Concerned Citizen: UAE, Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine, Palestine, Israel + Afghanistan

Migrant workers from Bangladesh in an Abu Dhabi apartment. Photo by Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times.

NYU apologizes for mistreating workers in the United Arab Emirates where they are building a new campus. A Nigerian car bomb kills at least 118 people in possible Boko Haram suicide attack. Putin claims that the Russian army has been pulling back from the Ukrainian border despite any evidence. New video footage proves that two Palestinian boys who were killed by the Israeli forces posed no real threat. The International Criminal Court could be investigating U.S. soldiers for war crimes in Afghanistan.

Concerned Citizen: Brazil, Kenya, Sudan, China, Vietnam + the Globe

Protests in Brazil

Brazilians protest the World Cup to express outrage over the government spending billions of dollars that could be spent on improving inadequacies in healthcare, education, and public transport. Two blasts in the Kenyan capital kill at least 10 and injure 70 in what might be a terrorist attack by Al-Shabaab. A Sudanese woman is sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity for her husband, which is illegal for women in Sudan. Events across the globe are scheduled to take place tomorrow, May 17th in honor of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Violent anti-China protests in Vietnam have led Chinese workers to flee the country.

 

Concerned Citizen: North Korea, Syria, Central African Republic, Uganda, India

Photo: Jaipal Singh/EPA

Because the first step to a better world is a well informed citizenry…

The first ever North Korean travel app has launched. Syria’s main opposition group will open a diplomatic mission in the United States. Ethnic cleansing continues in the Central African Republic. Two men in Uganda face prison time over allegations of homosexuality. Indian election death toll continues to rise due to religiously motivated murders.

 

Concerned Citizen: Nigeria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Venezuela, South Sudan

Photo: Akintunde Akinleye for Reuters

Because the first step to a better world is a well informed citizenry…

Northern Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, says they will “sell” hundreds of abducted school girls. #bringbackourgirls. Pro-Russian mob stormed a police station in Eastern Ukraine and freed 67 militants from detention. Over 2,000 people are confirmed dead after a landslide in rural Afghanistan. Venezuela security forces used unlawful and excessive violence against unarmed protesters including severe beatings and gunshots, says Human Rights Watch report. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warns of possible genocide in South Sudan.