Despite the hospitalization of one protester and police pressure, three Tibetans -- including one monk -- have entered the 29th day of a hunger strike outside the U.N., decrying China's harsh oppression of the Himalayan state. Dorjee Gyalpo, 59, was taken to the hospital on Monday, Tsewang Rigzin, ... More >>
Today marks the start of the 17th day of a hunger strike outside the United Nations building in midtown for three Tibetan monks who are protesting China's repression of Tibet, and demanding that the UN recognize their homeland as an independent country and address Chinese human rights abuses. Wrapp ... More >>
via Kim Jong-il's death has had a number of ripple effects, not least of which is the sudden obsolescence of the Kim Jong-il Looking at Things tumblr. Lucky for us, it's been replaced with a creepy new one: Kim Jong-il Haunting Things.
In what we'd like to think of as an "antidote" of sorts to Holly Van Voast's surge in boob-flashings at Barnes & Noble book signings (a target of which recently included Hillary Clinton's husband, Bill), a man surprised the Secretary of State with his own version of an homage recently in Honolulu.
Ai Wei Wei, the prominent artist and outspoken critic of the Chinese government whose arrest on April 3, 2011, spawned international demonstrations and outcry, has been released on bail. Via cell phone, the previously vocal artist and prolific tweeter reportedly said :"I'm released, I'm home ... More >>
Good morning! It's another gray day, but hang in there -- it should clear up by afternoon. Of course, there's also another snowstorm on the way, which could pan out as either a light brush...or a major snow event for New York by Friday. Currently snowfall potential is "highly uncertain." We'l ... More >>
A new generation hears of real-life zombies
First there was the smoking baby. Actually, before that, there was the other smoking baby. And more recently, there was the smoking, drinking, really sad baby. But lest you forget that adults, too, have trouble with the nic fits, consider the news that Philippine President-elect Benigno Aquin ... More >>
The weird Time 100 fairy tale gets even weirder for M.I.A.. On Tuesday, she was invited to, and then attended--as this amazing picture to the left clearly shows--a gala at Lincoln Center in celebration of the most influential people list the mag just released. There, she apparently met not just Tavi ... More >>
Craig Arnold, a young poet and professor at the University of Wyoming--his first book, Shells, was selected by W.S. Merwin for Yale Series of Young Poets in 1999--has apparently disappeared from an island in Japan, where he'd been climbing a volcano. The Poetry Foundation is asking for help: Japane ... More >>
Now that the majority Sinhalese government has nearly finished off a long-running civil war, confining the Tamil Tiger opposition to an ever shrinking parcel of land rife with a citizen population who've been dying in huge, indiscriminate numbers alongside militarized Tiger forces, Sri Lanka's gover ... More >>
Both John McCain and Sarah Palin are in town, and you know what that means -- if the terrorists among us detonate a suitcase nuke (remember those?), Mike Huckabee becomes President of White People. CBS News reports McCain will join Palin for high-level talks with Georgian President Saakashvili, Uk ... More >>
We have mentioned that Brooklyn artists James Powderly was detained in Beijing earlier this week by Chinese authorities for protesting on behalf of Tibet outside the Olympic games. The Brooklyn Paper fleshes the story out today. It turns out that three other Brooklyn artists -- Powderly collaborator ... More >>
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Commission blames American-backed Indonesian military
During the 2005 mayoral campaign the BIG ISSUE no candidate talked about was the looming $4.5 billion gap in the budget due next summer. But that big issue keeps getting smaller and smaller. Last month City Hall said increased tax revenues had shrunk the gap to $2.25 billion, and today the Comptroll ... More >>
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