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Global Quickies: 16/11/13

MIDDLE EAST (From Salem)
Arab Atheists and Humanists are looking for your help to set up a website to promote secularism.

BRAZIL (From miserlyoldman)
As this was the last country to abolish slavery in the Americas (1888), Brazil has probably the largest archive of photographs of slavery. The University of Sao Paolo has a new exhibition showing these photographs expanded to reveal the reality.

VIETNAM
The ban on same-sex wedding ceremonies has been lifted. The new decree abolishes the fines previously imposed on same-sex weddings and recognizes the right of gay couples to live together, but the weddings are not officially recognized.

SPAIN
The city of Gijon decided to promote the Day Against Gender Violence with a poster that reads “Misscomunication is the source of all violence”. Yeah, it’s your fault for not communicating to your attacker that you do not wish to be attacked.

ISRAEL (Via Ramzi)
The mayor of the city of Beit Shemesh said that there are no homosexuals in his “holy and pure” city, and that it was up to the Health Ministry and the police to “take care of them.”

Featured image from here.

Daniela

Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniela has finally decided to abdicate her post as an armchair skeptic and start doing some skeptical activism. She is currently living in Spain after having lived in the US, Brazil and Italy. You can also find her blogging in Spanish at esceptica.org.

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