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Stories about The Bridge from November, 2020

Exemplary governance: Which countries should high-COVID nations follow?

"What seems clear is that global exemplars do not have to look the same in terms of political structures, incomes, or economic ideology."

From #BlackLivesMatter to #VidasNegrasImportam: Call to end colonial legacy of police brutality

"Police brutality is universal, white supremacy is global, and colonialism is not forgotten, which is why Black people every day, around the world, are being killed."

Can secularism be compatible with Islam?

"Islam has become an insecure identity that is always undermined by criticism from the Christian or godless, but always colonial, West."

How a grassroots revolt restored democracy in Peru

The protests were massive, with everyone united around the common goal of showing their indignation against the corruption of the political class.

In the Middle East, words escape prison walls to inspire freedom and hope

"Why is our homeland so small and tight, and why am I considered a criminal or an enemy that threatens it!”

An internet with borders: A perspective from Pakistan

Pakistan recently adopted new rules imposing fines and bans on services that fail to take down and restrict content within short time frames.

How Japan followed the US presidential election

In Japan, Trump is not always regarded with the dismissiveness or loathing that is so common in the United States or even in Canada.

The victims of forced sterilizations in Peru continue to demand justice

The violation of the bodies and lives of women sterilized against their will and the delays in delivering justice mark Peru as a perpetrator of human rights violations.

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