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Court Case, Take Two: No Show for Dissident Bukovsky Over Child Sex Pics

Former Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky has again failed to appear in court in Britain to face 11 charges relating to indecent images of children, citing ill-health.

Amnesty gives top rights award to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and singer Joan Baez

13 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday honoured Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and US folk singer Joan Baez as joint winners of its Ambassador of Conscience Award. The London-based group said its highest prize, to be...Show More Summary

On Graduation: “Let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us”

“If we were to celebrate anything this graduation — let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us. Let us celebrate our resistance, our capacity to care for each other and for the issues we are passionate about so much we butt heads with the institution, our bonds of solidarity that we have formed with our fellow […]

Town Booted out Mexico’s Political Parties, But Now Some Residents Want Them Back

3 days agoNews : Vice News

Yearning for a return to the 'bad old days,' some people in Cheran, Michoacan, say the town's high council system is as corrupt as the political parties of before. VICE News visited Cheran, where dissidents accused council leaders of old-fashioned vote-buying.

Search giant Baidu invests in content recommender Taboola for Chinese expansion

It remains to be seen if Taboola has to tailor its recommendations for the Chinese authorities, whose ban of Google was based in part on not getting access to information on dissidents' activities.

Irish Police Capture 6 Dissidents Allegedly Plotting to Kill Prince Charles

Irish police have arrested six suspected republican dissidents for allegedly plotting to kill Prince Charles of Wales and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, during their official visit to Ireland next week, police said Thursday, as cited by media.

Cuba's Castro concerned over 'illegal' activity at U.S. mission

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro said on Tuesday he was concerned about "illegal" training for dissidents at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana, an issue he raised with U.S. President Barack Obama in talks on restoring diplomatic ties.

Baltimore is the new Iraq: How America’s war in the Middle East came home

Protests are now regularly met with military-grade weaponry, while dissidents are equated with domestic terrorists

New Evidence of APA Aid in Writing Defense Department’s Interrogation Guidance for Psychologists

A new report by what New York Times reporter James Risen called “a group of dissident health professionals and human rights activists” has provided the best proof yet of collaboration and links between the CIA, Department of Defense, and the American Psychological Association (APA) regarding the government’s interrogation program. Not noted in the report but [...]

America Refuses to Face up to Its «Death Squads» in Blue, by Wayne Madsen

The riots in Baltimore have been presented as held covertly by gangs. Wayne Madsen shows that it is actually a popular revolt -not just the black community- against oppression. Baltimore Police was formed to repress of dissidents by Israel, on the model of the repression of the Palestinian resistance.

A Five-Step Guide to Police Repression from Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Michael Gould-Wartofsky, TomDispatch Equate dissidents with domestic terrorists; arm police with ‘less-lethal’ weapons; replace humans with robots. Here is a step-by-step guide, based on the latest developments in the security sector, on how to police a protest movement in the new age of domestic counterinsurgency.

Ex-Soviet Dissident Bukovsky Fails to Attend Court Over Child Sex Pics

Former Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky has failed to attend a British court facing 11 charges relating to indecent images of children, denying all charges against him, citing renal failure.

NLRB Judge Finds Machinists Union Threatened Union Dissidents With Bodily Harm And Caused Firing April has not been a good month for the International Association of Machinists.

An Iranian Speaks Out - And Gets Hacked

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Harassing emails. Incessant Skype calls. Facebook impersonations. When Roya Hakakian’s dissident views were published in Farsi, she was targeted by an online dirty tricks campaign.

Art, not politics led to dissident artist Tania Bruguera's Herb Alpert award

For the first time in the 20-year-history of the  Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, a winner won't be able to attend the presentation ceremony for political reasons.

Why Satanists Love Bitcoin

Satanism and Bitcoin have a lot in common. For starters, both are founded on ideas of openness and empowerment. Bitcoin has been embraced by everyone from dissidents to political candidates because of its openness—every transaction is permanently stored on a public ledger called the blockchain—and it affords users a degree of anonymity online. Show More Summary

U.S. criticizes North Korean diplomats for drowning out dissidents at UN

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused North Korea of bullying dissidents on Thursday after diplomats from the isolated Asian country disrupted statements by North Korean defectors on human rights abuses at an event at the United Nations.

Experts Allege the American Psychological Association Secretly Collaborated With Bush on Torture

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

    Demonstrators wore mock-detainee getup in protest of U.S. President George W. Bush as he visited London in early 2008. (Val Kerry / (CC BY 2.0)) A group of dissident psychologists claim the American Psychological Association provided legal and ethical cover to George W. Show More Summary

Why Is Congress Listening to an Ex-Terrorist Iranian Cult Leader?

In what one member of congress called a “historic hearing” yesterday, Maryam Rajavi, leader of the controversial Iranian dissident group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) testified via satellite before a congressional subcommittee on the threats posed by ISIS and Iran, which she sees as one and the same. Show More Summary

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