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· May, 2014

Stories about War & Conflict from May, 2014

16 May 2014

China's Social Web Late to Vietnam Dispute Thanks to Censors

Even after Chinese companies in Vietnam were attacked by Vietnamese protesters, propaganda authorities continued sending instructions to local media forbidding them to report on the news.

Germany, Already One of the World's Top Weapons Dealers, Breaks Arms Export Record

In 2013, Germany exported 43 percent more small arms than a year earlier. Net users drew attention to the the abuse of children as soldiers, and the government's hypocrisy.

15 May 2014

How Gangs Have Become a Trojan Horse in El Salvador's Security Forces (Part 2)

One hundred members of the Salvadoran security forces have been expelled for ties to gangs. The Salvatrucha prefers to infiltrate the police; Gang 18 with the Army. This institution has...

14 May 2014

VIDEOS: Vintage Southeast Asia in the British Pathe Archive

Many of the films in the British Pathe collection are valuable resource that could teach us a lot about Southeast Asia's recent past and even the present.

12 May 2014

From Liberated Aleppo

The Bridge

The citizens of Aleppo, Syria—those eagerly awaiting the liberation as well as those against it—await the details on further areas of their divided city liberated from the Syrian regime.

How Gangs Have Become a Trojan Horse in El Salvador's Security Forces

One hundred members of Salvadoran security forces have been expelled for ties to gangs. The Salvatrucha prefers to infiltrate the police; Pandilla 18 prefers the army.

11 May 2014

Macedonian Blogger Warns About Resurgent Neo-Nazi Iconography

Death and Twitter: Reports from Ukraine

RuNet Echo

Today Russian journalist Ilya Azar reported on Twitter that members of Ukraine's newfangled National Guard had fired on civilian bystanders in Krasnoarmeysk.

10 May 2014

Crowd Boos Ukrainian Governor During Victory Day Speech

RuNet Echo

On a holiday that honors the millions who battled and sacrificed ostensibly to preserve the Soviet Union, lo and behold, Kherson's Governor offended people with his anti-Soviet remarks.

8 May 2014

50th Anniversary of Dictatorship in Brazil: A French Torturer in South America

Documents obtained by a researcher in France shed light on the activities of Paul Aussaresses, the executioner of Algiers, military attaché in Brazil in the 1970s.

China-Vietnam clash in the Paracels

Russia's War of the Roses

RuNet Echo

After the deadly fire in Odessa, and months of tensions between Moscow and Kiev, it's no surprise that a WWII memorial has become an important stage in Russian politics.

5 May 2014

Dissecting the Dead in Odessa

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Golyshev's text on the Odessan tragedy is an excellent representation of pro-Maidan bias, and it's worth reading as a typical case of how Kiev’s allies understand last week's tragedy.

#BringBackOurGirls: Statement from Concerned Nigerian Bloggers

China President Xi Jinping's Xinjian Tour

4 May 2014

Muslims Flee After Separatists Kill 32 in India

Armed Bodo separatists fired indiscriminately at Muslim settlers and torched homes in three different attacks. They were allegedly targeted for their voting choice in the recently concluded elections.

Crowdsourcing Ukraine’s Rebellion

Live Fire for Russian Historical Reenactor Spy

RuNet Echo

Military commander of the Slavyanks separatists, Igor Strelkov, is a historical reenactor, and, allegedly, works for Russia's military intelligence.

3 May 2014

Syria: Love in the Time of Tyranny

The Bridge

"Wherever I look in Syria, I come across crazy stories of love, brave as a rose stubbornly growing, despite the weeds and thorns trying to suffocate it," writes Marcell Shehwaro.

Tragedy and Confusion in Odessa

RuNet Echo

Over thirty pro-Russian protesters died in a fire in the cheerful Black Sea port of Odessa on May 2.

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