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AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Russian Rockers Denounce Putin in Trial’s Closing Statements

“If this political system throws itself against three girls ... it shows this political system is afraid of truth,” a member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot said as a judge set a verdict date on charges that the musicians engaged in hooliganism against the Russian government.

Posted on Aug 8, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Hasan Jamali

American Head-Basher Lands a Job in Bahrain

The U.S. has long exported money, weapons and propaganda know-how to foreign governments looking to contain their populations. Now the ruling Al-Khalifas of Bahrain have hired former Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney, notorious for employing brutal tactics against American protesters, to assist in a crackdown against pro-democracy activists on their soil.

Posted on Dec 3, 2011 READ MORE



The Breakdown of the European Union

The demise of the European Union has begun with riots; scholars afraid of repression are creating alternate Internets; meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street protests are starting to get some traction with the mainstream. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE


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White House / Pete Souza

President Obama Calls for ‘End to Repression’ in Cuba

On Wednesday, President Obama issued a statement criticizing recent human rights violations in Cuba, “including the tragic death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, the repression visited upon Las Damas de Blanco,” among other incidents, which he deemed “deeply disturbing.” Over to you, Cuban government.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 READ MORE



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Eritrean Team Seeks Asylum in Kenya

You know things are bad when your national soccer team flees the country. That’s what happened to Eritrea, whose national team absconded while in Kenya for a regional soccer tournament. The athletes later reappeared in the capital city of Nairobi, seeking asylum.

Posted on Dec 18, 2009 READ MORE


Petition Circulating Against U.S. Aggression in Iran

As the White House’s campaign against Iran heats up, the Campaign for Peace and Democracy is gathering signatures in support of its statement “IRAN: Neither U.S. Aggression nor Theocratic Repression.”

Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


Booking Pinochet

The bloody Chilean dictator is a whisker away from trial. Marc Cooper weighs in on the significance of the recent booking of the 90-year-old General Augusto Pinochet.

Posted on Dec 30, 2005 READ MORE


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