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Cuban dissidents shaken by U.S. rapprochement, seek new tactics

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's decision to end five decades of enmity with Cuba has shaken the island's political dissidents, dividing their ranks and forcing them to rethink tactics. Throughout the Cold...Show More Summary

Facebook Angers Russian Dissidents by Blocking Protest Page

The company blocked a page rallying opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the request of the government's Internet monitor

Facebook Angers Russian Dissidents by Blocking Protest Page

The company blocked a page rallying opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the request of the government's Internet monitor

Explaining "Real" Money To Your Children

Submitted by The Dissident Dad via Mike Krieger's Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Money is a very important part of all our lives. The understanding of money, how it works, and how we treat it can dramatically improve or diminish our quality of life. Show More Summary

Facebook Reportedly Blocks Russian Dissident’s Page at Government Request

Facebook accused of bowing to Russian government pressure to block access to a page supporting a dissident.

Roth was fired because DC Jewish leaders demand ‘acquiescence’ to Israeli positions — Kushner

The Gaza slaughter has divided the Jewish community, with mainstream orgs doubling down for Israel; that is why the DC Jewish Community Center fired Ari Roth, theater director and dissident

Turkish Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Dissident Under “Terrorism” Accusations

4 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor We recently reported HERE arrests made around Turkey of journalists, police, and opposition critical of President Erdogan. Now, an arrest warrant has been issued against Cleric Fethulla Gülen who is presently residing in the United States as an exile. The Turkish government accuses Gülen of orchestrating a terrorist plot to […]

Ending House Arrest of Dissident Leaders Not on Administration’s Agenda, Says Justice Minister

In a startling statement during an interview with the Iran Labor News agency (ILNA) about the house arrests imposed on the Green Movement leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, and Zahra Rahnavard since 2011, Iran’s Minister of Justice Mostafa Pourmohammadi said on December 16, 2014, that “the issue [of the house arrest] has not been [...]

Islamic State could be behind botched cyberattack on Syrian dissidents

A botched cyberattack aimed at unmasking Syrian dissidents has experts worried that the Islamic State group is adding malicious software to its arsenal. See also: Egyptian Cyber Army: The hacker group attacking ISIS propaganda online Internet...Show More Summary

Dissident Cuban Blogger Welcomes Move to End Embargo

One of Cuba's most prominent dissidents, the blogger Yoani Sánchez, welcomed President Obama's move to end the embargo.

Is the Seattle Police Intelligence Auditor Doing His Job?

Seattle Channel In a rare in-person appearance in 2013, David Boerner, the Seattle police intelligence auditor, speaks to the City Council. In the 1970s, Seattle police compiled secret files on dozens of political dissidents. They noted sexual orientations and religious affiliations. Show More Summary

Blog: In China, mainstream media as well as dissidents under increasing pressure

In 2014, a record number of journalists imprisoned in China was documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The 44 in prison this year is an increase from 32 in 2013, and is the largest figure for China since CPJ began tracking imprisoned journalists in 1990. In recent years,...

Russians Plot Government in Exile

It won’t happen today or tomorrow, but one of Moscow’s leading activists says Russia’s dissidents are coordinating strategies for poltical action.

Dissident Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko hospitalized

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Russian non-conformist poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved rock star fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized Sunday after suffering a fall. The 81-year-old was “admitted this morning in a hospital at Rostov-on-Don following health problems,” the health minister of the southern...

Turkey arrests media figures for alleged ties to U.S.-based cleric

Turkish police arrested the editor in chief of the country’s largest daily newspaper, the head of a television station and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Evan Turner's Point Guard Play Proving He's Not Traditional NBA Player

Heading into this season, Evan Turner's standing as a fatally flawed dissident of contemporary NBA basketball—aka the age of analytics—felt like it was lodged in a block of cement (as is the case with most guards who don’t/can't shoot...Show More Summary

Fidel Castro Awarded China's Confucius Peace Prize

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The award was set up in 2010 after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a Chinese dissident. Chinese media said the former Cuban leader was honored because he didn't use force in foreign relations.

What The Node.js Fork Really Means: A Dissident Speaks

Last week, major contributors to the popular programming framework Node.js "forked" the project, creating a rival version called IO.js. Despite earlier warnings that a fork might be brewing, the schism surprised the open-source community supporting Node as well as its corporate overseer, Joyent. Show More Summary

Parents Shouldn’t Replace State Propaganda With Their Own Propaganda

Submitted by Daniel Amaduri (The Dissident Dad) via Mike Krieger's Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I want to share with my children everything I’ve learned over these past few years as I’ve abandoned my mental and emotional slavery and embraced personal sovereignty. Show More Summary

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