Human Rights

China–Broken Rice Bowls, Stifled Voices


“Amidst the economic downturn in China, two developments that are not “in the human interest” stand out: rising unemployment among workers in state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and repression of criticism of the party-state leadership. China, no different from any other large country, has a multitude of domestic problems…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, La Progressive, Newberry Observer, Palo Verde Valley Times, The Paris Post-Intelligencer, Transcend Media Service, Mel Gurtov Blog, Tacoma Weekly, The Daily Press, The Easley Progress
Date: March 23,24,28,30,31,April 1,8,2016
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There’s Nothing Collateral About a Toddler Washed Ashore

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“he heartbreaking pictures of three-year-old Aylan Kurdhi symbolize everything that is wrong with war. Following #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik (humanity washed ashore) is a painful confrontation with what some might call the collateral damage of war. When we look at the images of this toddler through the tears in our eyes, it is time to deconstruct some myths about war. Aren’t we used to hearing and believing that war is part of human nature, wars are fought for freedom and defense, wars are inevitable, and wars are fought between militaries? These beliefs about war sound really insipid when a toddler is lying face down on a beach, dead, far away from his home where he should have been playing and laughing.”

Author: Patrick T. Hiller
Published in: Counter Punch
La Progressive
Grassroots Press
Transcend Media Service
Huntington News
Gilmer Free Press
Times of Earth
The Russophile
Truth Out
Date: September 3,4,6,7,9,2015

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