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  • World War II and the fog of history

    08/05/2005 7:15:07 AM PDT · by twinself · 16 replies · 671+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 5, 2005 | H.D.S. Greenway
    ANNIVERSARIES always bring forth memories, some of them dark and conflicting, and this 60th year since the end of World War II demonstrates that there is no agreed-upon narrative of the 20th century's epic conflagration. We have seen China's violent demonstrations against Japan's teaching of its war history. Even though Japan has apologized many times for its war crimes, it cannot resist whitewashing its World War II past. Contradictory narratives run all through Europe as well. President Bush skillfully navigated the tricky shoals of Russia's commemoration of the ''Great Patriotic War" against Hitler, and the sensibilities of the Baltic States...
  • No longer secret: Chinese cheer 9/11 & 7/7 attacks

    07/27/2005 3:29:40 AM PDT · by CodeRouge · 15 replies · 427+ views
    When the 9/11 incident happened in 2001, I was still in Mainland China. I remember one female colleague told me the news with a big smile and lots of excitement. I could not understand why she did not have any sympathy for such a tragedy, as she was a very good and kind person. Then, when I saw that almost all members of the CCP expressed their excitement and even congratulated each other on the tragic death of American citizens, I started to understand my colleagues. They are people who are educated by the CCP, and who have had hatred...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Local Issues, China Behind Central Asian Pullout Call

    07/21/2005 8:32:10 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 10 replies · 366+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 20 July 2005 | Andre de Nesnera
    For the past several years, the United States has stationed forces in the central Asian countries of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Marshall Goldman, a long time-expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union, says the United States planned to send troops there following the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. "After September 11th and the United States' decision to go after the Taleban and Osama bin Laden, who was then in Afghanistan, the United States was looking for places to establish air bases, so that it could supply what became the invasion force in Afghanistan," said Mr....
  • China, Russia Issue Joint Statement on New World Order

    07/14/2005 10:41:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeAgenda · 9 replies · 571+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | July 4, 2005 | Xinhua
    China and Russia here Friday issued a joint statement on a new world order in the 21st century, setting forth their common stand on major international issues, such as UN reforms, globalization, North-South cooperation, and world economy and trade. The statement was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao after their talks. During their talks, the two leaders discussed ways to further enhance the strategic and cooperative partnership between China and Russia, and exchanged views on major regional and international issues. The joint statement said the two countries are determined to strengthen their strategic coordination...
  • The Return of the Soviet Union

    07/05/2005 9:41:19 AM PDT · by TheBigPicture · 28 replies · 4,050+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | May 6, 2005 | David Satter
    May 6, 2005 The Return of the Soviet Union by David Satter When President Bush ascends the reviewing stand in Red Square on May 9 for ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, he may find that his presence is being used less to mark a historic anniversary than to rehabilitate the Soviet Union. The anniversary has unleashed a wave of nostalgia for the Soviet Union. A report by the RIA press agency said, "all the veterans agree that the great love that the Soviet people had for their country and their belief in the righteousness...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’

    07/02/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Alia · 253 replies · 4,596+ views
    People's Weekly World ^ | 06-30-05 | Tim Wheeler
    WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “” “They offer these trinkets to lure our children to enlist,” Watson said in a phone interview from her home in Bolinas, Calif. “This is very aggressive, demographic targeting to have conversations with our kids that should not be happening.” All branches of the military are falling short of recruiting goals as parents say, in effect, “Hell no! My kids won’t go!” Watson blasted the...
  • China, Russia to hold joint military exercises next month

    07/06/2005 9:26:18 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 8 replies · 593+ views
    BEIJING: China and Russia are to hold rare joint military exercises involving up to 8,000 service personnel from Aug 18-26, the Global Times reported, citing Russian media reports. 'Peace Mission 2005' will involve China's army, navy and air force, while Russia will dispatch its navy and air force, it said. China's Defense Ministry has not announced the exercises. But Russian President Vladimir Putin said last Thursday during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao that joint exercises will take place later this year. According to the Global Times, which is run by the official People's Daily, final arrangements for...
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.'s response to Bush: Hit the Streets September 24! [Treason & Sedition]

    06/29/2005 5:23:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 69 replies · 2,757+ views
    email | June 28, 2005 | ANSWER
    A.N.S .W.E.R.'s response to Bush:Hit the Streets September 24!Recognizing that the people of the United States have turned dramat ically against the war and occupation of Iraq, Bush went on national televi sion tonight to defend his imperial foreign policy. He repea tedly invoked September 11 as a pretext for the criminal and illegal war ag ainst Iraq. Bush took to the airwaves tonight because the antiwar m ovement is growing in strength. Our power poses a major poli tical obstacle to the continuation of the war and occupation. Now Bush has taken on the additional role of Recruiter-in-Chi ef, urging young people to sign up for military...

    06/27/2005 5:22:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 220 replies · 11,324+ views
    Monday, June 27, 2005 | Kristinn
    At the culmination of a gathering of global 'antiwar' groups in Istanbul to hold court on the liberation of Iraq led by the United States and the United Kingdom, the jurors who heard testimony against the liberators issued their findings which included a declaration of support for the terrorists in Iraq who are killing American, British and coalition soldiers and Iraqis.The World Tribunal on Iraq is endorsed by leading leftwing organizations from around the world including American-based groups like Not in Our Name Project, United for Peace and Justice, Code Pink and International ANSWER.The war on terror has reached a...