Monday, August 20, 2018 by: JD Heyes Tags: authoritarian, China, civil rights, civil rights advocate, Communist Party, corruption, disappearance, free speech, freedom, government, Ji Xiaolong, Liberty, Missing, oppression, pro-democracy message, toilet revolution, Tyranny, Xi Jinping (Natural News) The governing Chinese Communist Party has never been much for upholding basic civil rights like those found in the U.S. Constitution’s first ten amendments, but in recent years the party has come down even harder on one of the most fundamental of all rights: Free speech. As reported by Radio Free Asia, the government’s speech crackdown has gotten so bad that one activist, Ji Xiaolong, was reduced to writing political messages critical of the ruling party in public toilets in the city of Shanghai. And now he’s missing. The news site reported: Authorities in Shanghai have detained an activist who called on people to write “Down with the [ruling Chinese] Communist … [Read more...] about China’s crackdown on free speech spurs rise of “toilet revolution” where people scribble messages of freedom on toilet stalls
The name says it all. When it opens later this fall at Rosedale, Revolution Hall has all the makings of a, well, revolutionary new chapter in shopping mall dining. Rather than rehashing Taco John’s, Dairy Queen, Long John Silvers, Subway and Cinnabon around a bleak seating area, the Roseville shopping center has tapped New York City-based Craveable Hospitality Group, which operates restaurants in Manhattan, Connecticut and Aspen, Colo., to reinvent a former bookstore into a one-of-a-kind collection of dining and drinking establishments. Yes, a food hall. “Instead of having multiple tenants operating independently of one another, we’re going to create and operate all 13 concepts,” said Matthew O’Neill, Craveable’s vice president of culinary. “It has been two years in the making, if not more, and it’s the first of many for our company.” What’s a food hall? They’re all the rage across the country. Think of the 12-year-old … [Read more...] about Rosedale’s food hall ‘revolution’ may change the future of mall dining
Updated at Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018, 18:26 The Hanoitimes - The Hanoi August Old Book Fair has become an annual event for book lovers. Books and newspaper published in 1946 featuring the August Revolution (August 19th) and National Day (September 2nd) will be displayed at a book fair to be held in Hanoi this week. The Hanoi August Old Book Fair will take place at the Vietnam Exhibition Center for Culture and Arts (2 Hoa Lu street, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi) from August 16 to 19. Book lovers will find rare materials such as an edition of Su That (The Truth) newspaper from August 16th, 1946, Lao Dong’s edition No 83 in 1949, Cuu Quoc (Saving the Nation)’s edition No 813 in 1949 and Nhan Dan’s edition from September 2nd, 1952. Hanoi August Old Book Fair to be held. The event attracted many old book traders such as Old Books at Cheap Prices, Trieu Hai Book Store, Kim Ma Old Books, Hai Ba Trung District’s Old Books, Phuc Cuong Old Books, Thai Ha … [Read more...] about Documents on August Revolution to be showcased at Hanoi Old Book Fair
Opinion PUBLISHED: 06:00 13 August 2018 Paul Hurst's Ipswich Town revolution will take time, says Terry Hunt. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD Pagepix Ltd 07976 935738 “Don’t panic!” Corporal Jones’ catchphrase from Dad’s Army came to mind as Town fans reacted to Saturday’s last-minute defeat at Rotherham, writes North Stander Terry Hunt. Town fans enjoying themselves at Rotherham on Saturday Picture: PAGEPIX LTDOne or two true Blue supporters seem to have got the collywobbles already, just two games into the Paul Hurst era.Yes, it was gut-wrenchingly disappointing to lose to Rotherham – who are already seemingly nailed on as relegation certainties – especially after being the better team for most of the match.It was especially annoying to realise we are still afflicted by two weaknesses from the McCarthy days - conceding late goals and being unable to deal with set-pieces.But let’s get real here. We have played two games. Look at … [Read more...] about North Stander: Hurst’s revolution will take time, so don’t panic!
THE Iranian regime has fired on protesters amid Trump’s economic sanctions – as an expert warns the country is on the brink of revolution. Since August 2, people have taken to the streets of Iran chanting “Death to the Dictator” in angry demonstrations against the tyrannical government and the Islamic Republic’s sluggish economy. Last Friday, a young man was shot dead by regime forces in Karaj outside of capital Tehran while a large number of protesters were arrested, according to resistance units. On Sunday, demonstrators clashed with government forces across the city while chanting: “High prices and inflation, misery of the people. “Death to high prices. Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid. We are all together. Honorable Iranians, support, support.” They also shouted: “Death or Freedom.” Yesterday, US President Donald Trump imposed economic sanctions on Iran which had been lifted by the nuclear deal signed by Barack Obama. … [Read more...] about Iran on ‘brink of revolution as regime fires on protesters’ over Donald Trump’s crippling sanctions