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· June, 2013

Stories about Ideas from June, 2013

Composer's Ode to Turkish Protesters

German musician Davide Martello performed live during the protests in Istanbul's Taksim Square. This track is dedicated to the Soldiers of Light, the victims of this insane violence by the...

PHOTOS: Budapest's Unique Brand of Urban Art

The capital city of Hungary, already famous for its history, art and architecture, seems to be breeding its own brand of urban art these days. Photos and commentary under hashtags...

The Bahamas: Intellectual Property & Reparations

The amount of traditional knowledge that is stolen from our region on a daily basis is staggering. Blogworld suggests that there is a link between that knowledge and required compensation...

The Beauty Of Mount Everest At Night

Elia Saikaly's short movie catches the majestic beauty of Mount Everest at night in time-lapse. He shares in his blog the experience of climbing to the summit of Mount Everest...

Counseling Service for Mental Health In India

Ugich Konitari introduces iCALL (initiating Concern for All), a counseling service for Indians via email and telephone. At this social venture of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, qualified psychologists are...

Cuba: Another Brick in the Wall?

The whole process is managed and legitimated by a whole army of high-level psychologists and pedagogues in the name of the common Good. Erasmo Calzadilla blogs at Havana Times about...

Iranians in Canada Cast Symbolic Votes Days Before Election

Iranians in Canada cannot vote in Iran's presidential election this week, but thanks to an initiative by a group of Iranian expatriates they were at least able to cast a...

Bangladesh's Capital City Dhaka Gets Its First Bus Map

Commuters who take the bus Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, home to 15 million people and very heavy traffic, can for the first time look at a map to plan...

Jamaica: Children as Artists

The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog is excited about an upcoming exhibition of children's art, which will highlight “the children’s unique responses to questions about their curiosities and the diverse...

“Give-a-Tree.rf”—Russia's Collective Reforestation Project

In a recent interview with Evgeny Voropai of Social Technologies Greenhouse, Sergey Skorobogadov, head of "Podari-Derevo.rf" (Give-a-Tree.rf) explained how a socially-conscious project can bring a profit and how quantitative indicators...

Female Rapper to Speak at TEDxSão Tomé

Marlene Bandeira, or as she is better known Nely Strong [pt], has been added to the TEDxSão Tomé [en] speaker line up. Rapper, she uses local slangs to portray São...

Syrian Creativity: Radio SouriaLi Broadcasts over the Internet

Syrians continue to devise creative and innovative solutions to the daily obstacles they face, despite extreme repression. Radio SouriaLi, formed by a group of young Syrians from diverse backgrounds, is...

The Kindest Peruvian Has Been Found

Marisol Rodríguez Gamero, a 23-year old Law School student, won the contest "The kindest Peruvian" organized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of that country, to encourage Peruvians...

Serbian High-School Students Trade Prom for Charity

The students of Pirot High School wore plain T-shirts to their graduating prom and gave the money they would have spent on dresses and suits to three children with disabilities...

VIDEO: Brazilian Toddler's Vegetarian Wisdom Goes Viral

In a viral video, a three-year old Brazilian boy resists his mother's appeal to eat his octopus gnocchi for lunch, arguing that he doesn't like to eat meat because "when...

Is the Russian Opposition Playing a Losing Hand?

Blogger, professional poker player, and municipal deputy Maxim Katz has left the Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition. Has the Russian opposition's e-democracy experiment failed?

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