Category Archives: activism

Girl, 24, Beats Harry Potter Sales in One week

Zoella: Zoe Sugg’s book Girl Online becomes fastest-selling debut novel ever ‘The first novel by YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg aka Zoella has become the biggest-selling debut ever. The novel, Girl Online, has become the fastest-selling book of 2014 after selling … Continue reading

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Insane and Dangerous Overreactions to Fictional Threats

‘…A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Md. middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—”taken in for an emergency medical evaluation” for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The … Continue reading

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When a Billionaire Sues to Reveal Your ID

How would you feel? Billionaire Einhorn Sues to Reveal Identity of ‘Seeking Alpha’ Blogger ‘Investment research website and blogging forum Seeking Alpha is in hot water after an anonymous blogger revealed that billionaire David Einhorn was secretly buying up shares … Continue reading

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A Notable Day with My Local Government

I went to our Manila local government (Barangay) office today to renew my Barangay ID. I need to have one so I could get all other valid IDs. I wasted about 15 minutes waiting for the ID section photographer and … Continue reading

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562 Top Writers Demand ‘Bill of Digital Rights’

Authors from 81 countries become supporters of whistleblower Snowden ‘More than 500 of the world’s leading authors, including five Nobel prize winners, have condemned the scale of state surveillance revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden and warned that spy agencies … Continue reading

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2 Rebels Who Made ‘Filibuster’ Famous

Filibuster simply means ‘to obstruct or delay’. The Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal wrote El Filibusterismo as a protest against the Spanish Occupation of his country. He told his friend Ferdinand Blumentritt that the word “filibustero” is very little … Continue reading

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Freedamn

Freedamn is Just Another Word With Chinese Characteristics globalvoicesonline.org

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