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Chelsea Manning and the price US whistleblowers pay for revealing secrets

Chelsea Manning and the price US whistleblowers pay for revealing secrets

Although the US is considered to have relatively generous freedoms of speech and the press protected under the First Amendment to the US Constitution, these freedoms have their limits

Jason Nichols: Debunking “old tropes” through hip hop

Jason Nichols: Debunking “old tropes” through hip hop

Some say you can trace the origins of hip hop to a single room in New York City on 11 August 1973. At 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, the Jamaican-American DJ Kool Herc threw a party

Honduran journalist Cesario Padilla facing detention after student protests

Honduran journalist Cesario Padilla facing detention after student protests

Honduran journalist Cesario Padilla is facing immediate detention and a possible five-year jail term after being present at student protests.

Colombian rapper Shhorai: “Can you imagine a society in which women have no voice?”

Colombian rapper Shhorai: “Can you imagine a society in which women have no voice?”

Art has traditionally accompanied political and social movements in Latin America and the turn of the 21st century has seen a resurgence of diverse forms of expression

8-9 July: The power of hip hop

8-9 July: The power of hip hop

A conference followed by a day of performance to consider hip hop’s role in revolutionary social, political and economic movements across the world.

Homophobia in Honduras: growing attacks on LGBT activists

Homophobia in Honduras: growing attacks on LGBT activists

A year after returning from exile, Honduran gay rights activist Donny Reyes still fears a murderous attack at any minute

Homofobia en Honduras: el aumento de atracos y asesinatos de activistas LGBT

Homofobia en Honduras: el aumento de atracos y asesinatos de activistas LGBT

Un año tras volver del exilio, Danny Reyes, un activista homosexual hondureño aún teme ser asesinado en cualquier momento

Parental advisory: revisiting the filthiest songs from Tipper Gore’s hotlist

Parental advisory: revisiting the filthiest songs from Tipper Gore’s hotlist

In the late 1980s, US author and activist Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Gore claimed, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, that she was not a “raunchy, inflexible prude”.

Cuban artists still condemned to silence

Cuban artists still condemned to silence

Dissident artists are no better off post-Fidel, and renewed relations with the US haven't helped as many hoped or claimed they would

Erica Jong: Literature’s sexual rebels

Erica Jong: Literature’s sexual rebels

Erica Jong, who shocked readers with her novel about women's sexuality in the 1970s, explains why she's ready to do it again

Kunle Olulode: No place for the real Hollywood story

Kunle Olulode: No place for the real Hollywood story

Ahead of the Battle of Ideas 2015, film historian Kunle Olulode explores why Birth of a Nation is no ordinary film

Parents petition to remove Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden from school reading lists

Parents petition to remove Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden from school reading lists

Parents and students at a high school in New Jersey have launched a petition to have books, including the play Death and the Maiden by Chilean playwright

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