Like probably everyone else who stops by here, I’ve spent the better part of the past two days and part of the nights and early mornings glued to #freekg and diesel.elcat.kg, peeling off temporarily to follow links that are posted to other news and analysis. The pictures, videos, and firsthand posts from witnesses and feverish […]
As others, I continue to refresh my news sources for Kyrgyz details. While reading all I could find, I noticed that Sarah’s post was quite unique. What struck me was how Registan can’t help but be the anti-FP blog. To be more specific, the fact that FP has two stories that seem to see the […]
By Scott Paul
March 4, 2010 OurFuture.org
Four Democratic senators want to ensure that tax dollars are creating clean energy manufacturing jobs in America, not China. Now, they are under vigorous attack by the Obama administration and multinational companies, many of whom have heavily subsidized operations in Europe and Asia.
The senators are absolutely right: There should be no compromise in building the clean energy economy. It must be made in America. Otherwise, we’re simply trading dependence on oil from the Middle East for dependence on manufactured parts from China. And that’s not a trade-off worth making.
Posted in Economy Economics, Energy, Environment, Labor, Neoliberalism, Obama and Company, Region: China
Tagged Capacity, Green energy, jobs, Made-in-China, Manufacturing, Multinationals, outsourcing, Region: China, Subsidy, Tax dollars
By John Kusumi
Barack Obama, often portrayed as a change agent, changed nothing in his recent visit to China as the U.S. President. Heck, he didn’t even bring back a Panda, much less any freed prisoners of conscience! Continue reading
By John Kusumi
This is a repost, originally found on the Secret China web site:
China arranged fake ‘students’ to meet Obama
By Xia Yu /Secret China Staff Nov. 17, 2009
By John Kusumi
Dear President Obama,
The China Support Network is aware that you will visit China soon. We are a human rights group with a long history of solidarity with Chinese dissidents and their pro-democracy movement seeking reform in Mainland China to include freedom, democracy, and human rights. Continue reading
By Ellen Hodgson Brown
“The banks — hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created — are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. They frankly own the place.”
— U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Democratic Party Whip, April 30, 2009
While the U.S. spends trillions of dollars to bail out its banking system, leaving its economy to languish, China is being called a “miracle economy” that has decoupled from the rest of the world. Continue reading
By Scott Ludlam
Dharamsala is a capital without a country; home to the Central Tibetan Administration and the Parliament in Exile, the Tibetan Children’s Village, and key cultural institutions. It is a refuge, a time capsule, a seedpod, a living archive and seat of an active democracy. At the home of the Parliament, the Speaker gives us a wry insight into the world of Tibetan democratic intrigue as we try to get our heads around the complex politics of the Diaspora.
Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer and her daughter (New Matilda)
When the Chinese gov learned that The Ten Conditions of Love would be screened in Australia, it pressured the Melbourne International Film Festival to withdraw it. This, on top of the July 5th genocide of Uyghurs (up to 10,000 have ‘disappeared’), has brought global attention to this Uyghur documentary starring Rebiya Kadeer, labeled a “Muslim terrorist” by the Chinese government.
This is eerily reminiscent of the neoliberal land grab in New Orleans, and in Gaza. ~RA
Posted in 4th Estate, Art, Books, Music & Film, Censorship, Land Grab
Tagged australia, documentary, film, info suppression, Land Grab, Melbourne International Film Festival, news, politics, rebiya kadeer, Region: China, The Ten Conditions of Exile, uyghur genocide, uyghurs
Famous heckler Wenyi Wang stands between John Kusumi of the China Support Network and Timothy Cooper of Worldrights.
Does anybody remember the news story, “Heckler interrupts U.S. and Chinese Presidents on the South Lawn of the White House”? That would be Falun Gong’s Dr. Wenyi Wang, who was with us again on Sunday, July 19 2009. Continue reading
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Resistance
Tagged can hip-hop save falun gong, china support network, corporatism, democracy, john kusumi, populism, Region: China, timothy cooper, wenyi wang, worldrights