Stories from 5 June 2014
What Does Puerto Rico's First Out-and-Proud Supreme Court Nominee Mean For LGBT Rights?
Maite Oronoz Rodríguez has become the first openly lesbian woman to be nominated for the position of justice on the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. .
Jen Psaki, the Russian Internet's Public Enemy No. 1
“Psaki” has become a stigmatizing catch-all term for everything Russians dislike about US foreign policy (especially America’s involvement in Ukraine).
It's a Risky Business, But Russians Are Fighting For Their Environment
Despite of risks ranging from physical violence to legal prosecution, Russians are engaging in environmental activism in numbers—and with a level of sophistication—never seen before.
One Year After the Snowden Revelations: How the NSA Violates International Human Rights Standards
Under NSA surveillance programs, the US government has violated international human rights doctrine and even its own laws. Know the facts and learn how you can reclaim your digital privacy.
Fundraisings by Children Protection Foundation in Argentina
On the blog section of Argentinian newspapaer La Nación [es], Daniel Balmaceda tells us on his Unexpected tales [es] the origins of the fundraising campaigns by the Children Protection Foundation [es] (Padelai, by its Spanish name) in Buenos Aires: A comienzos del siglo XX, en Berlín y Copenhague se realizaba...
Thousands of Spaniards Demand a Republic Following the King's Abdication
Many observers see an intent on behalf of the crown to maintain the monarchical system with this abdication.
Celebrating Russian Crimea with a Candy
A Russian chocolate company in Novosibirsk has released a new candy bar called “The Crimea” with the slogan, “Just try to grab it!” A product announcement shared with the press features a super-hero character wearing the colors of the Russian flag, standing before a map of Crimea, with the following...
China: Chronology of Tiananmen Crackdown Revealed in Wikileaks’ Cables
Students in the data journalism class at Northeast Normal University searched Wikileaks for references to the 1989 demonstrations at Tiananmen Square and organized the diplomatic cables into a chronology of the protests since April 19 1989 till March 26 1990.
Informal Wedding “a Small Victory” for Gays in Tajikistan
Tajikistan may just have had its first informal gay wedding. Many Tajiks are unhappy with what they see as "western propaganda".
Pre Historic Remains Found in Chile
They spent millions of years hidden, until 21st century, when a group of paleontologists discovered the remains of 46 ichthyosaur at Torres del Paine National Park [es], in southern Chile: #Adictos_a_lo_Jordan Descubren en Chile cementerio de ictiosaurios: El proyecto comenzó con la … http://t.co/KDvFkJPADB [ #Luispokel ] — POoiint BeeSa...
The World After Snowden, as Seen from Colombia
Colombian activist Pilar Sáenz [es] writes on Las 2 Orillas [The two shores] an article titled Year 1 AS (after Snowden) [es], in relation to the first anniversary of the leakings by Edward Snowden. El 5 de junio de 2013 fue el día en que algunas de las teorías de...