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26 December 2013

Stories from 26 December 2013

Indonesia's Haunting Tsunami Memorials Foreshadow Our Future

On the anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Ivan Sigal visits memorials of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and finds prophesies of our future.

Haze and Haiyan: Southeast Asia’s Deadly Disasters of 2013

Global Voices coverage of the transboundary haze pollution in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia; and the deadly impact of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013

Chinese Challenge State Media's Rosy Take on Mao Zedong's Legacy

"Mao’s biggest crimes were the rectification movement expansion, which killed countless innocent intellectuals; the Great Leap Forward, which led millions of innocent people to starve; and the cruel Cultural Revolution..."

Killing of Two Demolition Officials by Chinese Veteran Farmer Wins Public Sympathy

The arrest of an old farmer for killing two men sent to evict his family in the east China city of Suzhou has provoked outcry on China’s social media.

Ukrainians Demand Justice for Beaten & Jailed #Euromaidan Protesters

As Euromaidan protests in Ukraine continue, reports and evidence of police brutality against protesters and journalists grow. Netizens are organizing to protect victims of police brutality.

Merry Christmas from Syrian Artists

A nation's distress can be described in a single artwork better than a million words. Here is how Syrian artists celebrated Christmas.

Debate on the Translation of Christmas into Chinese

Victim of China's One-Child-Policy, 7-year-old Boy Plans Revenge

#askPussyRiot Wants Your Questions

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