The Beijing Olympics And Chinese Human Right
Sure, the 2008 Olympic Games will proceed but
The questions the International Olympic Committee must answer in relation to the Chinese bid are numerous, the processes of the bid highlighting the fact that Olympic host city selection processes are open to 'incentive and encouragement' processes which can better be described as 'blatant graft and corruption'. What did
Then we come to the commitments that China made in terms of its appalling human rights record remembering that China is a 'one-party' State in which the Chinese Communist Party is essentially accountable to no-one except itself, remembering also that, as a member of the UN, China is responsible to uphold human rights laws and conventions.
For instance, no-one has yet been called to account for the Government-instructed brutalities of
Free speech is
Freedom of religion also does not exist and
The treatment of
And then there are
In all, if
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It may be vital for many to save the endangered rhinos in India's celebrated parks, but for a section of media persons in Northeast, it seemingly becomes more important to safeguard the forest minister. While wildlife lovers around the globe rail against the authority of Kaziranga National Park for its failure to protect one horn rhinos, a section of journalists in Guwahati continue manufacturing stories glorifying the initiative of the State forest minister.
The House of Al Saud is built on land which is criss-crossed with tectonic fault lines which are almost constantly moving. And the al Saud way of handling these fault lines is not to improve the house by making it flexible, open and earthquake proof but to try to pour concrete down the fault line chasms.
The object of the research is to prove commercial whaling can resume. That is to make it legal to slaughter whales. Japan's whaling is primarily for so they can sell whale-meat. Imagine the carnage if they are successful and whaling is resumed. Thousands of whales slaughtered for the dinner plates in Japan. The scenes in the photo will become commonplace.
If the mainland India observed the 59th Republic Day with fun fare, the trouble torn northeastern region of the country celebrated the Day with utmost conviction. Comprising eight States, the land locked region had been witnessing a regular ban on the celebration of both the Independence and R-Day of India by the outlawed militant outfits as a mark of their protest against New Delhi for many decades. But amazingly, the public support and participation has been increased in the last few years, where the citizens have made it a habit to defy the diktat of the insurgents and celebrate the Days with great fervour.
India has largely turned a blind eye to militant groups operating in its far-flung Northeast, the growing Islamisation of the region provides more than enough reasons for New Delhi to start paying closer attention to its Northeastern border. Stratfor has been closely monitoring the growing nexus between India’s Northeastern insurgent outfits and militant Islamist groups that regularly traverse India’s extremely porous border with Bangladesh.