I n recent weeks, Nobel prizewinner Liu Xiaobo's politics have been reduced to a story of a heroic individual who upholds human rights and democracy. His views are largely omitted to avoid a discussion about them, resulting in a one-sided debate. Within three weeks, in Hong Kong, for example, more than articles were published about Liu, of which only 10 were critical of the man or peace prize. Older Chinese intellectuals are interested in discussing the award, but many do not think Liu is an appropriate recipient.
Facebook has banned the sharing or viewing of our news articles on its platform. The one-year anniversary of the Iraq invasion is upon us and Iraq is teetering on the brink of civil war. The main rationale of the war, as frequently stated by George W. No weapons have ever been found. Not once did he mention the human rights of the Iraqi people. Not in anyway. It was about unilateral US power and a country not wanting to be left behind in the new world order of might is right politics fashioned by the Bush administration's Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz.
Sunday Stories. Who knew that Dearborn, Michigan, is a nexus of Iraqi exiles? The reporters speculate about the circumstances and manner of the execution since this is all a prelude to an event and airtime must be filled. Between shots of Dearborn the network plays a montage of archival Saddam footage. My two roommates and I watch together.
Download Episode. Playwright Delia Knight brings a beautiful duet of stories from the perspective of a sister, waiting for her best friend and Marine brother to come back home after multiple combat deployments. The series that brings you true stories from the lives of veterans, told in their own words, straight from their own mouths. Mostly about her relationship with her Marine veteran brother, and how the war not only challenged their relationship, but effected their entire family unit.