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'Culture is power': the Colombian sex workers who launched a newspaper | Steven Grattan
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In a Bogotá district where violence often dominates headlines, the paper La Esquina is flying off the shelves, covering everything from recipes to plastic surgery tipsIn the streets of Bogotá’s infamous red light district, something new and colourful has begun appearing, pasted up between the graffiti on the walls. Monica Quiroz, biting off strips of thick adhesive tape, is sticking up the laminated, fluorescent pages of this month’s edition of a newspaper written for and by local sex workers. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'I love tech boys': Chinese job ads mirror sexist attitudes to women, study finds
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Both private and public sector employers in China frequently specified ‘men only’ or ‘men preferred’ in job adsRecruitment ads for Chinese internet giant Alibaba advertise a key perk: the company’s beautiful women. A post first published in 2013 and still available on the company’s official Weibo account as of January, featured photos of female Alibaba employees in suggestive poses. “They want to be your coworkers. Do you want that too?” the ad said. A 2012 recruitment video showed a female employee pole dancing, and a montage of female employees saying, “I love tech boys.” Continue reading... (The Guardian)
With 250 babies born each minute, how many people can the Earth sustain? | Lucy Lamble
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UN data suggests that the world’s population will hit 11 billion by 2100, with the fastest rises being recorded in Africa and AsiaHow many people are there in the world?We don’t know for sure as all figures are estimates, but UN data suggests there were about a billion people in 1800, 2 billion in 1927, 5 billion in 1987 and just over 7.5 billion today. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal
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Winners of the world’s leading environmental award faced down Vladimir Putin and the country’s recently deposed leader, Jacob Zuma, to overturn a multibillion-dollar nuclear dealUnprecedented win for women in top global environment awardsTwo grassroots women activists – one black, one white – stand together against two of the world’s most powerful men – one black, one white – over a secret, undemocratic, multibillion dollar nuclear deal.If this was the plot of a Netflix series, it might be dismissed as too neat, too perfectly symbolic and symmetrical. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Boy, 12, steals credit card and goes on Bali holiday after fight with mother
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Sydney boy boarded flight alone to Perth, then another to Indonesia, where he checked into the All Seasons hotel • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon A 12-year-old Sydney boy stole his parents’ credit card, tricked his grandmother into giving him his passport and flew to Bali on his own after a family argument.The boy, given the pseudonym Drew by A Current Affair, was told he couldn’t go to Bali by his mother but managed to book himself flights (researching an airline that allowed 12-year-olds to fly unaccompanied) and a hotel room, and to depart the country unimpeded. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
No more Seoul music: South Korea's propaganda machine silenced before summit
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Sound system blasting out pop music, radio dramas and news of the odd defection is shut down in symbolic peaceful overtureSouth Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda across its border with North Korea for the first time in more than two years, in a gesture of goodwill just days before the countries’ leaders are to meet in a historic summit.The South Korean defence ministry said the broadcasts, which blare pop music and criticism of the North’s dynastic rule across the heavily armed border, fell silent at midnight on Sunday. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Shania Twain sorry for saying she would have voted for Trump
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Canadian singer says she made ‘awkward’ comment in Guardian interview and regrets not adding more context Canadian singer Shania Twain has apologised for an “awkward” remark quoted in a Guardian interview, in which she said she would have voted for Trump if she could have.On Twitter on Sunday, she said the question caught her off guard and she regrets her answer. “I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current president.” Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'A vigilante state': Aceh's citizens take sharia law into their own hands
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People have started raiding, arresting and shaming anyone accused of violating the Indonesia region’s militant moral laws Everyone in the village saw it, either in the flesh or later when it was immortalised on YouTube. Local children even stuck their heads through the grates of a fence to watch, their attention trained on the spectacle in front of them: a young couple being doused in sewage. Humiliated but compliant, the couple sat on the edge of a well in Kayee Lee, a village in the Indonesian province of Aceh, as the liquid ran off them in thick black streams. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Canadian lynched in Peru after being accused of killing shaman
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Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, was believed to be a patient of indigenous healer Olivia Arévalo, 81A Canadian man was beaten and lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after local people accused him of killing an 81-year-old indigenous healer, a police officer leading the murder investigation told the Guardian.Olivia Arévalo, a female shaman with the native Shipibo-Konibo people, was shot twice and died on Thursday near her home in the village of Victoria Gracia in Peru’s central Amazon region of Ucayali. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
One in eight birds is threatened with extinction, global study finds
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Report on the state of the world’s birds reveals a biodiversity crisis driven by intensive farming, with once-common species such as puffins and snowy owls now at riskOne in eight bird species is threatened with global extinction, and once widespread creatures such as the puffin, snowy owl and turtle dove are plummeting towards oblivion, according to the definitive study of global bird populations.The State of the World’s Birds, a five-year compendium of population data from the best-studied group of animals on the planet, reveals a biodiversity crisis driven by the expansion and intensification of agriculture. Continue reading... (The Guardian)