Salvadorian performance artist faces prison for eating his ballot card : petition launched in his defence

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/El_Salvador_Legal_Authorities_Keep_Victor_Rodriguez_out_of_jail/?fbss Víctor “Crack” Rodríguez is facing up to six years in prison for a performance piece.   After the general election in El Salvador that split the winning left party from the right by a margin of less than 1% percent, tensions in the country are high, especially amongst the nation’s community of artists, who [...]

Zunar vs. the police and Malaysian government

Statement from Malaysia political cartoonist, Zunar. Zunar vs the police and the Malaysian government (Unlawful Detention under The Sedition Act): An appeal at the Appellate Court on the 18th June 2013 The Appellate Court has set 18th of June to hear my appeal on the decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s ruling regarding detention [...]

Attention! Turkish democracy needs you!

After a series of peaceful demonstrations for preserving a recreational area in Istanbul city centre, which is planned to be demolished for the construction of a shopping mall, Turkish police attacked the protesters at 05:00am on Friday morning violently with tear gas and water cannon, directly targeting their faces and bodies. Dozens of protesters are [...]

A political refugee returns to his small village in West Africa to build a community radio station that educates and inspires

Radio Taboo is a development project and documentary film about Issa Nyaphaga, a political journalist in exile returning to his small village in West Africa to build a community radio station to educate his community about subjects that are often too taboo to talk about. Issa was a journalist in Cameroon in the 1990s where [...]

Host an Occupier Now !

fD Board members Martin Rosengaard and Todd Lester have partnered with the S17 Support Group to set up a hosting system in New York city for Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary weekend: Host an Occupier. The Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street is upon us. Organizing work is nearly complete as cities across the country and [...]

Urgent Call to Action: Free Zakaria Zubeidi !

On the 9th of September Zakaria Zubeidi announced that he will embark on a death fast, a complete food and fluid strike, in response to the continuous postponement of his release from Palestinian Authority prison. This effectively means that unless the Palestinian Authority releases Zakaria he will most probably not make it through the week.  Zubeidi, [...]

Call for the release of filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia by the Syrian authorities

Syrian filmmaker and producer Orwa Nyrabia was arrested in Damascus International Airport while traveling to Cairo at noon on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. Nyrabia’s family still have no information about the reasons for his detention and his whereabouts are still unknown.  freeDimensional joins the Nyrabia family and the international community calling for the immediate release [...]

Statement by Malaysian Political Cartoonist, Zunar: “MALAYSIA BANS CARTOONS DURING THE ELECTION, BUT I WILL DEFY THE RULING!”

STATEMENT: I would like to refer to the ruling made by the Election Commission of Malaysia which bans the use of cartoons in the campaigns for the up-coming General Election. (General election’s date in Malaysia can only be decided by the Prime Minister, but must be called before the current term ends in March 2013). [...]

Artistic Director of the Jenin Freedom Theatre taken by Israeli Army

Press Release by The Freedom Theatre, June 6, 2012 At approximately 03:15 am this morning the Israeli army entered the home of Nabil Al-Raee, Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre, and took him to an unknown location. Nabil’s wife, Micaela Miranda explains what happened: “The dog started barking so I went outside and saw soldiers [...]

Burmese artists detained in Mandalay

Seven Burmese performance artists will face charges in a Mandalay court on Thursday after they allegedly broke an obscure law last week by performing in public with five foreigners who were subsequently deported. Officials from Mandalay’s Police Station No. 2 charged the seven artists on Tuesday with violating Section 11 of the 1964 Library, Museum [...]

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