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A Tibetan-Canadian student was attacked online after winning student council elections. She thinks Beijing is to blame.

This article was originally written by Leung Hoi Ching and published in Chinese on Hong Kong based citizen media, the Stand News on February 15, 2018. The following trimmed English version is translated by Zhao Yunlin. On February 9, students at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus elected Chemi Lhamo, a 22-year-old student of Tibetan […]

The French Yellow Vests movement seen through global lenses

This article has been made possible thanks to contributions from the following Global Voices authors and translators: Vishal Manve, Suzanne Lehn, Omo Yooba, Filip Noubel, Pernille Bærendtsen, Georgia Popplewell, Nevin Thompson, Juke Carolina Bransiecq, and Elena Dontsova. The Yellow Vests protest movement that has been rocking France since October 2018 is showing no signs it will end […]

How a football team from Cameroon’s conflict-stricken regions defied all odds to win a maiden national trophy

In 2016, PWD Bamenda, a football club from Cameroon’s embattled northwest region, gained promotion into the country’s national division two championship known as the Elite Two. That same year protests broke out in the northwest and southwest regions, paralyzing football activities in the two Anglophone regions. Protesters’ demands included the use of English as the official language in […]

Ghost cities in a COVID-19 world

Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. We often associate the sight of an empty city with science fiction. Movies such as “The Omega Man” (1971), “I am Legend” (2007), and many others come to mind. They all feature memorable shots of their protagonists walking through deserted streets in post-apocalyptic cities whose bustling […]

Americans, your fantasies about Canada enable Canadians’ complacent sense of white superiority

The United States is going through a tough period right now. Mass demonstrations and protests against deep-rooted racism and police brutality that are met with even more racism and police brutality. An economy that has been shut down by a pandemic that has annihilated millions of jobs. An incompetent response by authorities to COVID-19 that […]

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