- When was the 1st Amendment Repealed?
(Forbes) A Third of All Journalists Imprisoned Globally are
Being Held by the China Regime & Islamic Fascist Iran
Image: David Mulroney@Twitter
(SCMP) A Chinese literature scholar fears overzealous China regime education officials could ban all foreign textbooks following a call by the Education Minister (Yuan Guiren) for tougher ideological controls.
“Once the top official speaks, local officials in charge of implementing his directives often get carried away” trying to impress their superiors. This could lead them to implement a blanket ban on all foreign textbooks, said Wang Benchao, Dean of Southwest Univ School of Literature on Wednesday.
Yuan also reportedly told universities to free classrooms from remarks that ‘defame the rule of the Communist Party, smear Socialism,’ or violate the China regime’s so called constitutional liberties and laws.
In December I wrote here that subsequent to Michelle Obama’s ‘Mooch Trip’ to China promoting student educational exchanges, China President Xi Jinping called for greater ‘ideological guidance’ (propagandizing) students at universities saying:
Universities have to “shoulder the burden of learning and researching the dissemination of Marxism” calling on authorities to step up the totalitarian party’s ‘leadership and guidance’ in universities as well as to ‘strengthen and improve the ideological and political work’ as the country tighten control of Western values.
Flashback: Following Obama’s trip in November to the APEC Summit in Beijing and his call for a free and open Internet, China Digital Times reported the China regime issued a directive to all media forbidding them to report on Obama’s appeal.
Wang Benchao said it wasn’t realistic for universities to scrutinize every utterance an instructor made, “If we recorded all classes or asked students to file complaints, about defamatory speech, teachers wound not dare to say anything but the words printed in textbooks.”
‘This Gem Buried on the ‘Letters to the Editor’ Page of the NY Times by
Atty Floyd Abrams Who Defended the NY Times & Judith Miller in the
CIA Leak Investigation Case’ –Courtesy: Larry Buchanan@Twitter
(Weekly Standard) Atty Floyd Abrams is the Author of: “Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment” and “Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment”
(China Digital Times) China regime has shuttered 50 websites and social media accounts for violations ranging from the alleged (often made up charge of) ‘spreading pornography’ to ‘publishing political news without a permit’ according to CCP Internet Police — the Cyber Administration of China (CAC) on Tuesday.
China is pursing a crackdown on what it deems to be unwanted material online, critics say, the increasing restrictions further limit free-speech by the one party Communist state.
According to Reuters last year Xinhua News said that CAC had closed nearly 1.8 million accounts on social networking and instant messaging services since launching its anti-porn campaign–In 2014, China authorities received nearly 11 million reports of what was described as ‘harmful information’ and in November, authorities called for tighter controls on the Internet to preserve stability.
China Netizen Dai Zhaojun who identified himself from Guangdong Province commented in a Freeweibo posting why the Communist regime was so worried, “One can see the Imperial CCP governments dictatorship through this incident of the Hong Kong’s citizens peaceful disobedience–it uses violence to take Democracy away from the Hong Kong people, the people of mainland China and the world.’
In 2009 subsequent to the China regime’s announcement that it was cracking down on major websites and search engines Google and Baidu, together with blocking access to ABC News Blog claiming of course its because they ‘spread pornography’ and other material that corrupt young minds, I wrote here:
‘Free speech is essential in the pursuit of learning, every idea or thought is not an avenue of incitement, censorship only results in the pursuit of finding cracks in the Great Firewall of China.’
Its been said, ‘the more things change, the more the stay the same.’
Progress, free speech, 21st century Internet freedom, Democracy and universal suffrage are definitely not a friend to the archaic China regime.
(The Telegraph) A video has been released of Amedy Coulibaly, the Islamic Jihadist that murdered 4 in a Paris Jewish Market, attempts to justify the murders, pledging allegiance to ISIS
Entitled ‘Soldier of the Caliphate’ the video shows Coulibaly referred to as ‘Abou Bassir AbdAllah al-Ilfrqip’ preparing for his Jihadist attack by doing push-ups in what looks like a prison courtyard, surrounded by a cache of weapons.
At one stage appearing in body armor, Coulibaly speaks in the past-tense, which suggests the video was produced subsequent to his murder of a female police officer on Thursday but before his attack on the Jewish market on Friday–in the background, a radio can be heard announcing the news of the Islamic Jihadist terrorist massacre on Free Speech at Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday.
Obama has yet to call the Jihadist attacks in Paris last week ‘Islamic Fascism’ but instead only has naively voiced continued support for France saying:
“I want the people of France to know the United States stands with you today, stands with you tomorrow–We stand for freedom, hope and the dignity of all human beings and that’s what the city of Paris represents to the world. That spirit will endure forever, long after the scourge of terrorism is banished from this world.”
Many in Hollywood are a Bunch of “Wimps and Cowards” When it Comes
to the First Amendment –Image: Cyber Blaze@Twitter
(Deadline) As it begins to dawn on everyone in Hollywood and the rest of the country, the reality that Sony Pictures were the target of a cyberattack allegedly perpetrated by North Korea cyberterrorists on U.S. soil, questions are being asked of the Obama Administration, what are you going to do now in defense of the 1st Amendment and the preservation of our civil liberties that too many Americans take for granted?
This week George Clooney and his agent Bryan Lourd of CAA, began circulating a petition among Hollywood executives, together with top people in film, television and recording industry but unfortunately all of the persons contacted that are making a lot of money, one may add exercising their 1st Amendment rights they’ve taken apparently for granted, refused to sign Clooney’s petition, further evidencing the actual cowardice of many of the entertainment elite, despite their often hard nosed and tough talking demeanor.
Conservatives of course are Clooney’s “natural ally” when it comes to protecting and preserving Free Speech and I have written to Lourd, inquiring what one may do to help them? I haven’t yet received a response.
Much of the Hollywood and entertainment’s ostentatious, are exactly what many Americans have known for sometime and which Clooney and Lourd are finally learning–they’ve for these many years been
working selling their souls for fleeting fame to a bunch of “wimps and cowards” that doesn’t mind capitalizing off of their civil liberties but when it actually comes to defending them (which many have made their fortunes) heaven forbid, they runaway like paper tigers when the beacon of liberty shines upon them and their fugacious little empires.