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9 June 2014

Stories from 9 June 2014

Are You Enraged by Turkey's Coal Problem? You Should Be.

The recent explosion at a coal mine in Western Turkey was a particularly tragic and rage inducing reminder that climate disasters in fact represent a profound lack of social justice.

Google Chrome Users, Terra Incognita Brings Serendipity and Curiosity to Your Browsing

Are you frustrated with the selective background information you have on the places and people hot in the news? If so, you need to install this chrome extension.

Trinidad & Tobago: Why the Smile over Baby Simeon?

The Attorney General uses the presentation of a report into circumstances surrounding a baby's horrific death during a C-section “as a photo opportunity”. Jumbie's Watch calls it “a symptom, and...

New Dating Social Network Where Women Rule

[All links lead to pages in Spanish.] Webonomía contributor Fernando Valencia writes about AdoptaUnChico.com.mx [Adopt a boy], the new way of getting online dates. This is a social network developed...

Kyrgyzstan's Anti-Gay Bill Preserves “Historical Values”, Violates Constitution

Kyrgyz lawmakers will soon vote on "mystical" legislation set to make life even more challenging for the country's harassed LGBT community. But don't they have more important things to do?

Moroccan Hackers Attack Mauritanian Government Sites

A group of hackers calling themselves the “Moroccan Secret Agent” have succeeded in breaching and seizing control [ar] of several Mauritanian governmental websites. The group defaced the websites with slogans insulting...

#CarajoNoMePuedoMorir Impacted on Social Networks in Bolivia

Mario Duran [es], one of the authors behind the blog TICs para el Desarrollo, [ICTs for development; es] shares his analysis [es] about the meme with hashtag #CarajoNoMePuedoMorir [roughly translated...

A President for Lebanon? Yes, No, Maybe…What For?

Bloggers and the twittersphere discuss Lebanon's predictable and predicted presidential vacuum following Parliament's failure to elect a new president within the constitutional time frame.

Sharia Law and Free Speech in Brunei

The Sharia Law has created more difficulties in enhancing free speech and media freedom in Brunei. Dissenting voices were stifled after the Sultan threatened legal action against critics.

Historic Court Ruling Empowers Brazil to Confront Its Dark Past

Forty-three years after he went missing, five retired military officers will have to answer in court for the torture, disappearance and death of Deputy Rubens Paiva.

Caribbean: The Gender of Hurricanes

Are hurricanes named after women more deadly than those with masculine names? Abeng News Magazine looks at the evidence.

Video: Brazil's Military Police Assaults Subway Workers on Strike

The Brazilian independent media collective Midia Ninja posted a video and a news report [pt] on Youtube that expose the violence of the Military Police of São Paulo against subway workers...

Do You Know Top 30 Kenyan Blogs?

Kenyan blogger James Wamathai shares a list of top 30 Kenyan blogs: According to Alexa, the following are the top 30 Kenyan blogs. As with the list I did in...

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