A 26-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of dissident a republican in Belfast. Tommy Crossan was shot dead yesterday in an incident that has been described as a "terrible, tragic reminder of the violent conflict of the past." Crossan was killed in broad daylight and in full view of surrounding houses. Show More Summary
Doge Save Venezuela purports to be raising funds to help dissidents using Dogecoin, but how legitimate can it be?
Some of the tweets are shockingly innocuous.
Last week, the Lowy Institute hosted a roundtable examining human rights in the Middle East, which featured human rights defender Hassan al-Amin and Tirana Hassan from Human Rights Watch. Hassan al-Amin fled Libya to be a dissident in...Show More Summary
One of the goals of the social network ZunZuneo was to learn who among the people of Cuba were receptive to dissident messages and counter-revolution opportunities by monitoring what they were posting. We can easily do the same thing by analyzing social media content around the world. read more
(HANOI, Vietnam) — Lawyers and activists say Vietnam has granted early release to two more high profile dissidents. The unusual moves come as the country is negotiating a free trade deal with the United States. Washington has said that it would be hard to get the deal past Congress unless Vietnam made some meaningful steps…
North Korea is a cloistered, totalitarian state where dissidents are sent to prison camps, whiffs of insurrection are punished by propagandized death, and male citizens are reportedly, though probably not actually, all forced to get the same haircut as leader Kim Jong Un. Show More Summary
CHANGE slavery into freedom midwives into dissidents basket into ark Hebrew into prince babbler into stutterer boy into man overseer into corpse bush into flame was into will-be fugitive into emissary staffs into snakes Nile into blood darkness into light...
Last night a crowd of several hundred supporters of Ai Weiwei and other Chinese dissidents gathered on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library in Brooklyn, NY. They convened as part of a peaceful protest organized by PEN America toShow More Summary
The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.
Jacob Heilbrunn In the early 1990s, the Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky wrote a diverting book review in the New Republic about Mikhail Gorbachev. His take was that Gorbachev, if I recall correctly, had to be an American agent. Who...Show More Summary
China’s most prominent rule-of-law activist may be going to jail, but he won’t be going quietly.
Government-sponsored violence against dissidents in Venezuela continues with no end in sight. As the kidnapping of a young journalist at a former opposition network makes headlines, President Nicolás Maduro calls for "dialogue" with members of the opposition who have increasingly gained public mistrust. Show More Summary
Jason Wishnow left his job as the film director for TED to go to China and write--but when he ran into dissident artist Ai Weiwei, his project changed focus. Jason Wishnow didn't go to China to make a movie. But when you're a filmmaker,...Show More Summary
Dissident Irish republican terrorists are adopting tactics inspired by Al Qaeda, using information from the Islamist group to build bombs and rockets. The link came to light after republican terrorists fired a mortar bomb at police in Belfast last month. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession.
The United States Agency for International Development created a social media platform in Cuba akin to Twitter in an attempt to create a social sphere to foster political dissidence, according to a report by the Associated Press. The...Show More Summary
Ai Weiwei makes his acting debut in a dystopian short secretly filmed in China. Plus, there's a new volume of Tank Girl, an Australian audio-comedy inspired by Doctor Who, an improved Morbid Anatomy Museum and more, all looking for a bit of crowdfunding help. Read more...