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· November, 2016

Stories about Ideas from November, 2016

Mixed Reactions to Kyiv's New ‘Theater on Podil’

Residents of Kiev cheered and jeered the unveiling of the "Theater on Podil" on one of the city's oldest streets.

Through Hardships to the Stars: These Latin American Children Won’t Let Garbage Stand in the Way of Music

“Per aspera ad astra” means reaching the stars despite hardships. Youngsters from Mexico and Paraguay, whether living among garbage or using it to build musical instruments, are doing just that.

Sleeping or Dead – Part 4: “We Declared It a Revolution For Freedom”

"For them our triumphant chants for freedom have been a sort of rape, and now is their chance for revenge."

I’m Qatari, and I Want to Be Able to Decide For Myself Who I Marry

"My marriage changed me. It took my outside my bubble, and made me question our culture’s values."

How is Online Radio Helping to Empower Visually Impaired People in Armenia?

"There are about 25,000 visually impaired people in Armenia, of whom 6,000 are blind. Only 5% of these people are employed."

Sleeping or Dead – Part 3: Thought is the Crime

"Even if they don’t torture you, the mere act of waiting does. Have they forgotten us? Are we going to stay in here forever? Why haven’t they called us today?"

Dear Young Progressive Annoyed About the Trump Victory…

"Is it such a terrible thing that the other half of the country should have the right to to have a government it favors in power?"

Sleeping or Dead – Part 2: Aghiad's Blue Jacket

"He pulls the chain till we are hanging by our hands, toes barely touching the ground. You’re mid-way between sky and earth, presented as a sacrifice of blood."

Decision 2016: Assessing the Damage

"The political gains made under Obama will likely be reversed, as Trump has promised to repeal the accord with Cuba and renegotiate trade treaties which would affect" Latin American nations.

America, I Used to Love You

The election of Donald Trump has broken the hearts of many around the world who love America.

Iran’s Keywan Karimi: The Filmmaker as Graffiti Artist

Working under threat of imprisonment for practicing his craft, Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has turned the difficult conditions of artistic production into an aesthetic.

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