Almost daily we hear stories of accidents and disasters happening in China. Why do these tragedies happen there so often?
A Parisian’s Experience at the French Unity Rally
An interview with a protester at the #ParisMarch that was recently held in response to the Charlie Hebdo attack in France.
What the Irish Water Protests Are All About, or How I Got Beat Up While Reporting on #Right2Water
An on the ground description of the recent Right2Water protest in Ireland, describing how serious this issue actually is.
Stampede on the Bund: An Eyewitness Account of Shanghai’s New Year’s Tragedy
A firsthand account of the events that occurred this New Year’s celebration on the Bund in Shanghai.
Climate Lima: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, Part One
Climate Lima is a running series documenting the going on’s of different people, groups and activities around the climate conference this December in Lima, Peru.
Dark Times in the Land of Smiles: Why Cambodians are Fleeing Thailand in Fear
Nearly a quarter of a million Cambodians have fled Thailand in fear of a violent crackdown on undocumented workers by the new junta. Here’s the story of one such escape.
The Truth on the Ground: Reality vs. the Media in Thailand
To really find out what’s going on somewhere, head to the source.
Mysterious Explosion Heard Across Jiangsu Province
TAIZHOU, China- Two crashing booms rattled windows and shook the ground through central Jiangsu province last Wednesday. I heard them but was not alarmed, as random loud noises are common in China. I figured that it was just the sound of rampant progress or maybe a factory exploded or something — nothing too out of [...]
Leader of FARC Killed by Colombian Military
Guillermo León Sáenz Vargas, otherwise known as Alfonso Cano, the latest leader of the FARC insurgents, was killed during a military raid of his mountain top hideout in Cauca, in the southwest of Colombia. Cano, a Marxist, lead the FARC since 2008 when their co-founder and legendary leader, Manuel “Sureshot” Marulanda, died of a heart [...]
Social Media Vigilantes and Mexican Drug Cartels Face Off
“THESE DEATHS WILL NOT BE IN VAIN…They cannot kill us all!!” remarked a blogger who goes by the handle Ovemex (Borderland Beat) in reaction to the decapitation and torture of a fellow digital activist by members of a drug cartel in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Allegedly, a forum moderator for a site [...]