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Saudi Arabia Sentences Poet To Death For Being An Atheist and Insulting The Country

2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have long discussed our close alliance with Saudi Arabia despite that country’s denial of the most fundamental human rights for women, non-Muslims, journalists, and political dissidents. While the State Department continues to vaguely...Show More Summary

Pro-abortion presidential candidate O’Malley defends Planned Parenthood at Catholic College

'In or out of the presidential campaign season, there is no good outcome to a Catholic institution providing a coveted campaign platform to a dissident Catholic who wants nothing more than to win an election.'

Western ally Saudi Arabia sentenced a Palestinian poet to death for renouncing Islam

Ashraf Fayadh was sentenced to death for apostasy, joining a long list of dissidents facing capital punishment

U.N. panel accuses Iran of cracking down on freedom of expression

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Thursday criticized Iran for cracking down on activists, journalists and dissidents and its increased use of the death penalty, a rebuke Tehran dismissed as "Iranophobia."

Ai Weiwei Launches First Jewelry Collection

6 days agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuryes

Wearable sculpture – Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei took the world by surprise with the launch of his collection of jewelry in London. Resembling reinforcing bar used in construction, the unique 24kt gold bracelet “Rebar in Gold” is designed in various lengths, 60cm and 20cm. Show More Summary

How the Government Made Me a Dissident

6 days agoNews : Truthdig

By John Kiriakou / OtherWords Nothing helps you appreciate our constitutional rights like being robbed of them.

China denies torturing political prisoners

Exiled dissident condemns China's 'lies' after delegation refutes allegations of mistreating prisoners.

Thailand Deports 2 Dissidents to China, Rights Groups Say

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The dissidents had won official recognition as refugees and had been previously detained in China for their activism.

Two Chinese dissidents were given refugee status by the UN, then Thailand deported them

The United Nations is not pleased with Thailand following the unannounced deportation of two Chinese dissidents this weekend who had received refugee status from the UN. [ more › ]

"There's No Such Thing As ISIS": Journalist Destroys West's Terror Narrative, Warns Of Crackdown On "Dissidents"

On Saturday, the day after the massacre in France which turned the streets of Paris into a warzone and left some 130 civilians dead, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had a message for the West. While condemning the attacks and branding...Show More Summary

Dissident Afghan Taliban leader 'shot and wounded' by bodyguard

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A leader of a breakaway Afghan Taliban faction fighting for control of the Islamist movement has been shot and wounded by a bodyguard, two Taliban commanders said on Tuesday, highlighting unprecedented chaos embroiling the militants.

Ai Weiwei’s First Jewelry Collection is Wearable Sculpture

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is usually more known for his dissident art and outspoken views on censorship and political freedom than fine jewelry. But now the rebel creative is foraying into the accessories realm, and we’ve got to say, we… The post Ai Weiwei’s First Jewelry Collection is Wearable Sculpture appeared first on Selectism.

Confusion over reports dissident Taliban commander killed

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police said on Thursday a top leader of a breakaway Taliban faction fighting for control of the Islamist movement had been killed by rival militants but the report was denied by a spokesman for his group.

Uzbekistan frees jailed dissident after Kerry visit

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan on Thursday freed one of its longest-serving political prisoners, a local human rights group said, shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the country.

Ludmila Ulitskaya’s ‘The Big Green Tent’ Is the Year’s Only Novel That Deserves a Dickens Comparison

For whatever reason, the fall literary calendar has seen more than its share of post-Soviet literary dissidence. Or, if not dissidence, oppositionism. Or, if neither of these, at least we’ve seen the publication (or celebration) of authors who are not on friendly terms — or maybe any terms — with the Kremlin. …Read More

Ai Weiwei’s Political Prisoners in Lego

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Danish toy maker wouldnt give him a bulk order. So the dissident provocateur began posting portraits of other prominent detainees in plastic brick form to his Instagram account.

Celebrate People’s History at Howard Zinn Book Fair Nov. 15

The 2nd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair takes place this Sunday at the City College of SF, Mission Campus: 1125 Valencia, 10-6. The day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories is in the spirit Read More » The post Celebrate People’s History at Howard Zinn Book Fair Nov. 15 appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Merkel backs dissident ally after coalition row on refugee crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed her interior minister on Monday in a row over asylum seekers, seeking to heal divisions within her coalition on how to handle the refugee crisis.

U.S., rights groups call on Maldives to lift state of emergency

MALE (Reuters) - The United States, the Commonwealth group of countries and rights groups have called on the Maldives to lift a state of emergency declared this week and end a crackdown on dissidents, as authorities stepped up security in the tropical archipelago.

The media’s insane new Iraq War lie: Why is it so hard to say that Bush and Cheney were the architects of disaster

The press is letting necons off the hook by characterizing a lone Iraqi dissident as "architect" of the US invasion

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