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The Bridge features personal essays, commentary, and creative non-fiction that illuminate differences in perception between local and international coverage of news events, from the unique perspective of members of the Global Voices community. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the opinion of the community as a whole. All Posts

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Stories about The Bridge from December, 2014

23 December 2014

I Have Never Known A Cuba That Wasn't Blockaded

A personal take on the rapprochement between the United States and her native land by Cuban journalist and activist Sandra Alvarez.

20 December 2014

Is A Citizens’ Awakening The Cure For Mexico's “Cancer”?

Recent protest activity on the part of Mexicans may be the beginnings of a cure for the "cancer that’s eating Mexico from the inside," writes Robert Valencia.

17 December 2014

In Between Images of the Peshawar Attack, a Thought About Pakistan’s Army Public Schools

There are tens of thousands of students at Army Public School (APS) campuses across Pakistan - the progressive school system that educates children of servicemen & hard-working Pakistanis.

6 December 2014

#ICantBreathe: Thousands Block Traffic, Demand Justice in Boston

Demonstrators are bringing voice to hashtags like #blacklivesmatter and #icantbreathe that have flooded social media since last week's decision to exonerate the police officer who killed Ferguson teen Michael Brown.

3 December 2014

Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Face the Limits of International Law

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The Zone9 case proves that in Ethiopia, international human rights standards -- and even national law -- are employed or ignored as political powers please.

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