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  • Rolling Stones Play Mainland China for First Time - perform with Cui Jian (Get yer yow-yow's out...)

    04/08/2006 3:40:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 662+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/08/06 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    Stones Play Mainland China for First TimeBy CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 36 minutes ago Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, left, performs with Cui Jian, China's best known rocker, in the 8,000-seat Shanghai Grand Stage in Shanghai, China, Saturday April 8, 2006. Cui, whose songs were anthems for student protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, described the show as a 'milestone' for him and for all rock fans in China. The Rolling Stones were performing for the first time in mainland China, after an earlier scheduled performance was cancelled in 2003 due to the SARS crisis....
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Will China's Lust for Power Bring War to America?

    04/27/2005 6:00:47 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 47 replies · 1,238+ views
    700 CLUB.ORG ^ | APRIL 27, 2005 | DALE HURD
    What will America do if someday China attacks Taiwan? Beijing recently authorized the use of force if Taiwan ever declares its independence. America has a defense treaty with Taiwan, but honoring that treaty would likely mean war with China. Even though the Taiwanese have never been ruled by the People's Republic of China, the mainland has made absorbing Taiwan a national crusade. And China's new anti-secession law now gives the Chinese military the green light to attack Taiwan if the island pursues formal independence. Taiwan says the new law is tantamount to preparation for war. And that could mean war...
  • 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 China’s 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 China’s 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 Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. He opposed the use of China’s vast military might against the peaceful protestors gathered in the square. On May 19, 1989, Zhao personally pleaded with the protestors, mostly...