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Dissidents Vow To Take Actors Equity To Court Over Fate Of Small Theatre In LA

The gloves have come off in the ongoing battle that will decide the fate of small theatre in Los Angeles. A day after Actors' Equity announced that attempts to resolve the dispute had failed, a group of actors and local theatre owners...Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Return,’ a Son’s Pained Search for a Missing Father

Hisham Matar’s memoir centers on his father, a Libyan dissident who was kidnapped in 1990 and taken to the notorious Abu Salim prison, and whose fate remains unknown.

Dissident New York REIT investors propose five-person slate for board

A group of dissident New York REIT investors proposed a five-person slate of candidates to replace board members backing the company’s merger with JBG Cos., a closely held owner of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Orgullo: Mexico City Pride

By Jesús Canchola Sánchez June 25 marks the 38th Pride march in Mexico City. “It is the most important space for the LGBT movement each year. It is a space of dissidence and celebration. It represents for many the only … Please continue reading.

Review: Matthew McConaughey Rebels Against Rebels in ‘Free State of Jones’

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. McConaughey plays Newton Knight, the Mississippi farmer who led a dissident Confederate group in the Civil War, and a political coalition after.

Turkish nationalist's resignation adds to pressure on veteran leader

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's nationalist opposition leader faced a growing challenge on Thursday after a veteran party member resigned from his parliamentary role, strengthening party dissidents who see his continued leadership as a block to their electoral support.

US Bombing Syrian Troops Would Be Illegal

Exclusive: Secretary of State Kerry met with dissident State Department “diplomats” to hear their call for U.S. airstrikes on Syrian government troops, but the plan is both dangerous and illegal, writes Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn In an internal “dissent…Read more ?

Liu Xiaobo Plaza: Renaming of Streets as a Human Rights Tactic

In February, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy "Liu Xiaobo Plaza" in honor of the imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The post Liu Xiaobo Plaza: Renaming of Streets as a Human Rights Tactic appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Three dead, 45 injured as labor union clashes with police in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A violent clash between members of a dissident teachers' union and police in southern Mexico on Sunday has left three dead and 45 injured, as law enforcement attempts to dislodge the protesters from blocking a local highway.

Dissident U.S. diplomats: Obama should lead global effort to end Syria conflict 'once and for all'

Unhappy with the Obama administration’s path in Syria, 51 U.S. diplomats have signed an internal memo urging military attacks against the forces of President Bashir al-Assad because of his government’s continued breaking of ceasefire...Show More Summary

US State Dept. Reviewing Employee Cable Urging Military Acts Against Assad

The US Department of State is reviewing a draft dissident cable written by a group of its employees that urged the United States to take military action against forces of Syrian President.

Hong Kong bookseller: I was forced to confess on China TV

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Lam Wing Kee, one of the dissident Hong Kong booksellers who was kidnapped to the mainland by Chinese spies, only to surface on TV confessing to "illegal trading," now says he was forced into the confession. (Image: BBC)

US lawmakers take aim at North Korea over terrorism

A bill approved by a House committee Thursday calls for the State Department to report to Congress within 90 days on whether a list of purported acts by North Korea, including assassinations of dissidents and weapons sales to militant...Show More Summary

Political party bars use of name and logo by dissidents

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

HT Eric Goldman. This is one of those cases that seems to be an extreme outlier, but then again see United We Stand America v. United We Stand America, New York, applying the Lanham Act to similar but perhaps more limited effect. In early May, the Territorial Committee of the Republican Party of the U.S. Show More Summary

Time for Washington to Act as U.S. Ally Bahrain Targets Human Rights Defenders

Over the last few days the Bahraini government eliminated any remaining doubt about the direction it is moving on human rights. After forcing prominent dissident Zainab Al Khawaja into exile last week, on Saturday it prevented a group...Show More Summary

We Must Understand Corporate Power to Fight It

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

All predatory systems of power seek to mask their ultimate aims. As they become more repressive, they become more deceptive. They silence dissidents and bombard the airwaves with lies. Those who effectively resist have to peel back the layers of deceit to understand the intentions of the elites.

Mexico arrests teacher union boss, doubles down on education reform

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government said on Sunday it had arrested the leader of a dissident teachers' union for alleged corruption, redoubling efforts to impose its authority on an education reform that has sparked months of protests in the country.

Rwanda: Africa's success story or authoritarian state?

Louise Mushikiwabo, the country's foreign minister, denies the killing of Rwandan dissidents.

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