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18 July 2015

Stories from 18 July 2015

On ‘Ex-South Africans’ and White Privilege in Diaspora

One can live an entire life in Israel with a social circle wholly composed of White South Africans. Curiously, many of these transplants identify as “Ex-South African.”

President Putin Signs Russian ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Into Law

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Vladimir Putin signed the "right to be forgotten" search engine law into force, while publicly coming out in support of "minimal restrictions" for the Russian Internet.

Tajikistan's State News Agency Strengthens its Monopoly Over ‘News’

"An important step to reach complete authoritarianism!"

You Can't Read These Books, But Your Great-Great-Grandchildren Can

A thousand trees have been planted in a forest in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed a century from now.