Wednesday, March 14, 2007

News of the Day (March 14)

Mass crackdown continues (so no one will interrupt the cadres' nap time): As Communist China's Parliament continues its intense deliberations (Worldwide Standard), the regime has kicked the repression up a notch (Boycott 2008):
Protests in Hunan and Guangdong provinces were violently suppressed on March 11 and March 12 respectively. In both cases, specially dispatched riot police attacked the crowds, according to eyewitnesses cited in international news reports. In Beijing, hundreds of petitioners have been rounded up over the past two weeks, in the largest “clean-up” operation by the police in recent years.

The Epoch Times has the specifics on the Guangdong protest and a petitioner arrest, while James Reynolds (BBC) comment on the rubber-stamp legislature.

Kilgour and Matas write Int'l Olympic Committee head: The authors of the report examining accounts of Communist China's organ harvesting call on Jacques Rogge to "raise the issue of human dignity and human rights in China with your colleagues in Beijing to stop the persecution of those whose fundamental rights are being denied" (Epoch Times).

China Support Network founder calls on Chinese dissidents to come together: John Kusumi also hopes MSM will start noticing them again (Epoch Times).

News from the Communist China's Korean colony: As part of the Beijing surrender (which Hwang Jang Yop nicely filets in Daily NK), Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency visited Pyongyang and declared everything was hunky-dory (BBC), never mind that there's no sign the Stalinists are actually shutting down its nuclear weapons program (United Press International via Washington Times).

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