Stories about Photos from July, 2014
#GazaNames: Celebrities and Activists Remember Gaza's Dead
GazaNames campaign features dozens of celebrities and activists holding signs with the names of the victims of the war on Gaza which has so far killed more than 1,400 Palestinians.
These ‘Poets With a Cause’ Are Defending Social Justice in Crisis-Hit Puerto Rico
"Poetas en Marcha is Felipe the janitor, Sofia the overworked and underpaid secretary, the young adults laughing while having a beer after their final exams, the noble lady selling fruit."
PHOTO: Crowds Outside a Cairo Liquor Store
A photograph showing crowds outside a popular Cairo liquor store is making the rounds online. On Twitter, Tom Gara shares it with his 27.9K followers: Pic doing the rounds on FB of the scene at Drinkies, a popular Cairo liquor store, now that Ramadan is over. pic.twitter.com/VMsbiNtInH — Tom Gara...
PHOTO: Palestinians Teach Life
Palestinian Sayel tweets to his 1,800 plus followers on Twitter the following photograph of Gazans planting flowers in Israeli shells. He notes: Palestinians from the Gaza planting flowers in Israeli shells being thrown at their houses.We teach life,Sir! #Gaza. pic.twitter.com/V04x0nVXTa — صايل (@Falestinianism) July 26, 2014 Today is Day 19...
Images of Air Algerie AH5017 Plane Wreckage in Mali Reveals Violent, Abrupt Crash
VERY FIRST images of #AH5017 #AirAlgerie trickling out, via @AirLiveNet http://t.co/4pKox7rgjn pic.twitter.com/rngGTv7Rbs — Jason Morrell (@CNNJason) July 25, 2014 The first footage of the plane crash are now available thanks to a Burkinabe soldier present on the site of the wreck near Gossi, in Northern Mali. There are no survivors...
Gaza Survivor's Twitter Timeline Reveals the Slow Horror of the Massacre at Khuza'a
Reports out of Khuza'a, which has no water, food and shelter, suggest Israel forces weren't letting residents leave the village during the offensive.
Photo: Watching Rockets Fly Over Gaza from Space
From outer space, astronaut Alexander Gerst watches as Gaza erupts in flames. He tweets: My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel pic.twitter.com/jNGWxHilSy — Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) July 23, 2014 This photograph has been retweeted 33K times so far.
Shelling of a School Where Gazans Had Taken Shelter Kills Women, Children and UN Staff
A total of 800 Palestinians have so far been killed and more than 5,200 injured since clashes between Israel and Gaza started 18 days ago.
Iraq Moves Toward a New Government With Fouad Masoum's Election as President
Iraq finally has a new president. Fouad Masoum, a 76-year-old Kurdish politician, has been elected to the post.
Kuwait, the Gulf's Poster Child of Democracy, Strips Opposition Members of Citizenship
Kuwait's decision to revoke the nationalities of opposition members and their families has sent shock waves across the Gulf. Noor Mattar tells us why.
Court Ruling Against Restaurant Reviewer Leaves French Bloggers Reeling
The presiding judge ruled that while the review fell "within the scope of freedom of expression" its title was defamatory.
‘Syria Is With You, Gaza’
From poets to activists from the heart of Aleppo, where the bombs keep falling, shows of Syrian-Palestinian solidarity are constant. Syria Untold has the story.
Day of Horror in Gaza as Israel Bombs Residential Neighbourhood, Death Toll Crosses 450
Day 13 - Confirmed - 437 Palestinians killed.
The World Stands With Palestine: Protests On Every Continent
Protests have sprung up in numerous cities around the world to support Palestine and call for an end to the ongoing attacks. Here are photographs from some.
Artists Explore the ‘Melting Point’ of Art and Propaganda in Skopje
A not-for-profit, self-financed group of artists calling themselves Kooperacija (“Cooperation”, Macedonian slang for a general store in small villages) hosted an exhibition titled “Melting Point: Art as Anti-Hegemonic Propaganda” [en, mk, with photos] in Skopje recently. As reported [mk] by several news outlets that cover culture [mk], including Belgrade-based SEE...
It's Raining Fire in Gaza: Israel Starts Ground Invasion
Palestinians say it is raining fire in Gaza, after Israel started ground operations into the besieged enclave tonight.
These Cubans Are Puckering Up in Support of LGBT Rights
The second kissing sit-in, or "besada" in Spanish, protested the New Cuban Labor Code, which excludes gender identity as a motive for workplace discrimination.
A Summer Reading List from Global Voices French-Language Contributors
Need some summer reading material? Here's a reading list of mostly Francophone authors recommended by the GV community.
Arabs Gloat at Brazil's World Cup Defeat
Arabs gloat at Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup semi-finals which ended minutes ago
This Project Is Helping France Unlearn Its Stereotypes About Romania
Newsroum is a school project from La Sorbonne journalism school in France that is dedicated to fighting clichés about Romania.
Israelis React to Renewed Conflict with Gaza
"Everyone says that firing on civilians in a war crime, and no one sees civilians on the other side," tweets Leftist Israeli blogger Noam.