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21 August 2014

Stories from 21 August 2014

Russia Finally Gets Its Color Revolution

The race to desecrate national symbols seems to be taking its toll on Moscow officials, who found it necessary to arrest several painters for using the colors yellow and blue.

One Year Ago Today, Assad Attacked Al Ghouta with Chemical Weapons

If only today, writes Hiba Dlewati, let us spare a thought for the nearly 1,000 Syrians who were gassed to death by the Assad regime.

Bahamian Women Battling for Equal Rights

You would think that a nation which spent so much of the 20th century doggedly pursing equality would be united today over equal rights for women to pass on citizenship...

Cubans Join Authorised Users of Google Chrome

Google Chrome finally becomes “legal” in Cuba and blogger Yoani Sanchez says that she gleans great satisfaction from “knowing that the opinions of citizens interested in the free flow of...

Two Years Ago, Tens of Thousands of Macedonians Took to the Streets Against Poverty and Corruption

Macedonians are marking two years since the beginning of the "AMAN" protests that called for an end to social disparity and corruption in the country, one of Europe's poorest.

Iran's Hardliners Impeach Moderate Minister Over 2009 Green Movement Protests

Minister of Science, Research and Technology Reza Faraji-Dana was blasted by conservative members of parliament for allowing university students who were expelled because of the protests to return to school.

Crisis Data at Your Fingertips

CrisisNET is a Ushahidi initiative that puts crisis data at your fingertips: CrisisNET finds, formats and exposes crisis data in a simple, intuitive structure that’s accessible anywhere. Now developers, journalists...

Movement Calls for Review of Imprisonment of Cameroon's Former Chief of Staff

Marafa Watch is: A U.S.-based, grassroots movement for appropriate international review of the politically motivated conviction and corresponding imprisonment of former Secretary-General (Chief of Staff) at the Presidency, Mr. Marafa...

Watch How Conversations Between Strangers Help Bridge the Divide Between Indians and Pakistanis

The bad blood between India and Pakistan dates back to 1947, and the two countries' relationship remains strained today.

Moscow Shutters 4 McDonalds for Poor Sanitation, But You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Russia closed four McDonald's locations in Moscow for "sanitary violations" in what some say is another stage of the sanctions war. The RuNet exploded with disbelief—and photos of Russian bathrooms.

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