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Dear Chuck, another thought provoking article! I know you know I grew up “a city boy” in an area of about one million but I never found a dead body! But even so, looking back I can say those were very different times. We would leave the house in the morning and run all over the neighborhood and never worry about “strangers with candy” or any of the horrors that seem so common today! If we got into any serious misadventures, the policeman on the beat would take us home and turn us over to our fathers no matter how much we begged for jail!!! Today everything seems to be almost designed to be devisive and generate hate. From “political correctness” which seems to be a backhanded way to tell someone they are inferior but without offending them to all the marches and all the sermons that focus on the negative. Should we not try to replace all the hate with love, all the intolerance with compassion and understanding? Should we not try to love one another as Papa God loves each of us? Let us not be part of the problem but rather part of the solution! Reply charles towne Reply September 2, 2018 at 11:07 pm charles towne September 4, 2018 at 11:06 pm September 5, 2018 at 7:48 pm Reply Mike, I fear for our young people and what they are exposed to but the thing that concerns me more than anything is the fact that seemingly people are content with the status quo. We have within our grasp a source of power that to a great extent we ignore. We, you and I have within our very grasp the answer to all of this world’s woes and yet to a great extent we ignore it. What I am speaking of is prayer, communication with the God of the universe. He is waiting for us to call on Him so that He can give us what we so desperately need. This is the greatest way that we can begin to get our act together my friend. Blessings on you and your lovely family. Chaz LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply NH September 4, 2018 at 3:34 pm Reply charles towne TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleLittle League lessonsNext articleLabor Daze: The bizarre beginning to the Labor Day celebration Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Same to you NH. May you and yours, “Live life and prosper!” Chaz Mama Mia September 4, 2018 at 8:18 pm Don, the thing that is remarkable is the fact it take no more effort to be nice than it does to be nasty! Keep looking up and keep smiling. Chaz Reply Reply Dearest Nicole, bless you. We are all aware that evil happens, and there are times that bad things do happen to good people. When a little girl falls and bruises a knee she runs to mama and cries out and mama kisses the booboo with the intent of making the owie go away. Does the owie in fact go away? not always, but the fact that mama is there to comfort and love on the little girl definitely helps. Her just being there is so important. Papa God is there, right now honey, and He loves you so very much. Chaz Hey Chuck, definitely another thought provoking article!Imagine the change that could happen IF people started to even attempt to love one another as the Bible states. It would be amazing and very contagious!! I’m sure that is what God had in mind when He put that command in His word. Lord, help us to sincerely strive everyday to honor you in the area of loving others. God bless all your endeavors, Chuck! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate nicole Reply September 2, 2018 at 8:44 am Richard, halloween! Mischief! Soaping windows! Toilet papering the neighborhood trees! Tipping over outhouses! Back then there was no danger of sickos putting razor blades in the candy. I will never forget the time some buddies and I put a calf up in the church belfry. It took half a dozen determined kids to put the calf up there and then it took the combined efforts of the fire department and the police department to rescue the calf and everybody laughed because it was all done in fun. As pertaining to that fun part nobody asked the calf what it thought about the whole thing! Yes, those were different times. You take care pal, Chaz I remember the episode well. Yes, you and your siblings led an interesting life.As for murder, the atrocities committed during war are nothing short of murder. Consider the Middle East, the turmoil that Bush’s war created (Desert Storm and Desert Shield). Mangled bodies of women, children, elderly, soldiers . . . collateral damage? Why? For oil, power, greed? Same reasons Cain killed Able. Humankind behavior? Definitely not kind human behavior.From the cosmos the Creator observes this planet of death, and with wisdom of the ages, walks among us through the spirit of Christ. Forgive. Let live. Give. 26 COMMENTS charles towne September 4, 2018 at 11:11 pm Reply September 3, 2018 at 12:39 am September 2, 2018 at 9:05 am EJ, let it be said of us that we always encouraged, lifted others up and gave hope, and never discouraged another or tore others down. Let us be like our Lord and master in every aspect of life giving hope and peace in whatever we do. Let the words of my mouth and my every thought be pleasing to you my God! Blessings on you and yours this day, Chaz Mama Mia, actually, for a young man, it was quite interesting and exciting at the same time. (It has to be a guy thing!)Because the river was my tramping grounds and I was so familiar with it, the county sheriff asked me if I would search for the body. The current had carried him down the river about half a mile and he was floating behind a brush pile when I found him. The county gave me a reward of fifty dollars for my assistance. That was about the equivalent of a thousand dollars today. Life is so fragile isn’t it? That is the reason we really need to be kind and loving to all, all, all people. Thanks, Chaz September 4, 2018 at 6:28 pm September 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm charles towne CSG Boy, what a fateful day for those men! I got the chills just reading it. I wish things like this never happened. Yes, indeed, we do need help from God so we can be more like him. Thanks for the story. charles towne Please enter your name here September 5, 2018 at 7:18 pm September 4, 2018 at 1:24 am Dear CSG, So true to the nth degree! If we treat others the way we wish to be treated the worl would be a much happier, more beautiful place don’t you agree? Please Lord, let it begin with me, let it begin with me. God bless you dear friend, Chaz Don Lindsey kristin I fear for this country where anger and hostility are rapidly replacing civil discourse. What makes it worse is that we have government officials who promote violence as acceptable means of protest. I fear for my children and grandson if this country does not get its act together soon – VERY SOON. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter September 4, 2018 at 9:30 pm Reply charles towne Kristin, there is an old saying that advises, “The best time to stop drinking is before you take your first drink!” It makes one wonder, how many people have died prematurely because of booze? To this day I can still see and describe the pale muddy complexion of the dead man. Not a pretty sight I might say. The bible warns us about strong drink but some folks it seems aren’t able to learn? You be good ’cause God loves you as His special child. Chaz Reply Life is in the Blood, The BLOOD of Jesus! Reply Dr. Judith, point well taken! When I hear people speak of ‘mankind’ I can’t help but be reminded that without Jesus Christ in one’s life (and I am not speaking about religion here, I am speaking of genuine loving relationship with Jesus,) Man is not wholly man and he is definitely not kind. Please Lord, let it begin with me! (I wonder, though it might seem off the subject somewhat, could the admonition, “speak ill of no man” possibly come into play here?) Blessings on you and yours in all of your endeavors.P.S. My dear baby sister, have I ever told you that I am so very proud of you? If I haven’t let this suffice, I am so very proud of you! Your big brother, Chaz The Anatomy of Fear Richard September 2, 2018 at 11:49 pm September 4, 2018 at 10:34 pm charles towne You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here September 2, 2018 at 11:22 pm Dear CSG, That was supposed to be WORLD, NOT WORL. PRAY THAT i WILL PROOFREAD MY NOTES! Chaz InspirationBy Charles TowneAngry words pierce the air like bullets! Drunken anger escalates to fury. Threats are exchanged, then blows. A knife blade rises, falls, flashes in the afternoon sunlight. It plunges deep, once, three, five, seven times. Blood flows, so much blood where no blood should be. The thirsty soil is sated.“Must conceal what has been done!”The body is dragged down to the river’s edge and rolled into the cool water. But, horror of horrors, the victim refuses to die! He tries to drag himself from the water’s cold embrace to no avail. His assailant kicks, pummels, curses in a drunken demon inspired rage; until, horribly mutilated, the victim turns away and tries to swim across the stream to the opposite shore, to safety. But it is too much, too much.He is unable to hold his head above the surface.“Oh no, it can’t end like this!”The land is just there.He reaches out, but it is not enough.His head goes under, he swallows water, chokes, gags.He is drowning. Sparks flash behind his fear filled eyes.He is fully aware but unable to resist.Darkness descends.Finally, it is done.Consciousness, life evades the living. Blackness, death.He is swept downstream.I was in my teens when I found his body.It is not true that dead men tell no tales. The seven knife wounds were not enough. The autopsy eventually revealed a high alcohol content in his blood as well as water in his lungs.What insanity causes friend to turn on friend?A drunken exchange escalates to blows, death. Today, all these years later, it seems we are surrounded with so much anger and violence.“It is folly to be wise.”“Let not man revel in his own wisdom but in the perfect will of our infinite God.” Only therein can we find that which man needs so very much, perfect peace, love, and joy.Let it begin with us.Please, let it begin with us.Dear Papa God, we thank you so very much for your love and your mercy. Help us to be a loving people wherein others can learn of you and know you as the merciful friend we need so very much. Praise you o glorious friend that you that you be. In Jesus’ sweet and merciful name we ask this knowing full well that your word is true and that you are faithful, AmenLive fullyLove openlyMake a difference, todayCharles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Richard, Different times? I should say so! Halloween was a time for trolls, witches and goblins and trick or treating. Outhouses were tipped over, windows were soaped and trees were festooned with toilet paper. Then, seemingly overnight all the innocent fun just vanished? And in its place was downright destructive behavior? Yeah, those were definitely more innocent days. I do miss those times of my misbegotten youth. There, see what you did Richard, you got me on a rant! You take care pal, Chaz Reply charles towne Reply September 5, 2018 at 7:32 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Oh that is awful! I have found the bodies of two of my relatives deceased, my mother, when I found her deceased at her home, in bed, and my uncle, at his place, at a different time, on the floor, and it is really traumatic, but my family members died natural deaths, not murder! I can’t imagine the horror of that scenario that you encountered, and I hope I never have that experience! I hope all is well with you, and special blessings to you too, sir. Reply Reply Reply Reply September 5, 2018 at 11:44 am Don Young Reply charles towne charles towne Reply Reply Reply Mike McFadden September 2, 2018 at 2:48 pm September 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm Finding a dead body would have been traumatic, if it had been me. But, if we are not careful, we can do great harm to ourselves. I remember one Christmas when a car with five men, that had been drinking, tried to beat a train, at a crossing….and lost! The families of the men were so upset, they told the funeral home to allow people to come in and see the results of drinking and driving. It wasn’t a pretty sight! If we allow Jesus and Father God to direct our lives, we can avert many of our actions that can do us harm! My prayers are for my friends to trust God and live a long and prosperous life! Mama Mia September 5, 2018 at 4:24 pm September 2, 2018 at 8:47 am Reply charles towne Judith Hankes Amen! Have a blessed day Charles. Unfortunately there is a lot of hate and folks turning on one another. The only thing I’ve ever seen that completely eradicates hate is to show love and compassion to our brothers and sisters through the influence/example that Jesus left us. Great column as always Chuck, God bless.D.L September 4, 2018 at 4:05 pm Please enter your comment! charles towne charles towne EJ Don, I suppose in my dull life I have seen enough gross and disgusting to acustom me to seeing anything that would freak out any somewhat normal human being, and that includes the dead bodies of both a four legged and a two legged variety. One thing we christians look forward to is being where there is no more sickness, no more pain, and no more death. Blessings on you my friend, Chaz Finding a dead body is something I hope never to do. Like you say in one of the comments, though, it must’ve been quite the adventure for a 17 year old young man. The authorities were probably pleased to have someone like you available to do the search. I really like the way you describe how it might have gone down. And point out how senseless things can happen in the heat of the moment, especially when people are drinking. Reply September 2, 2018 at 3:55 am Mama Mia, yes, I found the body of the murder victim. I have lived an interesting and eventful life and God is not finished with me yet! Blessings on you and your family, Chaz A different kind of writing this week, I see, Mr. Towne. The part where you state, ” I was in my teens when I found his body.” Okay….??? September 5, 2018 at 3:14 pm Reply
Projects Architects: Dipen Gada and Associates Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Area: 7500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Dr. Nene’s Residence / Dipen Gada and Associates Year: Photographs: TEJAS SHAH PHOTOGRAPHYDesign Team:Ishank Patel, Krimmy Patel, Shraddha Patel, Vishal Jani, Prakash PrajapatiStructural Designer:Anil MistryConsultants:Chirag Electrical, Rahi ConstructionCity:VadodaraCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© TEJAS SHAH PHOTOGRAPHYRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Nestled amidst a sprawling 75,000 sq. ft. of lush green plot Nene’s residence is an architectural delight that looks spectacular with its clean, bold lines defining its glory. The house is linear that runs along the east-west axis with the entrance being at the centre that parts the public and private spaces in two halves. The house is designed such that minimal heat penetrates but at the same time maximum natural light and ventilation floods in all the areas. With no additional floor plate, the house expands on the ground, housing four bedrooms, a lavish living, family area and a courtyard that is Zen through its placement and design. A luxurious swimming pool overlooks the family area that further opens up to a vast garden.Save this picture!© TEJAS SHAH PHOTOGRAPHYJust as we enter, the house unfolds from behind a huge tree revealing the two stark cuboids with a corten steel facade. The facade is a synthesis of textured plastered walls and voids encompassing corten steel jali that rhymes with the playfulness of the trees encompassing the site. The entrance is centrally located such that it seems to draw us to walk along the path that is guarded by a waterbody on either side making the whole experience Mediterranean. Save this picture!© TEJAS SHAH PHOTOGRAPHYJust as we are still musing over the sheer scale of the built masses, the magnitude of the entrance creates an impact with the elegant branch-like brass casted handle of the wooden main door. The main door opens up to a Jaisalmer passage that overlooks the courtyard and giving a peek of the enormous living room that is lit with the natural light blushing the rare walls with interesting sciography throughout the day with pergolas via the skylight. Save this picture!© TEJAS SHAH PHOTOGRAPHYSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© TEJAS SHAH PHOTOGRAPHYThe passage has a fascinating enclosure of perforated bricks that pivot along the metal members fixed on frames that lets in the light at the same time gives a glimpse of the surroundings. A small court is the connecting dot of the three main bedrooms situated at various ends. Each bedroom is designed such that it not only has its own private balcony but also a spacious bathroom with a court. The balcony doubles up as a deck that overlooks in front or rear end and has its own unique character defined by the play of light and vision through the perforated corten steel jali doors. The master bedroom has a fascinating work of terrazzo and brass Pattis with terra cotta colored IPS. Save this picture!© TEJAS SHAH PHOTOGRAPHYThe family area sits on the other side of the entrance that overlooks the magnanimous balcony in front and the swimming pool on the other side. The ochre yellow IPS finish seating created with sides blend seamlessly with the multicolour Kota flooring. The overall colour scheme is kept simple and basic that merges with the rawness of the site and surroundings. Save this picture!© TEJAS SHAH PHOTOGRAPHYProject gallerySee allShow lessTaverny Medical Center / MAAJ ARCHITECTESSelected ProjectsBelvedere – Remstal Pavilion / Barkow LeibingerSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Vadodara, India Save this picture!© TEJAS SHAH PHOTOGRAPHY+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932074/dr-nenes-residence-dipen-gada-and-associates Clipboard Dr. Nene’s Residence / Dipen Gada and AssociatesSave this projectSaveDr. Nene’s Residence / Dipen Gada and Associates 2018 India Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932074/dr-nenes-residence-dipen-gada-and-associates Clipboard Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDipen Gada and AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVadodaraOn FacebookIndiaPublished on January 17, 2020Cite: “Dr. Nene’s Residence / Dipen Gada and Associates” 17 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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John ParkerThis talk was presented on Nov. 18 to the Workers World Party National Conference.China is using so-called market socialism models in its Silk Road initiatives in Asia, Africa and Latin America, sending some state-owned enterprises, but also private Chinese capitalists, abroad to set up companies engaged in building infrastructure.The capitalists are motivated by profit, not social justice. However, unlike Western imperialist investors who are given free rein by their countries of origin to do whatever makes a profit, the Chinese capitalists are under the control of the Chinese government — a government whose financial, major utilities, oil, commercial and transportation industries are state owned. Any capitalist enterprise must be compliant with the state, not the other way around.China’s so-called market socialism is really a partial ideological retreat. It comes from imperialism’s constant military threats and economic war against both China and the former USSR.But our movement must recognize the difference between China’s engagements with Asia, Africa and Latin America versus the Western imperialist engagements there. Not to do so would only fuel anti-communism and benefit especially U.S. imperialism, by hiding the fact that China and the U.S. have irreconcilable differences in relation to which social classes they represent.China’s significant investments in Africa since 2000 are a very real threat to imperialism as a whole and especially U.S. imperialism. It’s not only the hundreds of billions of dollars being invested, but the type of investment. China’s investments allow for the development of infrastructure and a real improvement in the economies of these countries.Any improvement in the economy that affects the living standards of the people, that helps remove the stifling, debilitating, oppressive cloud of extreme poverty, is key to building self-determination and liberation.We know that the development of the working class and productive forces is an important aspect of building socialism. But we also know that building socialism without a Soviet Union to counter violent U.S. imperialist embargoes and economic sabotage is even more challenging, especially for developing countries which are therefore dependent on capitalist investment.China can’t yet make up for the former USSR’s counterbalance to imperialism’s attacks on Africa and Latin America. But it seems willing to protect its investments and partnerships with military force, for example by supplying military means or funds to the African Union’s military unit, or by placing Chinese troops in South Sudan to protect the oil pipelines, which had been sabotaged by U.S.-supported rebel forces.Last July, China set up its first military base overseas in the East African country of Djibouti, to establish an outpost capable of keeping an eye on the main U.S. Africom base there. China now has improved aircraft that can reach speeds of Mach 10, defying radar. Its qualitative leaps in the technology of encryption can potentially defy any National Security Agency surveillance.All this must keep the monopoly bankers and industrialists who run this country up all night in a cold sweat. The U.S. especially will do everything it can to discredit and vilify China.In reporting on China’s role in Africa, the bourgeois media scour the continent to find the most egregious examples of Chinese company injustice, hoping to paint all Chinese relations in Africa with the same brush. They especially like to talk about the Chinese privately owned Collum coal mine in Zambia, although the top four copper mining companies in Zambia are from Canada, Switzerland and India.In 2000, five Chinese brothers asked the Zambian government to reopen a low-quality coal mine that had been shut down as not profitable. With capitalist production, when your product is inferior to that of your competitors, it’s impossible to maintain profits to the satisfaction of investors/creditors without cutting wages, safety standards and benefits while increasing speedup and ignoring ecological concerns.The company was cited for severe air pollution and contaminating the water supply of nearby communities. The Mine Workers Union of Zambia complained that workers were being beaten by bosses while government officials and police were paid off to look the other way.So in October 2010, hundreds of miners protested. Two Chinese supervisors began shooting. No one was killed — a pellet gun was reportedly used — but two people were critically injured and 11 miners were wounded.By 2012, the workers were fed up and held another protest. This time a Chinese manager was unintentionally killed. However, no charges were brought against the workers and the Zambian government seized the mine.In 2015, the government returned the mine to the Chinese owners with the warning that it would be taken again if safety and environmental violations arose.Chinese companies in Africa get all the publicity, but little is said about Canadian-owned First Quantum Minerals, one of Zambia’s top four mining companies.From 1980 on, Zambia was unable to fight strong-arm tactics by Canada, the IMF and the World Bank regarding First Quantum Minerals. Economic aid essential for Zambia’s survival was threatened. So in 1990, the country was forced to privatize its nationalized copper mines and companies like First Quantum could buy them cheaply. The country was also forced to let a former vice president of the Bank of Canada become governor of the Bank of Zambia.This guaranteed long-term poverty for Zambian workers as the Canadian government reinforced every crooked deal made by its majority holding companies, like First Quantum.Yan Hairong, associate professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, explained the difference between the Canadian government’s attitude and that of China. Instead of demanding no action be taken against the anti-worker crimes of the company, the Chinese government welcomed the nationalization of the Collum company by Zambia. And it ordered Collum to pay injured workers thousands of dollars each. It then forced the owners to make a public apology to the entire workforce at the mine.The Canadian government and First Quantum Minerals, on the other hand, set up a systemic guarantee of poverty in Zambia — yet no major headlines vilified Canada or its company.Colonial or imperialist relationships are about politically and economically controlling a country to steal its resources and deny its ability to develop independently. That also requires a military force.Some privately owned Chinese companies may exhibit chauvinism and even different forms of exploitation towards their workers in Africa. This does not automatically equate to colonialism, especially when it does not continue and create the underdevelopment that African scholar Walter Rodney exposed in 1968 with his groundbreaking and authoritative book: “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa.”Rodney wrote: “In the first place, the wealth created by African labor and from African resources was grabbed by the capitalist countries of Europe; and in the second place, restrictions were placed upon African capacity to make the maximum use of its economic potential — which is what development is all about.”U.S. military moves in Africa since 2008 are definitely part of its neocolonial plans and also threaten naked colonialism.In a 2015 Black Agenda Report, Nick Turse of TomDispatch wrote: “In remote locales, behind fences and beyond the gaze of prying eyes, the U.S. military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent, experts say, into a laboratory for a new kind of war.”China’s engagement is of a different nature. Zimbabwe Herald reporter Lovemore Chikova wrote about 2015 and 2016 loan packages negotiated between China and Zimbabwe.They included $5 billion for free aid and interest-free loans. China would train 200,000 technical personnel and provide 40,000 training opportunities for African personnel in China.In addition, the aid prioritized modernizing agriculture with technological expertise, machinery, training and teams of experts.As Walter Rodney pointed out, increasing technology in agriculture is one of the most essential prerequisites for development in Africa.I spent a few weeks in Sudan and Egypt. In Sudan, I saw an area for refugees that was many acres wide and long, as far as I could see. Families were living in mud huts in over 110 degree temperatures with no electricity, hospitals or stores in sight.When our son was a toddler and got a fever, we could easily go to the corner store and get ibuprofen, a thermometer or Pedialyte. And we didn’t have to worry about U.S. drones flying overhead. Not so for many in Africa.When we’re talking about development, it’s not about getting the latest consumer goods or trendy stuff or incorporating a Western lifestyle — we’re talking about attaining the basics for survival. Basics whose denial, as Walter Rodney illuminated, was not a lifestyle choice of African people, but a derailment of their natural progress by European colonialism.By clarifying the character of China’s intervention in Africa, contradictions and all, we can be in solidarity with those voices in Africa representing the genuine people’s movements on the continent who are determined to arise, “no more in thrall.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Oil Quietly Higher Ahead Of US Election Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 5, 2012 SHARE SHARE The price of oil rose as investors await the result of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Benchmark oil rose 79 cents to $85.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, rose $2.05, or 1.9 percent, to $107.73 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London. AAA said the national average price for gasoline has dropped 7 cents in the past week to $3.47 per gallon. But gas prices have risen in New York and New Jersey, where the energy infrastructure was battered by Superstorm Sandy. It remains to be seen how much demand for oil and refined products has dropped overall in the storm-stricken region. Facebook Twitter Home Energy Oil Quietly Higher Ahead Of US Election Previous articlePioneer Agronomy Update with Brian Bush, Soybean Yields SurprisingNext articleCorn Good but Record Bean Yields in Tipton County Gary Truitt
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News News News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists RSF_en Reporters Without Borders firmly condemned yesterday’s forcible closure of privately-owned Radio Warsan in the western city of Baidoa. Police working for the federal transition government, which has its headquarters in Baidoa, have been occupying the radio station since yesterday afternoon.“You cannot claim to represent the democratic camp and at the same time behave like one of the continent’s most despotic regimes,” the press freedom organisation said. “Radio Warsan, which portrays itself as a radio station for the ordinary people, has been targeted by the federal transition government too often. How can the government expect to be supported by the people if it muzzles them like this? It is time President Abdullahi Yusuf understood that repression and sabre-rattling are counterproductive.”The deputy director of police burst into Radio Warsan’s studios at about 5 p.m. yesterday and ordered its closure. When station manager Abdifatah Mohammed Ibrahim asked to see a written order, the police officer returned with a dozen armed policemen and closed the studios by force.“Five policemen are inside the radio station right now and are closely watching all the staff’s movements,” Ibrahim was quoted as saying by the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), which is Reporters Without Borders’ local partner organisation.An independent commercial station formerly called Democratic Media Concern (DMC), Radio Warsan received threats after broadcasting programmes and news reports that displeased the government, including reports that the government wanted to evict residents living next to the presidential palace for security reasons, the NUSOJ said. The station had planned a talk show to raise donations for those displaced.Radio Warsan was previously closed down by force on 8 September, when seven of its journalists were briefly detained. It was allowed to resume broadcasting after eight days. Two other journalists were arrested on 24 October and held for several days. March 2, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Somalia Help by sharing this information to go further RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Receive email alerts Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia SomaliaAfrica December 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Transitional government’s police close Baidoa-based radio station by force Organisation SomaliaAfrica News January 8, 2021 Find out more
Help by sharing this information August 19, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Historic Gu Kailai trial stage-managed by Beijing Foreign correspondents were accommodated in the Swan Lake Hotel, next door to the law courts, where they have been kept under police supervision. A journalist from Hong Kong was violently beaten by a plainclothes officer as he tried to film a demonstrator outside the court. The Hong Kong Journalists Association made an official protest but the Chinese authorities have offered no apology. Censorship was also tightened on the Internet, where the names of the main protagonists, Gu Kailai, Bo Xilai and Neil Heywood, were filtered out. However, a few Internet users were able to circumvent the censors, in particular on micro blogging sites. The French news agency Agence France-Presse quoted someone called A’bang-Kunshou as denouncing “a political trial and a trial for the privileged”, and Ran Ran Shou who said “the Hefei trial is a sham”. Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders condemns the complete control exercised by Beijing over the murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of the disgraced senior Communist Party official Bo Xilai, whose outcome is due to be announced on 20 August. “The Chinese people are deprived of access to any independent information about what now appears to be one of the biggest political scandals of the decade,” the press freedom organization said.“Aware of the huge media interest in Gu Kailai’s trial, the authorities are cleverly using a combination of straightforward censorship and information management, confirming that they are now past masters of this game. Thus they ensure that only the official version emerges and any criticism is contained, with no fallout on the party as a whole as it prepares for its 18th Congress.”The trial of Gu and her alleged associates opened in the eastern city of Hefei on 9 August. The hearing was held in camera: no local or international media were allowed to attend. When it opened, the main newspapers were ordered not to mention the subject. On the second day, the official New China News Agency began publishing reports, the only source that local media organizations were allowed to use. China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific (Picture: Peter Parks / AFP) to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Bo Xilai was the Communist Party chief of Chongqing city in Sichuan province and a member of the Politburo. His wife is accused of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood by poisoning him with cyanide in November last year. Gu, 53, is a former prominent international lawyer. Her husband has been held incommunicado and his fate is not known. His disgrace marked a turning point in the power struggle within the party leadership, which is due to be replaced at the 18th Congress in October. China is ranked 174th of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders and is classified as an ”Internet enemy” by the organization. March 12, 2021 Find out more