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  • Silk Road Creator Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Doing What We Pay the Russians to Do

    06/12/2015 7:06:58 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 21 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/12/15 | Steve Berman
    [caption id="attachment_1512" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Image source: Wired.com[/caption] See that over-the-top, anti-Obama comment on Facebook or your favorite blog?  It could be a paid Russian troll.  See the picture above?  He's serving a life sentence without parole because he started an illegal website.  He claims to be a Libertarian, but he certainly made a ton of money (the Feds claim over $100 million) selling--well, everything, sort of like Amazon, but much smaller and very much in the shadows of the "dark web." What do Russian trolls have to do with a guy in prison for life?  One of them was caught...
  • UNFPA Denied U.S. Funds for Fourth Year

    09/19/2005 7:38:08 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 431+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 20 September 2005
    WASHINGTON, September 19, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The White House has once again denied the controversial United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) financial backing – for the fourth year running, despite assurances from the UNFPA that it is not involved in coercive abortion in China. The UNFPA would normally receive $34 million; instead, $25 million will be redirected to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). US law prohibits the country from contributing to any organization that participates in coercive abortion – a practice widely acknowledged in Communist-ruled China. Despite alleging that they have no participation in this practice – as a...
  • Trump has the right strategy on Beijing. As a Chinese dissident, I’d know.

    09/01/2019 10:46:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2019 | Chen Guangcheng
    as someone who has spent years with the knife edge of the Chinese Communist Party bearing down on my throat for my human rights work, I know that the president is on to something. Tariffs and economic threats may be blunt tools, but they are the kind of aggressive tactics necessary to get the attention of the CCP regime, which respects only power and money. ... It’s about justice, and doing what’s right for ordinary Chinese and American people. Presidents before Trump naively believed that China would abide by international standards of behavior if it were granted access to institutions...
  • Vanity: DoJ Corruption Regarding the Clintons and Trump

    12/04/2017 12:27:20 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    VANITY
    DoJ Assistant Attorney Peter Kadzik outed as a mole for Hillary Clinton campaign. Here's the email: From: *Peter Kadzik* Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Subject: Heads up To: John Podesta There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails. Another filing in the FOIA case went in last night or will go in this am that indicates it will be awhile (2016) before the State Department posts the emails. *** WikiLeaks outed this guy in November of 2016. https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/793831278382428164 *** What cases did Kadzik work...
  • Brother of blind Chinese activist goes missing: lawyer

    05/26/2012 9:21:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 26, 2012 4:07am EDT | Sui-Lee Wee
    The brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng has gone missing, a lawyer said on Saturday, days after he fled his village in northeastern China to seek help for his son who has been detained in a case that has become a rallying point among rights activists. Chen Guangfu, the eldest brother of Chen Guangcheng, fled his home in Shandong province and arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to seek legal help for his son, Chen Kegui, who is being held on an attempted murder charge. He appears to have become the latest target of the government's reprisals against Chen Guangcheng's family...
  • The unexpurgated wisdom of Chen Guangcheng

    06/01/2012 4:57:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Sometimes in journalism it is best to let people simply speak for themselves. Yesterday I went to the first major public engagement of Chen Guangcheng since he left China to study for a while in the US Chen took questions for an hour at the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think-tank in New York. He spoke of his fears for the fate of his family back in China but also his hopes for democracy in China and his faith that the ‘innate goodness’ of Chinese people will ultimately triumph over the dead, perverting hand of an authoritarian state. The...
  • Hillary Can’t Delete This [Another In The "Congenital Liar" Series!]

    03/15/2015 9:31:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | March 15, 2015 | DAVID FEITH
    Hillary Can’t Delete This As Secretary of State, Clinton says she stopped at nothing to get a blind dissident out of China. That’s not what he remembers. By DAVID FEITH March 15, 2015 This book won’t help Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president. Its author, Chen Guangcheng, is the blind Chinese human-rights lawyer who in April 2012 escaped rural house arrest and sought refuge at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. The ensuing diplomatic tussle over his fate was a high drama that Mrs. Clinton touts as an accomplishment of her tenure as secretary of state. It reminded her of the “responsibility...
  • China: Two Incidents Open Pandora’s Box – Analysis

    05/25/2012 6:46:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Eurasia View ^ | 05/22/12 | Bhaskar Roy
    China: Two Incidents Open Pandora’s Box – Analysis May 22, 2012 By Bhaskar Roy Two incidents, one regarding Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai, and the other involving a blind human rights activist and self-taught lawyer Chen Guangchen, destroyed the myth that the Chinese system is a well oiled machine. Policy, individual, and bitter factional rivalries are kept sealed from the public to ensure the Party’s inviolability. This is the biggest political quake the country has experienced since the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident. The new age of social communication, the internet, has also damaged the Party’s secrecy. Even people inside the...
  • NYU booting blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng amid Shanghai expansion: sources

    06/14/2013 3:04:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/2013 | JAMES COVERT
    NYU isn’t letting a pesky thing like human rights stand in the way of its expansion in China. The university has booted a blind Chinese political dissident from its campus under pressure from the Communist government as it builds a coveted branch in Shanghai, sources told The Post. Chen Guangcheng has been at NYU since May 2012, when he made a dramatic escape from his oppressive homeland with the help of Hillary Rodham Clinton. But school brass has told him to get out by the end of this month, the sources said. Chen’s presence at the school didn’t sit well...
  • Blame Canada (Why did Canada and the EU abandon Chen Guangcheng? (Hint: Pandas ain't free.))

    05/17/2012 1:25:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | MAY 16, 2012 | MARK MACKINNON
    Why did Canada and the EU abandon Chen Guangcheng? (Hint: Pandas ain't free.)In December 2010, a trio of Western diplomats stationed in China -- one each from Canada, Switzerland, and the European Union -- drove from Beijing to the village of Dongshigu, eight hours away in Shandong province, hoping to visit the detained dissident Chen Guangcheng. No one has spoken publicly about what happened next. They did not mention the excursion itself, and certainly not the rough reception they received from the hands of the guards who prevented them from seeing Chen. But one person with knowledge of the incident...
  • US group: Chen Guangcheng's nephew arrested (Chinese dissident Hillary turned over to Chinese govt)

    05/12/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 12 replies
    NHK (Japan) ^ | 5/12/2012
    Video at link. A US-based human rights group says the nephew of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has been arrested on suspicion of murder. It says the arrest was made in revenge for Chen's actions. ChinaAid Association on Friday revealed the photo of a notification of arrest issued by police authorities in Shandong Province. The notice says the arrest took place on Wednesday. The group quoted the nephew's lawyer as saying that he wounded 3 intruders with a knife at his home in Shandong Province on April 26th after noticing that his parents had been beaten up. More than 20 people...
  • Twitter vs. secret diplomacy in the Chen Guangcheng saga [Obama/Mainstream Media Caught Lying]

    05/05/2012 6:08:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 5/5/12
    The celebrated deal that would have ensured that blind dissident Chen Guangcheng would stay in China began to dissolve publicly with a tweet: “GUANGCHENG TALKED TO ME. WHAT MEDIA REPORTED IS WRONG.” The unsettling Twitter message from Beijing activist Zeng Jinyan began a firestorm of debate over whether Chen had been coerced into the deal with threats to his family, an alarming idea that gutted the most important promise behind the agreement -- that Chen would be kept safe.
  • Chen and Family to “Study Abroad” in U.S.

    05/04/2012 9:55:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5/4/12 | Alana Goodman
    The State Department confirmed this morning that it’s reached a deal with the Chinese government in the case of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng: The Chinese Government stated today that Mr. Chen Guangcheng has the same right to travel abroad as any other citizen of China. Mr. Chen has been offered a fellowship from an American university, where he can be accompanied by his wife and two children. The Chinese Government has indicated that it will accept Mr. Chen’s applications for appropriate travel documents.
  • Cheng Guangcheng betrayed by Obama & Hillary - to their infamy

    05/03/2012 7:55:21 PM PDT · by publius321 · 13 replies
    http://youtu.be/oyze5749He8 ^ | 5/3/2012 | Scott Ryan
    After getting Guancheng out of their hair, they can now pretend to want to help him knowing nothing can be done... (video)
  • Destabilizes (Chen Guangcheng) China

    05/03/2012 7:27:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | May 2, 2012 | John Batchelor
    Spoke China hands Gordon Chang, Perry Link, Kelley Currie, Ann Lee, Bob Fu, Joseph Sternberg, re the Chen Guangcheng crisis in Beijing to learn the the US Embassy had plenty of reason to know that Chen was threatened BEFORE he decided to leave the sanctuary of the U.S. Embassy and enter a Chinese hospital. This is a major detail and will be the center of contention when Congress insistes upon hearings with China Ambassador Gary Locke and SecState HRC. What did you kno and when did you know it about threats to Chen's family by Chinese authorities? All this is...
  • Free Chen, Free China, Free the Children in the Womb from Forced Abortion

    05/03/2012 7:38:57 PM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/3/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Over the last several days the sad, confusing and now disheartening saga of a courageous man named Chen Guangcheng has filled the news. Much of the focus seems to be on who botched this entire affair diplomatically, rather than the even more important underlying issues. Chen is a 40 year old Chinese citizen who taught himself the law and, as a human rights lawyer, courageously stands up against the evil, inhumane and barbaric forced abortion and sterilization policies of the nation he loves, the Peoples Republic of China. Chen was released from jail in 2010 and placed under house arrest....
  • An ugly day of american diplomacy

    05/03/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | benny avni
    The State Department painted it as an elegant way out of a ballooning crisis involving Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng — but by day’s end, it looked like a disgraceful performance by US diplomats. Initial reports had Chen so pleased by the deal that he told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “I want to kiss you.” The agreement Clinton negotiated with Beijing yesterday supposedly allowed Cheng to stay in China and get medical attention, with the authorities guaranteeing his future safety. But things started unraveling just hours after the compromise was inked. First, while State claims Chen never wanted to leave...
  • White House is silent on fate of Chinese activist

    05/03/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is sidestepping questions about how the U.S. might resolve the predicament surrounding a blind Chinese activist who sought refuge in the American embassy and who no longer wants to remain China. White House spokesman Jay Carney referred questions about asylum for the activist, Chen Guangcheng, to the State Department.
  • Chen Guangcheng was ready 'to spend many years' in US embassy

    05/03/2012 7:49:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/03/2012 | Tania Branigan in Beijing and agencies
    Blind Chinese Human Rights activist causes diplomatic crisis after asking Hillary Clinton to take him back to the US on her plane. The blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng was prepared to spend years in the US embassy in Beijing if necessary as he weighed his next move after escaping house arrest, the US ambassador has said. But the future of the "barefoot lawyer" and his family is now uncertain, after he agreed to a deal allowing him to stay in China and study, with assurances from the government, only to then change his mind and ask to go to the...
  • Activist Chen Guangcheng: Let Me Leave China on Hillary Clinton’s Plane

    05/03/2012 5:26:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 2, 2012 | Melinda Liu
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast’s Melinda Liu, blind dissident Chen Guangcheng says he’s been abandoned by American officials at a Chinese hospital and begs to leave the country on Hillary Clinton’s plane. I’ve known Chen Guangcheng for more than a decade—he’s been through intimidation, beatings, jail, and extralegal house arrest—but through it all I never sensed he was scared. Now he’s scared. Chen, whose case has escalated into a bilateral crisis that threatens to dominate Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Beijing this week, was weeping as he talked to me over the phone from his...