World Leaders’ Paris March Participation Provokes Wave of Criticism NEW
Internet users responding to images of world leaders at the Paris march against terrorism earlier this month displayed what might be called a "consensus of mockery."...
Activists Urge Pope Francis to Drop Fossil Fuel Investments During Philippines Visit NEW
In Tacloban, during an organized luncheon with victims from Typhoon Haiyan, the pope was hand delivered a letter including a call for the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels.
Civil Liberties vs. Terrorism: What Are We Willing to Give Up? NEW
European Union Interior Ministers are considering measures to combat terrorism in the region, which many have branded as draconian.
Catalan Sketch Comic Faces Accusations of ‘Glorifying’ Terrorism NEW
The day after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in France, a Spanish judge summoned satirist Facu Díaz for questioning about a satirical sketch broadcast on his online TV show.
The French Media’s ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Narrative Isn’t for Everyone in France NEW
One schoolteacher pushes back against the French mainstream media's coverage of minority attitudes about the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo.
The Internet Takes Down Fox News’ ‘Terrorism Expert’ For Saying Birmingham is a No-go Area for Non-Muslims NEW
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Emerson told the news channel UK city is 'totally Muslim'.
They are Not Charlie: They Torture, Jail and Kill Journalists in their Own Countries NEW
The presence of world leaders at the forefront of the Paris rally drew much criticism online, especially since some of those leaders were among the world's worst free speech offenders.
‘Without Humor, We Are All Dead': Cartoonists Pay Tribute to Fallen Comrades After Charlie Hebdo Massacre NEW
Some of the most striking cartoons and images on the web that have circulated in tribute to those killed.
Charlie is Ahmed. And Ahmed is Charlie. The Hashtags Emerging from the Tragedy in France NEW
While we consume news from France, commenting on freedom of satirical expression, Islam and France as a society, the concept of French universalism and republicanism is left in the shadows.
British Islamist Anjem Choudary Doesn't Represent All Muslims (Someone Tell USA Today) NEW
The idea of Choudary speaking for all Muslims is laughable, writes Jillian York.
#JeSuisCharlie: Muslims Have Nothing to Apologize For NEW
Besides the actual attack, what bothered me the most was thousands of people asking, “why aren’t Muslims condemning this?”, writes Joey Ayoub.
The #Heimkino Project Crowdsources a Warm ‘Willkommen’ for Refugees in Germany NEW
#Heimkino asks Germans to film themselves saying basic words and phrases as part of a short videos support a German language course at a refugee centre in Siegen.
EU Citizens Petition Against CETA and TTIP Trade Arrangements NEW
This year watch for two transatlantic trade arrangements being negotiated by the EU with Canada and the US respectively. European civic groups fear they will trample over the public interest.
The Christmas When the French City of Angoulême Built Cages Against Its Homeless People NEW
The holiday spirit in the French city of Angoulême this year meant taking measures against homeless people. The outrage was swift, but will it last?
Despite Appearances, 3 Reasons for Madagascar, Algeria and France to Be Cheerful in 2015 NEW
It seems that things have not been ideal in Algeria, France and Madagascar, yet the Happy Planet Index ranked them quite high on their happiness list.
How to Reduce the Production of CO2 in Daily Life? NEW
Rut Abrain reflects on her blog Esturirafi about one of the main cause of climate change: the production of carbon dioxide (CO2). In this sense, the blogger stresses out that not only factories, vehicles and planes produce CO2, but also each one of u...
Britain's Top Gear Show Not So Top in Argentina After Falklands Gaffe NEW
In October the BBC's Top Gear program exacerbated bad blood between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands when filming on location. The show they filmed airs this weekend.
Serbia Arrests 11 Foreign Human Rights Activists Ahead of Protest NEW
Amnesty International has requested that Serbian authorities release eleven activists from Bulgaria, Finland, and Slovakia who were in Serbia to hold peaceful protests during the CEE-China Summit in Belgrade.
‘Spain Is a Corruptocracy': Netizens Slam Google News Tax NEW
News aggregator Google News has announced the shutdown of its Spanish subsidiary starting December 16, 2014 due to the tax imposed by the new Intellectual Property Law.
A Mexican Protester Interrupted the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Now His Mom Would Like a Word. NEW
According to the protester's brother, he was hoping to draw attention to the disappearance and presumed mass murder of 42 Ayotzinapa school students in Mexico.