Stories from 17 November 2016
The Uphill Battle of Protecting Syrian Antiquities Amidst War
"In every military faction, including the regime’s army, you find a group involved in facilitating excavations and smuggling operations."
Ukraine Cracks Down on Internet Piracy
Ukraine's most popular file-sharing service is shutting down its operations amidst a broader government effort to strengthen Ukraine's intellectual property laws and crack down on internet piracy.
Winners Galore at the 34th Athens Classic Marathon
The 34th Athens Classic Marathon came to Greece last weekend, and there were more than a few big winners.
1990s Japan Is Alive Online Thanks to One Man
Lyle Hiroshi Saxon's massive Web presence provides a fascinating glimpse into life in Japan during the 1990s.
Sleeping or Dead – Part 3: Thought is the Crime
"Even if they don’t torture you, the mere act of waiting does. Have they forgotten us? Are we going to stay in here forever? Why haven’t they called us today?"
Chinese Authorities Execute an Anti-Land Seizure Folk Hero for Murder
"He is no criminal...He was just taking up his role as a man to safeguard his family. But the excavators have been ruining Chinese people’s homes…"