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· November, 2015

Stories about War & Conflict from November, 2015

Afghans Unleash a Civic Backlash Against Gruesome Violence and Hapless Governance

Afghans are demanding an end to violence and a government that can take responsibility for the country's deteriorating security.

The Crisis in Burundi Takes a Troubling Turn for the Worse

"...if the Burundian population remains poor, with all of the problems that come with a large population and a small territory, the country will always have violent cycles."

Where's the Outrage Over Mass Rape in War-Torn South Sudan?

The brutal sexual attacks are not indiscriminate. Rape is being used as a weapon of war in the country's civil war.

Lumad Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines Speak Out Against Abuses

“The Philippine Army destroyed our school. They even burned our agricultural cooperative. I experienced getting jailed and now face trumped-up charges of kidnapping. We miss our ancestral land."

Narcodata, an In-Depth Data Journalism Project That Contextualizes the Drug War in Mexico

Using easy-to-comprehend, interactive visualizations, Narcodata tells the story of how the cartels were born, who their leaders are, the conflicts among them, their geographic expansion and their known crimes.

‘How Can We Believe Tomorrow It Is Not Our Turn?': Outrage Over 19-Year-Old Afghan Woman's Stoning

"When you see Rokhshana's stoning video you hate yourself as a man. You hate yourself as a human being."

Russia's Most Popular Social Network Just Sent 20,000 Users a Private Message From the Government

Vkontakte says it merely geolocated all users with recent activity in Egypt, contacting them on behalf of the Russian government. There was “no additional targeting,” the website explains.

Impact Lesvos Is on a Mission to Help Refugees Arriving in Greece

Four young women are planning to make their way to Lesvos, Greece, to help refugees as they land in Europe. Find out why and how you can help.

Myanmar Decides: 4 Videos to Help You Understand the Upcoming Election

Myanmar's November 8 election is the country's second general election after the military-backed government implemented political reforms in 2010.

Bay Area Intifada: Identity Politics with a Capital ‘I’

The dream of Third World liberation and decolonization is alive in Oakland, California.

These Paintings Depict the Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle Against Exploitation in the Philippines

The Philippines has an estimated 14 million indigenous peoples. The majority are living in remote villages threatened by destructive mining, development aggression, and militarization.

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