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myanmar generals’ travesty

May 9, 2008

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When the unfortunate people of Myanmar get through the catastrophe of the cyclone that is believed to have killed over 23,000 over the weekend and put 1.5 million at risk of starvation or disease, they will hopefully have the strength to come together and overthrow the nasty, corrupt and callous military regime that is prolonging […]

cop-out in san francisco

April 10, 2008

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It was the biggest cop-out ever. The city of San Francisco, the sole US stop for the global Olympic torch relay, decided to chicken out rather than face the protesters. Reuters photo The city claimed that in the interest of public safety, it had to pull a bait and switch on both pro- and anti-China […]

did france blow it for betancourt?

April 9, 2008

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It’s hard not to feel sorry for the plight of Ingrid Betancourt, the Franco-Colombian politician who has been held hostage by the Colombian rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, for over six years. The once-thriving woman was kidnapped by FARC after she tried to negotiate with them and is believed to be […]

olympic protests

April 8, 2008

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On the one hand, watching the world relay of the Olympic flame turn from a “Journey of Harmony” celebration into a debacle is rather satisfying, knowing that the protesters are using this golden opportunity to highlight and take the China government to task for its human rights abuses against its own minorities and its policies […]

now open: cuban hotels to cubans

April 1, 2008

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Fidel Castro’s younger brother, Raul, who took over in February as the president of Cuba from the ailing Fidel, sure moves fast. Following his pledge to make major reforms, he has done it again, in a quick succession of moves. This time, Cubans are allowed to check into the country’s hotels and play tourist, a […]

china’s phony evidence against the dalai lama

March 31, 2008

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After harping on relentlessly about the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, being behind the recent unrest in Tibet, the Chinese government has finally presented some evidence in an attempt to back its words. But it has only reinforced the world’s opinion of the brutality and Leninist tactics of the Chinese regime. Nor would […]

hola, this is cuba calling

March 28, 2008

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The cellphone, a ubiquitous consumer product that the modern person takes for granted, even in third world countries, has broken another barrier and opened up a new frontier — Cuba. The socialist nation, led by its recently-elected president Raul Castro, just announced that it is doing away with its restriction on cellphone use, allowing normal […]