Stories from 18 August 2017
Prime Minister Abe's remarks on the anniversary of the end of World War II did not express Japan's guilt. The emperor's remarks expressed feelings of "deep remorse".
"We need to open up a space to talk more about sex, and then artists like me want to open that up even more, to talk about queerness."
"We have to look for more causes other than pure irrational hatred."
The uncontrolled use of personal data means your financial past and health information can be used against you when applying for jobs, enrolling in schools and much more...
"Every time, they come to kill our brothers. Those are two restaurants beloved of Burkinabe that have been targeted."
"You can ban my books, you can ban my cartoons, but you cannot ban my mind. I will keep drawing until the last drop of my ink."
"The appeal and jail sentence is a form of institutional violence and political suppression – it has ‘created’ the youngest group of political prisoners since the handover."
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Dismantling the Jungle has not gotten rid of the migrants in Calais. An organization is helping those that remain to communicate by providing Wifi access, portable devices, and information.