Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fl., has launched a new Facebook page to talk directly with Venezuelans inside the country and abroad. In his first video message, Rubio tells visitors in Spanish … Click to Continue »
Jane Mayer on the former spy Christopher Steele, who compiled the notorious dossier on Trump’s ties to Russia. And a dissident poet opens a window on North Korea.
After the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, other countries have also been accused of targeting exiles and dissidents. I have been talking to one Rwandan living in the UK who has been warned by police that there is an “imminent threat” to his life from his former government.
GANGSTER GOVERNMENT (UPDATE): The long, terrifying history of Russian dissidents being poisoned abroad.
China reportedly arrested a man this week who criticized the country's plan to scrap presidential term limits. This appears to be the first arrest of someone who has protested the plan, though at least one dissident was sent away onShow More Summary
From Russia with love?
With the programme Dissident Gardens, Het Nieuwe Instituut explores the classic contrast between nature and culture and the changing role of design. In this context, the garden stands for the site where man?s desire to control his environment collides with the forces of nature. Show More Summary
China is bankrolling an effort to become an innovator in artificial intelligence to move further its growth into a truly wealthy power, and in part to keep better track of individuals it considers criminals and dissidents.
Apple is moving encryption keys for China-based users' data from the US to the Asian country. Some say that's bad for dissidents. Apple says the keys are safe.
Propaganda posters can leave a lasting impact. For Shaomin Li, the Chinese artist, economist, and dissident, they are particularly meaningful. He grew up during the Cultural Revolution, surrounded by the posters that he now collects....Show More Summary
By David Weiner Here, I will be laying out a vision for the end state that our movement should strive for. It is simply not adequate to (only) react to the onslaught of attacks from those promoting 24/7 vaccination. We...
Mythili G. Rao writes about “The Red Years,” a collection of poems attributed to a North Korean dissident writing under the pen name Bandi.
Two policemen were killed in a gunbattle in southern Colombia with alleged FARC dissidents, the defense minister said Tuesday. The clash happened in San Vicente de Caguan in the Caqueta department when the police stopped and tried to search two men, who opened fire, Luis Carlos Villegas told a press conference. Show More Summary
We had just been talking about Instagram and YouTube facing site blocks in Russia all because a billionaire didn't like his dirty laundry exposed online. For brief background, a noted Russian dissident, Alexy Navalny, had published photos...Show More Summary
Egyptian police arrested on Wednesday a leading government critic and party leader Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, security officials said, while prosecutors remanded into custody another leading dissident. Security officials suggested Abul Fotouh, a candidate in the 2012 presidential election, had ties with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Show More Summary
Cardinal Cupich has invited American bishops to a series of conferences about Amoris Laetitia in February.
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's police said on Wednesday they were investigating the death of an opposition campaigner in the country's commercial capital, while dissidents said the killing showed politically motivated attacks were continuing.
A pair of researchers from Toronto's storied Citizen Lab (previously) have written an eye-opening editorial and call to action on the ways that repressive states have used the internet to attack dissidents, human rights advocates and political oppositions -- and how the information security community and tech companies have left these people vulnerable. (more…)
Moscow takes up proposal to change the name of an alley near the U.S. Embassy to 1 North American Dead End, after Washington renames a block for a slain Russian dissident.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia will release 746 more prisoners, including a journalist and a senior opposition official who were jailed for conspiracy to commit terrorist acts, the attorney general's office said on Thursday.