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  • Ren Hang Photo 3
    The Wild Card: Ren Hang

    The authorities classify him as a pornographer but Ren Hang is simply a photographer pushing for freedom in his field. His go-to themes of nudity and homosexuality are on the verge of giving his conservative society a nervous breakdown.

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  • Fernanda Lima
    Blind Protest

    When Iranian television censored the broadcast of the Brazil 2014 World Cup draw in last month due to host Fernanda Lima’s dress, soccer-crazed Iranian youth took to social media to express their anger – not towards the government censors but against the actress.

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    Tunisian Poetry: Ali Znaidi

    Sampsonia Way is pleased to share five previously unpublished poems by Tunisian poet Ali Znaidi, including “More More More,” “The Sweet Water of Dream,” “Rebirth”, “The Beauty of Tunisian Women,” and “O, Wind!”

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  • Ai Weiwei portrait
    An Artist’s Duty: An Interview with Ai Weiwei

    Still denied his passport after nearly three years, Ai Weiwei exists in a strange purgatory. In this interview, the dissident Chinese artist speaks truth to power, as China’s exploitative processes of development demand great responsibility from the nation’s intellectual and artistic currents.

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  • Whistleblower by Ben Jennings
    Cartoon: Whistleblower

    In today’s cartoon Ben Jennings (United Kingdom) comments on the harsh treatment whistleblowers receive at the hands of governments, particularly in the US and UK.

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  • 2013 Mercedes Benz A-Class
    Oh, Lord, Won’t You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz?

    Earlier this month Cuba loosened its policy on car sales for the first time in over five decades. But, according to Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: “in a country where the highest salaries barely reach $40 a month, having enough money to afford the cost of a new automobile is something of a surreal dream.”

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  • Cartoon: Not Me
    Cartoon: Not Me

    In this cartoon Tayo Fatunla (Nigeria) points out that the current religion-fueled violence in Nigeria is not related to cartoons, unlike the religious protests in 2006 over Danish cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Mohammad.

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