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· August, 2012

Stories about Ideas from August, 2012

13 August 2012

Russia: “The True Blasphemy” – Slavoj Žižek on Pussy Riot

China's New ‘Black Five’ Categories – Social Threat or Core Strength?

During the Cultural Revolution in China, the term 'Five Black Categories' was used as a political label for cracking down on five social and political groups. Recently Chinese state media...

9 August 2012

Bolivia: New Video Campaign Seeks to Boost Tourism

'Bolivia Awaits You' is the name of a promotional tourism campaign recently launched by the government of Bolivia. It seeks to boost tourism by investing 20 million US dollars in...

8 August 2012

Russia: Putin Refuses Controversial Kiss From Priest

RuNet Echo

"Father Mefodii has shown the way to all citizens, including Pussy [Riot]. In order to be forgiven, all must kiss Putin on the hand." While Putin was greeting local priests...

World: “Hackitat” – A Film About Political Hacking

Brazil: Prisoners Get Four Days Off Sentence Per Book Read

Recently, the government of Brazil launched a new initiative whereby reading books related to classic national literature, science or philosophy can reduce prisoners' jail sentences. However, according to a 2006...

Video: No Pool? No Problem! Creative Solutions to Beat the Heat

The hot summer in the Northern hemisphere is forcing many people to seek ways in which to escape the high temperatures or get some relief. These next images and videos...

5 August 2012

Bangladesh, USA: 5000 Miles Bicycle Ride For Climate Awareness

This summer two activists from Bangladesh are riding on a tandem bike to collect and measure the amount of plastic and other waste they come across during their 5000 miles...

4 August 2012

Russia: Political Ambitions for Most Influential Blogger?

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, members of Aleksei Navalny's inner circle announced that they are forming a new political party called "People's Alliance." Navalny is expected to abstain from the party, but...

2 August 2012

Latin America: LibreBus Preps for Southern Cone Tour

Create UNAOC 2012: Apps and Games for Intercultural Dialogue

The recently launched Create UNAOC 2012 competition is an opportunity for developers across the world to produce innovative apps and mobile games to promote intercultural dialogue, in a bid to...

1 August 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Central Bank Governors

Mexico: Embroidering for Peace

Men and women of all ages have come together in cities like Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City, to embroider the names of the victims of Mexico's Drug War onto white...

Haiti: “Dear Ayiti”