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Northern Ireland Police Arrest Man Over Murder of Dissident Republican

A 26-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of dissident a republican in Belfast. Tommy Crossan was shot dead yesterday in an incident that has been described as a "terrible, tragic reminder of the violent conflict of the past." Crossan was killed in broad daylight and in full view of surrounding houses. Show More Summary

These Internet scammers want your dogecoins to ‘save Venezuela’

Doge Save Venezuela purports to be raising funds to help dissidents using Dogecoin, but how legitimate can it be?

Human rights: After the spring in Libya and Egypt

Last week, the Lowy Institute hosted a roundtable examining human rights in the Middle East, which featured human rights defender Hassan al-Amin and Tirana Hassan from Human Rights Watch. Hassan al-Amin fled Libya to be a dissident in...Show More Summary

Social Advocacy & Politics: The Counter-Revolution Will Not Be ZunZuneo’d

One of the goals of the social network ZunZuneo was to learn who among the people of Cuba were receptive to dissident messages and counter-revolution opportunities by monitoring what they were posting. We can easily do the same thing by analyzing social media content around the world. read more

Vietnam Releases Dissidents Amid U.S. Trade Talks

(HANOI, Vietnam) — Lawyers and activists say Vietnam has granted early release to two more high profile dissidents. The unusual moves come as the country is negotiating a free trade deal with the United States. Washington has said that it would be hard to get the deal past Congress unless Vietnam made some meaningful steps…

Mike Huckabee: North Korea might have more freedom than U.S.

North Korea is a cloistered, totalitarian state where dissidents are sent to prison camps, whiffs of insurrection are punished by propagandized death, and male citizens are reportedly, though probably not actually, all forced to get the same haircut as leader Kim Jong Un. Show More Summary

Daily April poem: for #blogExodus, "Change"

CHANGE slavery into freedom midwives into dissidents basket into ark Hebrew into prince babbler into stutterer boy into man overseer into corpse bush into flame was into will-be fugitive into emissary staffs into snakes Nile into blood darkness into light...

Large crowds gather in support of PEN Rally and Ai Weiwei-freedom of expression in Brooklyn

last weekArts : Artdaily

Last night a crowd of several hundred supporters of Ai Weiwei and other Chinese dissidents gathered on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library in Brooklyn, NY. They convened as part of a peaceful protest organized by PEN America toShow More Summary

Chinese Court Upholds Activist Xu Zhiyong's Prison Sentence

The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.

Should Gorbachev Be Tried For Treason?

Jacob Heilbrunn In the early 1990s, the Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky wrote a diverting book review in the New Republic about Mikhail Gorbachev. His take was that Gorbachev, if I recall correctly, had to be an American agent. Who...Show More Summary

Jailed Chinese Dissident Releases Book on Day Appeal is Denied

China’s most prominent rule-of-law activist may be going to jail, but he won’t be going quietly.

Venezuelan Journalist Kidnapped at Gunpoint as Maduro Calls for 'Dialogue'

Government-sponsored violence against dissidents in Venezuela continues with no end in sight. As the kidnapping of a young journalist at a former opposition network makes headlines, President Nicolás Maduro calls for "dialogue" with members of the opposition who have increasingly gained public mistrust. Show More Summary

How A Director Turned A Creative Sabbatical In China Into A Secret Sci-Fi Film Starring Ai Weiwei

Jason Wishnow left his job as the film director for TED to go to China and write--but when he ran into dissident artist Ai Weiwei, his project changed focus. Jason Wishnow didn't go to China to make a movie. But when you're a filmmaker,...Show More Summary

Dissident Irish Republicans 'Adopting Al-Qaeda Tactics'

Dissident Irish republican terrorists are adopting tactics inspired by Al Qaeda, using information from the Islamist group to build bombs and rockets. The link came to light after republican terrorists fired a mortar bomb at police in Belfast last month. Show More Summary

Unemployment benefits bill headed to House

last weekNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession.

Report: US Created a 'Cuban Twitter' That Attracted 40,000 Members

The United States Agency for International Development created a social media platform in Cuba akin to Twitter in an attempt to create a social sphere to foster political dissidence, according to a report by the Associated Press. The...Show More Summary

Crowdfund A Dystopian Short Film Starring Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ai Weiwei makes his acting debut in a dystopian short secretly filmed in China. Plus, there's a new volume of Tank Girl, an Australian audio-comedy inspired by Doctor Who, an improved Morbid Anatomy Museum and more, all looking for a bit of crowdfunding help. Read more...

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