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  • Flesh banquets of Chinas Cultural Revolution remain unspoken, 50 years on

    05/11/2016 7:28:12 PM PDT · by OddLane · 39 replies
    AFP ^ | May 11, 2016 | AFP
    At the height of the frenzy of Chinas Cultural Revolution, victims were eaten at macabre flesh banquets, but 50 years after the turmoil began, the Communist Party is suppressing remembrance and historical reckoning of the era and its excesses. Launched by Mao in 1966 to topple his political enemies after the failure of the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution saw a decade of violence and destruction nationwide as party-led class conflict devolved into social chaos.
  • Terrorist Teacher

    12/02/2004 3:47:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 1,079+ views ^ | 12/02/04 | Jacob Laksin
    Convicted leftist terrorist Susan Rosenberg must be counted among the unlikeliest candidates ever to be awarded a university teaching post. Just four years ago, Rosenberg was serving out the 16th year of a 58-year sentence for the possession of more than 700 pounds of explosives and a stockpile of illicit weapons. Moreover, the onetime member of a leftist terrorist outfit called The Family was also a suspect in a 1981 robbery-gone-awry that left three people dead in Nyack, New York. However, next January students at Hamilton College, a small liberal arts school in upstate New York, will know Susan Rosenberg,...
  • Voices Now Demanding Apology from Trump Who Calls Tienanmen Incident a Riot " (My Translation)

    03/13/2016 11:10:16 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 105 replies
    NHK Television News, Tokyo, Japan (from Japanese original) ^ | 13 March 2016 | NHK Network International News Staff
    (トランプ氏の天安門事件「暴動」発言 謝罪求める声) (“Voices Now Demanding Apology from Trump Who Calls Tienanmen Massacre a “Riot”) (Translation from the original Japanese by FReeper AmericanInTokyo):”In the most recent TV debate between candidates for the Republican nomination for President in the USA, Mr. Trump referred to it as a “riot” (boudou: 暴動) when Chinese students stood up in Tienanmen Square and requested freedom, in Beijing, China in 1989. Real estate magnate Trump was answering a question from the moderator in the March 10 debate in Miami, with respect to the suppression of Chinese university students. They were only pleading for freedom but were...
  • China's Zhao Details Tiananmen Debate(Zhao Ziyang's memoir)

    05/15/2009 1:52:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 624+ views
    WP ^ | 05/14/09 | John Pomfret
    China's Zhao Details Tiananmen Debate Posthumous Memoir Castigates Party By John Pomfret Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, May 15, 2009 Zhao Ziyang violated one of the central tenets of Communist Party doctrine: He spoke out. But it is only now, four years after his death, that the world is hearing what he had to say. In a long-secret memoir to be published in English and Chinese next week, just in time for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party claims that the decision to impose martial law around Beijing in May...

    01/17/2007 6:19:37 AM PST · by Valin · 41 replies · 989+ views
    AKI ^ | 1/17/07
    Tehran, 17 Jan. (AKI) - One of the five Iranians arrested last week by the US army in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil is wanted in Austria in connection with the assassination of Kurdish leader Andol Rahman Ghassemlu in 1989. Mahommad Jaafari Sharoudi was one of five Iranian officials detained last week in the Kurdish-controlled city on charges of being connected to a faction of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the Pasdaran, that funds and arms insurgents in Iraq. Abdol Rahman Ghassemlu, the historic leader of Iranian Kurds, was killed in an apartment in the outskirts of the Austrian capital...
  • Rumors: Iran Dictator Khamenei Has Died

    03/07/2015 10:39:18 PM PST · by Dave346 · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Mar 2015 | by Jordan Schachtel
    Washington, D.C. - Social media is ablaze with rumors that Iranian dictator Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died. Iranian state-media has yet to confirm or deny such rumors. Cairo-based journalist Gamal Sultan wrote on social media that Khamenei died after suffering from a bout with prostate cancer, after surgery failed to alter the course of his demise, according to Rassd News Network. Daniel J. Levy of The Times Of Israel wrote on Twitter late Saturday: Hearing unconfirmed reports from a usually very reliable source of Ayatollah Khameneis death today. On Friday, Iranian media confirmed that The commander of the Islamic Revolution,...
  • Little-known Egyptian is key al-Qaida figure

    10/15/2009 7:48:32 PM PDT · by YoungGunConservativeRadio · 4 replies · 284+ views
    Young Gun Conservative ^ | Rudolph Carrera
    It is imperative that anyone wanting to be up on the War On Terror should go out of his way to learn as much about the players involved as possible. The AP/Yahoo! reports on an Egyptian character called Mustafa Abu al-Yazid who has been named as a contact of suspected Denver-based Muslim Najibullah Zazi.
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 7 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypts leading radical, Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...
  • Michael Lewis (CIRCA 1989): How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street & World Economy

    03/16/2011 7:23:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE READ. This article was published in 1989. A prescient article by Michael Lewis in 1989 looked at the systemic risk of a Japanese earthquake. TO SUMMARIZE: An earthquake destroys the Tokyo Stock Exchange and all financial records. Shares of Western insurance companies lead a global selloff. Japan liquidates overseas holdings. This causes the U.S. bond to collapse. Recession ensues. Lewis observes that a huge earthquake devastates Tokyo roughly every 70 years or so For the past 400 years. 1923, 1853, 1782, 1703 and 1633.
  • Last U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia Dies

    02/04/2004 1:01:40 PM PST · by joan · 2 replies · 91+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 4, 2004
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Warren Zimmerman, the last U.S. ambassador to Yugoslavia, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer. He was 69. Zimmerman, a career Foreign Service officer, was named ambassador to Yugoslavia in 1989 by the first President Bush. At the time, the former communist country was breaking up into warring factions, and Zimmerman led the administration's efforts to keep the state together. Bush recalled Zimmerman in 1992 to protest the outbreak of civil war. The war lasted until 1995 and pitted the country's Muslims, Orthodox Christian Serbs and Catholic Croats against each other. The war killed 260,000 and forced 1.8 million...
  • Virginia man had weapons cache, grenade launcher stashed in N.J. hotel room [Map of Ft. Drum]

    01/25/2010 8:01:01 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 126 replies · 5,260+ views
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | 1/25/10 | Star-Ledger Staff
    A Virginia man who once spent eight years on the run from naval investigators was arrested in Somerset County early today with a trove of high-powered weapons, including a grenade-launcher and two assault rifles, along with maps of a U.S. military base and a civilian neighborhood, authorities said. The federal governments Joint Terrorism Task Force quickly joined the investigation into Lloyd R. Woodson, 43, who had been staying at a Branchburg motel since last week. Woodson, whose last known address was in Reston, Va., was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying one of the assault rifles customized to shoot...
  • George Soros and America's Coming Election Crisis (Part 1)

    07/16/2004 5:55:38 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 109 replies · 12,902+ views ^ | July 16, 2004 | Richard Poe
    <p>IF YOU ENJOYED the election crisis of 2000, youre going to love what Democrat leaders are cooking up for November.</p> <p>"George Soros has purchased the Democratic Party," charges Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson. (2) Some might dismiss Miss Iverson's comment as hyberbole. However, Soros' massive soft-money contributions have indisputably given him power over Democrat strategy.</p>
  • Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientist

    12/02/2009 3:21:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,268+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/02/09 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientistExclusive: World's leading climate change expert says summit talks so flawed that deal would be a disaster Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, Wednesday 2 December 2009 20.54 GMT The scientist who convinced the world to take notice of the looming danger of global warming says it would be better for the planet and for future generations if next week's Copenhagen climate change summit ended in collapse. In an interview with the Guardian, James Hansen, the world's pre-eminent climate scientist, said any agreement likely to emerge from the negotiations would be so...
  • New evidence against Van Anraat (supplying chemicals to Saddam)

    04/06/2007 3:28:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 1,224+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | April 04 2007
    The Kurdish Halabja Centre CHAK has submitted new and possibly incriminating evidence in the appeal case against Dutch businessman Frans van Anraat. The documents were reportedly supplied by the Iraqi tribunal that sentenced former dictator Saddam Hussein to death. In December last year, Frans van Anraat was sentenced to 15 years in jail. The court in The Hague found him guilty of supplying materials for chemical weapons to the Saddam Hussein regime in the 1980s. He was acquitted of complicity in genocide because he reportedly did not know that Saddam Hussein intended to use poison gas on the Iraqi population....
  • Poland remembers its bloodless revolution of 1989

    06/03/2009 1:11:19 PM PDT · by lizol · 9 replies · 380+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | June 3, 2009 | VANESSA GERA
    Poland remembers its bloodless revolution of 1989 By VANESSA GERA WARSAW, Poland (AP) It began in Poland at the ballot box: A season of revolutions that toppled communist regimes from Berlin to Bucharest was set in motion 20 years ago this week by the first semi-free elections ever to take place in the Soviet-dominated eastern bloc. On Thursday, Poles celebrate the anniversary of the ballot, which delivered a sweeping victory to Lech Walesa's pro-democracy Solidarity movement, kicking off a stream of events that will culminate with celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall this November and the Dec....
  • Poland: From Soviet satellite to 'Tiger of Europe'

    06/02/2009 2:47:51 PM PDT · by lizol · 17 replies · 778+ views
    CNN ^ | May 30, 2009
    Poland: From Soviet satellite to 'Tiger of Europe' 7:26 a.m. EDT, Sat May 30, 2009 (CNN) -- Leszek Balcerowicz, Poland's former finance minister, recently said his country is enjoying "its best period in 300 years." CNN looks at how the country emerged from communism to become one of eastern Europe's most stable and thriving democracies. Solidarity leader Lech Walesa Solidarity leader Lech Walesa addresses striking workers in Gdansk, Poland in 1989. Modern Poland gained independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union during the Second World War. Almost six million Poles, including the majority of...
  • China's Prisoner of Conscience

    05/15/2009 9:12:35 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 318+ views
    Former Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang's secret journals were smuggled out of China and are to be published May 19th, for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations.
  • I.F. Stone, Soviet AgentCase Closed

    04/21/2009 11:15:37 AM PDT · by Jbny · 93 replies · 6,144+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 21, 2009 | Harvey Klehr, John E. Haynes and Alexander Vassiliev
    When new information about Americans who had cooperated with the Soviet KGB began to emerge in the 1990s, no individual case generated as much controversy as that of the journalist I.F. Stone, who had long been installed in the pantheon of left-wing heroes as a symbol of rectitude and a teller of truth to power before his death in 1989.
  • Under suspicion: Hub mosque leader tied to radical groups

    10/29/2003 4:13:22 AM PST · by ninonitti · 9 replies · 855+ views
    Boston Herald | Wednesday, October 29, 2003 | SPECIAL REPORT/by Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    Last of two parts. The leader of the local Islamic organization preparing to build a major new mosque in Boston is allegedly linked to a network of Muslim companies and charitable groups in Virginia suspected by federal investigators of providing material support to Islamic terrorists. The chairman of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to construct a $22 million cultural center and mosque in Roxbury, was also a leader of an Indiana-based Muslim organization known for its anti-Western rhetoric and for providing a platform for radical Islamists, some of whom have been...
  • Feds Say Man With $12 Million In Bogus Checks Offers Help With Al Qaida (Shishani - New Details)

    07/24/2002 10:28:43 PM PDT · by Shermy · 30 replies · 660+ views
    AP ^ | July 24, 2002
    DETROIT - A man charged with smuggling dlrs 12 million in bogus cashiers checks into the United States told agents the man named on the checks may belong to al-Qaida, authorities said Wednesday. Omar Shishani, 47, also told investigators during an interview that "if you want to know about terrorism, I can help you with that," Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Straus said during a hearing. Defense attorney Nabih Ayad denied his client ever made such statements. Shishani, who was born in Jordan but is of Chechen descent, was arrested last week after arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on a flight...
  • Young clerk let Tiananmen ad slip past censors: paper

    06/06/2007 9:24:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 638+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06 June 2007 | Reuters
    A young clerk with no knowledge of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown allowed a tribute to victims slip into the classified ads page of a newspaper in southwest China, a Hong Kong daily reported on Wednesday. The tiny ad in the lower right corner of page 14 of the Chengdu Evening News on Monday night, read: "Paying tribute to the strong(-willed) mothers of June 4 victims". An investigation was launched by Chinese authorities to find out how the advertisement slipped its way past censors. Public discussion of the massacre is still taboo in Beijing and the government has rejected calls...
  • South Korea Charges 5, Including American, with Spying for North

    12/08/2006 8:40:58 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies · 596+ views
    VOA news ^ | 08 December 2006 | Kurt Achin
    South Korean authorities have charged five residents of Seoul, including a Korean-American businessman, with spying for North Korea. Prosecutors say the five took orders from Pyongyang, and funneled an abundant amount of information to North Korean spies, including some sensitive national intelligence. VOA's Kurt Achin reports from Seoul. Friday's indictments followed an intensive two-month investigation of the five defendants, who were arrested in October. South Korean senior prosecutor Ahn Chang-ho announces result of spy scandal investigation, 8 Dec. 2006 South Korean senior prosecutor Ahn Chang-ho announces result of spy scandal investigation, 8 Dec. 2006 Senior South Korean prosecutor Ahn Chang-ho...
  • New PreWarDoc fits with Gwynne Roberts article about Iraqi nuclear test

    04/19/2006 9:18:35 PM PDT · by RayRobisonblog · 45 replies · 2,716+ views ^ | 19 April 2006 | Ray Robison
    Fitting the pieces together In February 2001, the Sunday Times ran the article Was this Saddams Bomb by Gwynne Roberts. I couldn't find the original but it is also on . I only recently read this article and found it interesting but very hard to believe. One of the newly released documents CMPC-2003-015757 contains the Roberts' article in English. This is the first time I have seen it. I did some research and found no serious academic or professional rebuttals other than people who also found it hard to believe. However, it seems that supporting evidence has been right...
  • Times change too fast to keep up (will the Foley story be "overtaken by events?)

    10/07/2006 2:00:45 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 11 replies · 951+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 10/7/2006 | Brian Mosely
    Hopefully, I can finish writing this column today before it is OTBE. That's slang for the phrase "Over Taken By Events" On Wednesday, I had cranked out a piece for Sunday on two topics: Reaction to the Amish school murders and the nasty Mark Foley flap that has gripped the halls of power. The first part expressed outrage because members of the Westboro Baptist Church had announced they planned to protest at the funerals of the Amish girls killed Monday in Lancaster County, PA. In case you don't remember them, they're the bunch out of Kansas that pickets the funerals...
  • Dutch police say daughter of chemical magnate taken

    09/14/2005 2:27:46 AM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 4 replies · 500+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 13, 2005 | ARTHUR MAX
    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - Armed men broke into an upscale Amsterdam home and kidnapped the daughter of a millionaire whose fortune came from selling chemicals, including to Iraq in the 1980s, police said Tuesday. Her children were left unharmed. Police said the gunmen stormed into the home of Claudia Melchers, 37, late Monday and took her away. They said they were treating it as a kidnapping. Melchers, who runs a catering company, is the daughter of Hans Melchers, who owns Melchemie Holland, which supplied chemicals to Iraq in the 1980s. It was unclear whether the kidnapping was related to the company's...
  • China pays for boy, 15, killed after 1989 arrest

    05/01/2006 7:09:20 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 5 replies · 242+ views
    Guardian ^ | 05.01.05 | Jonathan Watts
    The Chinese authorities have compensated the mother of a youth who died after being beaten in police custody during the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, in the first known payment of its kind. A human rights activist said yesterday that police in Chengdu had reportedly paid 70,000 yuan (4,800) as "hardship assistance" to Tang Deying, who has campaigned for 17 years for an official apology and redress for the death of her son.
  • Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb

    07/12/2004 5:52:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,422+ views ^ | 7/12/04 | Scott Wheeler
    ( - Fourteen miles from the U.S. Capitol, a basement-run organization with alleged ties to Hamas and al Qaeda is a crucial link in the planning of any future terrorist attacks against the United States, according to several terrorism experts who analyzed documents and other information obtained in a investigation. The United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), based in Springfield, Va., is publicly identified as a Muslim think tank but has multiple ties to the terrorism underworld, according to the sources, who are both inside and outside government. "UASR is a front organization for a terrorist group,"...
  • Leaders of Hurricane Hugo in 1989 versus leaders of Hurricane Katrina in 2005

    09/03/2005 1:08:51 PM PDT · by Big Steve · 10 replies · 1,047+ views
    For those who lived in SOuth Carolina or are still living in SOuth Carolina now, we all remember Hurricane Hugo back in 1989. It was the most costly natural disaster in US history until Andrew hit 3 years later. Now Katrina has passed Andrew as the most costly natural disaster in history. Going back to Hurricane Hugo, we had two leaders in former South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley during this crisis. How would you rate them compared to the incompetent leader of the current Governor of LA Kathleen Blanco and NO Mayor Ray Nagin? Campbell...
  • Who They Were: Part I [June 4, 1989]

    05/30/2005 6:29:07 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 1 replies · 367+ views
    China Human Rights Forum ^ | 1993 | Ding Zilin
    "Since June Fourth, the Chinese government has talked constantly about respecting its citizens' "right to exist." Yet five years ago [sixteen now]guns and tanks deprived countless outstanding young Chinese men and women of their "right to exist" in a single night. This is nothing but hypocrisy. As the mother of a victim, there is no way for me to forget these boys and girls and men and women, including my own son, who died in pools of blood. I want the people of the world to know that they once lived in this world, that this world once belonged...
  • In Hindsight, The War On Terror Began With Salman Rushdie

    02/26/2005 9:43:24 AM PST · by billorites · 19 replies · 757+ views
    National Journal ^ | February 25, 2005 | Jonathan Rausch
    For most Americans, February 14 was Valentine's Day, the most insipid holiday on the calendar. The date deserves to be better known for another reason. On February 14, 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader and revolutionary dictator of Iran, pronounced a fatwa (an Islamic legal judgment) against the British novelist Salman Rushdie. It said: It is not outlandish to think of the World Trade Center towers as The Satanic Verses, magnified immeasurably but not beyond all recognition. "In the name of Him, the Highest. There is only one God, to whom we shall all return. I inform all zealous...
  • Requiem for a Decent Chinese Communist

    01/22/2005 7:27:42 PM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 669+ views
    Zhao Ziyang, former Secretary-General of mainland Chinas Communist Party, died at a Beijing hospital last Monday. Good riddance to another communist? In this case, no. Not all tigers are incapable of changing their stripes. During his tenure in Chinas one and only political party, Zhao took steps that truly can be called reforms. Zhao's greatest moment occurred during the pro-democracy rebellion of 1989, which was centered in and around Beijings Tiananmen Square. He opposed the use of Chinas vast military might against the peaceful protestors gathered in the square. On May 19, 1989, Zhao personally pleaded with the protestors, mostly...
  • Kerry's Choice for Religious Outreach Director 'Confounding,' Group Says

    06/15/2004 5:40:04 PM PDT · by kattracks · 51 replies · 1,541+ views ^ | 6/15/04 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign has hired a new director of religion outreach, who is being described by a Catholic group as "a curious choice." Mara Vanderslice, who formerly worked as religion outreach director for Democrat Howard Dean, was raised without any faith and didn't become an evangelical Christian until she attended Earlham College, a Quaker school known for its adherence to pacifism, the Catholic League said on Monday. According to Catholic League President William Donohue, when Vanderslice was in college she was active in the Earlham Socialist Alliance, a group that supports convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal and...
  • Clinton Was Sued for Intimidating Black Voters in Arkansas

    12/22/2002 7:46:24 PM PST · by Paul Atreides · 100 replies · 6,517+ views ^ | December 22, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    In 1989 then-Gov. Bill Clinton was sued as one of three top Arkansas officials responsible for the intimidation of black voters in his state as part of a legal action brought under the 1965 Voting Rights Act, has learned. And a year earlier the U.S. Supreme court ruled that Clinton had wrongfully tried to overturn the election of a black state representative in favor of a white Democrat. In the 1989 case, "the evidence at the trial was indeed overwhelming that the Voting Rights Act had been violated," reported the Arkansas Gazette on Dec. 6, 1989. (The paper later...
  • The Reagan Legacy

    06/06/2004 4:43:02 AM PDT · by billorites · 5 replies · 341+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | January 19, 1989 | Robert L. Bartley
    As Ronald Reagan leaves office, the nation still has not quite taken his measure. Even his critics like the guy, and even his friends often sound disappointed. Someone ought to say that his is likely to prove the most epochal presidency since Franklin D. Roosevelt's. Not the least of Mr. Reagan's accomplishments is how much the nation has forgotten. He took office in the very shadow of a hostage crisis, remember? Remember gasoline lines? Remember double-digit inflation and interest rates twice today's? Remember Watergate? Remember Vietnam? As Ronald Reagan hands over the reins tomorrow, the first President since Eisenhower to...
  • Why kill protesters with machine guns, tanks?

    06/04/2004 12:18:55 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 26 replies · 218+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 04 June 2004 | JIANG YANYONG
    In 1989, students in Beijing voiced their just demand for fighting corruption and bureaucratic racketeering and for promoting honest government. The students' patriotic acts had the support of the overwhelming majority of people in the country. However, a small number of leaders who supported corruption resorted to unprecedented means. They acted in a frenzied fashion, using tanks, machine guns and other weapons to suppress the unarmed citizens, killing hundreds and injuring and crippling thousands of others. Then the authorities mobilized all types of propaganda machinery to fabricate lies and used highhanded measures to silence the people. Now 15 years have...
  • 1989 Boston Globe: John Kerry - The Senate's New Romeo?

    04/25/2004 3:50:59 PM PDT · by nwrep · 61 replies · 1,215+ views
    The Boston Globe Archives | August 22, 1989 | John Robinson
    His divorce has been final for only six months, but already Sen. John Kerry has acquired a first-class rake's reputation in the rarefied world of rich, handsome, young bachelor senators. To hear the gossips tell it, the tall, dark-haired former Navy officer with the surgically improved chin has been cutting a swath through the ranks of America's most available young women, inspiring both admiration and envy among the capital's preening young singles. There was the lithesome, British-born researcher for ABC-TV, Emma Gilby, whose long affair with Kerry has left her speechless about it. "There's just nothing I want to say...
  • Chinese Premier Defends 1989 Tiananmen Square Crackdown

    03/14/2004 12:17:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2004 | Stephanie Hoo
    BEIJING (AP) - China's premier on Sunday defended the government's deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square, calling the student-led demonstrations a "very serious political disturbance" that had to be put down. In a rare, nationally televised news conference, Wen Jiabao cited China's economic advances since then as evidence the government made the right choice. He did not directly answer a question from The Associated Press about a military surgeon's petition calling on the government to admit it made mistakes in crushing the student-led protests 15 years ago. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people were killed. "What hung in...
  • Judge Orders Exxon Mobil to Pay Nearly $7 Billion in Spill Damages

    01/28/2004 5:02:22 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 251+ views
    Judge Orders Exxon Mobil to Pay Nearly $7 Billion in Spill Damages By Rachel D'oro Associated Press Writer ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay about $6.75 billion to thousands of Alaskans affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. The ruling is the latest of several damage awards in the case over the past decade - the result of successful appeals in federal court by Exxon. The company plans to appeal again. Wednesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Russel Holland ordered the Irving, Texas-based company to pay $4.5 billion in punitive...
  • Ten Years After The Romanian Revolution

    06/27/2003 5:46:32 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 24 replies · 444+ views
    Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America ^ | December 1999 | Alexandru Nemoianu
    December of this year will mark ten years from the Revolution which in December 1989 put an end to the communist regime in Romania. Ten years does not represent a long period of time, but it still represents a point when people can ask questions and try to offer answers. In December of 1989, the people of Romania arose and succeeded to chase out of power one of the most despicable figures of modern history: dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his unworthy wife Elena, as well as a regime of tremendous oppression, obscene unlawfulness and contrary to everything for which Romanian...