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  • China lawyer's family says US helped them flee

    05/08/2017 8:29:02 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within minutes, Chen feared, she and her two daughters would be escorted back to China, where her husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, was held on a charge of inciting subversion - and where punishment for attempting to flee surely awaited her. After weeks on the run, Chen was exhausted, and so was her luck....
  • Persecuted Group Marks 18th Anniversary of Fateful Appeal in China

    04/24/2017 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 1 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 23, 2017 | Larry Ong
    Brass horns, bright banners, and bustling dragon and lion dance troupes formed part of an hour-long parade on Flushing’s Main St. on the afternoon of April 23. Pedestrians on the busy sidewalks paused and peered at the banners. “Falun Dafa is good,” one passersby read. “Bring Jiang Zemin to justice,” another passersby read. Others whipped out smartphones to snap videos and photos of the passing military band, colorful floats and cheery senior ladies beating on Chinese waist drums. The parade was held by about 1,000 New York-based practitioners of Falun Gong, or Falun Dafa, a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline currently...
  • Movie Review: ‘The Crown’: Beauty Queen Slaps China in the Face

    04/12/2017 3:36:58 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Mark Jackson
    Before Oprah Winfrey became a mega-star, she was Miss Fire Prevention 1971 and Miss Black Tennessee 1972. You knew that, right? Of the top 10 pageant girls who’ve changed the world, the only memorable ones are Hallie Berry, Diane Sawyer, Vanessa Williams, and Oprah. Being a beauty queen is a substantial platform from which to say something, but most don’t have anything substantial to say. The short documentary “The Crown,” directed by Kacey Cox, is about a pageant winner with the most substantial message in the history of beauty queens.
  • Firm behind "Dossier" Joined Lobbying Effort to Kill Pro-Whistleblower Sanctions on Kremlin

    04/04/2017 9:15:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | March 31, 2017
    WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking whether a suspected former Russian intelligence officer-turned U.S. lobbyist and the firm behind the unsubstantiated anti-Trump dossier should have registered as foreign agents for their efforts to bring down a U.S. law on behalf of the Kremlin. According to a complaint filed with the Justice Department, Fusion GPS, which was also involved in the creation of the unsubstantiated dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, was involved in the pro-Russia campaign to kill the Global Magnitsky Act around the same time. In 2012, President Obama signed into...
  • The Latest: Attorney calls for investigation of Fox News

    04/03/2017 8:24:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Wires (Breitbart) ^ | April 3, 2017 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on sexual harassment allegations at Fox News (all times local): An attorney for a former Fox News contributor is calling for an independent investigation of sexual harassment allegations against host Bill O’Reilly. Lisa Bloom represents Wendy Walsh, a former Fox News contributor who says she lost a segment on “The O’Reilly Factor” after she refused to go to O’Reilly’s bedroom following a 2013 dinner in Los Angeles.
  • China denies selling human flesh as tinned corned beef in Zambia in Africa

    05/21/2016 8:37:58 PM PDT · by fision · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | Circa 5/21/2016
    China's foreign ministry has denied reports that Chinese food companies are canning human flesh and selling it in Africa as corned beef. The country's state-run Xinhua news agency said one tabloid newspaper in Zambia was falsely quoting an unnamed woman living in China. She said Chinese firms were collecting dead human bodies, marinating them and packing them in tins. Chinese spokesman Hong Lei said the reports were "irresponsible".
  • Turkey: The journalists’ gulag

    03/19/2017 7:57:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Al Ahram ^ | Hany Ghoraba
    Once the Middle EastÂ’s flourishing democracy, Turkey under Erdogan is lost in a sea of tyranny and political mayhem For all free and democratic societies, freedom of expression and the press are deemed sacred rights and it is considered sacrilege that any governmental authority attempts to control or censor these freedoms. Many in the US and Europe are under the impression that countries such as Cuba or North Korea may have the worst records of human rights violations along with the prosecution of journalists on flimsy accusations. The truth is that one of the worst records of human rights violations...
  • UN Human Rights Head Hurls Hypocritical Charges Against Trump

    03/11/2017 9:01:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/17 | Joseph Klein
    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who comes to the UN from his glass house of Jordan, should not be throwing stones at the United States Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, a Jordanian, assumed his functions as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on September 1, 2014. He has recently been obsessed with criticizing the Trump administration for a variety of alleged human rights sins. Considering the sorry human rights record in his home country of Jordan, Zeid Hussein’s obsession smacks of utter hypocrisy. His charges are also baseless. In a speech that Zeid Al Hussein delivered in Geneva...
  • The Chinese Concentration Camps No One is Talking About

    03/02/2017 7:33:47 AM PST · by fella · 16 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 1 March 2017 | Antonella Marty
    Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a talk sponsored by the Falun Dafa Association in Argentina, titled “An Evil Never Before Seen on This Planet”, which addressed a dark secret in today’s China: the forced removal of organs of people living in China, with Yu Zhenjie and Dong Yuhua. Both are survivors of forced labor camps and torture in that nation. The statements of Yu Zhenjie and Dong Yuhua yesterday had me in tears. For those who do not know, Falun Dafa is not a political doctrine, nor an economic theory, nor a militant protest movement. Falun Dafa, also...
  • New AR Law Lets Men Block Wives' Abortions

    02/07/2017 4:28:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    A new law in Arkansas that bans the most common procedure used in second-trimester abortions is making international headlines. Supporters believe the law prohibiting dismemberment abortion benefits the unborn baby, while opponents believe it punishes the mother. But there's a third life involved: the father. "What if we said to men, 'Before you can have a vasectomy...,'" said State Sen. Joyce Elliott, D-Little Rock. "That would be so outrageous. But they don't see the outrage in constantly putting the thumb on women to dictate what they can do and not do."
  • Washington Post: Tillerson doesn’t seem to realize speaking up for human rights is part of the job

    01/26/2017 5:03:04 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    Washington Post: ^ | Jan 12 ,2017 | Washington Post: Editorial Board
    <p>AT LEAST 4,800 people have been killed by Philippine security forces and unidentified gunmen in a lawless anti-drug campaign since President Rodrigo Duterte took office just six months ago, according to Human Rights Watch. The Obama administration has repeatedly criticized what it calls the “extrajudicial killings.” But Rex Tillerson, the oil executive nominated to be secretary of state by President-elect Donald Trump, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that he was not ready to judge whether the Duterte government is guilty of human rights violations.</p>
  • Was CIA Director Brennan's 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    01/15/2017 10:00:32 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an “activist” background, that wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: “Have you ever...
  • Iran’s President Challenged on student’s day

    12/10/2016 3:10:17 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 14 replies
    EinNews.com ^ | Dec 10,2016 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    By:Hassan Mahmoudi December 6th, is students day in Iran. This day marks the anniversary of martyrdom of three Iranian students shut dead at Tehran University by the Shah’s forces a day after widespread demonstrations that occurred in Iran in 1953. During the past decades the event has become a national day commemorated by Iran’s students. In recent years despite all the crackdown and suppression of students by the clerical regime the event has been commemorated in Iran, in particular by university students. After the 1979 revolution the Iranian regime misused Student’s day to their own political benefit. This year President...
  • ‘Despicable’: UN’s Top Human Rights Body Holds Minute’s Silence For Fidel Castro

    12/06/2016 6:21:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/06/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – Delegates of the U.N. Human Rights Council opened a meeting in Geneva on Monday by standing silently with heads bowed, after the delegation of Venezuela’s leftist government requested a minute’s silence to “honor” the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Not everyone in the chamber took part. U.N. Watch executive director Hillel Neuer described the honoring of “human rights abuser Fidel Castro” as “despicable” and said that his non-governmental organization “stayed seated.” In an official U.N. webcast, a member of the Israeli delegation, seated behind Venezuela’s representatives, can be seen walking out as Venezuelan ambassador Jorge Valero asked members...
  • Egyptian Human Rights Activist Hany Elsadek Reiterates: I Love Hitler, He Was a Great Man

    12/03/2016 3:15:32 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11-27-16
    Egyptian human rights activist Hany Elsadek reiterated his pro-Nazi sentiments in videos posted on YouTube. Responding to MEMRI's exposure of his previous pro-Hitler clips, Elsadeq declared: "I love Hitler because he was an honorable man, who exposed you for what you are." Elsadek, who heads the "Middle East for Rights and Freedoms," signed off one of his new videos, posted on his YouTube channel on November 27, with a Nazi salute. For his previous statements, see MEMRI clip 5749.   Hany Elsadek: "I'd like to respond to some Israeli websites which published videos of me talking about Hitler. They mock...
  • Trump slams ‘brutal dictator’ Fidel Castro. Obama takes a softer approach.

    11/26/2016 9:38:44 AM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | Olivier Knox
    President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday greeted the news that Fidel Castro had died by denouncing Cuba’s longtime leader as a “brutal dictator” with a legacy of bloodshed. Trump, who vowed to help the island nation’s people achieve freedom and prosperity, did not explicitly repeat campaign-trail promises to roll back President Obama’s historic outreach to the island nation. The entrepreneur’s reaction could scarcely have been more different than the sitting commander in chief’s response. Obama declared that now was the time to “extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people” and largely sanitized deep Cold War-era criticisms of Castro’s record...
  • Ontario does not deserve a major league baseball franchise

    10/18/2016 9:59:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    What a Mickey Mouse province Ontario actually is On Friday, Douglas Cardinal, an idiot described in Canada’s mushy media as “a Canadian activist,” applied in the Superior Court of Ontario for an injunction to prevent the use of the word “Indians” before Game 3 of the ALCS is played at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Cardinal brought the injunction against the Indians, Major League Baseball and Rogers, the company that owns the Blue Jays, Rogers Centre and that will broadcast the home games of the Blue Jays during the post-season play. In addition to the Superior Court action, Cardinal has...
  • Cuba rejects Trump's call for negotiations on human rights

    09/28/2016 3:29:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2016 6:23 PM EDT | Michael Weissenstein
    A top Cuban diplomat on Wednesday rejected Donald Trump’s threat to undo detente with Cuba unless the single-party government meets the Republican presidential candidate’s demands. Trump said in Miami this month that he would reverse President Barack Obama’s executive orders loosening the U.S. trade embargo on the island unless Cuba meets demands including “religious and political freedom for the Cuban people and the freeing of political prisoners.” Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy director of U.S. affairs, said Cuba would never be pressured into making internal reforms, and he said whoever is the next U.S. president should respect Cuba’s right to self-determination....
  • New York Launches Campaign to Fight Islamophobia

    09/27/2016 11:12:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 27 September 2016
    New York City kicked off a social media advertising campaign on Monday to combat negative perceptions of Muslims and counteract increasing instances of threats and violence, officials said. Showing an array of photographs of Muslim men and women, the campaign reads “I am Muslim. I am NYC”, according to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The campaign is aimed at addressing negative depictions and rhetoric, officials said.
  • Philippine President Duterte might send team to North Carolina to investigate human rights abuses

    09/26/2016 2:43:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    MSN ^ | 09/26/2016
    The donut poll at Zishe’s Homemade Bakery in Monsey, New York, is favoring Donald Trump to win the first presidential debate tonight. Zishe’s, a kosher sweet shop in the Orthodox-dominated village in Rockland County, cooked up batches of jelly donuts with Trump and Hillary Clinton’s names on them to mark the much-anticipated first presidential debate. “I sold like ten of the Trump and maybe two of the Clinton,” said a woman who answered the phone at Zishe’s. A picture of the debate display at Zishe’s is circulating on Orthodox WhatsApp groups. “We just wanted to make a joke,” said the...