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Gay Pride in Istanbul – The LGBTT Parade Hits Taksim Square!

TURKEY | Tue, 21 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [8073] | Video

. Despite its increasingly liberal-minded youth and rapid adoption of western ways, issues of sexuality and gender still remain somewhat taboo within Turkey. That said, being the only Muslim country where homosexuality is not illegal, Turkey plays ... Read more >

Tags: gay pride, istanbul, march, politics, protests, travel writing, travel writing scholarship, turkey

At home in Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Mon, 15 Dec 2008 | By eoghancito | Views [826]

It was a bit disorientating in the taxi at first. The street names didn't seem familiar and I had lost my sense of direction. Gradually Buenos Aires started to reveal itself as we approached our rented apartment ... Read more >

Tags: apartment, old friends, protests, theft

This Way to Racist Park

CHINA | Wed, 13 Aug 2008 | By dherman | Views [1934] | Comments [1]

Tibet Activists Expose Colonialst Mentality at Olympic Park Her screams were faint at first, but soon they filled the air. "Free Tibet! Free Tibet!" I looked up and saw a thin, young woman and another slightly older man on the walking bridge ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, free tibet, olympics, protests, tibet

Outlawed Tibetan Flags Fly in Beijing

CHINA | Fri, 8 Aug 2008 | By dherman | Views [2513]

Outlawed Tibetan Flags Fly in Beijing: Just an hour before the Opening Ceremonies were to kick off at the auspicious time of 8:08pm on 08/08/08, Chinese officials used force to subdue three activists who boldly removed sweatshirts to reveal Team Tibet ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, free tibet, olympics, protests, tibet

Farmers Strike

ARGENTINA | Thu, 27 Mar 2008 | By gringura | Views [746] | Comments [2]

The president increased the taxes that farmers have to pay to the government. I think its up to 45% now, everyone is banging pots in the streets, the farmers are striking and blocking the roads so they can't transport food. Its been going on for 2 weeks ... Read more >

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