Development of in-vitro fertilisation. Robert Edwards.
When IVF developed in the late 60’s and early ’70’s the Roman Catholic church responded with a letter which clubbed it along with contraceptives as disturbing the natural purpose of marriage (union & procreation).
Long and non-violent struggle against human rights violations in China. Liu Xiaobo.
Liu’s wife, after coming back from visiting her husband in jail, is put under house arrest (or “de facto detention”), her mobile phone smashed and out of communication with anyone.
Cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat. Mario Vargas Llosa.
A forum in Cuba says that he should have got the award many years ago when Llosa was a writer and not a leftist apostate politician, a reactionary ideologue of our times.
Church. China. Cuba. ???