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September 22nd, 2016 - 6:17 pm § in Jefferson, Misc.

China: Ai Weiwei

12-Year Sentence for Ai Weiwei’s Lawyer Xia Lin’s lawyer said he was being targeted for his human-rights work.[...]

July 3rd, 2016 - 9:45 am § in Jefferson, Misc.

From China: A Tribute to Freedom

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June 4th, 2015 - 4:24 am § in America, Politics

CHINA: Ai WeiWei

How can China be free when he is still treated like this?  READMORE The film starts with Ai Weiwei returning home after 81 days in detention for tax evasion, which is basically the Chinese government doing a cover of Eliot Ness because they’re tired of the artist speaking out and you can’t blac[...]

September 29th, 2014 - 7:29 am § in Uncategorized

CHINA: Is Democracy Possible?

  Thousands at HK democracy protests Thousands protected by umbrellas gather outside government headquarters in central Hong Kong as Occupy Central launches a disobedience campaign seeking greater reform.  The Chinese government in Beijing has refused to allow residents of HK to choose the candida[...]

September 23rd, 2014 - 8:27 am § in Uncategorized

CHINA: Free Speech?

“He wanted me to stay in a land that has freedom,” “ Ilham Tohti has been sentenced to life  imprisonment and confiscation of all of his possession for writing about the  rights of the Uigar people of western China. Mr. Tohti is known as a moderate voice,a Communist Party member[...]

June 7th, 2014 - 11:52 am § in Misc.

CHINA: Smashing Art

Police smash Tiananmen replica as artist Guo Jian faces expulsion Guo Jian painstakingly cleaned the installation when the pork began to rot – only for it to be reduced to rubble after he was detained by Beijing police on June 1. “How ironic. They completed the Tiananmen art work perfectly,” s[...]

June 2nd, 2014 - 10:16 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: China

Security tight on eve of Tiananmen anniversary BEIJING (AP) – Beijing put additional police on the street and detained government critics Tuesday as part of a security crackdown on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the crushing of pro-democracy protests centered on the capital’s Tiananm[...]

March 25th, 2014 - 2:02 pm § in Misc.

CHINA: Support free speech

Set of 8 Magnets – Study of Perspective Series This very cool set of 8 magnets features 6 works from Weiwei’s series “A Study In Perspective”, as well as a portrait of the artist and a quote. The magnets are resin coated and come in a plastic storage container. Each… fr[...]

October 9th, 2013 - 2:12 pm § in Misc.

CHINA: Art by Ai Weiwei

Is Weiwei trying to tell us of a mighty rising China?[...]