PRI's The World: 8/19/2014

August 19, 2014

PRI's The World: 8/19/2014

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August 19, 2014

Tweeting tear gas tips — residents of the West Bank turn to Twitter and offer advice to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. Plus, the story of a undocumented immigrant couple trying to get their kids to the United States. That includes spending $10,000 on a coyote to help their kids get to Baltimore. And dating across cultures — what happens when Russians and Americans mix over a candlelit dinner?

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Conflict & Justice

Palestinians and Missourians find common cause amidst the tear gas

In the midst of protests in Ferguson — marked by increasingly militaristic police intervention — Palestinian protestors have offered their support, solidarity and advice to those on the front lines of the St. Louis suburb. An unexpected dialogue has emerged on Twitter between the two groups — protestors who live halfway across the world from each other but face similar battles.

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