Solana Larsen · August, 2011

I am a Danish-Puerto Rican journalist and activist, living in Berlin. I am the former Managing Editor of Global Voices (this website). Previously I worked with openDemocracy.net. On Twitter, I am @solanasaurus, and once upon a time I blogged at Solanasaurus.com.

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Latest posts by Solana Larsen from August, 2011

Global Voices Partners with UNFPA on 7 Billion Actions

  31 August 2011

This year the world's population will exceed 7 billion people. To mark this milestone, Global Voices has been commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to write a series of posts that celebrate how one person or group can still make a difference in a world of 7 billion people.

United States: Race Still Matters to Young People

  11 August 2011

Colorlines conducted focus group interviews with 80 young people in Los Angeles, California to find out whether race and racism is still an issue in their lives. Their detailed study is shared here: “Don’t Call Them “Post-Racial”—How Young People Actually Think About Race”.

United Kingdom: Time for #RiotCleanup in London?

  9 August 2011

After extensive looting and rioting across London and other cities in the United Kingdom since Saturday night, ordinary citizens are now looking for ways to help their cities heal. On Tuesday morning the hashtags #prayforlondon and #riotcleanup have overtaken #londonriots on Twitter.

United Kingdom: London Burning (Videos)

  9 August 2011

Anger over the police killing of a 29-year old man in Tottenham, north London on August 4, 2011 fueled by racial tension, has spiralled into rioting and looting by youth across London and other cities in the United Kingdom.

Global: Tracking Teacher Strikes and Protests

  8 August 2011

In one week, Teachersolidarity.com has written of teacher strikes and struggles in Puerto Rico, Chile, Kashmir, Orissa, Greece, Bahrain and Washington D.C. The blog is an online companion to the book, The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers and their Unions: Stories for Resistance.

Norway: The Lesbian Couple who Saved 40 Teenagers

  3 August 2011

U.S. gay rights blog Talk About Equality explain what compelled them to write a hugely popular post earlier this week calling attention to a lesbian married couple who rescued 40 teenagers during the massacre on Utøya island in Norway last week.

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