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#Raqqa’s dirty secret

source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/raqqas_dirty_secret

#Terror #war #news #story #syria #ISIS #DAESH

Raqqa’sdirty secret

The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters – including foreign militants - and their families escape from Raqqa in Syria. In exchange for freeing hostages, a convoy which stretched for miles, was able to leave the city freely - under the gaze of the US and UK-led coalition and Kurdish forces who control the city.
 

2 countries have been fighting over an uninhabited #island by leaving each other bottles of #alcohol for over 3 decades

source: http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/canada-and-denmark-whiskey-war-over-hans-island-2016-1/

And this is how wars should be!
#Denmark #Canada #Greenland #history #map #conflict #Hans #military #flag #story

2 countries have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol for over 3 decades

Hans Island is technically located in both Danish and Canadian waters.
 

They Took a #Knee

source: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/09/why-the-nfl-is-protesting/540927/



#protest #nfl #sports #usa #politics #trump #police #violence #racism #news #story

They Took a Knee

This weekend, a series of taunting messages from the president led to a widescale protest among players—in the NFL, and beyond. 
 

They Took a #Knee

source: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/09/why-the-nfl-is-protesting/540927/



#protest #nfl #sports #usa #politics #trump #police #violence #racism #news #story

They Took a Knee

This weekend, a series of taunting messages from the president led to a widescale protest among players—in the NFL, and beyond. 
 

The #International Alternative Right

source: https://alternativeright.hopenothate.com
We undertook a year-long #infiltration, to gain access to some of the most important alt-right figures in the world and give an exclusive, never-before-seen insight into the inner workings of this international racist #movement.
#AltRight #racism #nazis #nationalism #politics #protest #story #news

The International Alternative Right

We undertook a year-long investigation to unveil the figures, operations, and motives behind the mysterious "alt-right".
 
Hello my friends!

I read a beautiful greek short story today and I wanted to share it with you... Since most of you don't know greek I made an attempt to translate it! I hope you like it... Here is the original story: https://glarolykoi.net/2017/09/18/ekeinos-ki-ekeini/ written by our fellow diasporian Χρήστος Κουλαξίζης.



And here it is in english:

He sat on the couch in the corner and leaned over the wooden table with his cellphone on his hands. The fast movements of his fingers to all directions and the deep devotion on the screen gave the impression that he was playing a game, almost manically.

She lied down carefully next to him with her hea... mehr anzeigen
 

Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she's #homeless: 'It's economic #slavery'

source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/21/missouri-fast-food-workers-better-pay-popeyes-economics

#fail #news #story #economy #capitalism #labor #job #problem #USA #life #humanRights #work #exploitation

Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she's homeless: 'It's economic slavery'

Fran Marion and Bridget Hughes are leading voices in Stand Up Kansas City, part of the Fight for $15 movement that aims raise the minimum wage across the US
 

Living in a void: life in #Damascus after the #exodus

source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/22/living-in-a-void-life-in-damascus-after-the-exodus
"why", he writes, "I don’t know, or perhaps I’m embarrassed by the knowledge that I simply want to cling to a place that has a smell I know well. Ultimately, these are the delusions of a solitary writer — one who no longer has anything to lose, having observed, at length, Syrians attempting to win back their country, then losing everything."
...
"The rest of my friends are trying, by various means, to assure us that they are happy in their new places of #exile. Meanwhile, those of us who have stayed ar
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Hörspiel: Die Story von AnnenMayKantereit

Hörspiel: Die Story von AnnenMayKantereit

Sie wirken verträumt, ein bisschen verpeilt, aber auch tiefenentspannnt mit ihren zerzausten Haaren, übergroßen Strickpullis und den ausgelatschten Sneakers. Und sie können eine dieser Bilderbuch-Bandgeschichten erzählen: AnnenMayKantereit.
#WDR3 #Hörspiel #Die #Story #von #AnnenMayKantereit #NRW
 

'I slept on the floor in a flat near Harrods': stories of modern #slavery

source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/29/slept-floor-flat-near-harrods-stories-modern-slavery

#news #story #politics #humanRights #fail

'I slept on the floor in a flat near Harrods': stories of modern slavery

More than 200 years since it was abolished, slavery is rife all over the world. People who have escaped describe their ordeal
 

#News site makes readers #answer questions to prove they understand story before posting comments

source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nrk-norwegian-news-site-comments-read-story-understand-post-quiz-questions-a7607246.html
That's at least at Norwegian broadcaster #NRK's website, which will present people who want to leave #comments with a #quiz that asks them about what the #story is actually about.
#internet #comment #troll #norway #question #trolling

Readers forced to take quiz to show they understand story before commenting on it

People trying to comment on articles will now be forced to prove they understand what it's about. That's at least at Norwegian broadcaster NRK's website, which will present people who want to leave comments with a quiz that asks them about what the story is actually about. The creators of the quiz hope that asking people the questions will make sure that everyone on the comment actually understands it.
 

'Politicians only see #gold and #oil in our lands': the Wampis nation of #Peru

source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/04/politicians-only-see-gold-and-oil-in-our-lands-the-wampis-nation-of-peru-photo-essay
Wampis like to say that the #forest is their #supermarket. The rivers are key to daily life as a source of clean #water and fish and there are no problems with #food #security in the region. Amazonian forests are nicknamed “the lungs of the planet” for their capacity for turning carbon dioxide into oxygen, mitigating #climate #change.
So This Is How A Self-Determined #Indigenous #Government Looks Like ...
#politics #SouthAmerica #Amazon #people #society #economy #climatechange #environment #news #story #photo #resources

'Politicians only see gold and oil in our lands': the Wampis nation of Peru – photo essay

The culture of the Wampis has long been endangered by exploitation of the Amazonian rainforest and rivers. In 2015 the communities set up their own constitution and parliament, in a bid to protect their ancient territory
 

His Biggest #Hit Sold More Copies Than Any of the #Beatles’. So Why Haven’t You Heard of Him?

source: http://narrative.ly/his-biggest-hit-sold-more-copies-than-any-of-the-beatles-so-why-havent-you-heard-of-him/
In a life bookended by #tragedy, Prince Nico #Mbarga poured joy into his #music, including the most popular song in African #history. But his own #story has never been told — until now.

#Africa #song #knowledge #artist http://narrative.ly/his-biggest-hit-sold-more-copies-than-any-of-the-beatles-so-why-havent-you-heard-of-him/
 

#Fighting Climate Change Can Be a Lonely #Battle in #Oil Country, Especially for a Kid

source: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13062017/kids-climate-change-lawsuit-childrens-trust-jayden-foytlin-louisiana
Louisianans are less likely than most other Americans to believe in man-made #climate #change. That’s partly because of a long #campaign by fossil #fuel interests to muddy the science on global warming and fight #pollution regulation. In Rayne, many men work oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, including Jayden’s own father at one time, and there’s a natural sympathy for an #industry that has been painted as a victim of zealous environmentalists. Climate #science is not part of the public #school curriculum.

#story #nature #environment #society #politics #economy #children #protest #problem

Fighting Climate Change Can Be a Lonely Battle in Oil Country, Especially for a Kid

Jayden, a 14-year-old hurricane survivor, is suing the government over climate change in one of the most surprising environmental lawsuits of our time.
 

#Fighting Climate Change Can Be a Lonely #Battle in #Oil Country, Especially for a Kid

Louisianans are less likely than most other Americans to believe in man-made #climate #change. That's partly because of a long #campaign by fossil #fuel interests to muddy the science on global warming and fight #pollution regulation. In Rayne, many men work oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, including Jayden's own father at one time, and there's a natural sympathy for an #industry that has been painted as a victim of zealous environmentalists. Climate #science is not part of the public #school curriculum.

#story #nature #environment #society #politics #economy
 

#Life and #death in #Apple’s forbidden city

source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/18/foxconn-life-death-forbidden-city-longhua-suicide-apple-iphone-brian-merchant-one-device-extract
And, yes, the body-catching nets are still there. Limp and sagging, they give the impression of tarps that have half blown off the things they’re supposed to cover. I think of Xu, who said: “The nets are pointless. If somebody wants to commit suicide, they will do it.”
#iphone #humanrights #people #news #technology #work #suicide #foxconn #china #story

Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city

In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves
 

The #ISIS Killers: The Men Leading the #Battle For #Mosul Might Be Wiped Out Along the Way

source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikegiglio/on-the-front-lines-of-the-fight-with-isis

They are Iraq’s best soldiers, heralded as the “Golden Division” and their problem is if they lose #Iraq will lose its hope but if they win then they are obsolete!

#Terror #fight #army #problem #story #conflict #politics #military #news

https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikegiglio/on-the-front-lines-of-the-fight-with-isis
 

Hello my dear Diasporians! Sooooo, I wrote something new (it's less "wordy")... I hope you like it! :)

In English

In Greek

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#medium #fun #top10 #mywork #story #smile

https://medium.com/@kanellia/what-makes-me-smile-1b3cfaeca4b0
 

The Loneliness of Donald #Trump

source: http://lithub.com/rebecca-solnit-the-loneliness-of-donald-trump/
The man in the white house sits, naked and obscene, a pustule of ego, in the harsh light, a man whose grasp exceeded his understanding, because his understanding was dulled by indulgence.

#life #president #story #power #usa #politics

http://lithub.com/rebecca-solnit-the-loneliness-of-donald-trump/
 
Borussia Dortmund und sein Fanproblem

Borussia Dortmund und sein Fanproblem

'0231 Riot ' ist eine extrem gewaltbereite Fangruppe des BVB 'Die Story' hat im Umfeld dieser Gruppe recherchiert Ergebnisse der Recherche in vier Thesen
#BVB #Fans #Gewalt #Story #NRW
 

Against their will

source: https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/against-their-will/
We start off in Northern #California, where #trafficking and sexual #violence is thriving due in part to the booming #marijuana #trade. Fishing, ranching and timber once were the big industries here, but now it’s pot. The trade is worth billions – and #police say that in recent years, it’s become intermingled with the #sex trade and organized #crime.

#economy #business #usa #podcast #exploration #story

https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/against-their-will/
 

Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the #wilderness for 27 years

source: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/mar/15/stranger-in-the-woods-christopher-knight-hermit-maine
At the age of 20, Christopher #Knight parked his car on a remote trail in #Maine and walked away with only the most basic supplies. He had no plan. His chief motivation was to avoid contact with people. This is his #story ...

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#life #forest #destiny

Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years | Michael Finkel

The long read: At the age of 20, Christopher Knight parked his car on a remote trail in Maine and walked away with only the most basic supplies. He had no plan. His chief motivation was to avoid contact with people. This is his story
 

Stories Behind The Fog

Humanizing homelessness in San Francisco. One #story at a time. Soon to be published in a book.

source: https://storiesbehindthefog.com/

#homeless #SanFrancisco #USA #poverty #humanity #news

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〝There were thousands and thousands of forms of joy in the world, but that all were essentially one and the same, namely, the joy of being able to love.



— Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

#neverending #story #MichaelEnde #love #joy
 
The mouth of Gangotri glacier by Indranil Sinharoy
The Gangotri glacier is the source of the great Indian river Ganga. It is one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic km. The glacier is about 30 km (19 miles) long and 2 to 4 km (1 to 2 miles) wide. The terminus of the Gangotri Glacier is called "Goumkh" (cow's face) because it resembles a cow's mouth.

in 1989 I nearly died when the mouth of a Swiss glacier broke and a black wall of water mixed with huge stones came down that totally dry bed of the rivlet I was in, just got out in time... the earth was trembing and sounds louder than thunder in the air, sat there at the steep edge of that crook bed... still thankfull for that "adventure" (just told our dear ramil rodaje)...

#glacier #... mehr anzeigen
 
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In the West, even among people who consider themselves not susceptible to government-corporate media #propaganda, any #wild #story about #north #korea can be taken as credible. We should ask ourselves why that is the case, given what we know about the history of government and media fabrications, often related to gaining our acquiescence to a new war. - The #curious #story of #kim #jong #nam’s #death http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/07/the-curious-story-of-kim-jong-nams-death/
 
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