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'Anybody could be a refugee': Ai Weiwei films global crisis

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has a message for US President Donald Trump, Europe's populist right and those who would shut their national borders to migrants and refugees. "A refugee could be anybody. It could be you or me," he said, pointing at past wars and an increasingly uncertain world order. Show More Summary

Cuba says it foiled plot to destabilize country, slams dissidents and OAS

HAVANA (Reuters) - Communist-ruled Cuba on Wednesday said it had foiled a serious plot aiming to destabilize the country by preventing the chief of the Organization of American States traveling to the island to attend an award ceremony organized by dissidents.

Cuban dissidents honor OAS secretary-general denied entry

A group of Cuban dissidents on Wednesday recognized the secretary-general of the Organization of American States for defending human rights in their country even though the government denied him entry … Click to Continue »

Cuba blocks visit by OAS chief to receive dissident prize

A Cuban dissident group awarded a prize Wednesday to the head of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, even though he was not allowed into the country to accept it in person. Cuban authorities denied visas to Almagro and...Show More Summary

Son of dissident cleric begins prison term

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the son of late dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri has begun serving a six-year prison term. In November, a clerical … Click to Continue »

Uzbek dissident released after 18 years in prison

ALMATY (Reuters) - Uzbek dissident Muhammad Bekjanov, one of the world’s longest-jailed journalists, was released from prison on Wednesday after serving 18 years in prison, his relatives and a local rights group said.

In an age of autocracy, meet the dissidents speaking truth to power

Strongmen are back in vogue, but these six people are determined to defy the despots These are trying times. We live in an age of autocracy when strongmen (they are almost always men) abuse their power to silence their critics, use brute force to stop people championing the vulnerable and rob people of their agency in the pursuit of power. Show More Summary

Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Cuba stoked tensions across Latin America on Tuesday by blocking a former Chilean minister and one of Mexico's ex-presidents from traveling to the island to attend an award ceremony hosted by political dissident...

The Fightback: Trumpism Gives Rise To The New Dissidents

The upside of a Donald Trump White House is the millions world-wide who are now organising in protest, writes Dr Richard Hil. The high point of post-truth, populist conservatism is ushering in some ghastly new forms of repression. The roundup of so-called “illegal migrants” in the US, the increased mistreatment of migrants and refugees, more [...]Show More Summary

REPORT: Iranian Dissidents Demand Investigation Into Islamic Regime’s Secret U.S. Lobbying Network

Report Claims Iran Infiltrating U.S. Government The Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday that a group of roughly 100 prominent Iranian... The post REPORT: Iranian Dissidents Demand Investigation Into Islamic Regime’s Secret U.S. Lobbying Network appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Revolutionary Guards Try to Silence US-Based Iranian Dissident by Arresting Her Sister

Leila Haghighatjou, the sister of Fatemeh Haghighatjou, an outspoken critic of the Islamic Republic, was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards to intimidate the former member of Parliament, an informed source told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “The reality is that they want to put Fatemeh’s sister, Leila, under pressure to force Fatemeh to […]

Syrian Dissident Says War 'Over,' Credits Russia

"The armed conflict for the state is over," said Louay Hussein, 57, a longtime pillar of Syria's internal Damascus-based opposition, seen by critics as aligned with the government.

Syrian dissident says war 'over' as states cut aid to rebels

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A prominent Syrian dissident said on Friday he believed the country's war was effectively over, as foreign governments have cut support to rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

Loony GOP Rep. Steve King: Vladimir Putin Isn’t That Bad, After All He Hasn’t Killed Dissident Garry Kasparov

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Mediaite: Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King argued Sunday that Russian leader Vladimir Putin was not nearly as bad as critics charged, noting that Putin never murdered one of his prominent critics. “I think there’s been some overreaction on both sides of that argument,” King said on CNN. Show More Summary

A dissident’s guide to defying President Trump

John Brady Kiesling received a message over the weekend from a diplomat friend seeking advice on the struggle shared by hundreds at the State Department: How to defy President Donald … Click to Continue »

Dissident Cartoonist Mr. Fish: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Is Failing to Deal With Trump

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

In an appearance on Chris Hedges’ RT show, ‘On Contact,’ the editorial cartoonist warns against depicting the president as a “figure of fun.”

Steve King: Putin allows freedom of dissent because he hasn’t murdered Garry Kasparov in New York yet

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) defended President Donald Trump’s recent praise of Vladimir Putin, noting that the Russian president had not killed a famous dissident, Garry Kasparov, who fled to New York City. During an interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, Trump dismissed the murder of...

In Charter 77, Czech Dissidents Charted New Territory

How a group of despondent people pushed back against a repressive regime’s lies — and changed history.

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