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Patten urges China not to see Hong Kongers as dissidents

Hong Kong's last British governor urged Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday not to treat the city's residents like dissidents. Chris Patten's comments came amid flaring tensions over calls for … Click to Continue »

Iran must answer for past crimes

Amidst talk of Iran’s violations of the nuclear deal, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. Congress, censuring the Tehran regime for the mass murder of thousands of dissidents in 1988. The massacre claimed the lives of an estimated 30,000 prisoners of conscience, mostly activists of the leading Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization […]

Vietnam jails former political prisoner for five years

A former political prisoner in Vietnam was jailed Monday for a second time after being found guilty of violating the terms of his house arrest, as the one-party state cracks down on critics. Rights groups say at least 15 dissidents have...Show More Summary

Saudis Say Arrests Target Foreign-Funded Dissidents

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The prominent citizens who were arrested had received support to threaten the national unity and undermine the monarchy, Saudi Arabia says.

"Unprecedented" Saudi Crackdown Targets Regime Loyalists As King Prepares To Abdicate

Are we seeing early signs of an "Arab Spring" coming to Saudi Arabia, or will the next king emerge stronger than ever? The kingdom is now in the midst of an unprecedented crackdown of both dissidents and even loyalists perceived as less...Show More Summary

Big Sister

Hillary Clinton’s new book What Happened contains this passage: Attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism. This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos. This is what...Show More Summary

Political Psychiatric Abuse Returns to Russia and Ex-Soviet States, Critics Say

From Crimea to Uzbekistan, human rights groups say dissidents are being subject to “treatment” at psychiatric facilities for opposing the government.

Cuban dissidents in electoral challenge as Castro era nears end

HAVANA (Reuters) - Opponents of the Cuban government are putting forward an unprecedented number of candidates for municipal elections in late October, the first step in a process to select a new president after nearly 60 years of the Castro brothers' rule.

Widow of Chinese dissident Liu back in Beijing: NGO

Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo who died in detention in July, is back in Beijing but still under house arrest, a Hong Kong NGO said Sunday. Liu had been kept incommunicado by the authorities for almost a month, her lawyer has said. Show More Summary

A Dissident South African Cartoonist Tells His Own Difficult Story

Daniel A. Gross on the cartoonist Mogorosi Motshumi and his graphic memoir “The 360 Degrees Trilogy,” the first graphic novel published by a black South African.

Hundreds attend funeral of Iranian dissident politician

Hundreds of Iranians attended the funeral of Ebrahim Yazdi, one of the country's most influential dissident politicians. Thursday's ceremony took place in a mosque north of Tehran. Yazdi died Sunday … Click to Continue »

Now Casting: Background Needed for Sci-Fi Flick ‘Captive State’ + More

Are you more of a collaborator or a dissident? Today’s casting roundup will have you choosing sides, as the upcoming Focus Features film “Captive State,” a sci-fi feature starring Vera Farmiga and John Goodman, needs extras in Chicago next month. Show More Summary

From 1970, One of the 10 Greatest Films I’ve Seen. Relevant Now.

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident. Jesse Kornbluth takes a look here. The post From 1970, One of the 10 Greatest Films I’ve Seen. Relevant Now. appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Vietnam's Facebook dissidents test the limits of Communist state

HANOI (Reuters) - "This isn't like China," says Vietnamese activist 'Anh Chi' at a noisy bar off one of the narrow streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter. "They can't shut Facebook down here."

Ebrahim Yazdi, Iranian foreign minister turned dissident, dies at 85

He was one of Ayatollah Khomeini’s top confidants, but quickly emerged as a prominent dissident against an Islamic revolutionary regime.

When Government Can’t Take 'Not Guilty' For an Answer: New at Reason

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

The feds are engaged in an extended grudge match against western dissidents, without regard for the cost to justice or the taxpayers. J.D. Tuccille writes: "The federal government is all about keeping the status quo," attorney Jess Marchese tells me. Show More Summary

Village Neighborhood Group Unhappy With Ai Weiwei's Upcoming Washington Square Park Installation

This fall, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will embark on his largest public art project to date, bringing around 300 individual works to all five boroughs as part of an exhibition titled "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors". [ more...

Iranian dissident politician Ebrahim Yazdi dead at 85

Iran's official IRNA news agency says one of the country's most influential dissident politicians who once served as foreign minister, Ebrahim Yazdi, has died. He was 85. Monday's report says … Click to Continue »

Venezuela's dissident ex-prosecutor 'received threats'

Luisa Ortega tells conference in Brazil she has evidence implicating Venezuela's president in corruption.

No return to classes Monday, says union

The dissident CNTE teachers’ union today rejected the official school calendar and announced its members would return to classes Friday, September 1 rather than next Monday. The announcement came after FULL STORY The post No return to classes Monday, says union appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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