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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

21 hours 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.

Noam Chomsky: Defeating ISIS Starts with the US Admitting Its Role in Creating This Fundamentalist Monster

It would take remedying the massive damage inflicted on Iraq in order to deal with the turmoil in the region. We air the second part of our two-day interview with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author. Show More Summary

Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Finds Freedom in Alcatraz

San Francisco -- Ai Weiwei, once China's most internationally famous prisoner, is occupying Alcatraz -- or at least his art installations are. Banned from traveling outside his home country, Ai has remotely produced a series of politically...Show More Summary

Tiananmen dissident Yuan Zhiming resigns from church duties after Chai Ling accuses him of rape

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Tiananmen Square activist who became a well known figure in the Chinese Christian community has stepped down from his pastoral duties and ministries following accusations that he'd raped fellow Chinese dissident and Christian convert Chai Ling. [ more › ]

North Korean defectors undermine totalitarianism with smuggled pirate sitcoms

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In an amazing, long, in-depth investigative piece, Wired's Andy Greenberg recounts the story of North Korean dissidents who have escaped, but who mastermind ambitious smuggling efforts that send thousands of USB sticks and SD cards over...Show More Summary

Political Science: Heat’s on Climate Change Dissidents

“I am under ‘investigation,'” professor Roger Pielke Jr. of the University of Colorado Boulder posted on his blog Wednesday. The top Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep.

Would an Iranian Nuclear Deal Be Good for Human Rights?

As Iranian and Western negotiators try to nail down a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program by a Nov. 24 deadline, many in Iran’s long-suffering dissident community find themselves in an ironic position: They support a deal even though...Show More Summary

Killing a Dissident’s Dream

Boris Nemtsov, 55, was gunned down below the Kremlin walls Friday night doing something no prominent Russian politician has done in nearly 20 years: He was walking through Moscow as a free man. Nemtsov had refused to join the clan of privilege and power. Show More Summary

Putin's Russia (19/07/13)

Here's an excellent article from the BBC's web site which tells a sorry tale of what it's like to be a critic of President Vladimir Putin - in modern day Russia. Political opponents and dissidents may no longer be sent of the salt mines...Show More Summary

Node.js And IO.js May Be Approaching Reconciliation

After three months of internecine conflict, the popular open source JavaScript framework Node.js may be nearing a reconciliation with dissidents who created a rival version. Mikeal Rogers, a former Node core contributor and current community lead of that rival, IO.js, posted a proposal for healing the breach late Thursday in the IO GitHub repository. Show More Summary

The Great Dissident Soviet Choreographer You’ve Never Heard Of

“How miraculous that amid all that suffocating tulle, a ballet flame-thrower named Leonid Yakobson emerged. … Dancers hungry for a challenge loved the odd body shapes, sexiness and wit of his choreography. Among his disciples were the young Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov” as well as Maya Plisetskaya. Even Richard Nixon was a fan.

Dissidents: Iran running parallel secret nuke program

An Iranian dissident group known for exposing key aspects of Iran’s secret nuclear work claims it now has evidence of “an active and secret parallel nuclear program” operated by Tehran. Click here to read the story.

The Best Time I Got Kicked Out of My Punk Band

last weekHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Isabel Slone In high school, I desperately wanted to be a punk because it seemed akin to being dangerous. I was convinced one cold stare from a blue Mohawk-ed dissident could send a jock running away in terror; that was the kind of social power I was interested in. Show More Summary

One-Sided WashPost: Pelosi 'Heaping Praise' on Obama in Havana, No Space for Critics, Dissidents

On Saturday, The Washington Post published what can only be read as a Nancy Pelosi press release on the back page of the front section. The former speaker was in Havana with a bunch of other liberals “heaping praise” on Obama for softening up on the Castro dictatorship. There was nothing resembling a critic of Obama, Pelosi, or the Castros.

Accused aide to Osama bin Laden opposed calls for violence, jury told

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for a Saudi man accused by U.S. prosecutors of acting as Osama bin Laden’s lieutenant argued at the close of his trial on Thursday that he was a peaceful dissident who found the al Qaeda leader's violent ideology abhorrent. Show More Summary

This Journalist Has Spent Her Career Championing HIV Dissidents

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From The Forward... Several weeks ago, a group of pro-Israel, pro-peace Danish Jews and non-Jews and Iranian dissidents had to be driven away in buses from their rally because the police couldn’t guarantee their security, due to increasing...Show More Summary

Berlin Bears

2 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Dissident Iranian film director Jafar Panahi has won the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin Film Festival with his covertly filmed Taxi (2015). Iranian authorities have banned him from making movies and from travelling abroad. So his award was accepted by his young niece Hana Saeidi. Show More Summary

Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi wins Berlin film fest Golden Bear top prize

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear top prize at the 65th Berlin film festival Saturday for "Taxi", his third movie made in defiance of an official ban. Panahi, who is outlawed from travelling abroad and was absent...Show More Summary

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