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Dissident Artist Convinces Russian Detective to Quit His Job

2 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

A Russian police investigator interrogates a detained political artist, with the end result being that the detective — his eyes opened to the state’s abuses of power — renounces his badge.

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says has been given a visa to travel to Germany

13 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been given a visa to travel to Germany, he told AFP on Monday, just days after police handed him back his passport following a four year confiscation. China's best known contemporary artist abroad,...Show More Summary

Why Iranian Dissidents Support the Nuclear Deal--In Their Own Words

Cross-posted from In These Times Iranian writer Mahmoud Dolatabadi, author of such books as The Colonel, which has been banned in Iran. (International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran) The debate on the nuclear deal with Iran has revolved mainly around the geopolitics of the agreement. Show More Summary

Kyrgyz leader says U.S. 'sought chaos' by decorating dissident

CHOLPON ATA, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said on Monday the United States had sought to "create chaos" in his country by granting an award to a jailed dissident.

Tiananmen dissident Wu'er Kaixi runs for seat in Taiwan's parliament

Wu’er Kaixi, a Chinese democracy activist and one of the former student leaders in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest, has announced that he will be running for a seat in the Taiwan parliament. [ more › ]

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says passport returned on Wednesday after four years

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Police handed Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei back his passport on Wednesday four years after it was confiscated, he told AFP, hailing the move with a smiley emoticon. Ai is China's best known contemporary artist abroad, but authorities have denied him a passport since 2011 in an apparent attempt to limit his international influence. Show More Summary

Chinese dissident sets sights on seat in Taiwan parliament

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Twenty-six years after Wu'er Kaixi stood alongside young comrades to stare down People's Liberation Army tanks in Tiananmen Square, the Chinese democracy activist has his sights set on winning a seat in Taiwan's parliament.

Khodorkovsky: Putin Will Step Down in 2019

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of Russia's most famous political dissidents and one of the Kremlin's most prominent critics, has predicted in an interview with Russian weekly newspaper Sobesednik that Russian President Vladimir Putin's time...Show More Summary

Putin’s Purge of Crimean Dissidents Continues Apace

4 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

­­­­­­­ Sixteen months after Russia's March 2014 annexation of Crimea, the peninsula's human rights situation is getting progressively worse. The first wave of repression targeted mainly pro-Ukrainian activists and Crimean Tatars, while in 2015 the Kremlin's victims have been Slavs: Ukrainians and Russians. Show More Summary

Google Researchers: Users Have Way Too Much Faith in Antivirus Software

If you pay some attention to the news, you know that hacks and security breaches are—sadly—becoming the norm. No one is safe: big companies like Target, important US government agencies, Syrian dissidents, online dating sites (more or...Show More Summary

The Republic's Dissident Youth: Ireland's Young Warriors

5 days agoNews : Vice News

Earlier this year, VICE News filmed with a republican youth movement in Ireland called Na Fianna Éireann ("Warriors of Ireland" in English), a small group of around 30 boys considered to be hardline dissidents. They support a violent...Show More Summary

US politicians are now ignoring the Cuban dissidents they once courted

HAVANA (AP) — In the seven months since the U.S. and Cuba declared detente, American politicians have flooded Havana to see the sights, meet the country's new entrepreneurs and discuss the possible end of the U.S. trade embargo with leaders of the communist government. Show More Summary

Interest rate 'dissidents' are growing inside the Bank of England

Dissent against a persistently low interest rate policy is growing inside the Bank of England. And this could lead to a split vote at the central bank's Monetary Policy Committee meeting next month, according to a note from BarclaysShow More Summary

China returns passport to famed dissident artist

Internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei's outspoken nature saw him trapped in his own country for years, now he's off to see his son

Dissident Chinese artist gets his passport back

Four years after his passport was seized, Ai Weiwei says he got his travel documents back and plans to travel to UK.

After Four Years Detained, Ai Weiwei Given His Passport Back

“Today, I got my passport.” It’s a phrase that dissident Chinese performance and visual artist Ai Weiwei has been waiting to deliver for four years, since he was detained and barred in 2011 from traveling outside of Beijing. Ai confirmed...Show More Summary

Will the Iran Nuclear Deal Benefit Iranian Filmmakers?

Will the situation of dissident Iranian filmmakers improve following the recent thawing of relations between Iran and Western countries in the wake of their ongoing nuclear agreement? The question remains.

Top Stories: New Questions In Texas Jail Death; Chinese Dissident Gets Passport

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: A transportation bill funding programs that will soon expire stalls in the Senate; the freeway bridge washed out in California will partially reopen; and parts of the oldest Koran are found.

After Four Years, Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Gets His Passport Back

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Authorities had seized Ai's passport in apparent retaliation for his social and political work. Ai's work is often fiercely critical of the Chinese government.

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