Sunday, November 16, 2014

10 Years and 1,000 Lashes for Blogging   

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Amnesty International: Authorities arrested Raif Badawi (pronounced Ra-eef Ba-da-wee) on 17 June 2012. They charged him with insulting Islam and creating the “Saudi Arabian Liberals” website for social and political debate. The charges related to articles Raif wrote criticizing religious … Continue reading →

Monday, July 7, 2014

Apple ‘Pride’   

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Apple: On June 29, thousands of Apple employees and their families marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from around the world — from cities as far as Munich, Paris, and Hong Kong — to celebrate Apple’s unwavering … Continue reading →

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fighting for identity   

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The Economist: In her parents’ bare brick-built shack in southern Beijing, Li Xue sifts through piles of court verdicts, petitions and other papers that record her family’s struggle for most of the 20 years of her life to secure a … Continue reading →

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Great Smartphone War   

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Kurt Eichenwald, writing for Vanity Fair: Across Samsung, the message was heard: the company needed to come out with its own “iPhone”—something beautiful and easy to use with just that dollop of “cool”—and fast. Emergency teams were thrown together, and … Continue reading →

Friday, June 6, 2014

Quebec to adopt right-to-die legislation   

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Rhéal Séguin, reporting in The Globe and Mail: In a historic vote in the National Assembly, Quebec has become the first province to legalize doctor-assisted death as part of comprehensive end-of-life legislation. Bill 52, An Act respecting end-of-life care, received … Continue reading →