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"human rights organization" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:47 min | 3 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And AMA 20 NPR news and the New York conversation Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Windsor Johnston The Supreme Court in Virginia is expected to take over redistricting in the state after an independent commission tasked withdrawling maps failed to meet a deadline on Sunday Jack Khalil of member station wvtf reports the move creates even more uncertainty about what the maps will eventually look like The commission's evenly split between Republicans and Democrats and they couldn't agree on issues regarding race and the Voting Rights Act two weeks ago They haven't discussed the legislative map since then And decided to focus on their other task of drawing U.S. congressional districts But the issues that caused that failure on state maps could easily derail that effort If commissioners don't draw a map for Congress Virginia's Supreme Court will draw that map to Chad Khalil reporting Vermont has been praised for handling the coronavirus pandemic better than other U.S. states But that's changed As Vermont public radios and a van dyne reports cases in the state rose significantly this fall COVID cases in Vermont increased by almost 40% the second two weeks of October More cases were among unvaccinated people with the highest rates among children who aren't yet eligible for vaccination Still Vermont leads the country with its vaccination rate close to 90% of eligible residents have received at least one shot Governor Phil Scott a Republican has ignored calls for a mask mandate That's Anna van dyne reporting This is NPR news Amnesty International the human rights organization says its closing down its office in Hong Kong at the end of this year because of the region's national security law NPR's Emily Feng reports the organization is the latest advocacy group which has either disbanded or moved out of the region because of greater Chinese political control Amnesty said in a statement that it was moving out of Hong Kong because the national security law had made it effectively impossible to work freely and without fear of serious reprisals from the government The law criminalizes very broad categories of actions including subversion and secession with up to life in prison That said a huge chilling effect on the ones vibrant activism of Hong Kong Amnesty had been in Hong Kong for about 40 years It's among about 35 civil and advocacy groups which have shut down in the region because of the law Emily Feng and peer news Beijing Tensions are escalating in Sudan The nation's ruling council head has declared a state of emergency across the country and the dissolution of the transitional sovereign council and the government Military forces have arrested the country's acting prime minister and other senior government officials They've also disrupted Internet access and blocked bridges in the capital Khartoum Sudan's information ministry is describing today's actions as a coup This is NPR news in Washington And it's WNYC at 7 33 in New York good morning Michael hill 62 mostly cloudy mostly cloudy today in 72 with a flash flood watch this evening Delay is on the BDF Q and R trains right now due to staff shortages in downtown Brooklyn pair of crashes on the BQE or blocking all lanes 50 minute delays inbound at the Lincoln and long inbound outbound delays on the GWB New York City's department of sanitation will pick up compost from the sidewalk as well as trash and recycling in 6 more areas soon The recently reinstated program now requires people to opt in and is currently only offered to a single community board district It's now adding three more districts in November and another three in December Bridge.

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 Pope: Don't send migrants back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 3 months ago

Pope: Don't send migrants back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps

"Pope Francis has made a plea to the international community to stop the practice of returning migrants rescued at seats in Libya and other unsafe countries or don't know what the police told his truck I would use it to scrap that human race in the microwave yes and his backline Francis went on to ask the international community find a common concrete and lasting solutions to manage the flow of migrants and IBM across the Mediterranean the pope said those was sent back to Libya are exposed to inhumane violence in detention facility similar to concentration camps the U. N. human rights organizations have condemned the detention centers citing practices of beatings rape and other forms of torture and insufficient food hi

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Report: Far-right anti-government group grows significantly

AP News Radio

01:03 min | 3 months ago

Report: Far-right anti-government group grows significantly

"A human rights organization is expressing concerns over the rapid growth in membership of a far right anti government group the group is called people's rights it was founded by anti government activist Ammon Bundy who was arrested twice last year for disruptive protests against covert restrictions at the Idaho capital he's previously known for an armed standoff in twenty sixteen at an Oregon wildlife refuge and a dispute in Nevada with his father over grazing rights on government land the institute for research and education on human rights says Bundy's group has members in thirty eight states and is spreading to Canada there are some thirty three thousand members of fifty three percent increase in a year the institute's expressing concerns that people's rights calling for taking up arms to defend against government officials and its alliances with groups like the proud boys could effectively work to overturn civil rights and shape public policy I'm Jackie Quinn

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"human rights organization" Discussed on Six Degrees of WTF

Six Degrees of WTF

05:17 min | 3 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on Six Degrees of WTF

"Marine shoddy to to clad spotted a uniform-clad man in a wheelchair and thought the man's costume was an attempt at mucking the military so he attacked him and as the marine learned upon his arrest. The man's wardrobe was not a comment on the military. He was in fact. A disabled veteran owned my god. That is some marine virginity right. There seriously calm down sir my goodness so that is a good reminder that not everyone is going to be wearing a costume and maybe that's one night. We shouldn't attack people based on what they're wearing unless they're wearing like a nazi uniform or something like that because then if it's real urine asshole if it's fake era now so also either way and disabled veteran though can we just can we just not. Can we just leave them Okay so it's also important to remember that desperate people will go to desperate measures to get help. Sometimes this is crazy. So her in oregon back in two thousand twelve a. Woman bought a graveyard kit. And i'm assuming it's like just like the foam graveyard markers decorate outside your at first. I was like you get a kit for that. I was gonna bury their own family member for just get a cat. Martha stewart makes. It comes with a little shovel in gloves. So this woman she got this kid in there was note inside of it and it was written by chinese factory worker who claimed that he and others were tortured. And enslaved in a forced labor camp making toys making graveyard kits ricardo fifteen hours a day with no pay or days off so in the letter he he was pleading for her for whoever got it to forward the letter to the world human rights organization and the woman did just that and the chinese worker was freed when the camp was exposed months later. So that's just a feel good story but y'all look at every content in any box you get about that. I don't even read the directions half the time. I am too but seriously i read the story and i was like. How many have we reached out to. I doubt any every me..

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"human rights organization" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

03:40 min | 3 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Peace Prize has been awarded to two fighters for a free press, Maria res of the Philippines, and Dmitri merita of Russia. The Norwegian Nobel committee cited their fight for freedom of expression, stressing that it is vital in promoting peace. Free, independent and fact based journalism serves to protect against abuse of power, lies and war propaganda, said Barrett Reese Anderson, chair of the committee. The fact that the Nobel committee honored two journalists, ressa the CEO of Filipino news site rapper, and mirita, the former editor of independent Russian newspaper naval gazetta seems intended to underscore the necessity of freedom of expression to functioning democracies in a year marked by increased weaponization of social media and attacks on journalists pursuing truth. According to Reporters Without Borders 2021 world press freedom index, the situation for press freedom is difficult, or very serious, and 73% of the 180 countries it evaluates, and good or satisfactory in only 27%. Earlier this year, literary and human rights organization pen America warned that repressive governments are ramping up efforts to censor, surveil, and punish dissenters under the guise of digital sovereignty. Examples include the Indian government forcing Twitter and Facebook in April to remove posts critical of its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Nigerian government banning Twitter in June after the platform removed a post from president Muhammadu Buhari, which critics say revived Civil War sentiments. In a phone interview, director of international campaigns for Reporters Without Borders, Rebecca Vincent, said she thought the committee's decision to award journalists fighting for press freedoms was strategic. The global situation for press freedom is more challenging than ever before, she said. The committee recognized what we at Reporters Without Borders believe, which is that safeguarding of free expression is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. The Philippines ranks 138 out of 180 countries in the RSF's global index, since winning the presidency in 2016, Rodrigo Duterte has moved the country further towards authoritarianism, imposing policies of fear and repression. He immediately made known his intention to stifle free expression in an open threat to journalists. Just because you're a journalist, you are not exempted from assassination if you're a son of a bitch, he said. Freedom of expression can not help you if you have done something wrong. Four journalists were killed in 2020 and reporters critical of Duterte's bloodthirsty war on drugs have been pressured, harassed, and intimidated. At the height of the pandemic and summer 2020, the Philippine Congress refused to renew the franchise of the country's biggest TV network, ABS CBN. Facebook has become the battleground for public disinformation campaigns. In the.

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"human rights organization" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

11:38 min | 5 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"In this polish polish american relationship so there have been a records in polish. Press that the us coot could decide to move south troops from poland to romania. Which would definitely be a big blow for the european government bad. These reports have been confirmed yet by the american side nor polish sites Of course Wait and see about the term military defense consequences of of this bill but for now. I think it is fair to say that this. This bill is a clear signal for the investors For the american ambassadors but also for all the international with investors the regulatory framework in poland is really so shaped he. And it's changing so much That they will be much more. You know they will think twice before day before they invest in poland again so that i think that would be the most immediate effect of this bill. It will basically influence for the foreign investment in poland from the us but also from other countries. So thank you so much. Indeed for joining us on monocle twenty four you're listening to the globalist ethiopia's prime minister has issued a rallying cry to his country's citizens. Show your patriotism during the defense forces and go to war. Akhmed wants all eligible civilians to sign up as fighting rages across the country. The worst affected area so far as tigray in the north which has been the scene of intense violence since the prime minister sent troops to topple the teak rape people's liberation front or joining me in. The studio is gamekeeper app. Who's academic and author of the airtran national service. Good morning game morning. Very good to have you. So what exactly did the prime minister say. Yesterday he's calling up on all your pins to rise up to defend the country against the Progress in In forces so he wants a whole country to rise up all capable men and women to rise up and defend the country against a major threats as he sees it now. These are astonishing words for the man who won the nobel peace price but the situation is also astonishing. I mean it is just beyond anybody's imagination. Tell us why explained it to the cheap elf. The liberation front they thought had been defeated but to the Unexpectedly eight rose to the challenge in not only did recover. Liberates hall of tigray driving the evading. Nato forces and that allies from israel but also they are now advancing toward I'm hot on agents off oil and gone. So that's why they feel here anatomy. He's not putting up stiff resistance. I don't know why maybe at ill-prepared or they're not properly equipped created or probably are committed but the tyrians out fighting with determination because they see no alternative. It's a question of survivor desert. Survival for about this question of commitment It's an interesting point. You make when you have the prime minister saying we need the whole country to join up now. Yes that indicates actually the the war is not going on that favor and tyrians. I think you know the editor. And centurions forty beater war against the dark the former government and the reason they succeeded is not because they are special species but for them there was no alternative but it was a question of surviving and this seems now also because all the avenues for negotiations Where exhausted before they were tried The see no as authentic but the satirizing thing is that instead of containing themselves to their own region. Dad now moving toward the saas and data intention is not clear whether they're planning to advance to the capital city they can or whether they just trying to Create favorable conditions for negotiations but the conditions. A how put forward out to Onerous nato pay is the government is unlikely to accept it so there is no clear sign of a desire to negotiate enlisted in the short term. Do you think people will answer the prime minister's called and we'll join it all depends some as it is may not but if there is no adequate response they may results to press ganging. But also you know. The european specialism hottest Who ruled the country for a year for all forever before nine hundred ninety one have a very very strong pride in terms of Defending european saw at least nominally and he's trying to allow the feeling of ethiopians. But i think as much as if you don't see it as life and this question as against do dad determination to respond will be limited if it will not be as powerful as it is in the there is not as alternative. This situation four civilians. Anita appears dia in many places now that the civilians being drawn in to the violence in unimaginable ways. I mean i'm just in international has talked about ethiopian government forces systematically and raping abuses abusing hundreds of women effectively. Just turning tigray into this sort of a cauldron of violence and this is it. Is it incredibly hard to describe how hard situation navy appears at the moment. It is but one has to take his informant reports with a picture of souls international. The amnesty international has a reputation for reliability. This eating the lies of the social media. You know the kind of information available on conflict as so conflicting Unreliable some but some are not so but now they depend government these saying the european human rights organization and the united nations are conducting investigation and We'll see soon whether these allegations are through the have taken place by the extent to which they took place is disputable and I am an economic and The what is circulating in the social media. Some of it is through. Some of it is exaggerated some of eight is fabricated and It remains to be seen. But i think lots of crimes committed to people the civilian population. Where does this begin to be resolved because we now have a commitment by a prime minister to take the entire country further down violent path calling people to join the military but we have a refusal in so many states. That the government's refused an offer of mediation The un emergency relief coordinator saying that a hundred trucks a day need to be brought in from outside just to keep people fed and watered and protected And and we have. Even samantha power the administration of us aid visiting addis-ababa to try to find out what is going on and she doesn't get a meeting with the prime minister here. There are so many external efforts here trying to trying to resolve. Calm the situation down. But they just don't seem to be making different. No i'm not making any difference at least in the beginning right. But i think eventually they have to negotiate. They can't they can't take the whole country down the drain and its resources are limited people. Just willpower is limited. Even this cannot Over themselves beyond that capability so the prime minister is trying to create favorable conditions. for him into long-term the rents are doing the same. There will be sanity prevail in that region. it is it's a. It's a cassette regime. I come from south region originally The not blessed with good governments. They believe imbalance. He might he might. He might lives. Don't seem to have any value. So how many imagine how many lives lost in the process and what four when they can sit down and resolve it but they are not endowed with virtues and fortunately so each of them is trying to create if edible condition for negotiation for themselves but in the end they have to sit down and negotiate because war is no solution. It hasn't been a solution. That's country has been bleeding for the last almost essentially and look at where we add. You know so it is it is. It is a lose situation. Unfortunately but the prime minister of israel Everybody thought he would bring peace. And he was awarded the nobel peace price. when he didn't resolve the editor idiopathic conflict about superficially condition for was created where he said he accepted a the award of the ideo editon european commission but no effective resolution has taken place game capri. Thank you so much for joining us in the studio still to come on today's program. Why do went wrong for the marble arch mount. We'll find out from the architect. Stay with us on. The globalist need to give nature a little bit of time to wrap his head around what has been happening across the globe. But also specifically in.

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"human rights organization" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

05:37 min | 6 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Israeli checkpoint north of hebron the eleventh palestinian child killed by israeli forces in the occupied west bank this year. That's according to defence for children. International which publicized muhammed's killing on wednesday yesterday israeli forces raided the group's main office seizing files about palestinian children in israeli detention. Can you comment on this. Absolutely look amy. There has been a systematic assault on human rights advocacy on the individuals and groups that are reporting documenting speaking out against the reality disraeli. Repression for international. That can take the form of denial of entry or deportation for israeli groups. It can be smear campaigns but palestinian groups. Face it the worst this is not the only example of the army rating. A human rights organization happened a couple years ago with the group album and it's not limited to that as we speak there. Palestinian human rights defenders that are sitting in an israeli prison over there activism and advocacy there palestinian human rights defenders who face a travel ban a punitive van on that seems linked to the work. They do promoting awareness in calling for an end to israeli repression. So it's important for the international community to speak out to defend the space for human rights advocacy and human rights groups. Stop right because the international community cannot protect space for human rights groups to report on human rights abuse. How are they ever gonna stop human rights abuse in the first place. The these are not one off. This is part of a systematic practice and it must end. Omar shakir is israel and palestine director at human rights. Watch will link to your report. Gaza apparent war crimes during may fighting. And we're going to ask you to stay with us for our next segment. As we look at the fallout from ben and jerry's decision to halt ice cream sales in israeli settlements in the occupied west bank..

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"human rights organization" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:04 min | 6 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"The un says that israeli strikes in may killed at least one hundred twenty nine civilians including sixty six children. The israeli military said that palestinian armed groups in gaza five more than four thousand three hundred sixty rockets and mortars toward israel between may ten and twenty one resulting in twelve civilian deaths including two children. Several palestinians also died in gaza when rockets five by armed groups fell short and landed in gaza rockets. The palestinian armed groups fire israel are inherently indiscriminate win directed tools areas of civilians. They use in. Such circumstances violates the laws of war and amounts to war crimes for years. Israeli and palestinian authorities have systematically failed to credibly investigate alleged war crimes. The international criminal court prosecutor should investigate israeli attacks in gaza that evidently kill civilians unlawfully rocket attacks by palestinian armed groups against israel that violate the laws of war and other grave uses including the crimes against humanity of tight and persecution. That new video produced by human rights. Watch the video which released along with a new report. Titled gaza apparent war crimes during fighting. We're joined now. By omar shakir israel and palestine director at human rights watch. He's joining us from amman jordan. What were you most shocked by in these interviews in this investigation into what happened in israel's last attack on gaza amy. Some of the testimony that we collected are among the most harrowing. I've ever come across in mind. Four and a half years working on israel. Palestine you at strikes that wiped out entire families. You hide cases where families reduced from having seven eight kids having one surviving member of their family. You had people's entire lives. Their homes their businesses their wives their children their husbands gone in a flash and those testimonies are so important for us to discuss today because the international community focuses on gaza may be when there are armed hostilities. But two months later these families continue to deal with the aftermath of the devastation wrought upon their lives. and it's a critically important to them to all victims of grave human rights abuse that there is accountability for these serious abuses and that steps are taken by the international community to prevent yet another cycle of bloodshed and repression. This wasn't the first in won't be the last us. We take grave definitive action. What has been responsive they israeli government to your report omar to human rights watch report. Human rights watch wrote these really government in june. We specified the strikes that we're looking into. We sent them a number of detailed questions. They replied to our letter saying they were not obligated under israeli law to answer our questions and providing a list of general assertions stating for example that they took measures to minimize the impact from their strikes that fault belongs to hamas because according to them they fire from populated areas and saying that of course they would investigate these strikes but these are the same allegation. these are the same claims. They tried out each time. They did so in two thousand eight. Twenty twelve twenty fourteen. Twenty eight and twenty nine hundred and they're doing so again today. The reality is that there is a whitewash mechanism within israel that ensures that these abuses are not investigated that impunity is the norm. And that's why it's so important that the international criminal court include these attacks as well as their larger context including apartheid in persecution in the formal pro that they are currently working on. I wanted to ask you about the change. In perception in the united states about what's happening with the israeli government and the occupation. I remember that front page photo display. It was friday may twenty eighth and the headline was they were just children. And it shows scores of more than sixty five children's faces in gaza who died in the attack that's Sort of reporting should be the norm may mean it's unfortunate for too many years on that has not been the case you know. The reality here is too often palestinian deaths when they're covered. I mean just this week as you mentioned in the lead the news program. Today you had a twenty year. Old palestinian who was killed killed while in a protest over the killing of the twelfth of an organization whose work is the fence for Children's national palestine to document children's debts had their offices rated this week by the israeli army. Know too often. These sorts of events don't make the international news cycle. These sorts of events highlight the crimes against humanity apartheid and persecution. There is certainly amy growing awareness. I think that apartheid persecution are the reality for millions of palestinians. I think we saw shift and the latest on hostilities including members of the us congress. Who did it. Just focus on. The latest palestinian rocket or israeli airstrike but looked at what they described. This root causes of the conflict looking at the larger context the district discriminatory treatment of palestinians. That's so important. Because the first step to solving any problem is to diagnose it correctly so recognition needs to happen and then the action needs to be taken. That's commiserate with that problem in this case ending complicity with grave crimes as well as ensuring accountability for them you talked about the killing of the twelve year old palestinian boy. He was named mohammed. Alami sat in the back seat of his father's card. Israel rarely checkpoint north of hebron the eleventh palestinian child killed by israeli forces in the occupied west bank this year. That's according to defence for children. International which publicized muhammed's killing on wednesday yesterday israeli forces raided the group's main office seizing files about palestinian children in israeli detention. Can you comment on this. Absolutely look amy. There has been a systematic assault on human rights advocacy on the individuals and groups that are reporting documenting speaking out against the reality disraeli. Repression for international. That can take the form of denial of entry or deportation for israeli groups. It can be smear campaigns but palestinian groups. Face it the worst this is not the only example of the army rating. A human rights organization happened a couple years ago with the group album yet and it's not limited to that as we speak there. Palestinian human rights defenders that are sitting in an israeli prison over there activism and advocacy there a palestinian human rights defenders who face a travel ban a punitive van on that seems linked to the work. They do promoting awareness in calling for an end to israeli repression. So it's important for the international community to speak out to defend the space for human rights advocacy and human rights groups. Stop right because the international community cannot protect space for human rights groups to report on human rights abuse. How are they ever gonna stop human rights abuse in the first place. The these are not one off. This is.

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Human Rights Watch: Israeli War Crimes Apparent in Gaza War

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 6 months ago

Human Rights Watch: Israeli War Crimes Apparent in Gaza War

"Human Rights Watch has accused the Israeli ministry of carrying out attacks that's apparently amount to war crimes during an eleven day will in may against the Hamas militant group the international human rights organization issued its conclusions off to investigating three Israeli air strikes that it said killed sixty two Palestinian civilians it said there were no evident military targets in the vicinity of the attacks the report also accuses Palestinian militants of apparent war crimes by launching over four thousand on guided rockets and mortars at Israeli population centers such attacks the group says violate the prohibition against deliberate or indiscriminate attacks against civilians I'm Charles de Ledesma

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"human rights organization" Discussed on Crimes of Passion

Crimes of Passion

04:23 min | 6 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on Crimes of Passion

"We don't know much about helen. Morgan and her life before she might lee. A lot of the record comes from helen. Herself when larry rennie. Thomas interviewed her about her life. In february of nineteen ninety six but according to helen from the beginning she always felt she had to fight for what she wanted. She was born helen. More in nineteen twenty six on a small farm near shallow north carolina. she never liked the rural lay. She hated the endless chores of the farm. When she was big enough she would leave the farm and go off on her own but from an early age. Helen learned that things don't always work out as planned in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine. When helen was only thirteen years old she had her first child. Another arrived the next year. It's unclear what circumstances helen had her children under. But it's likely that she suffered from some form of coercion and was possibly even forced into a relationship before. I continue with her psychology. Please note. I am not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but i have done a lot of research for the show. According to the human rights organization equality now girls. Who married at a young age are more likely to develop symptoms related to post traumatic stress disorder and depression. Allen wasn't married but at thirteen. She was a mother. It's possible she was expected to take on the role of an adult woman as well in another study conducted in two thousand eleven researchers found that girls married before. Eighteen have a higher risk of developing anxiety and even bipolar disorder. These girls are also at risk of having substance abuse problems later in life at thirteen..

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"human rights organization" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

05:13 min | 6 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

"Singer fairies totally china's internal affairs and the sanction bass is based on founded accusation. Doing xinjiang is just just a precautionary measures in anti terrorism and now decision to seek out. Our national interest and human rights has arguably been one of the greatest points of tension in the us chinese relationship. The organization human rights watch has said that china is in the midst of its darkest period for human rights since the tnn square massacre. So what are the allegations that human rights groups have leveled against china in recent years. We've heard human rights organizations accusing china of atrocities in xinjiang. Some human rights organization said this crime against humanity and including the biden The situation john in that words. Genocides of course china dispute these allegations. There's always problems with tibet and then more recently immoral recent years was the problem with hong kong through which both sides imposed sanctions on one another and many commentators have said that china and the us are actually entering into a new type of cold war. But you have cautioned against that analogy. Why is that well. I think it's always very tempting to use historical analogies to talk about The reality at present reality. But i think there are so many differences betraying at the twentieth century cold war and the major power competition today. One of the most striking differences is economy right. China's not the second largest economy in the world its economy hugely integrated into global supply. Chain twenty century code will was characterized by proxy wars in. It was driven by ideological expansion. And i think you to wear not there yet. Although some commentators would phrase the us china competition as ultimately struggle of different values. I think that's up to debate. You know not everybody would agree with that but however we characterize us china relationship. Nobody wants both powys to biggest opposing. The vote to go into war ever was politics. Dan be distorted. Ebola will be caught in the middle and of course you will also have to remember that. Us in china Both nuclear powers and Do not forget. It is the ordinary people on both sides of the pacific potentially more in the rest of the world who are caught up in the middle. And vincent we always ask. Oh what else. Question on our podcast. So let's shift away from the historical relationship between the us and china and talk about something that is actually happening this week..

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"human rights organization" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

02:10 min | 6 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

"With president biden now at the helm and the chinese economy predicted to overtake the us. In just a few years. How have relations between the two nations changed since kissinger's visit in nineteen seventy one. And what is the future of these two superpowers who better to ask than vincent. Knee the guardians china affairs correspondent who presented a documentary on bbc world. Service called when kissinger went to china. I started off by asking him. How nineteen seventy-one meeting came about what to some extent. It was a multi year project. Starting with both sides signaled intention of contact. This was initially conducted a very quietly and in a very subtle way beginning with the us. Calling china it's proper name at people's republic of china instead of red china or communist china and in beijing mao also wants to get in touch with richard nixon and his administration so they stay on the media's began to reduce the use of blessed capitalists. The things like this a eventually president. Nixon told pakistani president. Y'all calm and yao coundon tote chairman mao. That's the americans was serious. So that was the beginning of this contact. At in retrospect it was a very practical way of changing the course of the cold war. If you think about in the ninety sixties seventies when richard nixon came to power in ninety sixty eight vietnam. War was still a huge controversy in the us. Adding china around ninety sixty nine. There was a border war between china and the soviet union and around around autumn nineteen. Sixty nine It was rumored that's soviet union wants to to plan a pre emptive strike on china's so chairman mao at the time was really looking for a way out of this. And of course you know for nixon. I going to another communist big power. They wanted to change the triangular relationship between the us soviet union and china

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"human rights organization" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:55 min | 6 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Two leading texas democratic state representatives. Who led this week's walkout to block the passage of texas republicans so-called suppression session as corona virus cases. Continue to rise. In the united states biden administration has begun vaccinating people detained in immigration and customs enforcement jails with the johnson and johnson covid nineteen shot around twenty thousand people and ice custody have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic with nine confirmed cova deaths. The white house is hosting german. Chancellor angela merkel this week ahead of her visit. A group of democratic lawmakers have requested a meeting with the leader and are calling on germany to drop its blockade of a wto waiver on intellectual property rights around cova d- vaccine's protestors held actions across the country urging merckel to back the waiver. Tennessee's vaccine official. Dr michele viscous says she was fired. After telling health providers that teens do not require parental consent to receive a covid vaccine the move which is supported by tennessee. State law and decades of medical practice angered anti-science republican lawmakers. Who've also halted outreach efforts on the vaccine for teens and children elsewhere. Russia recorded seven hundred. Eighty deaths tuesday its highest daily cova death toll yet as the delta variant rapidly spreads meanwhile in iraq the death toll from a massive blaze at a corona virus. Hospital ward has risen to ninety two. Cnn is reporting ten. More suspects are wanted in connection with last week's assassination of haitian president giovanelli maurice the. Us state department said earlier. This week a third. Us citizen has been arrested. The drug enforcement administration also confirmed tuesday. One of the other two detained. Us suspects had worked as an informant for the da. Meanwhile over one hundred thirty rights groups are calling on the biden administration to welcome haitian asylum seekers into the united states and to halt any deportations to haiti amidst the mounting unrest. This comes as homeland security secretary. Alejandra my arcus warned asylum seekers fleeing danger in haiti and cuba by see that they will not be admitted to the united states. My arcus himself acute an immigrant who fled the island as a child with his family immigrant. Justice advocates are urging the biden administration to have a more humane approach and to stop enforcing anti immigrant. Policies will have more on cuba after headlines in south africa. Police said the death toll from ongoing protests and unrest has risen to at least seventy two people over twelve hundred. People have been arrested in south africa. The demonstrations erupted after former president. Jacob zuma who was charged with contempt of court began his fifteen month jail sentence for fusing to testify in a corruption probe demonstrators have expressed frustration with entrenched poverty inequity as south africa battles a devastating wave of covid nineteen in the occupied territories the west bank city of ramallah thousands gathered for the burial of human rights activists who hot jarar who was found dead at her home sunday at the age of thirty one. She reportedly died of a heart attack though. The cause has not yet been confirmed. Sue how jurors mother palestinian lawmaker hallyday jarrar is currently in an israeli prison on what rights groups say are politically motivated grounds and was not permitted to attend her daughter's funeral. Sue hydrocare worked for the palestinian human rights organization hock focusing on the environmental impacts of the israeli occupation in other news from the region and united nations. Human rights experts says israeli settlements in east jerusalem and the occupied west bank amount to a war crime in canada over one hundred sixty unmarked graves have been found at the former cooper island industrial school which operated as a boarding school for indigenous children from eighteen. Ninety to nineteen seventy-five on peninsula could tribe territory. This is the latest in a series of recent discoveries of hundreds of other unmarked graves. Which have shed light on the brutality of former government funded boarding schools run by the catholic church across canada. Some one hundred fifty thousand indigenous children were sent to the schools. Many separated from their families in texas. Abortion rights advocates and providers filed a federal lawsuit tuesday seeking to block a new state law. That would ban abortions as early six weeks into a pregnancy or when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The law also makes anyone in texas eligible to sue patient's medical workers or even patients family or friends who quote aid and abet in the abortion. Texas republican governor greg. Abbott signed the so called heartbeat. Bill into law in may it's expected to go into effect in a new report finds fossil fuel. Companies used highly toxic cancer-linked pf as chemicals pfa chemicals while fracking for oil and gas between two thousand twelve and two thousand twenty after the epa under the obama administration approved their use. Pf as known as forever chemicals have been tied to a host of dangerous environmental and health effects including high cholesterol decrease fertility and immunity low infant birth weights and cancer more than a dozen immigrants in custody of immigration and customs enforcement. Ice have launched a civil rights complaint calling for an investigation into abuse life threatening medical cove in one thousand nine hundred neglect reports of sexual assaults and the overall deplorable conditions at the bergen county jail in new jersey. The complaint also calls for ice to terminate its contract with bergen county and release all immigrant prisoners top. Us senate democrats announced late tuesday. They reached a deal on a three point. Five trillion dollar budget plan that addresses much of president biden social and human infrastructure agenda. The agreement includes an expansion of medicare and provisions dealing with the climate crisis. Democrats would likely pass the bill without republican. Support using reconciliation alongside of bipartisan. Six hundred billion dollar infrastructure plan the proposal which is supported by vermont. senator bernie sanders who heads. The senate budget committee will likely include tax increases for corporations and wealthy individuals and will seek to extend tax credits for the working class and expand access to childcare and education. Senate minority leader. Chuck schumer said. His party will be able to get all fifty democrats on board with the plan earlier in the day care. Workers and labor activists rallied in washington. Dc to demand the infrastructure bill include fair pay and other benefits for home health workers domestic workers childcare workers and unpaid family members. Who take care of their loved ones. The com- damn to recognize and today value pame.

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"human rights organization" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:55 min | 6 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Two leading texas democratic state representatives. Who led this week's walkout to block the passage of texas republicans so-called suppression session as corona virus cases. Continue to rise. In the united states biden administration has begun vaccinating people detained in immigration and customs enforcement jails with the johnson and johnson covid nineteen shot around twenty thousand people and ice custody have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic with nine confirmed cova deaths. The white house is hosting german. Chancellor angela merkel this week ahead of her visit. A group of democratic lawmakers have requested a meeting with the leader and are calling on germany to drop its blockade of a wto waiver on intellectual property rights around cova d- vaccine's protestors held actions across the country urging merckel to back the waiver. Tennessee's vaccine official. Dr michele viscous says she was fired. After telling health providers that teens do not require parental consent to receive a covid vaccine the move which is supported by tennessee. State law and decades of medical practice angered anti-science republican lawmakers. Who've also halted outreach efforts on the vaccine for teens and children elsewhere. Russia recorded seven hundred. Eighty deaths tuesday its highest daily cova death toll yet as the delta variant rapidly spreads meanwhile in iraq the death toll from a massive blaze at a corona virus. Hospital ward has risen to ninety two. Cnn is reporting ten. More suspects are wanted in connection with last week's assassination of haitian president giovanelli maurice the. Us state department said earlier. This week a third. Us citizen has been arrested. The drug enforcement administration also confirmed tuesday. One of the other two detained. Us suspects had worked as an informant for the da. Meanwhile over one hundred thirty rights groups are calling on the biden administration to welcome haitian asylum seekers into the united states and to halt any deportations to haiti amidst the mounting unrest. This comes as homeland security secretary. Alejandra my arcus warned asylum seekers fleeing danger in haiti and cuba by see that they will not be admitted to the united states. My arcus acute an immigrant who fled the island. As a child with his family immigrant justice advocates are urging the biden administration to have a more humane approach and to stop enforcing anti immigrant. Policies will have more on cuba. After headlines in south africa police said the death toll from ongoing protests and unrest has risen to at least seventy two people over twelve hundred. People have been arrested in south africa. The demonstrations erupted after former president. Jacob zuma who was charged with contempt of court began his fifteen month jail sentence for fusing to testify in a corruption probe demonstrators have expressed frustration with entrenched poverty inequity as south africa battles a devastating wave of covid nineteen in the occupied territories the west bank city of ramallah thousands gathered for the burial of human rights activists. Who hot jarar. Who was found dead at her home sunday at the age of thirty one. She reportedly died of a heart attack though. The cause has not yet been confirmed. Sue how jurors mother palestinian lawmaker halina jarrar is currently in an israeli prison on what rights groups say are politically motivated grounds and was not permitted to attend her daughter's funeral. Sue hydrocare worked for the palestinian human rights organization hawk focusing on the environmental impacts of the israeli occupation in other news from the region and united nations. Human rights experts says israeli settlements in east jerusalem and the occupied west bank amount to a war crime in canada over one hundred sixty unmarked graves have been found at the former cooper island industrial school which operated as a boarding school for indigenous children from eighteen. Ninety to nineteen seventy-five on peninsula could tribe territory. This is the latest in a series of recent discoveries of hundreds of other unmarked graves. Which have shed light on the brutality of former government funded boarding schools run by the catholic church across canada. Some one hundred fifty thousand indigenous children were sent to the schools. Many separated from their families in texas. Abortion rights advocates and providers filed a federal lawsuit tuesday seeking to block a new state law. That would ban abortions as early six weeks into a pregnancy or when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The law also makes anyone in texas eligible to sue patient's medical workers or even patients family or friends who quote aid and abet in the abortion. Texas republican governor greg. Abbott signed the so called heartbeat. Bill into law in may it's expected to go into effect in a new report finds fossil fuel. Companies used highly toxic cancer-linked pf as chemicals chemicals while fracking for oil and gas between two thousand twelve and two thousand twenty after the epa under the obama administration approved their use. Pf as known as forever chemicals have been tied to a host of dangerous environmental and health effects including high cholesterol decrease fertility and immunity low infant birth weights and cancer more than a dozen immigrants in custody of immigration and customs enforcement ice have launched a civil rights complaint calling for an investigation into abuse. Life threatening medical cove in one thousand nine hundred neglect reports of sexual assaults and the overall deplorable conditions at the bergen county jail in new jersey. The complaint also calls for ice to terminate its contract with bergen county and release all immigrant prisoners top. Us senate democrats announced late tuesday. They reached a deal on a three point. Five trillion dollar budget plan that addresses much of president biden social and human infrastructure agenda. The agreement includes an expansion of medicare and provisions dealing with the climate crisis. Democrats would likely pass the bill without republican. Support using reconciliation alongside of bipartisan. Six hundred billion dollar infrastructure plan the proposal which is supported by vermont. senator bernie sanders who heads. The senate budget committee will likely include tax increases for corporations and wealthy individuals and will seek to extend tax credits for the working class and expand access to childcare and education. Senate minority leader. Chuck schumer said. His party will be able to get all fifty democrats on board with the plan earlier in the day care. Workers and labor activists rallied in washington. Dc to demand the infrastructure bill include fair pay and other benefits for home health workers domestic workers childcare workers and unpaid family members. Who take care of their loved ones. The com- damn recognize her and today pame.

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Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Launched New Global Attack

All Things Considered

02:07 min | 8 months ago

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Launched New Global Attack

"Russian hack of the U. S government by a group that may have already broken into government systems, which Raises the question. Why does this keep happening? Earlier today, Microsoft announced that hackers linked to Russian intelligence infiltrated an email account at the U. S Agency for International Development or U S. A. I. D Hackers then use that account to target as many as 150, other government development and human rights organizations globally. Chris Painter is president of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and joins us now welcome. Maybe her So Microsoft Cyber Security officials attributing this attack to a Russian based group called Nobel Liam and says that they've also seen some overlap with another Russian group called Cozy Bear, which was behind the solar winds attack last year. I mean, how do experts determine who's responsible? Well, they look at a range of things, and I think Microsoft looked at what the tactics and procedures of this group did followed. Some of the electronic evidence also looked at motives. And we certainly have seen Askew mentioned no shortage of Russian government sponsored malicious activity online. And this is just the latest chapter of that, right. OK, So what was the key weakness that these hackers exploited in this case like like? Was it a pretty sophisticated breach? Well, unlike the solar winds attack an intrusion that was very sophisticated, not really seen before. This one is really old school. It seems to be the same actors. The cozy bear actors as they're called. Bear because it's Russia, and they've been involved in election interference activity, so it went activity. But here they basically used what's called fishing. Which is this simply sending out false emails pretending to be from in this case, US the idea Government agency. Two people. People think those emails or trusted because they look like they're from that agency. They click on them. They click on a little length that talks about something that's in that email In this case, it was reported about election interference. And that downloads some malicious code. Some malware as they called it

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"human rights organization" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot

WDTK The Patriot

09:04 min | 8 months ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot

"Hundreds have been injured in violent protests. Israel launches a syriza of deadly retaliatory strikes on Gazza hours after rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave. Yeah, they're added again. And for the first time in a number of years. Does anybody out there want to hazard a guess, as told Y now, 809 239385. 809 to 3 Double U D T K six o'clock talk with Darryl would on the air of the Israeli Palestinian conflict is spiraling out of control, and there will be much more aggression with regard to the situation. That seems to have its genesis in some kind of dispute over land about five square miles of land. That Israel wants to use for settlements, but that the Palestinian Arabs want to stay on. Claiming that it is their land and that they should not be e victim from it. Michigan representative proceeded to leave wasting no time in playing the race card in her assessment of the situation. I mean, this is an apartheid system I'm in. I mean, Israel's own prominent human rights organization. Betselem has declared it Human Rights Watch has declared it and Palestinians on the ground have been telling us for decades that they've been their homes have been demolished that they've been targeted that they violence has been met by eyes really led forces under Netanyahu's racist policies. What we're really telling Palestinians fighting apartheid is the same thing being told to my fellow black Americans across our country here and that are fighting against police brutality. There is no form. Of except a resistance to state violence except the denial of except for the denial of people's human dignity, and we need to stop. We need to stop and look at the fact that our own country is enabling it with billions of dollars every year being issued to Israel, even though they're promoting racism and dehumanization. Yeah, billions of dollars are issued every year to the Palestinian Authority to 809 239385 809 to 3 Double u D T K. But is that really the point? Or is the point Israel's ability to handle its own business in sovereign fashion, particularly when it is Provoked provoked by rocket attack down Seems to me that same old patterns playing itself out here, You try to have an accommodation with regard to some kind of Compromise some kind of settlement. A. You ask of the Palestinians if they would like to cooperate, given the assessment of the situation and what you can live with as a sovereign nation. In an effort to try to accommodate them, and they reject that. That has been the case. Time and time and time and time again with regard to Israel trying to reach some kind of accommodation with a group of people, particularly with regard to the Palestinian Authority that really want to see this nation, Israel driven In to the C 809 239385 809 23 w d d came. Then you have the provocation. If you were sitting over here In the good old U S. A. And then someone from Canada decided, Tomo. Oh, I don't know. Fire rockets at Detroit. What do you think our response would be? 809 239385 809 to 3 Double u. D T K but receded, the lead wasn't done. She issued a stern admonition to both the president of the United States and the prime minister of Israel. Bebe Netanyahu. Why not saying to Netanyahu currently who is you know, running on anti air bread, ary consistently accepting violence by allowing Israeli police and military forces to side with Israeli citizens who are literally throwing physically throwing people out of their homes. U. S Taxpayer dollars should not be used to commit human rights, Violet Missions that needs to be said I have yet to hear. Anybody from the Biden administration declared that that our money will not be used to degrade to dehumanize and to kill or evict people out of their homes. So what does the Biden administration think? And are they listening to anything receded to leave as to say, we are continuing to closely monitor the violence in Israel. We have serious concerns about the situation, including violent confrontations that we've seen over the last A few days as you noted, as you noted an escalation earlier today, You also noted armor that in a call over the weekend with his Israeli counterpart, or national Security advisor, Jake Sullivan reiterated concerns about the potential evictions of Palestinian families from their homes. And they agreed that the launching of rocket attacks and in sending incendiary balloons from Gaza towards Israel's unacceptable And must be condemned. So this is something that our national security team is closely monitoring. Obviously across government. Certainly, the president is kept abreast and is watching closely as well. 809 239385 809 to 3 double u, D T K and on line patriot Detroit dot com. Patriot Detroit dot com. Get over there or get over to the Facebook page. Check out that pages, facebook dot com slash the patriot Detroit there you will see a live stream of the program. In addition to that, you could be a part of it by making a comment or to saying hello to me, or just whatever you think. 809 239385 809 to 3. Double you. Dd t k. So is the buying administration prepared to do something other than just kind of say, Hey, you kids get off the grass or Hey, you kids! Stop that. Are they going to take any real action that anyone will really respect in the community of nations, particularly in the Arab world? You see, I think it's because of a disrespect for the Biden administration. That we now once again have the conflagration that we are witnessing. There are there are other people who feel pretty much the same way I do the brain trust. At the American Center for Law and Justice. Pretty much think that it is the effect list mess of the Biden administration that has led us to the point where we are now. With regard to this fresh round of violence and the economy who is senior counsel with the American Center for Law and Justice. And he has some definitive opinions with regard to the Biden administration and its lack of credibility, and this election had a bad consequence. Put up these anonymous, feckless socialist sympathizer with terrorism. Yes, that's what he is Joe Biden and his administration in the White House and undermines Israeli security and not only Israeli security and the state of Israel and the Jewish population. But let me say it to my Christian brethren, Orthodox Protestant and Katherine Catholic alike. It also puts the sacred monuments of Christianity at risk. The Holy Sepulcher. Goggle thought the place of the cross. All those places rockets don't distinguish one between the other. They're all subjects being attacked. They're all subject to being demolished and these words from the patriarchs mouth in Jerusalem himself. We need to stop this. We need to America needs to stand up in support of Israel. When this in this forthcoming Security Council Session that Colonel Smith advert, did you? I hope it will happen with strength and for and then resolved, But I doubt it. Yeah, I'm like Andy. I doubt it. But his is the only expert opinion. Upon which will allot rely Excuse me for clarity Regarding this situation. You'll hear others who have very strong opinions about what's happening there right now, Do you have a strong opinion about what's happening there right now. And maybe some of the stuff that you heard representative receded to leave Say about it. 809 239385. Wanna take it round is ours. Cruise hearing aid.

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U.S. says Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi killing, imposes visa restrictions on 76 Saudis

Up First

04:33 min | 11 months ago

U.S. says Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi killing, imposes visa restrictions on 76 Saudis

"It was just about two pages long but those pages carried the weight of the. Us government will not proven a summary of findings issued by us intelligence agency state that saudi arabia's crown prince approved two thousand eighteen killing of jamal. Khashoggi it's been long suspected that prince mohammed bin salman defacto leader ordered the murder but the release of the summary finding sends a clear signal. That president biden's taking tougher stand against the kingdom than his predecessor. Npr's jackie northam has been following developments and joins us. Jackie thanks so much for being with us morning. Scott hi please give us an overview of the main findings right well just to be clear. There's no smoking gun but you know. There's a lot of circumstantial evidence in this two page report. And let me just read you a line from it. If i could quote the crown prince has had absolute control of the kingdom security and intelligence organizations making it highly unlikely that saudi officials would have carried out an operation of this nature without the crown prince's authorization unquote and scott. It goes on to say that members of his close inner circle were involved. In the killing and dismemberment of kashogi and the crown prince has supported the use of violent methods to silence dissidents abroad. And you compare what's in this report to what president trump said when asked about whether the crown prince had any knowledge of the killing and he downplayed it saying maybe he did. Maybe he didn't and One of the things to keep in mind. You know this report is a summary and there's a lot more evidence that the cia has about khashoggi's death that remains classified this report summary note but Does seem to say pretty bluntly that. The saudi crown prince has blood on his hands What kind of potential impact Could this happen relations between the us and saudi arabia. Which after all has been a very close ally for decades right. yeah well. it's it's definitely bound to have an impact you know. The crown prince is likely to become king of saudi arabia. And we'll be around for a very long time and it'll be interesting to see how the us will deal with him both in the short term after this report and certainly in the long term once he becomes king. We don't know how that's gonna shake out yet but as you say. Saudi arabia is a longtime ally in a really strategically important area of the world. You know in an interview with npr. Yesterday admiral hanes the director of national intelligence. Said it was just too soon to tell if the relationship has been damaged by this. Let's have a listen. It is not surprising. I suppose to see a shift in the relationship in some ways with the new administration and a new position and the number of challenging issues that we face together. But i think there will be what he's to whether the various storms that we have in front of us and one other thing. The saudi foreign ministry said on friday that the kingdom has already jailed. Those responsible for kashoggi's killing and that while it completely rejects the reports findings it called. Us saudi relationships robust and enduring. Jackie calls from From many quarters Clothing members of congress Human rights organizations calling on president biden to to punish sanction of the crown prince For his role in khashoggi's death. How likely does that seem to be. Biden's stop short of severely punishing the crown prince. But he said on. Friday evening that from now on the kingdom is going to be held responsible for human rights abuses and he said that there would be more significant changes announced on monday. He didn't indicate what those might be. But you know the administration did take some other steps yesterday. It announced something called the kashogi ban which allows the state department to impose visa restrictions on anyone acting on behalf of a foreign government Who's threatening dissidents overseas and it's already imposes kashogi ban on seventy six saudis and their families. And you know secretary of state. Anthony blinken talked about these moves by the us yesterday. Here he is. So what we've done by the actions that we've taken Is really not to rupture the relationship. But to recalibrate to be more in line with our interests and our values but apparently this travel ban doesn't include the crown prince himself and administration officials said on background yesterday that as a matter of practice. The us doesn't apply sanctions on the highest leadership of countries with which it has diplomatic relations and already there are increasing calls for tougher action against the saudi crown print

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"human rights organization" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Well, listen and the fact that the international Ipic uh, committee has had nothing to say about this. The World Health organization all of these international organizations that all reward China And reward the Communist Party in Beijing. Despite the obvious, I mean, well known human rights violations that you just so articulately laid out their congressman at you've got to think now that these international entities have been corrupted and and compromised by these by the same powers out of Beijing. I mean, it is a time for us to withdraw your participation in these entities. Well, I think we either we either get a fair shake and were able to guide the direction of these entities or we do withdraw, right. I mean, you know, Biden just re entered the World Health organization. That's thought, you know, there's there's a legitimate argument to say Let's shape the direction of these organizations from the inside, rather than letting the Chinese and Russians completely control them. Right way can't let them have the best of both worlds. We can't be paying $400 million compared to their 40 and let them call the shots. So it's so it's one of the others and then one other thing on this Olympics, saying 180 International human rights organizations have agreed with what we're saying and have demanded that the Olympics be moved out of Beijing 180. I can't imagine the Biden administration with the lip service that it has paid. On with that many of its leading Democrats is his secretary of state, Tony Blinken said in his confirmation hearing. He agrees. Genocides going on can just ignore this. Like the Olympic Committee is going on. So we're gonna We're gonna keep pounding the drum on this and we're gonna make him answer You mentioned, um other corporations who will benefit from the Olympics being held in Beijing, Sir. Despite this genocide and forced rape and all the things that you mentioned Listen, what's stopping Congress from from putting some sort of prohibition on the MBA, or Nike or Apple or any other corporation that does business with China right now, regardless of the Olympics? We have a history you can't do If you're an American company. You can't do business with Iran. Right now. There was a time when we put sanctions on businesses who did business with the apartheid government of South Africa. Is it time to get serious about this now for all of the businesses? Who do commerce with China right now, regardless of the Olympics. Well, yeah, that's that's the next step. We had a bill last Congress. We're gonna reintroduce it that That put some fences around and put a stop to the slave labor that's coming out of that's coming out of western China. And guess what? Uh, these multinational corporations who are just absolutely hypocritical. We're lobbying against it because they're addicted to that. It's not just tea flavor. It's slave labor on saying Well, we can't parse out where this Whether it's cotton for Nike or the raw materials for silicon chips, and we can't parts where it really comes from. Yes, they can. They can. And they should. So you're you know, you're absolutely right. That's the next step. You know, They have a lot of powerful interests in a lot of powerful lobbyists, But we're gonna We're gonna call him to the carpet on this. Then they're lying. There are quality standards and purchasing standards in place for every corporation right now, If you're Chinese company, you have to prove that you meet environmental standards that you You dispose of waste properly that to meet all of those conditions, they could do the exact same thing. When it comes to the labor. They just choose, not tenant there. Absolutely lying and every quality standard and purchasing on sourcing division of every major American company that does business with China. They know exactly what they have to do that the environmental standards have all been put on there. Why they can't do. This is only out of their own. As you put it, their desire to be addicted to that slave labor, sir. So that Z. I appreciate your voice being left. This, congressman. Yeah, Absolutely. And I keep telling these companies right next door to China is a one billion person democracy. It's called India. And they're not looking to replace the American dream with the Ginge three white China is right, so we want to sell into a billion person, Uh, market selling to India and vice chair of the Indian caucus. There are alternatives on but again, we just need to hold their feet to the fire. And it's not just the Muslim leaders. It's Christians. It's Tibetan Buddhist. It's basic freedom to worship and in Hong Kong. It's a basic freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. And the last thing we should be doing a celebrating The Chinese Communist Party with it With the Olympic Games. We shall see what happens and we'll see the response from the bite administration who could show some leadership here and actually utilized the Olympic Games to actually better the world here. Let's see if they have the political courage to do so. Congressman Michael Waltz does Out of Florida. Appreciate you joining us, sir. All right. Thanks so much. Let's check in now with Michelle Murray in the head, deep carpet cleaning traffic.

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UK strips China's state media channel of broadcast license

Marketplace

03:33 min | 1 year ago

UK strips China's state media channel of broadcast license

"China has been recent years trying to improve its global image. That effort took a hit today in London, Britain's communications regulator announced it is stripping the state run China Global Television network of its broadcast license there, MPR's Frank Langfitt explains from London. The C GT N That's it's known, opened its European production center here to great fanfare about two years ago. Today off come, the British regulator announced it was pulling the network's license. Officials said. The reason was straightforward. The people in charge of CG Tien's editorial policy are ultimately beholden to China's Communist Party in British Broadcasting law forbids political bodies from controlling license holders. Thank goodness, Finally, this license has been taken away. Peter Humphrey, performer fraud investigator in Shanghai was glad to hear the news. He filed a complaint against CGT in last year. Not over Communist Party control of the network. But over Chinese state media is airing of what Humphrey says was a forced confession. It followed his arrest in 2000 and 13 on charges of illegally acquiring the personal data of Chinese nationals. Well, of course you go way up 10 personal information by illegal means. I regret what I did and apologize to the Chinese government. Humphrey insists he never actually confessed and that the interview was doctored. He also says his captors pressured him to make a statement by withholding medical treatment for his prostate cancer, considering the kind of brutal human rights violations that CD Tien has been involved with extracting and packaging forced confessions from prisoners held under torture in China, who've never been in front of a judge. I just think that we should have no organization like that on our soil in Humphries case, Afghan found CGT And had seriously breached fairness and privacy rules. It also found the network had failed to cover the Hong Kong democracy protests with quote due impartiality CG Tien was indignant with today's ruling. It blamed quote the manipulation of far right groups and had I China forces for the off calm decision, according to a statement on way ball, China's nearest equivalent Twitter. The loss of the license undermined two key Chinese government strategy. Steve saying is director of the so as China Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies. University of London. She camping has been very clear he wants the Chinese story being told well. He wants his versions off everything being spread across the world in the most positive, light possible Sititi and is one of those instruments used for this purpose. It's hang expects the Chinese government to retaliate against BBC reporters in China. Even though the BBC is editorial independent of the British government. Peter Dahlin is the director of Safeguard Defenders Human Rights Organization, which spearheaded the campaign against C G. T n Here. The U. K stands out across Europe is having a quite well developed framework for help to regulate TV for how to control this information. The stripping of the license prohibits CG Tan from broadcasting here, but dollars, says that doesn't mean the network has to leave. Still, he does think today's move could have ripple effects are other countries going to start holding them accountable as well? I say this might be the beginning of a process that city and will find very unfavorable for their type of this information for their type of broadcasting. That would mean more challenges for a Chinese government that has invested a lot in trying to change the way it's perceived. Frank Langfitt NPR NEWS

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Minneapolis teen who recorded viral George Floyd video to receive courage award

Glenn Beck

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

Minneapolis teen who recorded viral George Floyd video to receive courage award

"And Darnell A. Fraser, The Minneapolis teenager who captured cellphone video of George Floyd's killing by police is receiving an award for courage from the literary and human rights Organization. Pen America If you think about a young woman You know, in a public in with a whole group of police officers there who has the presence of mind and the guts to start her camera rolling and say, I'm going to capture this. That's pen CEO

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Teen who recorded Floyd death on phone to receive PEN award

Sean Hannity

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Teen who recorded Floyd death on phone to receive PEN award

"A Minneapolis teen who captured a cellphone video of George Floyd's death and police custody, is receiving an award for from a literary and human rights organization. Darnell a. Fraser. This video was viewed by millions and inspired global outrage will be receiving the Benson Courage Award from Pan America during a virtual gala celebration in September. CEO Suzanne Nacelle says with nothing more than a cell phone and sheer guts, Darnell changed the course of history in this country, sparking a bold movement demanding an end to systemic anti black racism and violence. At the hands of

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Unpacking Palantirs Public Debut: CEO Alex Karp

Squawk Pod

19:51 min | 1 year ago

Unpacking Palantirs Public Debut: CEO Alex Karp

"This is squawk pod I'm CNBC producer Katie Kramer today on our podcast. unpacking Pailin, tear the high profile highly secretive software company has operated quietly for seventeen years and it's finally on the public markets. And -ticipant I I think for maybe the past ten years CEO Elon on why it it took. So long my lawyers will shoot me what I can tell you is we are very very focused on building software a longtime before other people building and how he expects to become profitable with a small, but mighty and mighty controversial of customers. Well, how can you have the Super Valuable Company? They're only a hundred and twenty-five customers to which I respond. Yeah. But one, hundred, twenty, five most. Interesting institutions in the world I would ask people who are watching this to make a list of the institutions they admire in the world, and then roughly figure out if they're using pounder that interview plus the politics behind listing journalist Joanne Lipman fits a company that is very, very closely aligned with the trump administration. There's a huge question here about what happens if trump does not win the presidency it's Thursday October first October twenty twenty the year is still twenty twenty squawk pot begins right now. Good morning and welcome the squawk box right here on CNBC. I'm Andrew Ross Sorkin along with Joe Kernan Becky off today. Today on the PODCAST volunteer goes public analytics company that is usually described as secretive debuted yesterday the direct listening selling new shares on the New York Stock Exchange covered live on CNBC how tears for trading why secretive well here is named after magical orb and Lord of the Rings. But in seventeen year history, it hadn't made much public volunteer received early funding from the venture arm of the CIA and provide software products designed to crunch numbers. One of these programs is called Gotham and it's for government clients. Who Need to organize an understand massive amounts of data. So surveillance predictive policing, possibly rooting out potential terrorism threats, Pailin tear works with US Army Navy Department of Homeland Security and it's working with health and human services to help track the spread of Corona virus case data that we just recorded. We can immediately narrow into emerging hotspot counties, notable backers of talent tear include investor, and Co founder Peter Thiel who has gotten attention for his conservative politics and support of president trump in the two thousand, sixteen campaign. Evening. I'm Peter Thiel I'm not a politician, but neither is donald trump as well as his work technology companies. He was facebook's first big investor other pollen tear backers include wall streeters like Hanlon and Stanley Druckenmiller when talent tear filed paperwork with the SEC to pursue publising listing earlier this year it's called the swan event is finally got a sense of the books turns out pollen tear had never turned a profit and. A, huge chunk of its revenue came from its three biggest clients which are anonymous in the first six months of twenty twenty. It's revenue of nearly half a billion dollars a big jump from the year before this was addressed by pollen tear CEO, Alex Carp investor roadshow, which true to carbs personality, and true to the weirdness of twenty twenty was virtual and started on cross country skis. Welcome to Powell, tears investor day. We're very proud to have you here. Carp is an Orthodox for a CEO. He has amazing curly hair. He uses the modifier super allot super cool and speaking to potential investors. He made the pitch for the importance of Pailin tears purpose. This way of looking at the world war literally savior situation and in many cases Save Your Life Allen to has moved beyond. Just government clients fifty-three percent of its customers are in the private sector big name businesses who use a software program called foundry include Airbus Merck Ferrari and United Airlines but it's work for governments here and others around the world stuck to its reputation allentown faced criticism from privacy groups and for its work with the US Customs and border. Patrol. Tracking immigrants at the border. But Carp in the company not backed off in. That s one filing the leader of this highly valuable tech uniform said, Pailin tears work is different in his view software missions to keep safe may have become controversial but companies built on advertising dollars are commonplace and carp took aim at big tech culture directly writing quote our company was founded in Silicon Valley. But we seem to share fewer and fewer of the technology sectors, values and commitments. Helen tear moved its corporate headquarters to Denver and its shares headed to Wall Street. If you think, we are going to change our internal culture drastically if you think we're going to work with regimes that are not allied with the US enter abusing human rights if you think. that. That the future is going to be a super rosie place where the past ways of supplying software are going to work because enterprises and governments do not need to be reformed you should not invest in pounder. Andrew. Ross Sorkin has interviewed Alex Carpet number of times. This conversation was reported Wednesday yesterday right after the first trade for here on the New York. Stock Exchange. We've had lots of conversations over the years. This has been probably one of the most highly anticipated offerings or listings in a very long time. Almost every year that we would talk in Davos I would invariably ask you are you going to go public? Are you gonNA list and invariably you wouldn't. So let's start with why now? Well, first of all, thank you for having me and I and I really would like to thank all the pound tyrians who stuck with us and built this company and our investors you're stuck with us and you know over the years we've been skeptical about listing and for lots of reasons, we really needed to build our products. With enough protection so that we would be ready to launch them into the public space. And we built we built out PG government and foundry product and and built a way to maintain them so that we wouldn't have to scale the number of people and. You know we've reached a base where where our company's very significant and we believe being in the public space will help us with our clients and help us grow and quite frankly I believe the people apparently who built this company over seventeen years. Deserved a access to liquidity. So we we decided this would be great time for us and so far. It's been a really interesting process and and our clients are embracing it. So it's a really good time for us and I'm very, very grateful. Outlets. The single biggest question that investors ask about this company is seventeen years in while you know may have an operating profit, the company unto itself is still not profitable. So so walk us through what the path to profitability looks like. Well, you know we build these products years before people build them, and that takes money and what you see in the cove it pandemic crisis is we had built this way of going to market with foundry, which would allow us to literally supply an enterprise with a completely new stack of products within six hours and maintain them. And what you saw when we did that is we grew the company forty, nine, percent, forty, nine percent off of a seven, forty, three base and the divergence between expenses and in growth is dramatic. And we're just going to be very very focused on on an invigorating, our software offering. But when you're growing forty-nine percent off of a seven forty base. I think that's a pretty strong indication of what the future could hold and we're super proud of that and I think you're seeing that people are taking a look at our financials and our our company is often been used viewed as complex and. Needing explanation both moral and financial but it turns out our financials are quite simple and you look at this dramatic growth with flat lining expenses and I think that gives investors comfort and it certainly makes me feel as. Co Founder and CEO that we made the right decision to invest heavily over well over a decade in building software, the way other people don't to build it and you see the results do you think the profitability is at twenty twenty, two, proposition twenty, twenty, three proposition can I put you on that? Well, you you can push me but of course, my lawyers will shoot me I can tell you what I can tell you is we are very very focused on building software a time before other people building, supplying it and I think that are year I. First Half of the year growth will be reflective of the future and if I'm right. That will answer all of your interesting questions and we'll be interviewing. You'll be interviewing me again maybe not a Davos but virtually, and we'll see how we do. Confident confident we'll do well. Alex, one of the other questions people ask is how to comp your company meaning what are the comparable should this be considered a technology company as SAS company or should this could be considered a much more traditional consulting company? Can you speak to that? Well I think what the investors are seeing is they're asking the question at this point they used to ask is this is this a company that built software for the government and how do they build it? Of course we always sold this as a license. Then they saw our margins of the first half of the year round eighty percent. So I think the real debate now is. Move significantly away from is this software services because although people think we're very smart, we're not smart enough to get eighty percent margins off of a services company. The question then is, how do you comp it and honestly I think that's something investors will have to figure out. We're not focused on that we're focused on we are going to be the most important software company in the world. And people will figure out what valued over a long period of time and we're very comfortable with investors toying around it could be like this. It could be like that. We are going to deliver the best software. With the morals most efficient way of delivering it investors will decide what's that. What's that were is worth to them and I think you'll find a number of years that will be a consensus. Palette. Here is a truly special software company that is arguably the most important software company in the world. Alex has everybody knows You have contracts with various government agencies, obviously and some of the bluest of the blue chip companies in America today, but it's a concentrated list of about one hundred and twenty-five companies. About Twenty eight percent of the revenue actually comes from three of those clients unto themselves. Two thirds of the revenue comes from the top twenty. How much of a risk does that pose on one side but also when you think about the opportunity on the other, if we're having a conversation like this in in twelve or twenty, four months, how much do you want that list to increase in size or do you just want to keep that group effectively and a effectively raise the margin or cost for those clients? And grow that business. Well, we want to do all the we're going to do all of the above. So interesting about our client list people people ask, well, how can you have the super? Valuable Company they're only one hundred and twenty-five customers to which I respond but one hundred and twenty-five most interesting institutions in the world. These aren't just any institutions. The literally, I would ask people who are watching this to make. A list of the institutions they admire in the world and then roughly figure out if they're using, we don't go out and advertise our product, but I would say the list of our clients is the single most impressive institutions in the world I've ever seen we. So we want to keep these clients. Also investors will of noticing in the one that well over ninety percent of our growth in the first half of the. Year came from our existing clients. What does that mean our existing clients? The most important clients in the world are really happy that's what it means. So of course, we're going to expand those really happy clients who happen to be the coolest people on the planet, and then we've built this product which has gotten very little attention called Apollo Apollo allows us to maintain and deliver software to any number of clients with essentially. Not growing our our force apparent and force at all. So we're planning now that we have Apollo to grow the number of super cool customers all over the world, and we can do it without raising our headcount, and so what you're going to see is we're going to continue building with our clients why they're the most interesting clients in the world and they clearly based on our numbers like us and some of us. We are going to expand our client base. Why? Because now with Apollo, we can deliver the whole stack in six hours. I don't think any other company I've ever seen in the world can do that, and we can do with efficiencies that I don't know any other companies going to do because we can do this with a small number of people sitting in our office that we have maintaining, updating and providing them with new products we built. So they don't have the Frankenstein monster that takes two years to build and has to be maintained with either human hours like in the government contracting case or by purchasing new product or compensating sales people or behind. It people you don't even talking to you can actually buy one stack. So we are going to increase revenue with current customers, get new customers and continue our march. Alex how easier heart is because I know you've talked about trying to keep things in in terms of the platform if you will how he's your heart it for four clients to leave in terms of the churn. Well, as I mentioned, ninety, five percent of our revenue comes from existing customers. So customers, obviously if a customer wants to leave they, can I think the main reason our customers stay besides the fact that the output is very significant as they look at this product, we supply foundry the average customers paying less than six million dollars and they compare it to buying twenty products paying ongoing licensing. Fees. You can't get out of or building something over years, and the last thing they compare it to is we're not delivering a roadmap. Most people are living roadmap of what are you going to get in a year we're delivering a product after six hours so customers can leave. But what you see in the numbers is they by and large don't, and it's not because of my charming personality. Alex well, let me ask you a different question. We've had lots of fascinating geopolitical and philosophical questions about the role of technology and Pailin tear itself as well as the approaches silicon valley has taken. I'm curious in terms of risks how you think about this Amnesty International as you know, criticized, the company recently for its role of working with ice. How much of that does that pose a risk to the larger business? Especially, the corporate business at a time when we have corporations at taking both political positions and also being oftentimes being socially at activist. To Your Business Well, look the fact that we take positions that are sometimes controversial can cost. US clients. But it also gets us. Clients because when we talked to a client and we say look we're going to work with you. We're not gonNA walk away just because the winds change and this is super important especially to our government clients if you're supplying special forces and army and the US, those clients have to know that they will not be left on the battlefield. Because a because Silicon Valley has decided they don't like the warfighter. So of course that costs revenue many of our decisions of cost US revenue we only work in certain countries we've walked away from work because if human rights issues we've said, we disagree with very prominent human rights organizations and we engage in dialogue but also by the way is a reason why I Think people who are watching this may consider investing or not investing. We are not going to stand up here and say we're for everybody we're not going to pretend, and by the way we're going to try avoid jargon. We will actually tell you what we think it's not going to be created by fifty media people it may have to be carried by a couple. Of Lawyers but one of the unique things about power tears, we actually say things and we actually stick to them and that's something not everyone likes but many of our customers do and by the way I think it is a reason why ninety five percent of our revenue comes from customers because when we tell them, we're going to deliver we are going to deliver. Alex. One of the other questions now you all republic company. But as you know, you have three tiers of stock classes of shares that is and to some degree there have been critics who said, this is effectively a private company masquerading as a public company. Can you speak to the decision to structure the shares the way that they are structured and how governance experts and folks should think about that I think it's important for government experts to look and make an deliver opinion but I would also ask them to consider the environment we live in pound tear has been in silicon valley up till recently for seventeen years and in silicon. Valley. Defending the. warfighter providing our troops with technology that allowed them to come home is very controversial. I do not believe a company like ours that makes really consequential decisions for government clients and non-government clients could be run without an F. share structure and I understand there's criticisms investors look and say, well, why should talent you're having F. structure? What is my? What is my what? What can I do if? I don't agree with them. The primary reason why we fought for an structure and we asked investors to buy into it was we need to be able to go to our especially our Intel and defense clients and say, we will not just blow with the wind. And does shares for a company like ours gives us a unique ability to have long-term commitments to the most important clients in the world, both commercial and government, and that's why I believe they're super important, and I also again would encourage people if that's not something you're comfortable with there are many shares to buy. We don't have to buy challenge your shares. You should buy shares knowing that these shares reflect our views. Alex we've often had these conversations in Davos where globalization has ruled the roost but as you know so well, the world seems to be shifting to a globalized world, a splinter net if you will. How do you think long term that will affect the business of here We made this decision, which is actually a secret only because no one believes it's true which is that we didn't solve the problem of fighting terrorism. We solve the problem of doing data protection and fighting terrorism, and the architecture we built both PG and for foundry will allow a super set to work with subsets, which means if the world's splinters and every country has its own jurisdictions, it's GonNa be very hard for normal software companies because they're not built to do that but it's going to be very good for Palette here and finally Alex. Decision five years from now today. How would you measure success? Here, what would be the metrics which measure it? We know they're there obviously financial metrics but I'll tell you Powell cheer has recruited and retained I believe the most interesting most talented most ethical people I've ever met and we work I've interacted with thousands of institutions and in five years when meet I think he'll say to me. Wow, that wasn't just you saying that because it was the right thing to say it's actually true. And the products that will build over that period we'll we'll. We'll be unique and they will tilt the course of history. In favor of things that are good and noble. And will not avoid the complexity that's necessary to do that outlets. Carpool. You lots of luck and we do look forward to having that conversation hopefully in five years. But hopefully sooner than that. Thanks so much Alex.

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Protesters clash with police in Belarus after Lukashenko sworn in again

Morning Edition

01:45 min | 1 year ago

Protesters clash with police in Belarus after Lukashenko sworn in again

"To Belarus, where protests continue a month and a half after a presidential election and election, the U. S and its European allies say was neither free nor fair. Now the country's long time leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has been inaugurated for 1/6 term in a secret ceremony. NPR's Lucien Kim reports from Moscow on Wednesday morning Alexander Lukashenko's motorcade's race down Independence Avenue in the Belarussian capital Minsk. He entered the presidential residence filled with hundreds of his loyalists. The inauguration had not been announced, and no foreign delegations, not even from Russia. Lukashenko's strongest backers, Lukashenko took the oath of office with his right hand on the constitution, swearing to serve the Belarussian people. Whether they still want to be served by him is another question. Lukashenko's claimed have 1 80% of the vote in August presidential election sparked weeks of protests and a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators condemned by human rights organizations. Lukashenko's main opponent, Svetlana Tekin. Oska called the inauguration ceremony a farce and said she was the only leader chosen by the Belarussian people. The Russians again took to the streets rat. You're fired, demonstrators chanted in the town of breast and video shared widely on social media. Lukashenko has angered many Belarussians by calling peaceful protesters. Rats.

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Weeks After Disputed Election, Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated

NPR's World Story of the Day

02:06 min | 1 year ago

Weeks After Disputed Election, Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated

"Let's go overseas now to Europe to Belarus where protests continue a month and a half after a presidential election, an election, the US and its European allies say was neither free nor fair. Now, the country's longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko has been inaugurated for a sixth term in a secret ceremony. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow on Wednesday morning Alexander Lukashenko's motorcade race down independence avenue. In the Belorussian capital Minsk, he entered the presidential residence filled with hundreds of his loyalists. Some. Mortgage. The inauguration at not been announced. No foreign delegations, not even from Russia Lukashenko's strongest backer salsa. President the. Lowest Lukashenko took the oath of office with his right hand on the Constitution swearing to serve the Belorussian people. Whether, they still want to be served by him is another question. LUKASHENKA's claimed at one eighty percent of the vote in August. Presidential election sparked weeks of protests and a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators condemned by human rights organisations. Lukashenko's main opponent No Ska called the inauguration ceremony a farce and said, she was the only leader chosen by the Belorussian people. Belorussians again took to the streets. Rat you're fired chemistry chanted into town of breast in a video shared widely on social media. Lukashenko has angered many Belorussians by calling peaceful protesters rats. After the inauguration crescendo, put on a military uniform and met with soldiers who pledged loyalty to him. But look shanks problem is not only that his own people consider him illegitimate. Most of Europe does to. Lucian, Kim NPR News Moscow.

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"human rights organization" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Parents gathered outside dozens of inner Mongolian schools. Some weave signs were shouted, I am Mongolian, and for several days school's frost in Mongolia stick Policy. They're protesting mandates that schools once allowed to teach. Nearly all subjects in Mongolian now have to teach their three core classes and Mandarin Chinese the national language. Mongolians are intensely proud of having preserved their language and script, which is completely unrelated to Chinese. For this Northern territory. Change feels like a betrayal. One very strong sense in Inner Mongolia on the part of Mongols is how much they've given up. This is Christopher Atwood, a professor of Mongolian language and history at the University of Pennsylvania. Mongolians, he says. We're the first minority to throw in there locked within our ruling Chinese Communist Party in the 19 forties. In doing so, they traded political autonomy for this promise from the government. What we're going to give you is this cultural autonomy this language, which will be a way for you to have your sort of Mongolian culture and Bungle in language, But now China is moving towards what it calls second generation as Mick policy of you, the ethnic minority should become more Chinese. The Tibetan and legal languages were targeted first that paved the way for later. Political persecution, and experts say there is little reason to target China. Some six million Mongolians, things seem to be going quite well. For the People's Republic of China. Many more Mongols were studying Chinese Morris for savvy studies Central Asian history at Columbia University. He explains that Mongolians are an assimilation success story for the Chinese state. There was a kind of peace that have prevailed for 25 years. It just seems very odd that the government would create conditions that might arouse Descent. China's police state quickly mobilized to contain this dissent in Tommy on the city of more than three million were protests first began, residents told NPR that cars were banned from the road for four days. Stop parents from congregating. Municipal notices scene by NPR require parents to sign official statements promising to send their Children to school or face punishment in parents, especially the civil servants come int officials and party members. You're under tremendous pressure. To send the Children to school. That's about to Toby Jug, the director of advocacy group, Southern Mongolian Human Rights Organization. At five schools, NPR visited and Tanya and Hot to Cities. Republic protests were most intense. A small number of students have returned to class at each school. Not all did so willingly, and the intimidation extends to journalists. A black car was no license plates followed me and my entire reporting trip. When I talk to parents outside of school, I was intercepted by a gaggle of 12 plainclothes and uniformed police. Some of them claimed to be parents. You're all parents. I asked them, they don't respond. Plainclothes officers interrogated me and my driver for the next two hours behind them. A handful of parents picked up their Children from a Mongolian elementary school as loud speakers blared patriotic music. With or without their support school is back in session. Emily Fang.

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"human rights organization" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on KCRW

"Parents gathered outside dozens of inner Mongolian schools. Some way of signs were shouted. I am Mongolian, and for several days school's frost, Inner Mongolia strict policy. They're pro testing mandates that schools once allowed to teach. Nearly all subjects in Mongolian now have to teach their three core classes and Mandarin Chinese, the national language. Estrich. Mongolians are intensely proud of having preserved their language and script, which is completely unrelated to Chinese. For this northern territory. The change feels like a betrayal. One very strong sense in Inner Mongolia on the part of Mongols is how much they've given up. This is Christopher Atwood, a professor of Mongolian language and history at the University of Pennsylvania. Ethnic Mongolians, he says. We're the first minority to throw in there locked within our ruling Chinese Communist Party in the 19 forties. In doing so, they traded political autonomy for this promise from the government. What we're going to give you is this cultural autonomy this language, which will be a way for you to have your sort of Mongolian culture and Bungle in language, but now China is moving towards what it calls second generation as Nick policy of you, the ethnic minority should become more Chinese. The Tibetan and legal languages were targeted first. That paved the way for leader political persecution, and experts say there is little reason to target China's some six million tastic Mongolians, Things seem to be going quite well for the People's Republic of China. Many more Mongols were studying Chinese Morris Razavi studies Central Asian history at Columbia University. He explains that Mongolians are an assimilation success story for the Chinese state. There was a kind of peace that have prevailed for 25 years. It just seems very odd that the government would create conditions that might arouse Descent. China's police state quickly mobilized to contain this dissent in Tommy. All the city of more than three million were protest first began, residents told NPR that cars were banned from the road for four days to stop parents from congregating. Municipal notices scene by NPR require parents to sign official statements promising to send their Children to school or face punishment compounds, especially the civil servants, come int officials and party members. We are under tremendous pressure. To send the Children to school That's in Cabot to Toby Jug, the director of advocacy group, Southern Mongolian Human Rights Organization. At five schools, NPR visited and Tommy all and hot to Cities. Republic protests were most intense. A small number of students have returned to class at each school. Not all did so willingly, and the intimidation extends to journalists. A black car with no license plates followed me and my entire reporting trip. When I talk to parents outside of school, I was intercepted by a gaggle of 12 plainclothes and uniformed police. Some of them claim to be parents should be aware that your all parents, I asked them I don't respond. Plainclothes officers interrogated me and my driver for the next two hours behind them. A handful of parents picked up their Children from a Mongolian elementary school as loud speakers blared patriotic music. With or without their support school is back in session. Emily Fang. NPR news Only all Inner Mongolia..

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Community holds prayer vigil held for 8-year-old Secoriea Turner

Steve Harvey

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Community holds prayer vigil held for 8-year-old Secoriea Turner

"A prayer vigil was held last evening for eight year olds to Korea. Turner as calls for justice pour in for the little girl killed in a shooting over the weekend. When we say black lives matter, we feel that these young ladies A year or her life matter is well. Jill Rose is president of the new Order National Human Rights Organization. We want justice. We want the person who did this to they take their time in court. Let's just be served for the family. There is a $20,000 reward for information in the case. You can call the Crimestoppers Atlanta tip line at 44577 Tips are full,

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Zoom shuts accounts of activists holding Tiananmen Square and Hong Kong events

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

Zoom shuts accounts of activists holding Tiananmen Square and Hong Kong events

"Zoom is drawing fresh questions over its relationship with the Chinese government after it shut down a U. S. human rights organizations account shortly after its video conference on the nineteen eighty nine Tiananmen Square massacre humanitarian China say when it tried to access the platform Sunday it found the account had been closed without notification or explanation from the platform zoom quietly reactivated the account Wednesday after Axios reported the shut

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UN: Libya's warring sides have agreed to restart peace talks

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:12 min | 1 year ago

UN: Libya's warring sides have agreed to restart peace talks

"The UN says Libya's warring factions have agreed to resume ceasefire talks follows days of heavy fighting in and around the capital Tripoli. Well, let's get more on this now with Mary Fitzgerald. Who is a research on Libya? Welcome back to the briefing Mary. Could you explain to listeners where we've got? Because there's been so many attempts to bring around some reconciliation? We have two warring parties here. The renegade leader, a half Dr who's oddly backed by many regional powers up against the forces in Tripoli, but just explain where we're on why there is potentially an opportunity for change. Well I would be very wary about even that ten am. And certainly there's a lot of skepticism on the ground amongst on radio bands about the these latest s statements from the U N various internationals and skepticism. That is warranted. This! Particular war. It's a war over the capital. Tripoli Started in April last year, when how star at launch offensive to capture at AAA from the. UN recognized a government on the very day that UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez was to try if impetus to the UN political process, that political process is something. Half Star has tried to undermine at every juncture for several years now, and he didn't capture the capital despite. Promising his Libyan supporters and also external backers that he would be able to seize the capital within days or weeks, and with little bloodshed, and here we are over year later with. Thousands, dead, and hundreds of thousands, said displaced as a result of of this conflict, so this latest burst of up talk about negotiations comes as after has experienced a series of losses in recent months. He's lost control of a number of. Small towns in western Libya, but more importantly Anne. He has lost a key asset airbase in Western, Nubia, from which he he used that to to launch attacks. The capital so after is not just. Facing a failing offensive, he's also really am on the back foot and. Some of his forces have have retreated in recent weeks including a whole host of Russian mercenaries who've been finding him, so that's the background to this. Clearly, after feels his his in a corner, his backers, no doubt the UA at primarily also Egypt Saudi, Arabia and Russia and also clearly are in a bit of a pickle in terms of of the way forward here so this To restart talks aimed at reaching a lasting ceasefire. Talks that have been suspended for for the last three months, that was a an earlier burst at the beginning of the year brokered by Russia and Turkey Turkey being back our backer rather of the. The internationally recognized government that hostile his trying to unseat. They basically. Created a momentum earlier this year that led to those initial and talks, but this is very stop start and the reason there is a lot of skepticism on the ground in Libya is Libyans have seen so many times before promises about, and it goes stations to agree a ceasefire, and they ultimately breakdown, and and we're still in the middle of this grinding stalemated war. War A married Tummy. If people. In Tripoli, the capital is is life kind of taking on in an okay way. We know that they have a battle to deal with corona virus as well which is is very difficult to deal with when you're being besieged on your outskirts. How is the city functioning at this time as the city that you know personally very well? Well, my my last trip was in December and at that point that was a lot of trepidation. amongst residents of AAA that the war could move closer and closer to the center of the city while we've seen happened in recent weeks. Is that there has been an increase in targeting off Just at the weekend, seven people were killed. When there was shelling on a popular picnic spot, right in the center of. The U. N. and international human rights organizations subset most of these civilian debts, most of this indiscriminate shelling. Is attributable to to his forces. There is a belief on the ground in Tripoli that. These attacks are being done as a kind of a revenge or out of frustration, because basically run, and his forces are not getting what they want on top of all of that. Yes, covid nineteen has made an appearance in in in Libya. There have been hundreds of cases as been recently been a spurt of cases in southern Libya, but this of course has made things all the more challenging for for ordinary Libyans what we've seen in some. Positive way in in the last couple of days is the return of some of those thousands of people have been displaced over the last year as a result of the war, some of them are returning to their homes, but there returning also to. Some residential areas where landmines have been planted just today Human Rights Watch issued a report basically accusing after his forces of. Planting landmines across territory that they were in around Tripoli. Particularly residential areas are reapproach. Is it a a an amazing update on this story? We need come back to you more clearly on another show, but Mary thank you for joining, and that was the Libya expert. Mary fits General Gerald and you're listening to the briefing monocle. Twenty Four.

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"human rights organization" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

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07:33 min | 1 year ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"America so to disease of Covid nineteen as a pretext for police repression. A new report by Amnesty International details the increasing use of arbitrary punitive violent attacks in Latin America and the Caribbean governments enforce coronavirus lockdown restrictions and Salvador. Hundreds of people detained in government facilities allegedly aimed at curbing. The spread of the coronavirus protested to demand to be free to begin the results of their covid. Nineteen tests this group of people. Who say they've been held in one of San Salvador's quarantine detention centers for over forty? Five days this footage was published last week by Central American Human Rights Organization. You're people detained illegally for forty five days. We were asking authorities to free us. We have been tested for the coronavirus four times and tested negative four times but the authorities. Still say there's a Cova. Nineteen positive person among us was completely false. Demand answers of how it is possible. There is a positive case among us after being detained illegally for forty five days. Well for more. We're going to San Salvador. The capital of El Salvador where we're joined by horrid QUASAR assistant professor of Latin American Latino and Caribbean studies at Dartmouth College. He traveled to Salvador in late February to continue research for his book. Now on lockdown in the capital send Salvador with his parents his recent article for Revista Harvard Review of Latin America is headlined El Salvador's to pandemics maximum security also with us and Mexico. City is the least Allatson which researcher for Amnesty International America's CO author of their new report titled Authorities. Must protect people from covid nineteen instead of resorting to repressive measures horrid. Let's begin with you. Describe what's happening in El Salvador? A well thank you for inviting me. Music the program amy. What we're seeing here in. Its in San Salvador. Al Salvatore more. Broadly is the use of the pandemic in order to keep people in their homes and four militarized lockdown into ensure this kind of the non spreading of the virus. Which very strange about. What's going on? Is that the president has offered very little clarity and transparent information as to what's happening in the quarantines as the clip that you shared just mentioned there's things going on there. People are receiving a poor treatment a within within hygenic conditions with broken restrooms for example all over in overcrowded conditions that are creating a very tense situations within the quarantines that have even led to Hunger strikes and protests by individuals. I want to turn to another clip of a group of men who say they've been illegally. Detained at one of sent Salvador's so-called containment centers for over forty five days. This footage was published also by the Central American Human Rights Organization. One of the men and the group speaking of the conditions inside we don't have supplies was we have been asking for for days. Supplies like water alcohol. Joe Soap for the bathroom and for personal hygiene want to enforce that. The food provided by the government arrives here already run causing stomach problems among those of us who are detained here so if you can talk overall about the government and its use of covid nineteen how it's using it as a pretext for political repression so the story of the quarantine really begins back. In February where President Nike Gala Storm the National Legislative Assembly? In order to push for an anti-crime bill called the territorial control plan and this was one of the first instances when the government started to antagonize other institutions a government and create a sort of situation where unilateral decision making became sort of the norm and when court corona virus sort of takes takes hold in. Central America Boo. Kelly uses this moment in order to sort of double down on those things that he had been pushing for prior. So within the situation of the pandemic these different sanitary measures that he's taken in order to safeguard the lives of Salvatore have come with the increasing number of a Military and police forces on the ground that have created a series of checkpoints coins all over the country as well as creating a climate of intimidation for people who are seeking to do their daily errands to go to the pharmacy to their grocery runs with this kind of idea given the history of the country and the tense situation amongst security forces and the general population that they run the risk of going to been sent to one of these quarantines that as those clips also mentioned are a complete disrepair and are in the chance. The likelier chance that one will be infected by the coronavirus within these containment senators the stain and remaining home. This kind of go. Let me bring into the conversation. One of the researchers on this new Amnesty International report called authorities must protect people from covid nineteen instead of resorting to repressive measures as you look at what's happening in Latin America. Talk about what you're seeing not only in El Salvador but around the region. Think you Amnesty International. We started documenting incidents of oppression. The context of covid nineteen with our digital verification team and country researchers just a few days after the lockdowns would put in place across the region so in seven week period we documented some sixty instances of repression and a number of countries. We saw full worrying trends in some countries. We've seen detention being used massively as a form to enforce lockdown so in places like the Dominican Republic Today we've seen some sixty thousand people detained the video shows. The people are simply rounded up and put in the back of police trucks without physical distancing. Marriage NOT PLAY. What happens when they're detained? Whether they have access to a lawyer nor the other safeguards one would need to see usually when people are being detained. We also saw many videos of humiliating and degrading treatment by the police. At one of the things started to emerge and the videos we saw from across the region was the police punishing people with these humiliating tactics of sort of getting them to do jumping Jackson Force group exercise and sometimes using tasers on them. We also saw indications of Xi's forced by the police for people who are processing protesting access to food and other basic needs classes like Venezuela we saw indigenous communities protesting in need of food and repression. Big used against them and ask. We're also hearing the videos that you showed in many countries in itself at all in.

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"human rights organization" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

04:53 min | 1 year ago

"human rights organization" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Protests on social media. This one is gasping from tear gas. But he says he's one of the lucky ones. I lost a lot of friends. And the protests a lot of suffice ally Cara Yousef like six hundred Iraqis have died in the protests. According to Amnesty International the Human Rights Organization holds the government security forces responsible images of the wildlands circulating online Archie Link Twenty six-year-old Russia. Albany has been going to the protests in back that I had one protester approached me and asked if I could publish a video. He took off his friend who had been shot in the head with a sniper and he told me that it was my responsibility to publish it. If I could publish it so that the world could see what was happening unless exactly what I did. I Bonnie whose British Iraqi says she knew going to the demonstrations was dangerous but people kept going those a lot of resilience and a lot of hope. No hope so infinite not even God could break the high point for the protesters came in November Marach Mao Prime Minister Abdul. Mahdi says he will submit his resignation to parliament. Minister is one thing but forming a new government has proven to be difficult. Steven Cook is a Middle East expert. With the Council on Foreign Relations there been to other Prime minister-designate who've been unable to form a government. And now we're onto the third prime minister designate. A gentleman named Mustafa Al Qods. Ame- Cook says Kadhamy has a tough road ahead. As if popular protests weren't enough faces falling oil prices a pandemic and resurging Islamic state meanwhile the US which invaded Iraq in two thousand three has lost interest in Iraqi politics says Cook Trump administration looks at are almost exclusively as a as a counterterrorism issue and an arena in which to apply maximum pressure on Iraq. The administration has had very little to say about the political process. That's unfolding in Baghdad. Any effort to form Iraqi government foreign influence bit from Iran or the. Us has been a focal point. In the protests many Iraqis say they've had enough with foreign link in their country Mohammed A- Wiley writes about Iraqi politics and lives in Baghdad. His says the country is currently under lockdown because of the crow virus but in the past years Iraq is books. Used to us we had situations the security was very about people had to stay home for many weeks actually so if the streets are empty he says don't assume the protests are over on the victim. The young protestor says he's making use of his time in lockdown. He spends his days making calls with human rights groups and coordinating with his fellow protesters. He says this downtime is helpful. We need time tourist so KHURANA VARAS. Good time to sit and think so this time. It's the time of collecting preparing to come back throwing a more than before after the corona virus after we talk mixon sends me another video in this one his in his kitchen prepaying if dr the evening meal when. Muslims break their fast during Ramadan and yes I can report that he too has jumped on the baking bandwagon. Chocolate cake to be exact ritchie. Later confirmed turned out. Just perfect for the world. I'm sure Jafari. Uganda has one of the strictest corona virus lockdowns in Africa but now President Yoweri Seventy says they've tame the infection and the country starting to loosen some of the restrictions. Uganda has ninety seven reported cases. And no deaths. That's in a country of forty two million. The lockdown included a dusk till dawn curfew and a ban on private and public transportation. Police and the army helped enforce it but those forces have also reportedly beat shot and arbitrarily detained people across Uganda. Robaina umbrella says the harsh enforcement has affected especially people with disabilities. She's a disability. Rights advocate in the city of Jinja near Uganda's capital. Kampala says that from the beginning of the outbreak authorities did not take into account. The needs of people with disabilities tackled.

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20 killed in violent clashes in India's capital

BBC World Service

03:50 min | 2 years ago

20 killed in violent clashes in India's capital

"Even though let's go to Indiana hospital authorities in Delhi have confirmed that twenty people have now been killed in the deadliest violence in the Indian capital for decades the clashes first broke out on Sunday between protest is in favor of a controversial new Indian citizenship law and those against it the violence has taken on religious overtones with Hindu and Muslim groups fighting each other the clashes have come during U. S. president Donald trump's first official visit to the country T. stat at satellites is from the citizens for justice and peace that's a human rights organization thank you for joining us here on Newsday what can you tell us about the violence that that that's going on there at the moment even as we speak he and the technician that he is not under control is beneficial it up to the night it should be used with a deadly police to check through to do its job what you're seeing in the daily in the national capital is a complete abdication of responsibility by the Delhi police it began as an insight for heat speech even more attacking peaceful protesters from the night of Sunday evening we have no idea why the whole ministry which is under the multi government which has to be at the police did not take adequate preventive measures did not stop them and got the Michelle from this insightful speech it was this kind of sloganeering BJP artistic forces attacked a dystopia we protested at jobs about it's close to the hotel is is a Hindu nationalist government of what many see a family I would call it talent nationalist and also benefit your words undermining the secular nature of India it senses around the citizenship amendment act it makes the act makes it easier for non Muslims from three neighboring Muslim dominated countries to gain Indian citizenship so it's seen as a move against Muslims you'll saying all all these protesters were doing was exercising their rights to free speech to say they were unhappy about this you're saying the police did nothing to protect them I'm saying that basically since December when he's gone to Washington extremely unconstitutional a man has been made into law and you don't hesitate to say this community that had been peaceful protests all over the country but beginning today you had at least fourteen locations and billion dollar China about that I think the forty protecting speaking of Felix since it is that's what I was going to be let in and one of the leading candidate scrappy Misha Sunderland dispensation leads them all in the debate make sure that these protests about the art out this this is ideological get it a fight that is not it is still going on right now but how I guess the question is with this many deaths happening how can us discuss and move on to a peaceful footing what needs to change that only you can only have a wonderful day if B. L. or minute she accepts responsibility I was in the army and I can get all these guys we had on the call given by may nineteen ninety three not acting fast enough yet our meeting cardinal Dr two thousand two three days too late if you don't understand why the army's not being called in Delhi police has lost six seats among the big three people have died you that actually stating the street leading into shopkeepers basically saying that it does this by the politicians techniques of doing the hosting issue but actually the people that you do not want this kind of politics if you think about politics yeah Michael body back to problems that you have frustrated BJP Addis's government is quite drafted by disputes with look at large you mostly lake amazingly broken the climate of fear that has been threatening to go get his twenty fourteen okay we will have to leave the system but do you think that you know we're going to have to leave the thank you for your time to stir a set of lads from citizens for justice

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Syria says it intercepted Israeli missiles targeting Damascus

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

00:25 sec | 2 years ago

Syria says it intercepted Israeli missiles targeting Damascus

"Syria accuses Israel after an attack on military positions near Damascus the Syrian news agency says Israel staged a missile attack on military facilities west of Damascus Thursday they added that most of the missiles were shot down by the Assyrian defenses a human rights organization however reported that at least a dozen pro Iranian fighters were killed in the attack Israel has declined to comment on the report bills in

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Pope: Populism is fertile ground to foment anti-Semitism

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00:32 sec | 2 years ago

Pope: Populism is fertile ground to foment anti-Semitism

"Francis this decried the recent barbaric resurgence of anti semitism saying populism provides a photo all terrain we hate rapidly grows much of Europe where populist parties have gained traction has seen an uptick in anti semitic incidents from his ads by encouraging integration and mutual understanding hatred can be counted the pontiff spoke while meeting with a delegation from the Simon vis Intel center a human rights organization that fights anti semitism I'm Charles with as much

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British Girl Finds Christmas Card Message From Shanghai Prisoner

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:49 min | 2 years ago

British Girl Finds Christmas Card Message From Shanghai Prisoner

"A six year old girl in south London was writing Christmas cards to the kids in her class when she found a bizarre message written inside one of the cards it said in part we are our foreign prisoners forced to work against our will. Please help us. The card was made in China and the message appeared to be written by a factory worker. NPR's Frank Langfitt is watching all of this from London. He frank the high well. So what do we know about what happened here. Well the the girl names Florence Whitaker. My believe was opening up to to write to a friend and Inside the note also said it was it was written I think in caps it said please. He's notify Human Rights Organization. And please contact. Peter Humphry now Peter Humphrey lives in In Greater London he's a he was a corporate fraud investigator. Who served serve time in this exact prison ching-kuo Shanghai suburb now? Humphry was eventually released in two thousand fifteen and the family reached out to Humphry Who wrote about in the Sunday Times of Humphries to be a Reuters reporter The cord was sold by the British supermarket. Chain TESCO TESCO has said they're suspending any orders on on these cards And are investigating so in the meantime the Chinese Foreign Ministry says this is a hoax. They say it's just not true. Are they offering any evidence. Install not yet that I've seen but the Chinese company that made the cards is emphatic. That it never contracted with this prison. Outside of Shanghai and saying the charge of using forced labor is completely fabricated. Now the the Foreign Ministry. Actually this is very curious. Noel actually blames Humphry. Personally don't says that that he's suggests that he's behind all of this. Now there's a there's a past year. The Chinese government said Humphry was imprisoned for illegally collecting citizens information. I've talked to Humphrey Humphry on the phone. He says that Charles Bogus. It was never heard in court and he actually says he recognizes the handwriting of the card as a prisoner that he he knew when he was in the prison and now I asked him about the foreign ministry's claim that he's behind this and Humphry says this is just a typical kind of response that the government uses to any accusations about human rights abuses. This is the kind of opposite you get you get a lie. You get a complete lie in response. The one thing about this message is is a little bit different. Maybe it's very. He's very personal attack on me accusing Fabricating Story But you know. I didn't invent a little girl in south London than her father who have never known in my life and I didn't invent the message handed to me So it's absolutely ridiculous. Okay that was. Peter Humphry Frank. You were based in Shanghai for five years. Did you ever come across stories like this. Yeah it's actually not all that uncommon. These sorts of messages tend to surface in Chinese products. Every few years There back in two thousand twelve. There's a woman in Oregon who discovered an account of torture in Halloween decorations. That were made in China Back in two thousand fourteen. I interviewed on American sociology. Professor is named Stuart Foster. He'd served time for theft and I talked him after he got out From prison from jail actually and he said he'd been forced to assemble Christmas. slights in a jail in Guangdong Province. His quota was three thousand lights. I think a day and he said the prisoners who didn't meet quotas were beaten. This is what he told me. There was one one particular leader during the month of July that was particularly sadistic braided. A few of the Christmas light cores together and e would come up behind inmates that were working slow and slash them across the back. Now now foster told me that he remembered one inmate being whipped and this this inmate was mentally slow foster thought he could actually see the welts warm on his his back after he was struck. And after I did that story no L. I I've been I've received messages on facebook and elsewhere from other former inmates saying that they've made Christmas ornaments and things like that in Chinese prisons. All sounds outrageous. What did human rights groups say about? What's going on and on there? They say that this is kind of standard operating procedure. We're in a lot of prisons. In China. Prison business is prison. Manufacturing and and sort of providing labor is big business. You can find advertisements online's online for this and Human Rights Watch resume estimates. There could need millions working at this. I was talking to your Chiro Wong. She's a research with human rights. Watch and this is how she put according adding to Chinese law that prisoners as long as you have ability to labor. You'll have to labor so you know. Forced Labor is given imprisoned in China in the couple of seconds we have left their labor. Lots in China. Right there are but what a Yoyo says. The prison system is opaque and they don't follow

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