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
'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.'
Ashraf Fayadh was sentenced to death for apostasy, joining a long list of dissidents facing capital punishment
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."
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
By John Kiriakou / OtherWords Nothing helps you appreciate our constitutional rights like being robbed of them.
Exiled dissident condemns China's 'lies' after delegation refutes allegations of mistreating prisoners.
The dissidents had won official recognition as refugees and had been previously detained in China for their activism.
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 › ]
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 press is letting necons off the hook by characterizing a lone Iraqi dissident as "architect" of the US invasion