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  • Disney Goes Woke for Black Lives Matter ― but Kowtows to China’s Racism, Concentration Camps

    06/04/2020 10:41:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 04 2020 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Disney is one of the corporations and major Hollywood studios giving full-throated support to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. But the company has time and again been impotent on human rights, silent when it was time to confront the Communist government of China. It’s backed down from support for the Hong Kong democracy movement and oppressed minorities like Tibetans, Uyghur Muslims (they’re quite literally in concentration camps), and, yes, even black people (just months ago). Disney is also one of numerous media companies noted for self-censoring its content to avoid angering the regime in Beijing. The Hulu streaming service...
  • Packers’ star QB tackles ‘conflict minerals,’ but is a solution right here at home?

    10/04/2013 9:07:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-4-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON – Aaron Rodgers has faced some of the most ferocious defensive linemen the National Football League has ever unleashed on professional football fields. The Green Bay Packers quarterback has passed his way to the top of his game, becoming among the most accurate, respected and highest paid players in NFL history. Now, Rodgers is taking on a much more brutal enemy: The murderous warlords of the Democratic Republic of Congo in command of a civil conflict that has claimed more than 3 million lives. Green Bay’s QB has signed up as a celebrity front man for Raise Hope for...
  • India's treatment of Muslims amid coronavirus is almost 'genocidal,' activist Arundhati Roy claims

    04/18/2020 8:00:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04/17/2020 | John Silk
    Political activist Arundhati Roy accused the Indian government on Friday of exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to inflame tensions between Hindus and Muslims. She told DW that this alleged strategy on the part of the Hindu nationalist government would “dovetail with this illness to create something which the world should really keep its eyes on,” adding that “the situation is approaching genocidal.” […] Roy claimed the government was exploiting the virus in a tactic reminiscent of one used by the Nazis during the Holocaust. “The whole of the organization, the RSS [Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a Hindu nationalist group — Editor’s note]...
  • Trump Signals New US Approach to China With Tough Actions

    05/29/2017 12:14:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 26, 2017 | Dean Cheng
    Two developments in the past few weeks suggest that America’s China policy is on a cusp.The more publicly discussed event involves the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey, which conducted a freedom of navigation operation near Mischief Reef in the Spratlys island group.This is the first freedom of navigation action conducted by the Trump administration. It is the first true freedom of navigation conducted since at least 2012.By contrast, the Obama administration had undertaken a handful of “innocent passage” activities in the South China Sea, which failed to demonstrate the critical issues at stake.The actions carried out in the previous administration...
  • Cheney launches tirade against N Korea

    05/30/2005 10:17:05 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 37 replies · 1,293+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 31, 2005 | Francis Harris
    Vice-president Dick Cheney stepped up America's war of words with North Korea yesterday by calling it a police state run by an irresponsible leader indifferent to the fate of his malnourished people.His words came just 48 hours after the Pentagon announced that it was sending 15 F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter-bombers to South Korea, a US ally, for an undetermined period. The aircraft crews, trained to seek out targets with precision weapons, needed to familiarise themselves with the Korean terrain, the air force said. Speaking to CNN in an interview broadcast last night, Mr Cheney described North Korea's leader, Kim Jong...
  • The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation ‘The Population Bomb’ made dire predictions—and triggered a wave of repression around the world

    03/12/2020 7:06:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | January 2018 | Charles C. Mann
    As 1968 began, Paul Ehrlich was an entomologist at Stanford University, known to his peers for his groundbreaking studies of the co-evolution of flowering plants and butterflies but almost unknown to the average person. That was about to change. In May, Ehrlich released a quickly written, cheaply bound paperback, The Population Bomb. Initially it was ignored. But over time Ehrlich’s tract would sell millions of copies and turn its author into a celebrity. It would become one of the most influential books of the 20th century—and one of the most heatedly attacked. The first sentence set the tone: “The battle...
  • Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee [Fusion GPS]

    07/28/2017 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rosie Gray
    [Subtitle: “I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.]The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Sergei Magnitsky, an attorney Browder hired to investigate official corruption, died in Russian custody in 2009. Congress subsequently imposed sanctions on the officials it held responsible for his death, passing the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government retaliated, among other ways,...
  • Coronavirus and China: Beijing’s Behavior Confirms How Bad the Brand Truly Is

    02/06/2020 1:57:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 6, 2020 | James Carafano
    Long before the coronavirus made international headlines, China’s Communist Party, which rules the country with unchallenged authority, had an image problem. Image has always been a key element of Beijing’s plan to rise to global greatness. It has worked assiduously to carve a reputation as an unstoppable power wading well into the midst of world affairs. Today, however, that carefully crafted image is badly tattered. It’s worse than it was just one year ago when nations that eagerly participated in China’s Belt and Road Initiative began to realize that Chinese “aid” was a two-edged sword. No one has done more...
  • How Moving A Few Inches Tranforms Property Into A Person

    01/25/2020 11:26:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 25, 2019 | Karl Dierenbach
    No person in the United States would look approvingly upon a few inches transforming a piece of property devoid of human rights into a person to be protected and cherished by society. If you leave New York City and travel north a few hundred miles, you will eventually come to a line across the landscape. To the north of the line lies Canada, and to the south, the United States. The line has no geological significance; its importance is entirely derived from political agreement between the United States and Canada. Step across the line and your status changes. If you...
  • Trump: Hong Kong, Human Rights Are Part of China Trade Talks

    01/22/2020 8:57:11 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 22, 2020 Updated: January 22, 2020 | Emel Akan
    DAVOS, Switzerland—President Donald Trump said China’s human rights record and the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong are part of phase two trade discussions with China, in response to a question from The Epoch Times on Jan. 22. At a press conference in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, Trump said “we would like to see we can do something” about the issues in China and Hong Kong. “We are discussing that already,” he told reporters. “We’re doing a trade deal, and it’s a very big deal. Phase one is done, phase two...
  • UN demands that British army send more women for defense against jihad in Mali

    12/25/2019 6:37:11 PM PST · by robowombat · 40 replies
    UN demands that British army send more women for defense against jihad in Mali DEC 25, 2019 11:00 AM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS “The United Nations has placed strict gender quotas on a British Army peacekeeping deployment to Mali in west Africa, demanding more females are sent under the auspices of a special bureaucratic directive….The call for more female UK soldiers to be included is part of a wider set of directives drafted by the U.N. that mandates strict quotas for female personnel in the name of equal opportunity.” The UN is forcing the issue of more women in the British...
  • Presidential Proclamation on Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2019

    12/09/2019 7:38:05 PM PST · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | 12/9/10 | President Donald Trump
    Nearly two and a half centuries ago, American colonists broke free of a tyrannical monarchy and rose from the shadow of oppression, creating a new Republic predicated on liberty and the rule of law. Innate to the identity of this new Nation was a revolutionary commitment to the preservation of individual rights. The Framers drafted a Constitution that would ensure the God-given rights of the people. Nevertheless, some of them believed more was needed and insisted upon the enumeration of a set of rights that would be protected from government interference. As a result, the United States ratified 10 Amendments...
  • GOP Rep. pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions

    12/06/2019 10:29:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 6, 2019 | Elana Schor
    As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals. The bill that Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart plans to unveil would shield LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in employment, housing, education, and other public services — while also carving out exemptions for religious organizations to act based on beliefs that may exclude those of different sexual orientations or gender identities. Stewart’s bill counts support from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Seventh-day Adventist...
  • China protests as US House passes Uygur bill demanding sanctions over human rights abuses in Xinjiang

    12/04/2019 8:57:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 12/04/2019 | Owen Churchill and Kristin Huang
    China has threatened to respond after the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a strongly worded bill paving the way for sanctions against Chinese officials over human rights abuses in Xinjiang. In a statement, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the bill “deliberately defames the human rights situation in Xinjiang and discredits Beijing’s efforts to fight against extremism and terrorism in the region”. “The core of the Xinjiang issue [in China] is not human rights, ethnic minority or religion; instead, the core is anti-terrorism and anti-separatism,” the statement said. “We warn the US that Xinjiang...
  • China accuses US of ‘sinister intentions’ after Trump signs bills supporting Hong Kong protesters

    11/27/2019 7:01:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/27/2019 | Grace Shao, Christine Wang, Evelyn Cheng
    China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday the U.S. has “sinister intentions” and its “plot” is “doomed to fail,” after President Donald Trump signed two bills supporting Hong Kong protesters into law. State media also published a statement from the Hong Kong liaison office, emphasizing its commitment to defending its “one country, two systems” policy. “We are officially telling the U.S. and the handful of opposition politicians in Hong Kong who follow America’s lead to not underestimate our determination to protect Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, don’t underestimate our belief to protect the ‘one country, two systems policy’ and don’t...
  • China demands Trump veto bills on Hong Kong Human Rights

    11/21/2019 3:04:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | 11/21/2019
    China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take “strong countermeasures” if the bills become law. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act undermined both China’s interests and those of the U.S. in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. “We urge the U.S. to grasp the situation, stop its wrongdoing before it's too late, prevent this act from becoming law (and) immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China's internal affairs,” Geng said at a daily news briefing. “If the...
  • Down syndrome abortion ban passes Pa. Senate; Gov. Wolf has promised a veto

    11/20/2019 9:39:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Penn Live ^ | Nov. 20, 2019 | Charles Thompson
    he Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would ban abortions based solely on a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome, setting up a certain veto showdown with Gov. Tom Wolf. The Senate voted 27-22 to pass the bill, with Democratic Sen. Jim Brewster, D-Allegheny County, and Independent John Yudichak of Luzerne County, voting with 25 Republicans to pass the bill. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk, a Republican from Hanover, would make no changes to other portions of Pennsylvania’s abortion law, which allows abortions until week 24 of pregnancy for any reason other than the child’s sex. The Republican-controlled...
  • Bolivia: Police Arrest Cubans Caught Paying Socialist Rioters

    11/14/2019 9:58:21 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Nov 2019 | Frances Martel
    Local civilians in El Alto, Bolivia, detained three Cuban nationals and handed them over to police on Wednesday, who found evidence that the foreigners were paying people to riot on behalf of the nation’s socialist party. The revelation follows the arrests of several Venezuelan and Cuban citizens among the thousands rioting in El Alto and La Paz, the seat of the executive branch, and the positive identification of a man injured during protests two weeks ago as an Argentine member of the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) terrorist group. Members of anti-socialist groups who organized peaceful protests against...
  • Orangutan With Human Rights Moving From Argentina To Florida

    11/07/2019 10:11:43 AM PST · by RideForever · 48 replies
    Patch, Lakeland FL ^ | 10/7/19 | Dalbey, Patch Staff
    An orangutan named Sandra, at the center of a landmark ruling in Argentina that said she is a "non-human person" entitled to some of the same rights as humans, is making her way to a Florida sanctuary where great apes enjoy those privileges without benefit of a court order. Once Sandra is there, the 33-year-old orangutan will have the company of others in her species for the first time in many years. Sandra left her solitary world at a zoo in Buenos Aires in late September and is currently in Kansas, where she'll remain in quarantine until she's cleared to...
  • Personhood-winked: "Animal rights" are anti-human

    01/19/2015 6:45:06 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 19, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Personhood-winked: “Animal rights” are anti-human by Daniel Clark When is a person not a human? Why, when it’s a “non-human person,” of course. If that’s the unfunniest riddle you’ve ever heard, there’s good reason, because its answer has potentially deadly consequences. In Argentina, an appellate court has bestowed legal personhood on an orangutan named Sandra. Meanwhile, here in the States, proposed “personhood laws” that would recognize every human being as a person are regarded as controversial. These two stories are undoubtedly related, as the terminology of the anti-human animal rights movement makes clear. The Argentine court declared Sandra to be...