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17 November 2011

Stories from 17 November 2011

Palestine: Freedom Riders Challenge Israeli Segregation

On November 15 a group of Palestinian activists were arrested while travelling on a bus carrying Israeli settlers. The activists called themselves the “Freedom Riders”, after the American civil rights...

Colombia: Students Suspend Strike in Public Universities

Argentina: New Foreign Exchange Controls

At the end of October 2011 the Argentine government launched a series of regulatory measures designed to control foreign exchange. The country's bloggers comment on and analyse the measures, which...

United States: Unexpected Eviction of Occupy Wall Street Protest

On the morning of November 15, New Yorkers woke up to news that police forces had evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park without prior notice. As usual, various...

India: A Murder Convict's Parole Stirs Up Controversy

The Delhi High Court's decision to grant parole to Mr. Manu Sharma - currently serving life imprisonment for the murder of Jessica Lal - has led to public outrage in...

Brazil: Toxic Documentary on the Amazon

Cape Verde: Delicious Blogging on Local Gastronomy

Korea: Benetton's New Ad Campaign Features World Leaders Kissing

Cuba: The Freedom of Twitter

Barbados: Thoughts on “Un-Hating”

Cuba: Filmic Propaganda

Cuba: Walking the Streets

Jamaica: Lessons from “Occupy” Protests

Cameroon: A Cameroonian Artist in London

Cameroon: 5th International Festival of Fulani Arts and Tradition

New Caledonia: Controversy around the 1988 Ouvéa Hostage Taking Movie

Europe: A Song Criticizing Schengen Visa Procedure

France: A tribute to Author Hubert Nyssen

China: Suicide Civil Servants in Depression or ‘Being Depressed'?

It is well-known that ordinary people who petition against injustice and corruption have been diagnosed as having mental illnesses in China. Recently, a similar diagnosis, this time depression, has been...

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