Stories from 6 June 2015
If I Were FIFA President…
After the recently reelected FIFA president, the Swiss Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, surprisingly resigned on June 3 amidst a corruption scandal that hit the supreme football organization, Twitter users started to speculate not about who might become the next leader, but what would happen if they were. The result was the satiric hashtag #SiYoFueraPresidenteDeLaFIFA...
‘In This Class, I Learn to Appreciate People Again': A School's Innovative Approach to Improving the Learning Experience
The innovative Saint-Nazaire High School proposes unusual solutions to counter the surge of violence and high drop-out rate in French high schools.
Why the US Indictments Against FIFA Must Be About Corruption
There has been much discussion about the United States' motivation behind the FIFA arrests - so is it a power grab or is it about doing the right thing?
Want to Change the Future of Climate Change? Pay Attention to the Past
From the movement to end the Vietnam War to abolitionism, US history offers lessons aplenty for climate activists.
Russian Activist Dons Stilettos and Dog Collar to Protest ‘Sadists’ Law’
Submitted to the Duma in late May, the legislation would expand the circumstances under which guards can use force when confronting anything from a prison break to a disobedient prisoner
‘Looking for Their Death': Tragedy Highlights Informal Mining Conundrum in Colombia
“If I work mining, I eat. If I don’t work, I don’t eat.”
Ugandans Find Humor in Burundi's All-Too-Familiar Third Term Crisis
Mass riots and a failed military coup followed Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to extend his two-term limit. The president of Uganda is seeking a fifth term.