among Us Today?

"Yes, we are Christians, but we don’t want a Christ that doesn’t look like us...."

22 December 2016

Iranian-American Designer in New York Leverages Fashion to Create Social Impact

An Iranian-American architect has created a brand inspired by cities to create “an awareness of place and leveraging fashion as a messaging tool to create social impact.”

20 December 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 6: Do Not Forget Them

"There are others who haven’t had the chance to bring their stories to an end, but are at this moment still stuck in them. Do not forget them."

19 December 2016

Ode to Fallen Dreamers: Syria's Young Revolutionaries

Palestinian revolutionary Budour Hassan remembers the Syrian Revolutionary Youth who chanted for bread, freedom and social justice.

In Addition to Innovation, Journalism Needs Trusted Communities

A friend donates part of a grant to Global Voices, because "infrastructure, communities and trust take a long time to build—and without support, those gains can all too quickly disappear."

16 December 2016

Student Leaders Spark Hope for Change on Iran’s National Student Day

"Iran’s civil society and student movements remain a ray of hope, and indeed pride, for a nation that continues to struggle for change."

6 December 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 5: This Farce Called a Homeland

"You’re lucky, as some were transferred out today, before we had shifts for standing and sitting....we are managing by squatting and sleeping on each others’ shoulders.”

1 December 2016

Talking to Hooman Majd, a Bridge Between Iran and the US Mainstream

"Iran is not uniquely paradoxical: what's unique is that most people don’t know about Iran."

25 November 2016

From Tehran to Manhattan, One Fashion Shoot at a Time

Had fashion photographer Kourosh Sotoodeh pursued his profession in Iran, he might well have been among those arrested in recent crackdowns. Luckily for him, he made it to New York.

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