News in Asia

Here are some of the events and stories that have happened over the past week. [Trigger warnings for rape and violence.] Read More News in Asia

Friday News Bites: Policy Changes, YouTube Chicanery + More

From college funding to anti-discrimination to my using a weird word in a headline — it’s time for another sampler platter of news stories to see you into the weekend.

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Friday News Bites: Bowe Bergdahl, Amazon vs. Hachette, Political Facepalms + More

Happy Friday, friends. We have a grab-bag of politicians making some … questionable decisions, LEGO being awesome, and the Amazon Overlords being rather Overlord-y. Let’s get started.

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News in Africa 11/08/2012

I am still getting over a nasty cold, so these news appetizers will be more like amuse-bouches since I don’t have much in me to write longer summaries. Please bear with me, and I’ll have more for you next week. Read More News in Africa 11/08/2012

News in Africa: 10/18/12

News from Africa for the past week is a bit of a mixed bag. Highlights include a change in imperialistic attitudes from Europe toward Africa and a woman being elected to a prestigious office for the first time. Lowlights include a war criminal and unstable governments. More details after the jump. Read More News in Africa: 10/18/12

News Appetizers: This Week, Imma Try to Focus on the Not Awful

Newwwwws!  The last week has been tough for me in terms of “the world is awful,” so my goal for this week is to find the silver lining. Read More News Appetizers: This Week, Imma Try to Focus on the Not Awful

We Can’t all be Gandhi: In Support of Violent Resistance

Want to wear out a metaphor with me? The Arab Spring. It’s turned into Fall, or was it Winter? Or is it now raining blood? Were the leaves falling from the trees of the dictatorships or were the good men and women of the Arab world readying for holiday? Maybe it was the one with armed resistance sharpening it’s #2 pencils for winter exams. Read More We Can’t all be Gandhi: In Support of Violent Resistance

Tripoli Falling?

In the ongoing battle for Libya, a disquieting stalemate that has all but stopped regular news updates. Really, there hasn’t been much to say – that, or only a few hours later the entire story changes. For the many towns that have been under heavy fire for the past few months, the only thing one can really update on is the rising number of refugees and casualties. Read More Tripoli Falling?