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10 August 2016

Stories from 10 August 2016

Makandal Daaga, Leader of Trinidad & Tobago's Black Power Revolution, Remembered As ‘A Man Out for Change’

Netizens discuss the life and legacy of Makandal Daaga, who led the country's 1970 Black Power movement and became actively involved in the political landscape of Trinidad and Tobago.

Ethiopian Authorities Killed 100 Protesters Over the Weekend

"I urge activists to focus on constructively helping the ongoing struggle aiming at creating free and fair Ethiopia that we are going to have sooner."

Racism Almost Made Brazil’s First 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Quit Judo

"They said judo wasn't for me, that was a embarrassment for my family. Now I'm an Olympic champion in my own home".

Today Moscow Accused Ukraine of Sending Terrorists Into Crimea. Russian Internet Users Have Been Saying It for Days.

RuNet Echo

Russian officials waited almost three days before going public with the story. There were earlier unconfirmed reports, however, including an apparent all-points bulletin issued by the Russian Interior Ministry.

The New Orientalism: Iran as a Political Commodity

The Bridge

The fact that Iran remains for westerners an exotic and mysterious land whose "complex history" requires "untangling" by experts, puts serious limits on the possibilities for genuine engagement.

Empathy for the Enemy and the Oppressed: Political Pop Songs from the Eighties

The Bridge

A look back at seven pop hits from the 1980s that pack a political punch.

China Is Turning Its Once Powerful Communist Youth League Into an Online Campaign Machine

Before President Xi came into power, the Communist Youth League served as a launching pad for China’s political elite.

Tokyo's first female governor won in a landslide victory, but she faces a rough road ahead

At her first day on the job, she was snubbed by Tokyo's assembly members.

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