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Be a Conscientious Objector in a Social Media War

When Mathew Brady published his photographs of the slain soldiers of the Civil War, America was shocked. Never before had we actually seen the torpid dead lying on the battlefield. 1,547 more words


THAILAND: Arbitrary detention of student activist and human rights defender by junta

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concernedto have learned that NanthapongBunpong, a human rights defender and student activist at Mahasarakham University, is being arbitrarily detained by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). 1,170 more words


Thai students mobilise to resist junta rule

BANGKOK: Huddled around a table at a university canteen, six Thai students draft a newsletter celebrating democracy — a meeting that would have barely attracted a glance two months ago, but could now land them in jail. 764 more words


Crime and Punishment - The Dissidents


Andrei Sakharov was impatient. They had been discussing plans, schemes, a whole range of possibilities, but a consensus still seemed illusive. He was certain that if Vasily can be convinced to support, they can have the Moscow Military District and all of its divisions on their side and Brezhnev’s days would be numbered. 154 more words


Publication: Storyacious

This past week Storyacious published my review of the film, Ai Weiwei:The Fake Case. You can learn more about Storyacious here. And you can read my review here. Thanks, Storyacious!

Self selection in Church attendance and membership

Spend any amount of time reading the various Mormon themed blogs and you will see any number of reasons people are dissatisfied with and/or have been hurt by the Church and its members. 215 more words

Keeping Us Safe ... From Grandma

“I can’t understand it. I can’t even understand the people who CAN understand it.” –Queen Juliana

To no one’s surprise, I’m confused again. I’ve read the US Constitution a few times, but apparently without comprehending much of it. 732 more words

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