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8 September 2015

Stories from 8 September 2015

Young Stalinist Defaces New Monument to ‘Traitor’ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

RuNet Echo

A young Stalinist living in Vladivostok has defaced a new statue of Nobel-prize-winning writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, hanging a sign reading “JUDAS” around Solzhenitsyn’s neck.

Dust Storm Envelops Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon

A massive dust storm is covering countries across the Western region of the Middle East today and tomorrow. Here are some photographs of the mess.

Facebook Activist Details How She Received a Seven-Year Prison Sentence in Iran

Advox

One of the eight Facebook activists sentenced to long prison sentences in 2013 for social and political commentary posted on their Facebook pages, has asserted that she was denied access...

A Year Away From Syria

The Bridge

What happens to a Syrian activist and her ideals when she takes refuge outside her war-torn country?

Calls for Vigilance and Participation as Trinidad & Tobago Gets A New Government

After decades of voting out consecutive governments over corruption allegations, Trinidad and Tobago might finally have received the message that citizen involvement is what is needed to improve governance.

Russian Activists Fight Municipal Corruption with ‘Mortal Kombat’-Style Website

RuNet Echo

Russian anti-corruption activists are pitching battles in courts and online against corrupt municipal officials, 'Mortal Kombat'-style.

Minority Women Communicators Conference Looks To ‘Occupy the Media and Internet’ in Mexico

A Poster Show That Links Havana, Tehran and Seattle

The curators have jokingly titled the collection the “SHT show” because, they write, when the get together it’s fun. "No politics, no prejudices—just an appreciation of our common interests."

Deadly Violence and Intrigue: What Is Happening in Tajikistan?

Perhaps 26 dead and over 50 arrested. But what is the logic driving ongoing conflict in Tajikistan?

Predictions for an Opposition Party Win in Trinidad & Tobago's General Elections

Trolls Go After Artists Who Aren't ‘Patriotic’ Enough During China's WWII Parade

American-born Taiwanese singer Christine Fan removed a photo of her twin babies after receiving a flood of online hate for not sharing military parade photos instead.

Digital Campaigning on Election Day Irritates Trinidad & Tobago Voters

Trinidad and Tobago's ruling party may have exploited a loophole in the Representation of the People Act to continue campaigning via digital media on election day.

Ugandan Musician Guvnor Ace's May-December Romance Becomes Fodder for Gossip

A 27-year-old musician, Guvnor Ace, has married a 68-year-old Swedish woman. Was it for love or money? Ugandans can't stop speculating, prompting him to release a song called "Old Woman".

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