Issues / Human Rights
The first to recognize literature's power are the tyrants themselves.
Ai Weiwei has challenged the Chinese authorities with his art and his Tweets -- who will win this political tug-of-war?
A poet reaches out to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
In towns and cities all over Japan farewell gatherings were being held, as "returnees" to North Korea packed their bags and boarded trains that would take them to the port of Niigata where, after various formalities including a "confirmation of free will" by the International Committee of the Red Cross, they would board Russian ships for the voyage to Cheongjin in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Beijing's recent crackdown on human rights has revealed the importance of a new group of activists.
With a slim majority in Congress and a still-strong conservative opposition, Ollanta Humala may well find it difficult to implement even his moderate program of change.
The author will shortly be setting sail on the next Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
A poem about the theater of cruelty that was Abu Ghraib.
As a result of Syrian President Assad's brutality, his country's relationship with Turkey lays in ruins.
At nearly 200 meters high and 2.3 kilometers wide, the hydroelectric dam in Hubei, China, is creating a reservoir that will eventually stretch 600km (370 miles) to the west.