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Witnesses: China Imprisoning Christians in Underground ‘Brainwashing’ Torture Centers

Eyewitnesses told Radio Free Asia (RFA) in a report published Thursday that Chinese Communist Party officials imprisoned them in mobile “brainwashing” centers designed to make them renounce Christianity, where they faced routine beatings, indoctrination, and solitary confinement designed to induce self-harm. Christianity is legal under the communist regime in China only under the Chinese Catholic…

Report: At Least 43 Children Killed During Myanmar Coup

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), a Thailand-based human rights nonprofit organization, said Friday at least 43 children have been killed during the coup in Myanmar, 15 of them younger than age 16.  The youngest confirmed fatality to date was a seven-year-old girl named Khin Myo Chit, killed when security forces stormed her home.…

Joe Biden Praises Xi Jinping: ‘Smart, Smart Guy’ Who ‘Understands What I’m Saying’

At the first press conference of his presidency Thursday, President Joe Biden was asked by Justin Sink of Bloomberg News about the meeting between Chinese and American diplomats in Alaska last week – which Sink described as “a little theatrical” – and Biden’s position on “continued human rights abuses” in China. Sink asked if Biden…

Democrats Promote Ilhan Omar to Vice Chair of Africa Subcommittee

House Democrats have promoted controversial Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to the position of Vice Chair on the Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights subcommittee within the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. NEW: Ilhan Omar named vice chair of House foreign affairs subcommittee -Fox News — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 14, 2021 Omar was promoted…

China’s Xi Jinping Scolds U.S. to Avoid ‘Cold War’ and ‘Arrogant Isolation’ at Davos

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Monday, speaking at length about the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus on the world’s economy and his vision of China’s place in the post-pandemic world. Xi’s principal theme was a warning for the Western world to avoid a “new Cold War” with…

U.N. Commissioner Blames ‘America First’ For Human Rights ‘Setbacks’

December 09, 2020 11:28 PM ET United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed confidence Wednesday that President-elect Joe Biden would correct the human rights “setbacks” caused by President Donald Trump and his policies. Bachelet blamed these setbacks on Trump’s “America First” policy and said that the initiatives stemming from it had directly…

Lithuania accuses Belarus of non-observance of human rights

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, reflected on the political crisis in Belarus, branded any possible Russian military support for Belarus as an “invasion”. “Since it’s publicly discussed I cannot say it’s not possible. So we should take that into account at least, and also send a very clear message, that it’s not tolerable to do…

The Republic of Ireland: a model for the world

Submitted by George Callaghan… Democracy, a written constitution, a superb human rights record, prosperity, strong economic growth, a clean environment and an enviable educational system: the Republic of Ireland has it all. In almost a century of independence our state has achieved more than many thought possible. It begs the question: is the Irish model…

China Responds to U.S. Hong Kong Act with Praise for People’s Liberation Army

China responded on Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump’s signing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Decency Act by using its state media to praise the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison stationed in Hong Kong. President Trump said when he signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Decency Act on Wednesday that he did…

Western Progressives and the Imperialist Inquisition

Via by INTERNATIONALIST 360, authored by Stephen Sefton… Most people who think of themselves as progressive in the imperialist countries of North America and Western Europe, continue to believe the right wing opposition version of events in Nicaragua in 2018. A great many also accept some version of the right wing opposition account of the…

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