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...
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
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.
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
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 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, 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
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...
Mr. Wu was compared to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel laureate who documented the atrocities of the Soviet gulag.
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.'
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
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 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.
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
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
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 WHICH IS ALWAYS CHANGING:’ Why Do Democrats Hate Their Own Presidents? (Headline via Dennis Prager.)
“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.”
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
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.