Oftentimes, foreign diplomats in China will try to bring attention to dissident trials by showing up at the courts. Sometimes, if they’re the U.S. ambassador, they can shine a spotlight just by being in the neighborhood.
Fake terrorism threats, online dissidents, and smear campaigns by bogus accounts -- it's all part of Twitter's Chinatown.
The overseer of U.S. nuclear weapons production has requested an inspector general’s review of the dismissal of analyst James Doyle, who supported Obama’s nuclear-free vision.
Gareth Dickson treads a similar sedative sound as acoustic wunderkind Nick Drake; deep and dreamy vocals paired against dissident finger picked melodies in strange tunings. Dickson achieves this otherworldly sound with a quiet confidence...Show More Summary
WikiLeaks' all-or-nothing approach to revealing shady government activity just took a new (if decidedly risky) turn. Julian Assange and crew have posted FinFisher and FinSpy PC, the intrusion software that Australia, Italy, Pakistan and other...
As part of its ongoing Spyfiles series of posts, Wikileaks has released the back and front-end systems used by the German Government to spy on journalists, dissidents, and others. The files appear to be weaponized Windows malware although the software, called FinFisher, also works on OS X. Show More Summary
Francis M. Naumann Fine Art announces the opening of two concurrent exhibitions devoted to the work of Ai Weiwei, the infamous Chinese dissident whose work not only challenges prevailing aesthetic tendencies, but also defies the entrenched political system in which he lives. Show More Summary
Almost two years after the death of dissident blogger Sattar Beheshti under torture while in police detention, Cyber police interrogator Akbar Taghizadeh was sentenced to three years in prison, two years in exile, and 74 lashes for his murder. Giti Pourfazel, the Beheshti family lawyer, told Iranian Students News Agency that the verdict against Sattar’s [...]
By DANNY SCHECHTER The ISIS gang makes great enemies. They dress in black, wear Halloween masks, wave flags, act viciously, and cut off the heads of journalists. Never mind that the Saudis beheaded 10 dissidents on the night that Jack Foley became their first victim. We didn’t know the Saudi victims and didn’t want to […]
By Nicholas McGeehan via Human Rights Watch Follow @Ncgeehan Many Bahraini activists have borne the brunt of their government’s unjust laws, unfair convictions and unlawful tactics, but few have resisted with such…
The 9-minute short was shot in secret in Beijing and had its Kickstarter campaign temporarily shut down by star Ai Wei Wei, China's most prominent artist and dissident, after producer/writer/director/editor Jason Wishnow oversteppedShow More Summary
Protests in Islamabad, Pakistan continued this weekend as dissidents demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Police clashed with protestors violently, dousing them with tear gas and injuring hundreds. Read more...
“I’m not all that important. Death is an honor. I mean, living is an honor. How should I put it? A great life and an honorable death.”~Liu Ximei in the documentary, Stay Home read more
Dr. G. Tod Slone, Founding Editor of the The American Dissident (aka P. Maudit), has sent us this cartoon. (I never realized that I looked so much like Ted Cruz in cartoon form). It is a response to the blog on the “Yield For Sneaker’s Bacon” sign controversy. The cartoon shows, in addition to my […]
Manuel Valls reshuffles cabinet to silence ministers who openly criticised Socialist President Francois Hollande.
Healing doesn’t help. It validates the status quo. And it’s the status quo that’s sick.
Viggo Mortensen stars as a school teacher who forms an alliance with a local dissident during the Algerian war in 'Far From Men'. [...]
How Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban transformed from a dissident compatriot of Vaclav Havel to a would-be Vladimir Putin.
One of China's best known dissidents writes about life as a prisoner of conscience in Beijing.
Television channel Libya Awalan (Libya First), close to dissident general Khalifa Haftar, said: "Military planes bombarded various positions" near Tripoli. Haftar has been conducting an operation against militant groups who have held sway in the eastern city of Benghazi since the fall of long-time dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011. Show More Summary