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5 May 2014

Stories from 5 May 2014

Caribbean Joins Fight to #BringBackOurGirls

If our own children were to go missing we would want the world to come to a standstill and help us find them. We…ask that…you consider why so often women’s...

Trinidad & Tobago: Good vs. Evil

I had to tell the children that unlike the movies and TV shows Good does not always conquer Evil. However we must not let that stop us from fighting Evil....

Dissecting the Dead in Odessa

Vladimir Golyshev's text on the Odessan tragedy is an excellent representation of pro-Maidan bias, and it's worth reading as a typical case of how Kiev’s allies understand last week's tragedy.

Silence Will Not Solve Trinidad & Tobago's Crime Problem

Trinidad and Tobago is still reeling from news of prominent attorney Dana Seetahal's death, but one blogger thinks the time for impotent outrage has long gone.

A Poet Opens Her Eyes In the Metropolis: Juana M. Ramos in New York City

"This huge urban centre, New York, opened up my eyes and made me look at myself, also multiplied, in conceiving myself as Salvadorian, Central American, Latin American."

The Rise and Fall of Bengal’s Textile Empire

Bengal was once known as the richest province of the Indian subcontinent mainly due to its famous and varied agricultural and textiles products including the Muslin, world renowned finely-woven breathable...

PHOTOS: Protesters in Taiwan Turn Barbed-Wire Barricades Into Art

Police set up numerous chevaux de frise around government buildings to prevent anti-nuclear protesters from gathering. In response, Taiwanese have created what some have dubbed a contemporary street art exhibition.

Retaking the Streets of Puerto Rico…On a Bicycle

In some urban areas of Puerto Rico, more and more people choose to leave their cars in favor of cycling.

#BringBackOurGirls: Statement from Concerned Nigerian Bloggers

Nigerian bloggers have added their voice to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign: We, the under signed Nigerian bloggers, view with grave concern the continued detention of the innocent school girls who were...

China President Xi Jinping's Xinjian Tour

Tea leaf nation reviewed China President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Xinjiang, a province troubled by ethnic conflict. The post read into state media's coverage of the 4-day tour and...

Juan Carlos Varela, New Elected President of Panama

Juan Carlos Varela, candidate of the Panameñista party, won the presidential elections in Panama, held on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Varela got 39% of the votes after counting over 60%...

Alternative Voices Speaking For A Secular Bangladesh

Bangladeshi liberal humanist, free-thinker and award winning blogger Asif Mohiuddin has been invited to speak at the World Humanist Congress 2014 in Oxford, UK. He was arrested multiple times for...

China is a Fan of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ After All

Soon after online video platforms were told to take down "The Big Bang Theory", China's state broadcaster announced it would show a censored version of the series.

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