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How America’s First Black Ambassador Became a Popular Hero

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Ebenezer Bassett was the first American diplomat to offer a dissident asylum— and in doing so, became the first to defy his bosses at the Department of State.

Chinese dissident's widow sends desperate letter

Friends of the late Chinese democracy advocate and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo voiced concern about his widow's health on Thursday after she sent a letter showing signs of deep depression. The poet Liu Xia, 56, has been under police watch...Show More Summary

Charlottesville denies permit for far-right anniversary rally

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Kessler was hoping to recognize “the sacrifices made by political dissidents in Lee Park” on the anniversary of Heyer’s death.

Ethiopia targets activists with Israeli spyware: Report

More oversight on commercial spyware is needed, says author of new report on how Ethiopia allegedly spies on dissidents.

DNC’s Unity Commission Further Dividing the Party

It should come as no surprise that "unity" in the Democratic Party means purging dissidents.

Dissident Who Was Snatched Back By Supporters In Ukraine Is Arrested Again

last weekNews : The Two-Way

This time former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili wasn't rescued from a police van, as he was earlier this week. The stateless politician was taken to a police station.

Russia-gate’s Reach into Journalism

The investigation to somehow blame Russia for Donald Trump’s election has now merged with another establishment goal of isolating and intimidating whistleblowers and other dissidents, as Dennis J Bernstein describes. By Dennis J Bernstein The Russia-gate investigation has reached into…Read more ?

Slain Russian dissident’s family, friends call on D.C. to name street in front of Russian Embassy in his honor

The D.C. Council is considering legislation that would rename Wisconsin Avenue between Edmonds and Davis streets in honor of Boris Nemtsov.

Deschutes The Dissident

The post, Deschutes The Dissident, first appeared on The Barley Blog. There have been two beers from Deschutes that I’ve been itching to try ever since they started shipping to Virginia three years […] The post, Deschutes The Dissident, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

On This Day in Football: Turin gets a new club, Pele becomes a knight

2 weeks agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

On This Day in Football: Turin gets a new club, Pele becomes a knight - originally posted on On this day in 1906, Torino Football Club is founded by a group of Juventus dissidents. Several football clubs existed in the...Show More Summary

The Billion-Dollar Company Helping Governments Hack Our Phones

Implicated in attacks on dissidents, NSO has sought a deal with Blackstone and worked with Trump adviser Michael Flynn amid a cyberweapons gold rush. Last August, Ahmed Mansoor, a human-rights defender based in the United Arab Emirates, received a text message from an unknown phone number. Show More Summary

Vietnam Upholds Blogger's 10-Year Sentence

A Vietnamese appeals court has upheld a blogger's 10-year prison sentence for Facebook posts alleged to be anti-state propaganda, her lawyer says. It was the second tough sentence imposed on dissidents in a week to draw a rebuke from the US government, the AP reports. The blogger, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu...

Student debt: more people, paying more money, and mounting year on year

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Dissident economic statistician Matt Bruenig (previously) has parsed the latest numbers from the Survey of Consumer Finances, and brings us the news of the increased democratization of student debt: in 1989, only 16% of students and their families carried student debt -- in 2016, it was 44%. (more…)

China defends sentencing of Taiwan pro-democracy activist

China says a five-year prison sentence handed down to a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist who held online political lectures and helped the families of jailed Chinese dissidents was arrived at partly … Click to Continue »

City Weekend has been sold to an investor group led by a Freemason

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Swiss media powerhouse Ringier has sold off to a group of investors led by Bromme Hampton Cole, a self-described "healthcare iconoclast", "dissident entrepreneur", "media maker", author, as well as a proud Freemason who apparently has big plans for China's expat media [ more › ]

Why did Putin build a monument to victims of Soviet repression?

Something surprising happened on Oct. 30. Since the 1970s, Russian dissidents have marked the date as an annual commemoration of victims of Soviet-era repressions. Although it was adopted as a state holiday in 1991, state officials usually leave the organization of the commemorations to NGOs such as Memorial, which is dedicated to uncovering and publicizing the […]

Mugabe's fall 'beginning of hope' for Zimbabweans in S.Africa

Like many other Zimbabweans who found freedom and work in neighbouring South Africa during Robert Mugabe's oppressive rule, dissident Muchaneta Chijakara was overjoyed to see the veteran leader ousted. Now, the dream of returning home to her husband and five children seems almost within reach. Show More Summary

A Dissident Cuban Artist Reflects On The Anniversary Of Castro's Death

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

On the night Fidel Castro died, Danilo Maldonado Machado went for a walk in downtown Havana.

News Analysis: In China, the Brutality of ‘House Arrest’

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

A new book provides first-person accounts of rights activists and political dissidents detained in secret prisons under China’s criminal code.

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