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Special Report: Global Politics Shaken By Social Media (Video)

Beppe Grillo

Italian comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo drew the largest vote for a single party in Italy’s election last month – despite shunning traditional campaign platforms such as TV, in favor of using social media like Facebook to spread his message. Analysts say

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Authors in Italy Fight Political Censorship

Source: rabble.ca – By  Ashley Gaboury While Freedom to Read Week kicks off here in Canada, writers in Italy face widespread censorship that threatens freedom of expression across the country. Over 50 authors in Italy have already been blacklisted, according

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Jan 7, 1892: Mine Explodes in Oklahoma

A massive mine explosion leaves nearly 100 dead in Krebs, Oklahoma, on this day in 1892. The disaster, the worst mining catastrophe in Oklahoma’s history, was mainly due to the mine owner’s emphasis on profits over safety. Southeastern Oklahoma was

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Dec 15, 2001: Leaning Tower of Pisa Reopens

On this day in 2001, Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after a team of experts spent 11 years and $27 million to fortify the tower without eliminating its famous lean. In the 12th century, construction began on the bell

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Dec 12, 1913: Mona Lisa Recovered in Florence

Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Mona Lisa is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence. Peruggia had previously worked at the Louvre and had participated

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