Girls taking down douchebags. Also: Romania, Boris Nemtsov, “clean” food. — FTN DAILY EDITION #129, People & Society

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Boris Nemtsov remembered

A letter to the murdered Russian opposition leader by his daughter.

Kevin Rothrock for Global Voices:

Dad, I know you didn’t want it, and didn’t think you’d become a hero, but you were a hero of our time.

Daughter of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Writes Him a Letter Two Years Later


Simple questions

A young journalist’s simple interview questions got an incompetent bureaucrat fired. Actually, it was his inability to answer.

Filip Stojanovski for Global Voices:

Reacting to the interview, many Slovenians have demanded more accountability and responsibility from their government.

Daughter of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Writes Him a Letter Two Years Later


Out of Control

A vendetta against a former western spy proved deadly for hundreds.

Darien Cavanaugh for War Is Boring:

Communist authorities executed hundreds, and thousands more died in prison. Almost all were innocent of the crimes of the crimes they had been accused of.

Daughter of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Writes Him a Letter Two Years Later


All foods matter

“Clean Food” is a ruse.

Kevin Folta for On Advertising:

When I sit down with any meal I am grateful for what I have. Every calorie represents tremendous time, labor, fuel, water, fertilizer, crop protection — safe, affordable, and abundant.

Daughter of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Writes Him a Letter Two Years Later


“Thieves in the night”

The popular protests against corruption in Romania pick up speed.

George Jiglau for The Conversation:

The sensitive topic and the perceived arrogance of the PSD-led government in adopting the decree in secrecy formed the perfect package to ignite an already active culture of protests and discontent.

Daughter of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Writes Him a Letter Two Years Later


Milo’s undoing

It took just a girl to topple the Internet’s most fabulous super-villain.

German Lopez for Vox:

Julia closely follows political news from her home in Canada, with a deep interest in American politics.

Daughter of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Writes Him a Letter Two Years Later


Not so false flag

The guys who planted Russian-Trump-Flags at CPAC.

Elaine Godfrey for The Atlantic:

The stunt made waves on social media, as journalists covering CPAC noticed the scramble to confiscate the insignia.

Daughter of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Writes Him a Letter Two Years Later


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