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Cuban Dissident Arrested For Waving American Flag As Cruise Ship Enters Havana

President Obama had a historic visit to Cuba in March, and an American cruise ship has just entered Havana, Cuba—but it has yet to yielded any...

Daily Headlines: May 4, 2016

Argentina: Ex-Argentine Air Force chief Omar Graffigna is the latest former authority from the “Dirty War” period to go on trial for human rights abuses including the kidnapping and “disappearing” of dissidents. Venezuela: The probability...Show More Summary

Last Known Tiananmen Prisoner to Be Released This Year, Human Rights Group Says

Even as China’s government amplifies efforts to silence a new generation of dissidents, its fight against an older generation may soon come to a symbolic end.

Friends of the Mont Order

The small society of techno-politics dissidents and internet users called the Mont Order has a a surprise for its members... and for just about anyone else who has heard of the Order. The surprise can be found at Facebook, where theShow More Summary

India denies visas to China dissidents hoping to join democracy meeting

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has declined to issue visas to two Chinese activists hoping to attend a conference on promoting democracy, days after it revoked a visa for an exiled ethnic Uighur leader who China says backs militant violence.

Lego admits 'mistake' in Ai Weiwei bricks row

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Lego billionaire Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen has admitted that the Danish toymaker's refusal to sell bricks to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was a "mistake". The company found itself at the centre of a social media storm last year after...Show More Summary

LEGO said it was a 'mistake' not selling bricks to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei

LEGO, ya blew it. The toy brick company has admitted that it was a "mistake" to not sell its product to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who requested a bulk order for an artwork last year. SEE ALSO: At long last, LEGO's first official...Show More Summary

Do we need the “old ” IRA to contain the “new”?

Gang activity labelled “dissident republican” is spreading and is proving very difficult to check.  What is the connection between the killings in Dublin and the fatal shooting taxi driver of  Michael McGibbon? Perhaps the most chilling aspect of McGibbon “ punishment shooting “  was that, rather than go the the police – or even Gerry more...

Harry Wu, dissident and activist who endured 19 years in Chinese labor camps, dies at 79

Mr. Wu was compared to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel laureate who documented the atrocities of the Soviet gulag.

Catholic expert dismantles dissident theologians’ campaign against Polish abortion ban

In an incisive essay, Britain's Dr. Joseph Shaw shows clearly why Catholic teaching calls for criminalizing abortion - even in the so-called 'hard cases.'

Putin Annexes Sky, Exiles Dissident Clouds

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

There will be no clouds over Moscow on May Day—because military planes will spray them with liquid nitrogen, granulated carbon dioxide and special cement, miles before they ever get to the city. The chemically perforated sky pests will...Show More Summary

India’s Modi won praise for ‘slapping’ China. Then this happened.

last weekNews : BlogPost

Patriotic chest-thumping over the weekend in India gave way to embarrassment and bitterness as the government made a very public U-turn on issuing a visa to Uighur dissident Dolkun Isa. He is the executive committee chairman of the World Uighur Congress, an organization that represents a predominantly Muslim ethnic group in China's far-west, and has been labeled a terrorist […]

India Cancels Dissident Activist's Visa Under Pressure From China

India has cancelled the visa of Uighur activist, Dolkun Isa under Chinese pressure. Earlier India had issued a visa to Dolkun Isa but later cancelled it without citing a reason.

Premier League Preview: Can Foxes Cope Without Vardy as Kane Leads Spurs Hunt?

There's been a sea change. Dissident groups previously underground are making themselves heard. It would appear not everybody wants Leicester City to win the Premier League title. A polling card previously housing only the name of Claudio...Show More Summary

Pre-1988 Olympics, South Korea sent "vagrants" (children, dissidents, disabled) to "concentration camps" where rape and murder was commonplace

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In the runup to the 1988 Olympics, the South Korean government ordered Seoul's "vagrants" to be cleared from the street. Thousands of people, many of them small children, were sent to a "welfare facility" called "Brothers Home," where they were subject to vicious, often fatal beatings and routine rape. Show More Summary

Political Psychiatry: How China Uses ‘Ankang’ Hospitals to Silence Dissent

Human rights groups have long charged that one of the crudest examples of illegality in Chinese criminal procedure is the political use of psychiatry to detain, imprison, and forcibly medicate dissidents and activists.

AS A FAMOUS SOVIET DISSIDENT JOKE PUT IT: ‘IN THE SOVIET UNION, THE FUTURE IS KNOWN; IT’S THE PAST…

AS A FAMOUS SOVIET DISSIDENT JOKE PUT IT: ‘IN THE SOVIET UNION, THE FUTURE IS KNOWN; IT’S THE PAST WHICH IS ALWAYS CHANGING:’ Why Do Democrats Hate Their Own Presidents? (Headline via Dennis Prager.)

The 2016 Finalists For The International Man Booker Prize

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The Nobel prize-winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, pseudonymous Italian author Elena Ferrante, Chinese dissident Yan Lianke, Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa, Austrian Robert Seethaler and South Korean Han Kang have all been shortlisted for the award, which celebrates the finest global fiction translated into English.”

'Bite on this so you don’t scream': The 'Assad files' offer a new glimpse into systematic torture in Syria

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad personally signed off on a brutal regime crackdown on dissidents that has led to the systematic torture of thousands of Syrians throughout the five-year civil war, according to an explosive new report...Show More Summary

An ‘Important Win’ for Campus Dissidents

A recent federal appeals court ruling out of California may prove to be an important win for speech rights on college campuss, according to a Harvard constitutional scholar.

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