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4 June 2013

Stories from 4 June 2013

Tunisian FEMEN Activist Faces New Charges

As Tunisian FEMEN activist Amina Tyler is set to appear before a judge to face new charges on June 5, the secular opposition's lack of support to the young woman...

Saudi Prisoners On and Off Hunger Strikes

The Twitter account dedicated to Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA ) member, Mohammed Al-Bjadi, @FreeAlbjadi, published two letters written by Mohammed Al-Bjadi in prison last year. The letters...

Turkey: A Social Media Chronology of Occupy Gezi

On April 10, a hashtag on Turkey's Twitter proclaimed, #ayagakalk ("stand up"). This came from a small group of activists trying to preserve the standing park, Gezi Park in Taksim...

Jamaica: Environmental Dangers

Video: Thousands Rage Against Iran's Regime at Funeral for Ayatollah

Thousands of people in Isfahan, Iran took part in funeral procession for Ayatollah Jalal Al-Din Taheri. He was a senior religious figure and a critical voice against regime hardliners

Snowfall in the Tropics

Brazilian Transvestites Pump Up with Silicone to Attract World Cup Clients

With an eye on the World Cup, transvestites are traveling from the northeastern city of Fortaleza to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and...

Extreme Anti-immigrant Groups Spread Throughout Europe

Plagued by one of the worst economic crises in recent history, extreme anti-immigrant parties are once again on the rise in 21st-century Europe.

Inclusive Citizen Reporters in Ecuador

Hong Kong: Tiananmen Massacre Anniversary

Cuba: Yoani Returns

Trinidad & Tobago Writer Wins Lit Prize