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  • Retired NYPD sergeant helped Chinese spies stalk dissidents and threaten to kill their wives and kids unless they returned to prison in the homeland as part of Operation Fox Hunt, trial hears

    06/01/2023 7:07:55 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/31/2023 | Jen Smith
    A former NYPD sergeant is accused of helping Chinese spies embedded in New York and New Jersey track down dissidents on behalf of their government and threaten to harm their families unless they returned to the 'homeland' to go to prison as part of a program dubbed Operation Fox Hunt. Michael McMahon is on trial in New York City along with Zhu Yong and Zheng Congying as acting as Chinese agents to track down dissidents who had fled and intimidate them into returning. The trial began today with opening statements from US federal prosecutors. McMahon was working as a private...
  • Judge Orders Bannon’s Sugar Daddy to Cough Up $134 Million Over Notorious Yacht

    02/10/2022 5:30:27 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Feb 10, 2022 | William Bredderman
    A judge on Thursday issued a furious order targeting a Chinese billionaire and ally of Steve Bannon, a member of Donald Trump’s inner circle, ordering him to either pay $134m or face arrest for his violation of a previous court order. In a ruling, a judge from the New York County Supreme Court excoriated Guo Wengui for hiding billions of dollars’ worth of assets around the US and elsewhere including in the form of a superyacht named the Lady May. Judge Barry Ostrager faulted Mr Guo in his ruling for hiding the craft outside of US jurisdiction in the Bahamas...
  • Albert Lea restaurant owner found guilty of violating state COVID mandate

    12/11/2021 1:15:34 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 31 replies
    Star Tribune (Minn.) ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2021
    The owner of a wine and beer bar who openly flouted Gov. Tim Walz's executive orders to shut down last winter during the COVID-19 pandemic was found guilty of six criminal misdemeanor counts Thursday by a Freeborn County jury. A jury of three women and three men took only an hour of deliberation to convict Lisa Hanson, the 57-year-old bar owner, after a three-day trial punctuated by Hanson's repeated attempts to argue that Walz's orders were unconstitutional. Judge Joseph Bueltel followed the reading of the verdict with a scathing denunciation of Hanson's behavior, explaining why the governor's orders were legal....
  • Minnesota bar owner who defied virus orders found guilty

    12/10/2021 8:29:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2021
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The owner of a bar in Albert Lea was found guilty Thursday of six criminal misdemeanor charges and sentenced to 90 days in jail for defying Gov. Tim Walz’s executive orders to close her business last winter. The jury found Lisa Hanson, 57, guilty after deliberating for an hour, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Prosecutors had asked that Hanson be fined $500 and jailed for several days, but Judge Joseph Bueltel gave her a 90-day jail sentence and a $1,000 fine, saying he wanted to send a message to people who violate executive orders. “You wanted to make...
  • Chinese dissident warns Americans: You’re already in the authoritarian just don’t know it

    11/16/2021 4:10:15 AM PST · by Phoenix8 · 21 replies
    FOX ^ | 11/15/2021 | Lindsay Kornick
    Chinese dissenter and artist Ai Weiwei warned that political correctness has begun to show shades of similarities to Mao Zedong’s infamous Cultural Revolution in China. Weiwei sat down for an interview Friday with PBS reporter Margaret Hoover on "Firing Line" to discuss authoritarianism in China. During the discussion, Hoover noted a quote from his book when he referenced former President Donald Trump.
  • New Anti-Terrorism Strategy 'Narrowly Tailored' to Target the Right

    07/07/2021 6:51:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frrontpagemagazine ^ | Jul 7, 2021 | Lloyd Billingsley
    The NSC ignores Islamic terrorism and joins the Obama-Biden jihad against ordinary Americans. h=550 "This National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism lays out a comprehensive approach to addressing the threat while safeguarding bedrock American civil rights and civil liberties – values that make us who we are as a nation,” explains an introduction attributed to Joe Biden in the document, released last month by the National Security Council. This strategy, readers learn “is narrowly tailored to focus specifically on addressing violence and the factors that lead to violence.” As it happens, this “narrowly tailored” approach is nothing new. The strategy...
  • 19-Year-Old Chinese Dissident Held in Dubai Fears Deportation Back to China

    05/20/2021 8:17:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/20/2021 | Eva Fu
    A young Chinese dissident on the Chinese Communist Party’s wanted list is seeking help after being held incommunicado for a month in the United Arab Emirates, with the prospect of being sent back to China to face torture. Dubai police arrested Wang Jingyu, a 19-year-old from Chongqing city in southern China’s Sichuan Province, during his transfer flight to New York on April 6. Wang, who says he has done nothing wrong, has been in custody since with limited contact with the outside world. “This is 100 percent linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP),” he said in an interview with...
  • Biden Silently Moves To Seize Property, “Prohibit Transactions” Of Any American ‘Accused’

    04/23/2021 12:50:13 PM PDT · by Norski · 70 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | April 22, 2021 | April Matthews
    "The people controlling Joe Biden have just erased the Constitution for good. All that is now required for a citizen to lose all rights to own property or conduct business in any way is a simple accusation of Russian ‘involvement.’ The American Thinker explained: Executive Order Canceling the Constitution On April 15, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation. Contrary to its title, this EO is not about Russia. It is designed to allow the Biden administration to deprive American citizens and organizations of...
  • Owosso barber fined $9,000 for haircuts at Michigan Capitol, other violations

    03/31/2021 1:18:56 AM PDT · by be-baw · 9 replies
    Mlive ^ | March 30, 2021 | Winter Keefer
    SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI -- The Owosso barber who became a figurehead for those opposed to executive orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer nearly a year ago, is facing a $9,000 fine for giving unlicensed hair cuts on the steps of the state’s Capitol and sanitation and equipment violations. Individual fines of $4,500 were ordered against both Karl W. Manke, 77, and his barbershop, Karl Manke Main St. Barber & Beauty Shop -- totaling $9,000 -- to be paid to the state of Michigan within 90 days following a Michigan Board of Barber Examiners’ Monday, March 29 review, according to the...
  • Lessons from the Edge of Liberty

    03/29/2021 5:39:56 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 1 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 24 Mar, 2021 | Max Morton
    If Americans choose to fight the coming authoritarian leviathan, they should examine the history of other political movements and the resulting lessons learned at the edge of liberty and tyranny. It is considerably less painful to learn from the mistakes of others than from your own, and it is less costly to learn from the successes of others, versus your own trial and effort. As we consider how to resist the looming effort of the authoritarian Left to transform our system of republican self-governance into an autocratic unitary state, we should examine the experiences of other resistance movements. Two ongoing...
  • Dept. of Homeland Security flirting with totalitarianism

    03/24/2021 4:51:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 24 Mar, 2021 | Thomas Lifson
    If the DHS bureaucrats apply the label "domestic extremist" to you, kiss your right to travel good-bye. Now that the Department of Justice and FBI are using the 1/6/21 Capitol incursion to demonize all who attended the massive rally that day, imputing “insurrection,” “white supremacy,” and “extremism” to them, massive political repression may be coming. Consider this from Politico: The Department of Homeland Security is considering monitoring the travel of domestic extremists and expanding its use of the No Fly List, law enforcement sources told POLITICO. The discussions are part of the Biden administration’s strategy of treating domestic terror as...
  • Until Lambs Become Lions

    03/17/2021 6:27:27 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 26 replies
    American Greatness ^ | March 16, 2021 | Max Morton
    Until Lambs Become LionsRight now, we are 80 million couch potatoes and keyboard warriors with rifles in our bedroom closets. This is not a force to be reckoned with.We are locked in a zero-sum game rebellion of the elites, who are intent on fundamentally transforming America into an authoritarian state with a single ideology and ruling class. In order to defeat this rebellion, we need to understand the terrain we are operating on and the strategy and tactics of our enemy. Even more important, we need a strategy of our own to guide our struggle and return to a functional...
  • Bokhari: Microsoft and Friends Want to Destroy Online Privacy

    02/26/2021 4:53:43 PM PST · by Wish2Post · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 25, 2021 | Allum Bokhari
    Microsoft has teamed up with a number of tech and media companies to create a system of tracing content around the internet that could destroy online privacy and anonymity, radically transforming the nature of the web. Against stiff competition, the alliance of tech and media giants has devised a plan that may constitute Big Tech’s most brazen power-grab yet. According to Microsoft’s press release, it has partnered with several other organizations to form the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA). Put simply, the purpose of this organization is to devise a system whereby all content on the internet can...
  • 21 year old Russian dissident delivers powerful faith-based speech during trial

    12/06/2019 2:17:31 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Meduza Russia ^ | Dec 2019 | Staff/Egor Zhukhov
    On December 4, Moscow’s Kuntsevsky District Court continued hearing the case against 21-year-old Higher School of Economics (HSE) student and libertarian YouTube personality Egor Zhukov. Zhukov stands accused of issuing public calls for extremism: Prosecutors have argued that his videos on nonviolent resistance were motivated by “political hatred and enmity to the constitutional structure extant in the Russian Federation” as well as a desire to destabilize the country’s social and political order. Zhukov’s case, one of many that were brought forward during this summer’s wave of election protests in Moscow, has attracted widespread attention throughout the Russian opposition. Many of...
  • 50 years ago today, the Soviet invasion of Prague sparked the first dissident protest in Red Square

    08/21/2018 5:23:53 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 2018 | AFP Moscow
    In a symbolic gesture on August 25, 1968, that launched the political dissident movement, eight people demonstrated on Moscow’s Red Square against the Soviet authorities sending tanks into Prague.. Most of those eight demonstrators — Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Pavel Litvinov, Viktor Fainberg, Vladimir Dremlyuga, Konstantin Babitsky, Larisa Bogoraz, Vadim Delaunay and Tatiana Bayeva — paid a high price for their protest. Gorbanevskaya, a translator and poet, and art critic Fainberg were incarcerated in psychiatric hospitals — she for two years and he for five — and forcibly treated with antipsychotic drugs. Dremlyuga, an electrician, and Delaunay, a poet, were sentenced to...
  • Russian spy: Sergei Skripal collapsed alongside daughter

    03/06/2018 5:13:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    bbc ^ | Mar. 6, 2018
    The woman found slumped on a shopping centre bench alongside a former Russian agent convicted of spying for Britain is his daughter, it has emerged. Yulia Skripal, in her 30s, and father Sergei, 66, are critically ill in hospital after being found unconscious in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Sunday. UK police are trying to find out what "unknown substance" harmed the pair. A number of emergency services workers were assessed immediately after the incident - and one remains in hospital.
  • Facebook Blocked Account Of Exiled Billionaire In NYC After China Complaint

    11/02/2017 8:31:24 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 9 replies
    TPM ^ | November 1, 2017 | SAM THIELMAN
    Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch admitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that his company had taken down the account of Chinese dissident Guo Wengui, who lives in the US, on the strength of a report filed to the tech giant by the Chinese government. Guo, a billionaire living in New York City who is a harsh critic of the Chinese government, published on Facebook “sometimes outlandish tales of deep corruption among family members of top Communist Party officials,” the New York Times wrote a month ago, as it reported that Guo’s account had been taken down. Republican Sen....
  • American Social Media Silence Chinese Dissident

    10/26/2017 5:50:21 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 26, 2017 | Bill Getz
    Twitter has joined Facebook and YouTube in restricting social media accounts of popular dissident Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, in the face of intense Chinese pressure. Guo, a New York-based billionaire and critic of corruption among senior Chinese leaders, said several Twitter accounts he used to reach more than 700,000 followers had been suspended. A Twitter spokeswoman declined to comment citing a policy of not commenting on individual accounts. Earlier, YouTube restricted Guo's live streaming from his widely-watched channel used to post hour-long videos revealing tantalizing details of high-level corruption among Chinese leaders. Guo spent 28 years as an entrepreneur in...
  • Dissident Reveals Secret Chinese Intelligence Plans Targeting U.S.

    10/09/2017 6:36:12 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    China earlier this year ordered the dispatch of 27 intelligence officers to the United States as part of a larger campaign of subversion, according to a leading Chinese dissident. Guo Wengui, a billionaire real estate mogul, disclosed what he said was an internal Communist Party document authorizing the Ministry of State Security to send the spies, described as "people's police officers." Guo, who is being sought by the Chinese government in a bid to silence his disclosures of high-level corruption and intelligence activity, denounced the Beijing regime as corrupt and called for a "revolution" to reform the system. "My only...
  • U.S. Confronts China Over Suspected Cyberattack as Fugitive Guo Wengui Appears in Washington

    10/06/2017 9:40:35 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 6, 2017 | By Cezary Podkul, Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha
    WASHINGTON—A suspected Chinese cyberattack on the website of a prominent Washington think tank drew a complaint from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week in a meeting with top Chinese government officials. The website of the Hudson Institute crashed earlier this week, shortly before the organization was scheduled to host an event with Guo Wengui, a fugitive Chinese businessman and political dissident who has alleged corruption within China’s leadership. The Institute had several days earlier detected a Shanghai-based attack aimed at shutting down access to its website, according to a spokesman. The spokesman said the attack was foiled, and he...