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· November, 2013

Stories about History from November, 2013

Pakistan Government Blames Social Media for Fanning Sectarian Clashes

Following a deadly sectarian clash in Rawalpindi city, manipulated photos of the event quickly spread on social media, inspiring false 'revenge' attacks in different parts of Pakistan, according to authorities.

Tiananmen Student Activist Asks Hong Kong Government to Arrest Him

Tiananmen student activist, Wu’er Kaixi, was landed in Hong Kong International airport today (November 25), initially for flight transit. However, he refused to get onto the plane and asked the...

Persistent Stereotypes, Latent Prejudices: Black Characters in Brazilian Comics

"The representation is not yet ideal," researcher Luis Henrique said about black characters in Brazilian comic books. Global Voices interviewed him about his work.

Bangladesh: Is Restorative Justice the Best Way Forward?

In the backdrop of Bangladesh’s violent history of birth, ongoing violent political practices, and high rates of homicide, mob violence, neighborhood/street violence, violent labor unrests, family violence and intimate partner...

Rising Indonesian Economy Must Address Food Security Issue

John McCarthy and Zahari Zen urge the Indonesian government to implement ‘transformative policies’ to solve hunger and food insecurity in the country: The food produced is too expensive, leaving poor...

Insulting a Dead King is a Crime in Thailand

David Streckfuss cites a Thailand Supreme Court ruling about a Lese Majeste (anti-royal insult law) case which upheld the verdict against a citizen who reportedly defamed a dead king: Although...

Croatian Activists Protest Concert of Nationalist Rock Band in Zagreb

These signs were placed on the Hall of Sports in Zagreb by Croatian activists just days before Thompson, a Croatian rock band, held their concert there on Saturday, November 16....

Polish Right-Wing Nationalists Hijack Country's Independence Day

Poland's National Independence Day, traditionally celebrated on November 11, ended in violence this year during a march organized by a nationalist movement. Police detained around a dozen individuals.

In Response to Danny Ayalon: The REAL Truth about Palestine

In a video released in July 2011, Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon offered his version of the “Israel Palestinian Conflict: The Truth About the West Bank”. In...

PHOTOS: ‘Silent Protest’ Demands Elections in Maldives

Despite several delays, the people's desire for presidential elections in Maldives was not dampened, as a photographer documents in photos taken at a 'silent protest'.

Russians Remember the Nord-Ost Hostage Siege, 11 Years Later

Russians are no strangers to terrorism, but there's always something strange about every passing anniversary of the country's worst terrorist attacks.

Remembering the 1746 Earthquake in Lima

On October 28, 1746, Lima was shaken by one of the strongest earthquakes in its history. Here are several testimonies from that time period recovered by historians and Peruvian bloggers.

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