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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 October, 2019

The Hong Kong protests are becoming more violent because justice is not being served

"I am not asking you to tolerate violence, I am asking you to understand it."

One of the few certainties of the Chilean crisis is the shadow of the past

In the midst of the turmoil in Chile, there's one point on which both the radical right and radical left concur: that this moment has overtones of the 1973 coup...

Was the Nobel Peace Prize for Ethiopia’s prime minister premature?

Abiy Ahmed Ali has undertaken unprecedented reforms since he took office last year. But will he end up like other African leaders who started well, but went rogue over time?

‘I and we': The rallying cry of Russian protests

As the product of no particular political grouping or ideology, Я/Мы has become a relatively neutral rallying cry around which citizens of all political persuasions can unite.

Climate activists in the Netherlands: “We need hope through action”

“I asked myself, how can we make sure that there is a just and healthy planet in the end for us to live our liberated lives?”

From Syria to the world: Notes on tyranny, war and despair

Based on actual events and stories, these Notes send the message that Syrians deserve to live in peace, dignity and freedom—just like everyone else in the world.

An Exiled Nation: Saharawi advocates call on the world to support self-determination for Western Sahara

The Saharawi people have lived in exile since 1975, when, following Spain’s withdrawal from Africa, the Moroccan and Mauritanian armies occupied the resource-rich territory in Western Sahara where the Saharawi...

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