Stories from 23 April 2015
Mexico's Escalating Labor Strike in San Quentin
Global Voices looks at farm workers' protests in San Quintin and Mexico's larger ethnic conflict and social challenges.
Are Blogs an Endangered Species?
This text is part of the 46th #LunesDeBlogsGV (#MondayBlogsOnGlobalVoices) on March 23, 2015. On #LunesDeBlogsGV (#MondayOfBlogsOnGlobalVoices), we work to preserve blogs as an “endangered species”, confronting the challenges that threaten their existence in today's digital jungle. In a similar effort, the blogger Iván Lasso compiles stories about the future of blogging and the problems bloggers face today, when their...
In Taiwan and on Facebook, the Nipple is Not Yet Free
"Before we label it as "indecent" and "obscene", a body is just a body, a part of the human self." Taiwanese women speak up for the #FreeTheNipple campaign.
Japanese Women Push Back Against Leaning In
The Japanese government wants more women in the workforce, but some women, stretched thin between childcare, running a household and caring for aging parents, feel the support system isn't there.
Kenyan Lives Matter, African Students Say at Garissa Vigil in Beijing
A group of African students in Beijing organized a vigil to honor the 147 victims of the Garissa attack. China has little tolerance for shows of public sentiment, even grief.
How 8 Prominent Iranians Think a Nuclear Deal Will Impact Human Rights
Some were optimistic, while others saw little reason to hope for change.
‘Anonymous International’ Wants You to Think the Kremlin Can Hide Nothing
'Anonymous International' continues to leak confidential government correspondence in Russia, while the group's methods and motivations remain shrouded in mystery.
Remembering Armenian Genocide's 1.5 Million Victims ‘Is a Moral Obligation’
Global Voices attended the conference dedicated to the Centenary of the Armenian genocide which was held in Yerevan on April 22.
Iran Hardline Media React to End of Saudi Airstrikes on Yemen
Newspaper Vatan Emrooz published on its front page a caption that read, "Operation 'Hurricane Certainty' ends after 27 days of crime and infanticide without achieving any of its goals."