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Chinese Authorities Arrest Prominent Muslim Scholar Ilham Tohti

Posted: January 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: China | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Chinese Authorities Arrest Prominent Muslim Scholar Ilham Tohti

China arrests prominent scholar, government critic Ilham TohtiA prominent scholar has been arrested in China just weeks after criticising the government in an interview with Australia’s ABC, Ilham Tohti’s family say around 30 police came to his home to take away the Beijing based ethnic Muslin Uighur, he is now being held in an unknown location.

China’s foreign ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, says Mr Tohti is “suspected of breaking the law” computers have been removed from his home, but no further details would been given.

Mr Tohti’s supporters fear his detention is part of a wider crackdown on dissent coming out of the far-Western Xinjiang province following an apparent car fire suicide attack at Tiananmen Gate.

Ilham Tohti is well known for his research on Uyghur-Han relations and is a vocal advocate for the implementation of regional autonomy laws in China, Mr Tohti, a prominent blogger, was the host of Uyghur Online, a website that discusses Uyghur issues. Tohti was previously detained shortly after the 2009 Ürümqi riots by the authorities :: Read the full article »»»»

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GONEski! Australian Government Dumps Education Reforms

Posted: November 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Australia, Politics, Socially Engineerd, World of the News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on GONEski! Australian Government Dumps Education Reforms

GONEski! Australian Government Ditching Education ReformsA turnaround in policy position isn’t a huge surprise straight after an election, it sought of goes with the the furniture. Except in this case, apparently, both sides of Australian politics were in FULL agreement prior to the last election?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has denied that 10 weeks into governing, he’s breaking a pre-election promise –  to match Labor’s school funding model – saying that his government would “do a little bit better.”

However, promises to one side, Australia’s new Government has just announced it will scrap the previous – Labor – governments plan for school funding reform, and will instead renegotiate individual agreements with all states and territories within the next 12 months :: Read the full article »»»»


Sweeping Changes to China’s Radical Laws, One Child Policy Eased, Labour Camps Abolished

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sweeping Changes to China’s Radical Laws, One Child Policy Eased, Labour Camps Abolished

China: Sweeping Changes to Radical Laws, One Child Policy EasedChina has unveiled sweeping changes to some of its most controversial laws including its one-child policy and its forced labour camps. The major policy shift also includes reductions on the application of the death penalty, reforms to a widely abused “petition” system and changes in a residency registration scheme.

The changes, revealed by the official Xinhua news agency, were announced days after a meeting of the country’s top Communist Party leaders.

Couples will now be allowed to have two children if one of the parents is an only child, significantly widening the exceptions to a rule introduced in 1979 to control China’s then exploding population, now the world’s largest.

The one-child policy is controversial both within and outside China, the policy has at times been brutally enforced, with authorities relying on permits, fines and in some cases forced sterilisations and late-term abortions, often triggering public outrage :: Read the full article »»»»

Felicity Evans ա @m_dangerfield


Dressed For Death, Pia Interlandi’s Garments for the Grave

Posted: October 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Socially Engineerd, That Human Condition | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Dressed For Death, Pia Interlandi’s Garments for the Grave
Dressed For Death: Garments for the Grave by Pia Interlandi
In almost every culture, death is shrouded with ritual, the entombment of the dead is most commonly preceded by its dressing. In Islam it’s a white cotton cloth, Judaism’s Tachrichim bindings and in the west’s it’s a tradition of grave clothes, solid black woollen suit or head to toe frock. The corporeal commonality is the preparation of a dead body for it’s journey to the other-side.
In an increasingly secular society, it’s a wonderfilled thing to see an artisan reaching back through these traditions, seeking out something deeper from the aesthetically pleasing. Despite clothing being almost exclusively about covering outside of the body, Ms Interlandi asks the most intimate question of the dead, where and what is soul? :: Read the full article »»»»
Dressed For Death: Garments for the Grave by Pia Interlandi
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North Korea ATTACKS Japan? South Korea on VITAL THREAT Alert WATCHCON 4!

Posted: April 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: That Human Condition, They Said What? | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on North Korea ATTACKS Japan? South Korea on VITAL THREAT Alert WATCHCON 4!

North Korea Launches Missile at Japan ...oopsSeems emergency response workers in the Japanese city of Yokohama are a little trigger happy after mistakenly announcing the launch of a North Korean missile to 40,000 followers on Twitter.. The city, south of Tokyo, prematurely fired its tweet just before noon (local time), announcing “North Korea has launched a missile” with blank spaces to indicate the exact time.

Apparently a worker at the Yokohama Crisis Management Centre had prepared a draft Tweet that was to be released IF North Korea launched a missile attack on the city. geez… who hasn’t hit the publish button to early, and mistakenly sent something live. The city retracted the tweet about 20 minutes later and apologised to followers of @yokohama_saigai, the official said. Japan is on full alert ahead of an expected mid-range missile launch by North Korea, with Patriot missiles stationed in its capital to protect the 30 million people who live there.

TENSIONS RISE! South Korean and US forces have raised their alert status to “vital threat” before an expected North Korean missile test, with tensions high in the run-up to a key anniversary. Any launch could coincide with visits by US secretary of state John Kerry and NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who will both be in South Korea this Friday.

The North last week told foreign diplomats in Pyongyang they had until April 10 to consider evacuation, fuelling speculation of a launch between Wednesday and April 15 birthday celebrations for late founder Kim Il-Sung. On Tuesday the North reiterated a warning that the peninsula was headed for “thermo-nuclear” war and advised foreigners to consider leaving South Korea.

South Korean foreign minister Yun Byung-Se told parliament the launch could take place “any time” and warned Pyongyang it risked triggering a fresh round of UN sanctions. There is growing global concern that sky-high tensions might trigger an incident that could swiftly escalate. UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said during a visit to Rome that he had spoken to the Chinese leadership to try to calm tensions, and would discuss the issue with US President Barack Obama :: Read the full article »»»»

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