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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 September, 2017

25 September 2017

After Years of Cultural Appropriation, Mayan Weavers Want Legal Protection for Their Heritage

“...our work is not being valued [...] Rather, there has been an appropriation and a commodification of the culture and the designs.”

Puerto Rico, Trapped Between Colonialism and Hurricanes

Irma and Maria's passing and aftermath have once again brought to light Puerto Rico’s primordial conundrum: colonialism.

23 September 2017

Is Ex-Soviet Georgia Backsliding on Justice?

While Georgia still scores respectably in international rule of law rankings, public confidence in the justice system is dipping.

21 September 2017

The Perils of Military Engagement Against North Korea

"Any country that considers an attack on North Korea must confront the question of who turned the DPRK into such a defiant rogue nation."

11 September 2017

An Immigrant, Activist and Attorney's Hard Truths on DACA

DACA's beneficiaries must feel a deep sense of betrayal. But it is equally important that we demand more than the continuation of policies that provided only fragile and temporary benefits.

9 September 2017

Irma: A Meditation on Hurricanes and the Bahamas

"I do not believe that Bahamians should fear hurricanes the way we do...I believe we should look hard at ourselves and work out why we handle major storms so well."

5 September 2017

Ishinomaki's Reborn Arts Festival: Art Therapy for a Tsunami-Scarred City's Soul

The city of Ishinomaki had recovered physically from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but still lacked its former vitality. Enter the Reborn Art Festival.