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17 June 2013

Stories from 17 June 2013

VIDEO: ‘Vinegar Revolt’ Bus Fare Protests Spread Across Brazil

The waves of protests against a bus fare increase in São Paulo is moving beyond the city limits and becoming a national movement.

Baloch Separatists Bomb Historic Residence of Pakistan's Founder

A series of bombs planted by militant nationalists in southwestern Pakistan have destroyed the 19th-century residence of the country's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

PHOTOS: World Day Against Monsanto in Mexico

Upside Down World has posted a photo essay by Andalusia Knoll on World Day Against Monsanto in Mexico.

Burmese Blogger Calls for Religious Tolerance

dawn_1o9, a young Burmese blogger, expresses her disappointment over the reported cases of violence between Buddhists and Muslims in some parts of Myanmar: I'm a Buddhist. I'm a Burmese living...

Investigative Journalism in Indonesia

Akhlis Purnomo laments the state of investigative journalism in Indonesia. …there has not been much of investigative journalism in Indonesia. Most of them are not even investigative, but more like...

Rise in Gas Prices Revives Debate over Campaign Promise in Peru

President Humala had promised to set the price to 12 soles (around 4.39 U.S. dollars). But the problem with hydrocarbons is more complex on the international scene.

Fed up with ‘Rats’, Mexicans Support ‘Candidate Cat Morris’ for Mayor

The people of the state of Veracruz express their support for Morris, a cat who is "running" for the upcoming mayoral elections on July 7 under the slogan of “no...

Free Bus Fare Protest Posters in Brazil

The publishing and design studio Meli-Melo decided to help out in the protests against rise in bus fares in São Paulo, offering their equipment to print out posters free of charge....

Iran: Dear Mr. President, Fix the Internet!

A group of bloggers and cyber activists wrote a letter to new President-elect Hassan Rouhani, asking him to increase Internet speed. They also complain about filtering and remind Rouhani that he...

Venezuelan Universities On Strike Demand Economic Improvements

Venezuelan universities have declared an indefinite strike to demand an improvement in professor wages. As such, with the controversies that have taken place in recent months between government representatives and...

Experts and Citizens Discuss ‘Free Culture’ in Quito, Ecuador

The Second International Congress on Free Culture was held in Quito, Ecuador, focusing on universal access to knowledge, artistic and cultural creation, the administration of culture, collective production, open access...

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