December 10, 2010

Liu Xiaobo: Not Human Enough!

Now is the time at SDA when we juxtapose!

BBC, Dec 10, 2010 - China police close off jailed Nobel laureate's home

UN Watch, Dec 10, 2010 - U.N. Exhibit Praises China's Human Rights Record

Related! U.N. Human Rights chief declines invite to Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Posted by Kate at December 10, 2010 10:49 AM

"China police close off jailed Nobel laureate's home"

In other news, the NY Times Thomas Friedman could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: AtlanticJim at December 10, 2010 11:06 AM

Just as the UN security council is a farce with China and Russia dominating "peace" initiatives, and constantly pointing the finger at the US while they engage in unrestricted militarizaed hegemony, the UNHRC is a similar farce with the world's worst tyrannies holding seats on the council.

As in ALL of the UN's agendas the Human Rights council is directed at deflecting criticism of the atrocities of the worst offenders and focusing only on imaginary violations in free western nations.

When will we pull the plug on this consortium of despots and racketeers?

Posted by: Occam at December 10, 2010 11:14 AM

Occam, well said.

Too bad Canada is forced to stay in this farce of an organization.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at December 10, 2010 11:20 AM

I feel rather sorry for Liu Xiaobo. Now she has to contend with the wrath of China's government but is also equated with the likes of Jimmie Carter Jr., Al Gore, Yasser Arafat and Hussein Obama.

Posted by: Texas Canuck at December 10, 2010 11:34 AM

"So when Pillay and her spokesman Rupert Colville say she wasn't invited, they are being disingenuous and misrepresenting the truth."

How mincing our language has become! Can't anyone say,"so and so is a damned liar"!

Posted by: dmorris at December 10, 2010 11:37 AM

You'll never know "Hu" or "Wen" they come knocking on your door.

Freedom...what a concept.


Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

1st Saint Nicolaas Army
Army Group “True North"

Posted by: Hans Rupprecht at December 10, 2010 11:54 AM

UN and Nobel committee. All hat, no cattle.

Posted by: Howie at December 10, 2010 12:06 PM

And everyone still buys "made in China" stuff. Go figure.

If we're waiting for our governments to sanction a boycott of all things Chinese, we'll wait an awful long time.

Nothing holding back the individual, though....

Posted by: Jamie MacMaster at December 10, 2010 2:44 PM

Stop trading with China. Stop buying their cheaply made products.
Arm South Korea and Japan.

Posted by: Osumashi Kinyobe at December 10, 2010 5:53 PM

The only way to solve the issue of human rights in China is through technological innovation, more use of the Internet and the establishment of free associations. This kind of connection between trade and democracy should bring the country on the right path in the future.

Posted by: Heather at December 10, 2010 5:53 PM