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Truthdigger of the Week: Homa Hoodfar, Expert on the World’s Muslim Women, Imprisoned in Iran
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard detained the dual Canadian-Iranian citizen for allegedly fostering a “soft feminist revolution” and are denying her her rights and even medical treatment.Iran’s Revolutionary Guard detained the Canadian-Iranian dual citizen for allegedly fostering a “soft feminist revolution” and are denying her her rights and even medical treatment.

Obama Ratchets Up Conflict With Venezuela

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Tensions between the U.S. and Venezuelan governments mounted this week following the news that President Obama had officially declared Venezuela a national security threat and had levied sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials.

The Unsilenced Voice of a 'Long-Distance Revolutionary'
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Mumia Abu-Jamal, America’s most famous political prisoner and one of its few authentic revolutionaries, continues his fight for social justice after three decades in prison.Mumia Abu-Jamal, America’s most famous political prisoner, continues his fight for social justice after three decades in prison.

Pussy Rioter Moved to Solitary Confinement

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Maria Alyokhina, a member of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot jailed for performing an anti-Putin “punk prayer” in Moscow’s main cathedral this year, has been transferred to a solitary cell at Berezniki penal colony, apparently at her own request.

Castro Emerges for Talk Show Stint

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Cuba's former President Fidel Castro hasn't exactly been courting the limelight in recent years, owing to his ailing health and subsequent transfer of power to his brother Raul, but he rallied and made a rare cameo appearance Monday on a Cuban talk show.

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