Statement by Palestinian performing arts organizations

17 July, 2014 We, cultural workers representing the majority of Palestinian performing art organizations, condemn the current Israeli attack and aggression on Gaza, and the indiscriminate killing and maiming of mainly civilians, among them many children and women. As artists, the most powerful weapon we have is our ability to play, dream and imagine. The oppressive […]

To send letters of support for Moroccan musician Mouad (El Haqed)

If you would like to send support letters to the Moroccan musician, Mouad Belghouate (aka El Haqed), please note: – keep messages short with simple message wishing El Haqed well and that he will soon be free.- no political or religious comment or images ( tourist cards are appreciated….)- Give return address/email. Send to:  Mouad […]

Letter to Moroccan Minister of Justice re: musician Mouad Belghouate

Open Letter to the Moroccan Minister of Justice and Liberties El Mustapha Ramid on the Four-month Sentence Against Musician Mouad Belghouate (aka El Haqed)7 July 2014Mr El Mustapha RamidMinister of Justice and LibertiesMinistère de la Justice et des libertés Place El Mamounia – BP 1015RabatMoroccoFax:+212 537 73 47 25 We the undersigned organisations committed to […]

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 […]

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