Stories about Weblog from June, 2016
30 June 2016
The Macedonian ruling political party canceled its plan to hold an election that only they were going to participate in, fulfilling one of the eight demands of the Colorful Revolution.
Talks of “banal death”, “corruption”, “war profiteers” and “price peaks” are no longer confined to private spheres.
This article is by Corey Wallace and was originally published in East Asia Forum. The article is republished on Global Voices under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 license. On 10 July, Japan...
‘I'll Stay as Long as the Queen Allows Me to Stay’ and Other Brexit Reactions From the Portuguese-Speaking World
"Brexit...whatever happens from now on, no one can erase these results from citizens' memories."
"Today the CAL flight attendants wrote a new page in the history of strikes in Taiwan. I hope this success will not be limited to this class of workers..."
29 June 2016
With its many factions dispersed, the Syrian Revolution is now staggering between an internationally-planned political solution and the long, lost dream of military triumph.
28 June 2016
"Those dissing govt becoz india not part of nsg : this is the reason we not respected : letting politics come in way of standing by nation"
5 Accounts From Female Political Prisoners That Recall the Horrific Torture Under Brazil’s Military Dictatorship
A confessed torturer was recently praised in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, creating an opening for the group of people who support or minimize state crimes committed during the 21-year dictatorship.
"Sitting in the cinema, I was overwhelmed and almost cried. I started playing Warcraft in 2005 and was among the first group of players."
"He spoke his mind unafraid, he stirred the pot [...] He was a citizen of the world but always belonged to Barbados. He was a proud native son."
A recent report by Oxfam found that 37 percent of the Indian government's primary schools lack adequate teachers due to insufficient funding.
27 June 2016
"The important thing for the youth to understand is that you do not let them mute you, no matter what."
"If the UK sneezes Africa will … well Africa will say 'bless you' and move on."
"I saw the intro and the first thing I thought of was making an adapted version for my country".
Mulokozi is the latest victim of Tanzania's relatively new Cybercrime Law, which attempts to address issues such as child pornography, cyberbullying, online impersonation, and the publication of false information.
"European leaders must display serenity and begin to re-imagine a Union that is more peoples-based, reconnecting with the real people, less focused on the stifling Brussels-based bureaucrats."
26 June 2016
Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.
Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, many of them children from Syria.
A new interactive tool that tracks political violence across Sub-Saharan Africa maps deaths by area, trends over time, and the perpetrators involved.
On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?