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  Advice for dissident scholars, by Brian Martin
Dissident scholars can be attacked in various ways, including by denial of tenure, harassment, withdrawal of research grants, official reprimands, referral to psychiatrists, ostracism by colleagues, spreading of rumors, transfer to different locations or jobs, and dismissal.
Dissidents need to be aware of the possibility of such a long-term commitment.
Dissidents should be prepared for the most unscrupulous behavior by the other side.
www.uow.edu.au /arts/sts/bmartin/pubs/98ta.html   (5104 words)

 Dissident - Lee Congdon
The Oxford English Dictionary defines dissident as "one who disagrees," or "one who dissents from the established or dominant form of religion." In East Central Europe, that religion goes by the name of communism, and those who dissent must therefore set themselves against the formidable power of the state.
As a rule, these courageous men and women are apostates, disappointed idealists and quondam believers who were forced to look on as their dreams of emancipation and redemption turned into nightmares of oppression and damnation.
In the long years since the book first appeared, he has lived the life of a dissident, one who cannot publish in his own country and who must be prepared to endure surveillance, harassment, prison, and public...
www.worldandi.com /specialreport/1988/april/Sa13569.htm   (246 words)

 Czech Literature And The Reading Public
Both Czech emigrés in the West and the dissident community in Czechoslovakia were children of the 1960s liberalisation process and its culmination, the 1968 Prague Spring.
It is interesting that even some major dissident writers - Jan Trefulka for example - regard the samizdat editions of their work as more significant than the printed editions which came out in the West.
Dissident author and critic Frantisek Kautman nevertheless believes that in spite of all the cataclysms, Czech dissident and emigré literature has fared relatively well over the past six years, particularly in comparison with other strands of Czech literature.
www2.arts.gla.ac.uk /Slavonic/staff/Czech_literature.html   (3864 words)

 Governance Analytics
Dissident's plan: By terminating the advisory agreement Laxey believes this action will send a strong message to the board that its continuation in office should be evaluated in light of its failure to offer shareholders any way to maximize shareholder value.
Dissident's plan: Axcan intends to engage an independent board at Salix in order to remove the poison pill and to conduct a fair process with respect to the Axcan offer or any other offers that may be presented to the board.
Dissident's plan: The dissident's plan is to accelerate the company's share repurchase program and to retain an investment banker to determine the value of the company in a sale/acquisition versus remaining independent.
www.issueatlas.com /content/free/proxy_fights.html   (6448 words)

 Cuba News - by CubaNet News Inc.
The wives and children of at least two dissidents who are in prison have been harassed and threatened by paramilitary mobs under the direction of government officials in Las Tunas, eastern Cuba.
Dissident Carlos Camilo Valdés Figueroa was detained by agents of the political police in Minas, Camagüey province on Wednesday and accused of possessing enemy propaganda.
Four dissidents were arrested August 31 when they staged a protest in front of a police station in Santa Clara.
www.cubanet.org /cubanews.html   (3502 words)

 What's an AIDS dissident??
I'm a dissident and I'd like to spread the word, but I don't want to join a group.
The press, especially in San Francisco, has caught on that AIDS dissidents are a "hot topic" right now, and run stories about them whenever they can jusify it.
It should be noticed that these stories mention the dissident messages again and again, but with disclaimers.
www.whatisaids.com /whatisadissident.htm   (1766 words)

 Vietnam: Leading elderly dissident to be freed - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amnesty International is relieved at news of the imminent release of yet another leading dissident and prisoner of conscience, Colonel Pham Que Duong.
On 9 July a fellow dissident, Professor Tran Khue, 69, who had been arrested at the same time as Pham Que Duong, was given a similar sentence - "time served" for a conviction on identical charges.
Both men, along with other dissidents, requested official permission to form an Anti-Corruption Association in 2001 and have been accused of sending messages critical of the Vietnamese authorities to anti-government overseas groups.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGASA410142004   (545 words)

 CNN - Chinese activists push human rights issue - Oct. 24, 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hoping to bring her husband's case to international attention, Wang wrote to world leaders, timing her letters to coincide with this week's 50th anniversary of the United Nations and the visit to New York by Chinese President Jiang Zemin.
Dissidents in two Chinese provinces also wrote to Jiang on Chen's behalf.
But most dissidents and their families have yet to see the benefits of that new policy.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9510/china_dissident/index.html   (419 words)

 Dissident Unions Form Coalition
The five dissident unions -- the Service Employees International Union, the Teamsters, Unite Here, the Food and Commercial Workers and the Laborers -- have tried to persuade the central labor federation to shift resources into organizing and to strengthen the AFL-CIO's authority over its 58 member unions.
The dissident unions have repeatedly been thwarted because they represent only 35 percent of the AFL-CIO membership and have been unable to win over other supporters.
The dissidents' inability to win on any front has increased the chances that some or all will quit the labor federation.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/15/AR2005061502352.html   (537 words)

 the dissident frogman | Tertian Fever • Fièvre Tierce
Before you jump to conclusions, before you decide to post about it on your site, blog or forum, it is crucial that you read this article that provides essential information on this issue that may not be as bad as it's being reported.
Fired by the dissident frogman @ July 1, 2003 07:03 PM i dont care, cuz i hate france and hope they all die and nothing they do will ever bother me cuz i know they are all just a bunch of assholes.
Fired by the dissident frogman @ July 1, 2003 07:50 PM I apologize for the above comment, the French got involved after the battle of Saratoga, not Yorktown.
www.thedissidentfrogman.com /dacha/000185.html   (11644 words)

 CNN - Chinese dissident hopes to appeal 11-year sentence - Oct. 30, 1996
BEIJING (CNN) -- Prominent dissident and former student leader Wang Dan was convicted Wednesday of plotting to overthrow the Chinese government and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Although the government claims the trial was a public one, no impartial observers were allowed to attend and police kept international journalists far away from the courthouse.
There are virtually no dissidents left in China today, says Robin Munro of Human Rights Watch/Asia.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9610/30/china.dissident.update/index.html   (581 words)

 The Body: South Africa "AIDS Dissident" Dispute: Time to Stop and Think
A bizarre dispute around "AIDS dissidents" who argue that HIV does not cause AIDS and oppose standard treatment to prevent maternal-infant transmission threatens to damage the World AIDS Conference in Durban (July 9-14, 2000) and divert attention from efforts to control the epidemic worldwide.
The reasons are unclear, but many treatment activists in South Africa and elsewhere think the government fears that providing antiretrovirals to prevent transmission would lead to demands for antiretroviral treatment for everyone who needed it, demands which the government could not fulfill, given current prices and international trade rules.
Which is why AIDS dissidents may have a big future among the 90% of the world's people with HIV who have no access to effective treatment.
www.thebody.com /atn/340/dissident.html   (1597 words)

 the dissident frogman | Up Yours • A La Vôtre
I leave you alone just a few days to engage in fierce filthy Capitalist feasts on the right side of the Channel and you jump on the occasion to distribute warblogger awards behind my back.
I then had the unconcealed pleasure to learn that a much impressive panel of bloggers chose to add the dissident frogman to the prestigious company of Tim Blair, Samizdata and Merde in France, in the best non-American blogs category.
Fired by the dissident frogman @ December 11, 2003 12:00 PM You got my vote.
www.thedissidentfrogman.com /dacha/001465.html   (1416 words)

 The World’s Leading Dissident
If the person in question who bestows the badge of honor has himself been called names and has paid the price for it, the compliment is that much more meaningful.
I have no doubt that there are some sort of clandestine operations going on in Iran and I would not expect the Bush Administration to compromise the secret nature of these missions.
It must be remembered that unlike Saddam’s Iraq, where nearly all dissidents resided outside Iraq, Iran has an active internal pro-democracy movement and American efforts would be ideally suited to encouraging that movement.
www.intellectualconservative.com /article4108.html   (1429 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This, compounded by the resurrection of her dissidents such as Union minister Jagdish Tytler, is likely to put her on the defensive.
The regrouping of Dikshit’s dissidents will bring back memories of 2000, when more than a dozen MLAs came out and demanded her ouster from the chief minister’s post.
The state party chief’s post, which has fallen vacant with Singh’s resignation, is also expected to go to Dikshit’s dissidents with the AICC leaders upping the ante.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040720/asp/nation/story_3518452.asp   (459 words)

 DISSIDENT DISPLAY: visual art + multimedia in the mix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dissident Display is the simultaneous deconstruction, re-contextualization and presentation of visual imagery in a real-time environment.
If the moving image can be seen as a simulacrum of reality and a representation of fantasy… Dissident Display, being the hyper-stimulation of that image, can be regarded as the hyper-simulation of reality and fantasy.
Dissident Display has been selected to create the visual mix for the Motown Remixed Tour.
www.dissidentdisplay.com /manifesto.htm   (406 words)

 the dissident frogman
As you may know, the ultra privileged 25%¹ of the French workforce who live at the expense of the rest of us, just decided to give up with working simulations and get back to their default mode once again: strike.
The dissident frogman being a cultural, intellectual, as well as artistic (and sometimes a bit funny) public service, it shall not submit to any vile mercantile obligation of profit.
J'ai abaissé les défenses, je contrôlerais le contenu de la quarantaine plus étroitement que jamais, et tout ce que je demande pour Noël c'est une MS 361 C et 5 minutes avec l'un de ces minables de spammers.
www.thedissidentfrogman.com /dacha   (7701 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Police dissident terror warning
Anti-terrorism police have warned that dissident Irish republicans may be planning attacks in Britain in the run-up to a general election.
The internal threat assessment, used by the Anti-Terrorist Branch, the army, MI5 and MI6, is thought to have been passed to more than 300 major companies, educational institutions and NHS Trusts.
She said that although the new warning was significant, most businesses were already operating on the higher threat level relating to al-Qaeda operations.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/uk/4366699.stm   (408 words)

 Wired News: China Locks Up Net Dissident
Du, who works for the municipal medical reform office, signed an online petition calling for the release of fellow "cyber dissident" Liu Di, a female psychology student from Beijing Normal University who was detained in the capital in November 2002.
The London-based human rights watchdog Amnesty International said 40 cyber dissidents were currently detained or imprisoned for Internet-related offences.
They include students, political dissidents and practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement banned by Beijing as an "evil cult" in 1999.
www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,61046,00.html   (500 words)

 U.S.-based Chinese dissident gets life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BEIJING -- A U.S.-based Chinese dissident has been sentenced to life in prison on terrorism and kidnapping charges by a court in central China, the government said.
Peng Ming, who lives in San Francisco, was convicted Thursday of setting up a terrorist training base in Myanmar and directing others to murder and kidnap people, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Peng was arrested in Myanmar in May 2004 on charges of possessing fake Chinese money and turned over to China.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /national/1104AP_China_Dissident_Sentenced.html   (288 words)

 U.S. government moves to muzzle dissident voices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The restriction, condemned by critics as a violation of the First Amendment, means that books and other works banned by some totalitarian regimes cannot be published freely in the United States, a country that prides itself as the international beacon of free expression.
Our "Declaration of Independence" and the "Consitution of the United States" were dissident writtings, yet they are the fundamental back-bone of our government and our way of life.
It would seem that this move to silence dissidents in other countries, and/or to keep them from publishing in the USA, is contrary to our political interests, that is, if our interests are what we've been told they are.
www.freenewmexican.com /news/7652.html   (2674 words)

 The Official DISSIDENT VIEW Web Site - Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dissident View has disbanded on March 21st, 2003.
Dissident View is a Heavy Metal band from Lévis (Québec, Canada).
Dissident View is a hobby yet serious band, and we play only for the love of metal music, not for bars and arenas.
www.hankermetal.com /begin/dissview   (139 words)

 chris blogs
Dissident provides per-container “singletons” (multitons, actually, if you make use of parameterized services), that are not globally unique and visible everywhere to the program, but only for the scope of the container used.
Dissident includes an extensive test suite and is implemented using test-driven development.
Dissident is now in a state where I think I can make the general public have a look at the code, so you are welcome to get it at the darcs repository (or just browse the code there).
chneukirchen.org /blog   (4254 words)

 Harvard Business School Bulletin: Chai Ling
Hidden in the hold of a leaky boat, waiting to make a run to the safety of Hong Kong, Chai dared to dream that her long ordeal might be over.
It had begun nearly a year earlier, in 1989, when Chai, a 23-year-old Beijing University student, was elected "chief commander" by the Tiananmen Square dissidents because of her leadership skills and electrifying speeches.
After the peaceful pro-democracy movement was crushed by the Chinese army, Chai had to flee her homeland to escape the authorities who relentlessly sought her arrest and imprisonment.
www.alumni.hbs.edu /bulletin/1998/june/salute/ling.html   (492 words)

 Max Stirner, a durable dissident - in a nutshell
Philosophers, provided that they had had Enlightenment-related ambitions, were always dissidents in their time.
However, in the case of Stirner, the enlightened critic of Enlightenment, this has, contrary to superficial appearance, not yet occurred.
Even in our time, which fancies itself to be postideological and actually considers intellectual dissidence as being obsolete, Stirner, in contrast to Marx and Nietzsche, has veritably remained a dissident -- a durable dissident indeed.
www.lsr-projekt.de /poly/eninnuce.html   (2786 words)

 Bush's foreign policy inspired by dissident - Nightly News with Brian Williams - MSNBC.com
11: President Bush is encouraging advisers to talk to Jewish dissident Natan Sharansky about his new book, which argues that democratic change leads to peace.
When Natan Sharansky was finally released from the Soviet gulag in 1986, it was a triumphant moment for the Jewish dissident, who became not only a hero in Israel but a voice of freedom around the world.
The president has encouraged advisers and others to read Sharansky's book and discussed with the former Soviet dissident himself how his ideas could be applied around the world.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6954943   (540 words)

 AEGiS-BAR: AIDS dissident's deadly offer
U.S.-based scientist, David Rasnick, a leading AIDS dissident, has challenged South Africa's Dr. Costa Gazi to a potentially lethal public experiment.
It is hard to believe that a scientist could make such a suggestion, but it is evident that the AIDS dissidents have gone on the offensive, particularly in Africa where Mbeki has given them such a public platform.
However, Mbeki's withdrawal from the scientific debate on HIV/AIDS did not impress his critics, particularly the Treatment Action Campaign who accused the president of acting childish and confused.
www.aegis.com /news/bar/2000/BR001014.html   (901 words)

 Hamid al-Din al-Kirmani [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
It was in that capacity that al-Kirmani played an important role in refuting the extremist ideas of some dissident da‘is, who were then founding what was to become known as the Druze movement and religion.
As part of the official Fatimid campaign against the dissident da‘is, who had also proclaimed al-Hakim’s divinity, al-Kirmani was summoned in 1014 or shortly earlier to Cairo where he produced several works in refutation of the extremist doctrines.
Al-Kirmani’s writings, which were widely circulated, were to some extent successful in checking the spread of the extremist doctrines associated with the initiation of the Druze movement.
www.iep.utm.edu /k/kirmani.htm   (795 words)

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