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    Cartoon: Putin vs Klitschko

    Former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has been plucked by the Western media as the new face of Ukraine’s opposition. Political cartoonist Marian Kamensky (Austria) weighs in on this clash of titans.

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  • Saskatchewan Crossing
    Saskatchewan

    “Expatriation—waking up one morning startled by agoraphobia, sentenced and expelled with no possibility of return—has another name and, why not, another destination: Saskatchewan.” Israel Centeno on Richard Ford’s novel, Canada.

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    “In the beginning was the Word”

    Independent Chinese PEN Center president, Tienchi Martin-Liao, reflects on the five-year anniversary of imprisonment of dissident writer and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, his wife’s prolonged, Kafkaesque house arrest, the calls for solidarity from Chinese human rights activists, and the power of words.

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    Cartoon: North Korea

    Political cartoonist Marian Kamensky (Austria) takes a look North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and his disruption of the country’s longstanding power structure.

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  • New Voyager Video
    New Voyager! Yes, We Can

    Does a new viral YouTube video signal big changes in Iran? Entitled “New Voyager,” the music video, which has strong similarities with the Obama campaign’s “Yes We Can” video, is largely based on president Hassan Rouhani speeches, shows women singing, and portrays Iran’s diverse society.

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