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8 June 2015

Stories from 8 June 2015

#GirlsCan Campaign Kicks Off with FIFA Women's World Cup to Empower Girls in Sports

Monitoring Mexico's Midterm Elections with #BreakTheFear

During last Sunday's elections in Mexico, the free-speech organization ARTICLE 19 ran a campaign called #RompeElMiedo (#BreakTheFear) to monitor the safety of journalists and human rights activists

Spain's ‘Indignados’ Make the Leap From City Squares to City Councils

New parties born as a result of social movements against austerity, inequality and corruption made strong showings in Spain's local and regional elections in May 2015.

International ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ on Its Way to Break the Gaza Siege

The Freedom Flotilla III will join an increasingly long list of boats that have attempted to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. Will it succeed this time?

Is Cash-Strapped Portugal Using Austerity as an Excuse to Privatise Water?

Water privatization in Portugal has been shrouded in controversy. Economic interests put pressure on the government, which has no money, to privatize. But water is an essential resource for life.

“Where de Lizard?” Why the Caribbean is Fascinated with Them

Iran Increases Internet Surveillance Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

Israel Says A-WA — ‘Yes!’ — to Singing Yemenite Sisters

Not so long ago, Jews from Arabic countries living in Israel — called Mizrahim — were seen as second class. But now, "it's cool to be Mizrahi."

Big Brother Mouse and an Elephant: Innovative Ways of Delivering Books in Laos

"At book parties we read aloud, play games, sing songs about books, and give every child a book of their own, usually the first one they ever owned."

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