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19 November 2015

Stories from 19 November 2015

Rastafari Rootzfest Celebrates Jamaica's Emancipation of Marijuana

The Rastafari Rootzfest -- Jamaica's first ever "educational ganja festival" -- is paving the way for the island to make its mark on the emerging global marijuana industry.

Revitalizing the Yekuana Language With an Academic Perspective

Rising Voices

A Yekuana indigenous student prepares his senior thesis about the relation between orality, information, and communication technologies.

Who's Afraid of Simone de Beauvoir? How a National Exam Had Millions of Brazilians Talking About Gender

Feminists celebrated the national university entrance exam as it asked people to write about the persistence of violence against women. It was a sad day for the trolls.

China and Hong Kong's 0-0 Draw in World Cup Qualifier Is Steeped in Symbolism

Some Hong Kongers silently booed during the Chinese national anthem. Others saw a parallel between their football team's performance against China and efforts to combat Beijing's increasing intervention.

Social Media Movements Encourage Indian Women to Wear Their Saree Proudly

From #100SareePact to #SareeNotSorry, Indian women are celebrating the traditional garment online.

Global Voices Community: We Stand With Hisham

Advox

As long-time friend and community member Hisham Almiraat faces trial in Morocco this week, the Global Voices community pays tribute to a man of unquestionable character, talent and amazing kindness.

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