Monday, July 03, 2006

News of the Day (July 3)

The next News of the Day will be posted on Wednesday, July 5.

From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: Between Heaven and Earth gives extensive detail on the Communist television stations attempting to win airing rights in Canada (see also seventh item). The Korea Liberator notes South Korea's theatre of the absurd on abduction (see also Daily NK), lists the forces of Stalinism in South Korea, calls for an arms embargo against the Stalinist North, and has the rest in SNK news.

More on the satellite regimes: Joseph Farah (World Net Daily) is deeply disturbed by U.S. reaction (or lack thereof) to the possible SNK missile launch, but maddeningly says nothing about liberating the Communists' Korean colony. The Stalinists invite Reverend Rick Warren to preach (Washington Post). Divorce rates are on the rise in SNK (Daily NK). Meanwhile, Admiral James Lyons (retired) calls for liberating the Communist-backed Iranian mullahcracy in the Washington Times.

Europe doesn't like U.S. Guantanamo prison, but won't take cleared Uighur inmates either: The Washington Post caught the hypocrisy here. While "a long list of European lawmakers and human rights groups have demanded that the U.S. government shut down the Guantanamo prison as soon as possible," they have flatly rejected U.S. efforts to find homes for several cleared Uighurs from occupied East Turkestan. Only Albania (fifth, third, third, fifth, and second items) has been willing to take some in "after most other European nations had rejected the U.S. request for help."

Hu Jintao calls for nuclear missile buildup: The Communist leader said the all-powerful Central Military Commission would "build up the Second Artillery Corps" (Agence France Presse via Intelligence Summit) - which is the Communist nuclear missile force.

Taiwanese groups express support for Aung San Suu Kyi: The Taiwan Labour Front, the Taiwan Association for Human Rights, the Women Awakening Foundation, and the Peacetime Foundation of Taiwan joined in calling for the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (Boxun). Communist China remains the oldest and strongest ally of the current Burmese dictatorship.

Tibet railway opens: As expected, Tibetan supporters expressed opposition to the Communist-built railway (BBC, Voice of America via Epoch Times, see also seventh and sixth items).

Tens of thousands march for democracy in Hong Kong: Among those who stood for freedom in the city was Anson Chan (seventh item). Meanwhile, Leung "Long Hair" Kwok-hung chose a different tactic - counter-protesting a pro-Communist gathering in the city (BBC).

More on Communist China and the rest of the world: As the globe prepares for the Beijing Games, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum reviews the propaganda coup that was the Nazi Games of 1936.

Chen Guangcheng wins more supporters: Calls for the Communists to end their harassment of the blind anti-"one child" activist (tenth, second, ninth, ninth, thirteenth, lead, tenth, fifth, tenth, sixth, and ninth items) came from several rights groups in Communist China (Epoch Times and Boxun).

From Gao Zhisheng: The human rights attorney (sixth, tenth, fifth, lead, third, last, twelfth, eighth, third, second, third, eighth, eleventh, eighth, fourth, fourth, last, fourth, fifth, twelfth, fifth, second, lead, next to last, seventh, last, next to last, lead, second, last, sixth, tenth, eighth, second, eighth, ninth, lead, sixth, eighth, seventh, fifth, fourth, last, fifth, seventh, next to last, fourth, last, twenty-first, twenty-second, seventh, fourth, sixth, fourth, sixth, eleventh, eleventh, fourth, last, sixth, eighth, tenth, thirteenth, eleventh, and eighth items) highlights the plight of appellant Xie Xunying (Epoch Times).

More on human rights in Communist China: Bai Miao, Epoch Times, recounts yet another tale of Communist persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Cadres in Chongqing arrest a man for flying the Taiwanese flag (Epoch Times). Reporters Without Borders rips the continuing Communist crackdown against the internet (Boxun). Xu Bo (VOA via Epoch Times) exposes the truth behind "intra-party democracy." The anonymous doctor from Shenyang (third, third, and eighth items) claims the exposure of Sujiatun has led the Communists to purge their military (Epoch Times).

On the state of the workers in the workers' state - or in this case, their children: The Communists' penchant for corruption has led to food that "had no nutritional value" or "didn't contain the nutrients shown on the label" for a whopping two-thirds of food products labeled "children's nutritional food" (Radio Free Asia via Epoch Times).

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