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Thai coup leader says he’s a democrat, jokes about executing journalists

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is known for his adversarial relationship with dissidents and local media, but on Wednesday he took it to a particular extreme. "You don't have to support the government, but you should report the truth," Prayuth admonished reporters in Bangkok. Show More Summary

Paperbound enters the PlayStation 4 fold next week

Players looking for ways to cut up the competition in local multiplayer will have a new game to play with next week. It's indie developer Dissident Logic's debut game, Paperbound, which will release on PlayStation 4 on March 31. ForShow More Summary

Dave Duggan’s DENIZEN – a dissident republican addresses the court – drama performed in an actual courtroom

2 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The word ‘denizen’ conjures up the notion of a citizen, yet perhaps one with fewer rights or living somewhere that isn’t home. It’s also the title of Dave Duggan’s new play, a courtroom drama written in verse which opens in the north west this weekend and will be performed in two courthouses. Interviewed last week, more...

Ai Weiwei receives Amnesty International's top human rights honor

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Amnesty International honored Chinese artist, dissident and provocateur Ai Weiwei with its Ambassador of Conscience Award, the group's most prestigious human rights award. [ more › ]

A prominent dissident was just charged in the US with plotting to overthrow one of Africa's most oppressive governments

In late December, a group of Gambian immigrants to the US were involved in a failed attempt to overthrow Yahya Jammeh, the brutal dictator who's ruled over their native country since 1996. The conspirators were from different parts of the US and several may never have even met in person. Show More Summary

Chomsky: Myth of American Success Goes Hand in Hand With Racial Oppression

American economic prosperity is inextricably linked to its history of slavery and racial oppression, and fears that black people will take revenge are 'deeply rooted in American culture,' says academic, author, and dissident Noam Chomsky in a recent interview with the New York Times.

Liberals Became Dark, Cultish, Intellectually Stifling, Dissident Liberals Complain

Some liberals are expressing regret over the oppressive political correctness regimes that liberals have implemented on college campuses and elsewhere.

Revisiting Chen Guangcheng’s great escape

How did the blind dissident escape the clutches of China’s security services?

Chinese Dissident Contradicts Hillary Clinton’s Account of His Escape from China

last weekNews : Mediaite

A book by Chen Guangchen, the blind Chinese dissident who escaped from house arrest and managed to leave China with the help of the US, directly contradicts Hillary Clinton's account in which she credits her actions for facilitating his escape.

Taking the Wrong Lessons from the Gipper on Climate

(Steven Hayward) I love George Shultz, Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state and one of the heroes of the endgame of the Cold War. He began every meeting with a Soviet official with a specific human rights complaint about a dissident the Soviets had locked up, just to get under their skin and keep the pressure on. Show More Summary

Putin Vanishes Amid Tense Times in Russia

Rumors of a power struggle among Kremlin clans have fueled tensions since the murder of dissident Boris Nemtsov in Moscow. Amid the climate of paranoia that has descended on Moscow's political class, the common wisdom among analysts and dissidents is that various factions in Putin's circle have gone to war. Show More Summary

Russia’s Empire of Fear

The killing of a pro-democracy leader in Moscow has cast a chill over Russian dissidents

Activists Plan to Use Balloons to Drop 10,000 Copies of The Interview Into North Korea

A group of South Korean activists is determined to send copies of The Interview across the North Korean border, despite threats from the state to respond with “cannons or missiles” if the plan succeeds.Around March 26, the dissidents will launch a number of balloons carrying up to 10,000 copies of... More »

Are They Going to Start Shooting Anti-Vaxxers?

By Kent Heckenlively, Esq. I couldn't help but read in the recent assassination of Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov (a former first deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin), a chilling glimpse of what might come to pass in our own country....

Syria opposition chief seeks to unite dissidents

Syria’s exiled opposition chief told AFP he wants to pull together the country’s divided dissidents to end the four-year bloodbath, as he met the French president for the first time Thursday. Khaled Khoja, who has headed the main Syrian National Coalition since January, said President Bashar al-Assad’s ouster should not be a pre-condition to enter […]

Giuliani Working To Oust Iranian Regime

Rudy Giuliani is meeting with Iranian dissidents with the goal of ousting that country’s regime. “I’m going to Berlin this weekend with a group that could replace the Iranian government,” Giuliani humblebragged. “It’s a group run by a woman. They believe in a constitutional democracy. They fought for constitutional democracy. When they didn’t get it, [...]

Boehner Aide: Ads Targeting GOP Dissidents 'Not Helpful'

When an outside group announced it would spend $400,000 in ads pressuring Republicans who voted last week against the three-week continuing resolution for the Department of Homeland Security, it created a problem for House Speaker John...Show More Summary

Giuliani Tells Fox He’s Meeting with Iranian Dissident Group

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Former Gotham Mayor and current outrage-clickbaiter Rudy Giuliani told Fox & Friends Wednesday morning that he plans to meet with an Iranian dissident group that seeks to oust Iran's current regime.

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