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WATCH: Activist Ai Weiwei Looks at Fellow Chinese Dissident's Life with AIDS

“I’m not all that important. Death is an honor. I mean, living is an honor. How should I put it? A great life and an honorable death.”~Liu Ximei in the documentary, Stay Home read more

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2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Dr. G. Tod Slone, Founding Editor of the The American Dissident (aka P. Maudit), has sent us this cartoon. (I never realized that I looked so much like Ted Cruz in cartoon form). It is a response to the blog on the “Yield For Sneaker’s Bacon” sign controversy. The cartoon shows, in addition to my […]

French PM expels dissidents from cabinet

Manuel Valls reshuffles cabinet to silence ministers who openly criticised Socialist President Francois Hollande.

Discipline and Punish Dissidents

Healing doesn’t help. It validates the status quo. And it’s the status quo that’s sick.

'Far from Men' International Trailer Starring Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen stars as a school teacher who forms an alliance with a local dissident during the Algerian war in 'Far From Men'. [...]

The Autocrat Inside the EU

How Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban transformed from a dissident compatriot of Vaclav Havel to a would-be Vladimir Putin.

My Life Under House Arrest

One of China's best known dissidents writes about life as a prisoner of conscience in Beijing.

Blasts in Libyan capital as mystery planes fly over: residents

Television channel Libya Awalan (Libya First), close to dissident general Khalifa Haftar, said: "Military planes bombarded various positions" near Tripoli. Haftar has been conducting an operation against militant groups who have held sway in the eastern city of Benghazi since the fall of long-time dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011. Show More Summary

Florida artists pleads guilty to smashing WeiWei vase

A South Florida artist has pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge for smashing a vase that was part of a museum exhibit by noted Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Florida artists pleads guilty to smashing WeiWei vase

A South Florida artist has pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge for smashing a vase that was part of a museum exhibit by noted Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Nine More Political Dissidents Are Stripped of Their Nationalities in Bahrain

One man's sister said he was tortured before the sentencing. A special commission found that Bahrain tortured and mistreated opponents of the regime in the past.

Iranian Police Interrogator Get 3 Years Jail Time for Killing a Blogger

Cyber police interrogator Akbar Taghizadeh has been sentenced to three years in prison, two years in exile, and 74 lashes for the murder of dissident blogger Sattar Beheshti, who died under torture while in police detention in November 2012. “On Wednesday afternoon, August 6, news of the sentence was delivered to...

Three dissident Jewish orgs to hold silent vigil during 50 Jewish orgs’ memorial to Israeli dead

"Appalled at this blatant valuing of Jewish and Jewish Israeli lives over the nearly 2,000 Palestinians, including hundreds of children, who have been massacred by the Israeli army," Jews Say No, Women In Black, and Jewish Voice for Peace will hold a vigil opposing a commemoration of Israeli dead at the Jewish Community Center in NY on Aug. 12

Sattar Beheshti Murderer Gets Three Years in Prison

Cyber police interrogator Akbar Taghizadeh has been sentenced to three years in prison, two years in exile, and 74 lashes for the murder of dissident blogger Sattar Beheshti, who died under torture while in police detention in November 2012.

Chinese Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Released From Prison; Now What?

Dissident lawyer Gao Zhisheng appears to have won release from a western China prison on Thursday, taking steps toward an uncertain future.

Yuri Andropov birth centenary evokes nostalgia for Soviet hardliner and his harsh treatment of dissidents

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Amid a public mood of nostalgia for a vanished Soviet empire, Russia is marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Soviet leader Yuri Andropov with exhibitions and documentaries that gloss over his harsh treatment of dissidents. Show More Summary

The Power of Naming and Shaming

Why renaming a Washington street after a leading Chinese dissident is an excellent idea.

Arab regimes use malware to track journalists

By JOSEPH MARKS U.S. allies Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, along with Syria, are using malicious email and Facebook messages to track and entrap journalists, dissidents and campaigners, who face jail and torture if identified and arrested, according to a new study. Show More Summary

Black Cuban Dissident Slams Congressional Black Caucus

Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, the head of Cuba’s Rosa Parks Civil Rights Movement aimed at organizing black Cubans against the communist regime of Raúl Castro, had a pointed message for the Congressional Black Caucus during a talk in Washington, D.C., this week: stop helping the white Castro oligarchy oppress black Cubans. Show More Summary

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