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Death of Mayakovsky

Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky, Russian Soviet poet, playwright, actor and revolutionary

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ON A DAY THIS WEEK, in April, 1930

The 14th April 1930, Leningrad’s Krasnaya Gazeta (The Red Gazette) reported that Soviet “poet-tribune” Vladimir (Volodya) Mayakovsky, had committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart

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KURDISH HUNGER STRIKES. INTENSIFY DESPITE HOPES OF DIALOGUE

there is now serious concern that after an unbelievable 54 days on hunger strike (as of April 9th) a number of prisoners are passing the point of no return

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Eritrea: ‘Disappeared’ prisoner of conscience, Dawit Isaak, wins World press freedom prize, 2017

Eritrean writer and journalist and Swedish citizen (for all the good it does him) Dawit Isaak, has been awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017. The $25,000 award is named after Guillermo Cano Isaza, a Colombian journalist who

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Turkish Court Curtails Writer’s Travel

n the same month that a Turkish Court sentenced Zehra Doğan, artist and journalist, to almost 3 years in prison for a painting, an Istanbul court has reaffirmed the travel ban on writer Asli Erdoğan in the ongoing war against Freedom of Expression the Turkish State is currently engaged in

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TURKEY HUNGER STRIKES: DIALOGUE BEGINS

Dialogue has begun between prison authorities and the hunger-striking Kurdish prisoners held in in Edirne High Security Prison in the northwestern province.

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Zehra Doğan Sentenced!

the Mardin 2nd High Criminal Court has sentenced Zehra Doğan to 2 years, 9 months and 22 days imprisonment for the painting

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ON A DAY THIS WEEK, IN MARCH, 2012. Adrienne Cecile Rich

In a day this week, the 27th March, 2012, at her home in Santa Cruz, California, the American poet, feminist and social critic Adrienne Cecile Rich died

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Adrienne Rich: “Defy the Space That Separates ”

When David Lehman asked me to undertake a volume, I was dubious — about the title and its implications, about the “catchment area”

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NORTHERN KURDISTAN: NEWROZ WELCOMES MORE POLITICAL PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE

the countless Kurdish political prisoners held in Turkish jails, 26 of whom have been on hunger strike since early February

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