There's debate about the size of the earthquake that struck a rural region of China's southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 188 people and injuring more than 11,000 (Chinese seismology officials measured the quake at 7.0 while the U.S. Show More Summary
Anger in Brazil is on the rise as World Cup authorities refuses to allow street vendors in the northeastern city of Salvador, one of 12 cities hosting the 2014 football competition, from selling a typical local food known as "acarajé" during the Cup. Some are accusing FIFA of trying to snuff out Brazilian culture from World Cup branding.
Land, property theft & destruction / Judaization / Ethnic cleansing / Restriction of movement Settlers raise Israeli flag over West Bank church RAMALLAH (Ma‘an) 19 Apr -- Israeli settlers on Friday took over a monastery in a village near Ramallah … Continue reading ?
In the midst of the confusion and clashes that set the standard in the streets and on the Internet after the elections on 14th April, citizen media were also the stage of much reflection.
It may seem strange that Israelis seem far more concerned about the resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad than the Palestinians. Israelis, along with the US and European states, value Fayyad - a former IMF economist who has been focused on building a Palestinian state from the ground up and has shown little interest in posturing at the UN.
Heated arguments about the outcome of Venezuela's elections on April 14 continue in the streets and on the Internet. Social networks are full of angry messages and accusations from both sides of the political aisle that separates followers of Chavismo from anti-government supporters.
The Russian opposition is at war with itself, and it’s thanks to more than the usual ideological tectonics. The various fault lines that infamously allow the Kremlin to “divide and conquer” Russia’s would-be saviors are indeed political, but the divisions are every bit as much about idiosyncrasies and shady dealings. Just look at May 6.
An anonymous threatening message [es] was delivered to the Article 19 Mexico offices on April 19, 2013, as reported [es] by the pro-human rights and freedom of expression organization. As a result, its director, Darío Ramírez, has published a video [es]. You can follow the hashtag #articulo19 to stay informed,...
Jewish resisters in the Warsaw Ghetto killed collaborators to send a message, informants must pay a huge price. But when Palestinians do that in the prison of Gaza, they're called barbaric
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspected Boston Marathon bomber shot dead by Boston police early this morning, may have left some interesting clues o his motivations on YouTube. A user with the same name posted five of his favorite videos here. The...Show More Summary
With Disney setting up shop in Shanghai, it seems natural to wonder when India’s time will come. Despite the nation’s massive population, Mickey has a ways to go before conquering the subcontinent. And that’s just fine with media magnate Manmohan Shetty, founder of Adlabs Imagica, the operator of India’s first theme park. Show More Summary
Danielle Rajendram is a Research Associate in the Lowy Institute's International Security Program whose work focuses on India and China-India relations. What do Indians really think about Australia? In case you missed it, the Lowy Institute...Show More Summary
For an unstable and fragile country like Pakistan, next month's general elections are important. But they will not necessarily resolve many of the country's outstanding problems.
Thirteen British newspapers led with the Boston bombings the following day, which occurred not only on the same day as the Iraq attacks, but also on the day that Syrian warplanes carried out air raids on Damascus. It would appear that the Western media portrayal of bomb attacks around the world is skewed.
By Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, U.S. Army Best Defense guest columnist I recently had the opportunity to speak o approximately 1,400 majors attending the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Ninety-eight percent of the U.S. Army majors at CGSC are combat veterans. Show More Summary
An activist collective opposed to the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in northern Brazil uncovered a spy among its members who confessed to infiltrating the the group allegedly at the behest of the dam company and the Brazilian intelligence agency. The agency is also accused of spying on dock workers in northeastern Brazil.
Myanmar has come a long way in a short time, but the tough reforms are yet to come. Dilbert creator Scott Adams' optimistic take on climate change, nuclear weapons, crime, debt, and peak oil: 'whenever humanity can see a slow-movingShow More Summary
We introduce you to Marianna Breytman, a translator for Global Voices, who tells us about what it's like to be a collaborator with GV and other things related to translation and herself.
An anti-austerity flashmob called by “Screw the Troika” [pt] in front of the the Ritz Hotel in Lisbon, on April 16, 2013, ended with the detention of a 49 year old woman. The protest against the visit of the IMF, ECB and European Comission representatives in Portugal, was recorded in video...
Is the British/German/American craze for fiscal austerity during a downturn based on research containing a crucial spreadsheet error? China's economic story is not one of the victory of markets over the state-run economy. You need to...Show More Summary