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phil-naessens's picture
Mar.17.2014
  People ask me all the time why every Wednesday for the past few months I’ve been changing my profile picture. It’s real easy to answer this question and I can do this in three simple words.   Free Saeed Abedini.   That’s it. That’s what this is all about. There are thousands of us...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.24.2011
 Why Writers Belong Behind BarsBy TONY PERROTTET  While researching the Marquis de Sade several years ago, I came across an intriguing biographical tidbit: that crazed French libertine, whose string of luridly violent works gave rise to the term “sadism,” actually began his literary career as a...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.30.2010
Adolf Hitler's Time in JailFlowers for the Führer in Landsberg Prison By Jan Friedmann Photo Gallery: 4 Photos Getty Images New historical documents show that Adolf Hitler wanted for nothing during his short incarceration at Landsberg Prison in 1924. He was able to hold court and maintain his...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.02.2010
What better place, you might ask. INTERVIEW: Fourteen years married to a Chinese dissident "We also like Kafka and Dostoevsky,” Liu Xia says. She is allowed to send books and money to her husband, but he has received only about 10 of more than 100 titles she has chosen. They include four by...
wende-plante-aka-billy-joe's picture
Dec.10.2009
As I was sitting here tonight looking at the world news, up reading an article it hit so close to home, I was ashamed of whom I am.  http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49617, this article from Inter Press Services News Agency shocked me.  I realize everyone has a right to their views, beliefs...
eugenia-kim's picture
Nov.17.2009
The North Korean capture and Clinton-assisted release of journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee brought a compelling human element into a conflict that many Americans know little about. I’m a Korean-American novelist who also paid scant attention to the North Korean regime until Ling and Lee’s 140-day...
secretagentwoman's picture
Sep.09.2009
I grew up in an upper middle -class home in Los Altos, CA (just below the upper class homes in Los Altos Hills). I always thought my family was strange and didn't fit in, but that was before I really learned that every family is strange. My father was an alcoholic until I was almost 7 years old....
julia-stein's picture
Jan.03.2009
Saadi Youssef has been for decades just not just one of the most important Iraqi poets but also one of the most important poets writing in Arabia. His 2002 collection "Without an alphabet, Without a Face," translated from Arabic into English by Khaled Mattawa, is an moving, heart...