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Ai Wei Wei on Alcatraz: Assessing The Outcomes

8 hours agoArts : Lies Like Truth

The exhibition of sound and visual art installations by the celebrated Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei is coming to an end this Sunday after many months on display on Alcatraz Island. My visit to see @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz less than a week before its closing a couple of days ago got me wondering about the […]

After Hacks, A Dark Web Email Provider Says a Government Spied on Its Users

?About a week ago, the administrator of an email provider that caters to ?dark web denizens—be they security-conscious journalists, dissidents living in repressive regimes, or even criminals—noticed that someone was trying to hack their service. Show More Summary

Matthew 18, 25 Years Later

Chinese Christians wrestle with rape allegation. A dispute over an alleged rape in 1990 involving two influential Chinese Christians has rippled through the global Chinese church. In October 2011, Chai Ling, the famed dissident who survived the Tiananmen Square massacre, emailed another dissident, saying she forgave him for raping her 21 years prior. Show More Summary

Raising Independent-Minded Children In America Is Tough

Submitted by 'The Dissident Dad' via Mike Krieger's Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, No joke, trying to raise an independent-minded, decent human being in America is like trying to fly through a Category 5 hurricane. For starters, nothing beats some of the toys offered up to kids. Show More Summary

A multinational patron

yesterdayReligion : Erasmus

England's national saint, a Middle Eastern dissident, shouldn't be left to the far right

Vatican capitulates to ultra-progressives in ‘highly symbolic’ reconciliation with dissident US sisters: critics

'What we’re seeing here is the continuing spectacle of the politicization of the Catholic Church,' one critic said.

Scarborough: Iran Tyrants and Dissidents Like 'Red States' and 'Blue States'

If not for the news media, most people would likely go through life missing some important information. For example, if they missed Monday’s Morning Joe, they would have missed the “fact” that many Americans are just like Iran’s theocratic...Show More Summary

Dendro Dissidents

Afternoon tea with my friends Åke and Petra inspired me to re-run this post from March 2010. Professional dendrochronology is still almost entirely a black-box in-house endeavour, that is, it is still not great science. Field archaeologists: when you saw your wood samples for dendro, get two samples and send one to the amateur community! They…

In Ai Weiwei show at Alcatraz, tourism and human rights go hand in hand

Cheryl Haines sat with China's dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio in 2012 — not long after his release from 81 days in secret detention. She could tell he was suffering.

Dissidents concede defeat in Cuban local elections

Originally chosen as candidates by a show of hands in Havana, two candidates admit defeat after initial results.

Ukrainian Chief Investigator Tells 'Ukrainophobes' to 'Shut Up or Die'

Speaking on Ukrainian television Monday evening regarding the recent string of murders of prominent opposition journalists and politicians, Ukrainian Security Services Chief Investigator Vasily Vovk recommended that dissidents "shut their mouths" if they want to remain alive.

A Tiananmen Leader-Turned US Army Chaplain Is Desperate to Visit His Dying Mother in China

4 days agoNews : Vice News

Former Tiananmen Square leader Xiong Yan says he has spent two years asking for permission to return to visit China, but claims he is being ignored because he is still seen as a dissident.

'The Interview' Sequel: Inside the Frightening Battle Raging on the North Korean Border

Four months after the Sony film sparked an international furor, dissidents and defectors in South Korea, joined by a THR reporter, send the movie mocking Kim Jong Un via balloons across the border as local government tries to avoid further escalation. read more

Two Cubans lose bids to become first opponents elected to office

HAVANA (Reuters) - Two Cuban dissidents on Sunday lost attempts to become the first openly declared political opponents to win election in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, each failing in races for Havana municipal assemblies.

The 3D View of Iran: Viable Military Option a Must in Nuclear Deal

If anyone understands the Iranian mullahs’ mindset better than most, it is Alireza Jafarzadeh. If anyone misunderstands that mindset better than most, it is President Obama. Jafarzadeh is an Iranian dissident who first revealed the existence of Tehran’s secret nuclear facilities in 2002. Show More Summary

Cuban Dissidents: Allies of US Policy or a Hindrance?

Try to imagine a U.S. political party calling for conversion to a political, economic and social system similar to that of the People's Republic of China. Let that party or grouping have no stable or defined leadership, or a coherent...Show More Summary

Egyptian Death Sentence for Soccer Fans Puts President's Iron Grip to the Test

Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al Sisi's iron grip on dissident is likely to be put to the test with the sentencing to death of 11 soccer fans for involvement in a politically loaded football brawl three years ago that...Show More Summary

a “debate” confined between two false poles

5 days agoHumor / odd : GDay World

There’s a fascinating post on Dissident Voice about the battle going on in the UK between the BBC and corporate media who are apparently threatened by the breadth of the Beeb’s online offerings. Quotes: "The Murdochs of this world are...Show More Summary

2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote

At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system.

Ileana the Irrepressible

Today, I did a Q&A with Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, here. She is the congresswoman from Miami, born in Cuba. Naturally, we talked about Cuba and America, Obama and the Castros. What about the terror list? What about dissidents? What about trade...Show More Summary

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