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Bound by Burma

By Harry W.S. Lee

In prison-issued white sarong, the artist enters, blinded by a black bag over her head, stumbling her way on tiptoes, her legs trembling from hunger and fear. On the floor, she struggles to devour rice and the water through the black bag, venting out heavy gasps, punctuating with groans—a disturbing sight almost too private to be public.

Now Available: Audio of Conference Call on Democracy Movements in Egypt, the Middle East & N. Africa

The Arts & Democracy Project presents:

Conference Call on Democracy Movements in Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa

Wednesday, March 2
12:00pm EST/9:00am PST

Detained in Belarus (UPDATED)

WPI Project Manager Todd Lester writes in with distressing news: Natalia Koliada, General Producer of the Belarus Free Theater – which we wrote about last month – has been detained during a crackdown on dissent following yesterday’s widely-



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As the United States prepares to assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, this inaugural convening of the Arctic Deeply Roundtables launches a vital conversation for our times. 


When the Senate Worked for Us:
New book offers untold stories of how activist staffers countered corporate lobbies in the U.S.

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