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Blockades are back: CNTE renews protests

The dissident CNTE teachers’ union has announced protests in its stronghold states of Chiapas, Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca. The teachers are demanding that the federal government return to the negotiating table FULL STORY The post Blockades are back: CNTE renews protests appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Something Disturbing About Tulsi Gabbard

There's something disturbing about Tulsi Gabbard. Gabbard has something of a dissident stance within the Democratic party. She resigned from the DNC during the primaries over claims of bias against Bernie Sanders. She very conspicuously met with President-Elect Trump a couple weeks ago. Show More Summary

Dissident Catholics Falsely Claim Climate Change is the Same Level of Importance as Abortion

For Catholics, protecting the sanctity of human life can involve a number of issues, including abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, the death penalty and even war. Abortion usually is given the most attention and action because it destroys human lives in massive levels that the other issues do not reach. But some Catholic leaders […]

Dissidents urge Trump to press China on human rights

Rebiya Kadeer, an exiled leader of the Muslim Uighur minority, told the hearing: "Any sign that the United States is ready to relinquish its commitment to raising human rights concerns in favor of achieving policy gains elsewhere will...Show More Summary

Venezuelans stage protest over political prisoners outside Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, including the wife and mother of a jailed dissident leader, have begun a sit-in outside the Vatican demanding that the government free political prisoners.

Prominent Iranian Lawyer, Writers Arrested With “Overwhelming Force” at Chain Murders Commemoration

Police and plainclothes security agents arrested a prominent human rights lawyer and several members of the Writers Association of Iran at a commemoration event for victims of the “chain murders” of dissidents in the 1990s by agents of the Iranian government. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned that Nasser Zarafshan, the […]

In Cuba, French minister defends Castro's rights record

French Environment Minister Segolene Royal, representing her government at a tribute for Fidel Castro in Cuba, defended the late communist leader's human rights record, questioning whether the regime imprisons dissidents. The formerShow More Summary

Thai dissident arrested for sharing new king article on Facebook

A prominent Thai dissident was arrested under the country's draconian royal defamation law on Saturday for sharing a BBC Thai profile of the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Facebook, supporters said. Thailand's monarchy is protectedShow More Summary

Cuban dissident reacts to death of Fidel Castro

While many in Cuba are mourning, some dissidents who opposed the dictator are already dreaming of a better future for Cuba

Dissident weighs in on death of Fidel Castro

Cuba is in mourning after the death of its leader Fidel Castro. However, some dissidents who opposed the dictator are already dreaming of a better future for Cuba. Manuel Bojorquez in Havana spoke with one of those dissidents.

Horribile Dictu: Orthodox Patriarch Praises Castro

A must read by Rod Dreher. Contains excerpts from the autobiography of Armando Valladares, a Cuban dissident who spent 22 years in Castro's horrific gulag. More by and about Valladares here.

Cuban dissidents stay quiet this week, but not out of respect for Castro

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Leader of the Ladies in White doesn't want the government to have an excuse to crack down.        

Cuban Authorities Detain Dissident Artist the Day After Castro’s Death

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While exiled Cubans reveled in the death of the ruthless leader, artist Danilo "El Sexto" Maldonado Machado was taken from his home in Havana and thrown in prison. The post Cuban Authorities Detain Dissident Artist the Day After Castro’s Death appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Roundup: Trump and the arts, antiquities and Islamic State, dissident artist arrested in Havana

The president-elect and the worlds of art and design. A Cuban artist arrrested. And antiquities and the Italian mafia. Plus, updates on museum expansions and a profile of the fashion mogul opening a Los Angeles museum. With synapses still redolent of turkey and tryptophan, here’s the Roundup: —...

What Fidel Castro's death means for future of Cuba

Some Cubans wonder if Raul Castro will now pursue democratic reforms -- but some wives and mothers of jailed dissidents are skeptical

Cuban dissidents fear repression after Castro death

While Cuban-Americans partied in the streets of Miami after Fidel Castro died, dissidents in Cuba stayed home, fearing more repression though some hope his brother Raul will enact reforms. The wild celebrations in Florida, where many...Show More Summary

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