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  1. Guantanamo decision a test case for Obama

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power The courtrooms of America sometimes take us by surprise. Last week, Charles 'Chuckie' Taylor, the US-born son of the former Liberian president and notorious warlord, Charles Taylor, was sentenced in a Miami court to 97 years in pr ...

  2. News - China

    Reform-minded Zhang Chunxian takes tough line on Xinjiang violence

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... national party congress. But for all his accessibility Zhang has demonstrated another skill likely to resonate with Beijing: wielding an iron fist when putting down violence among Xinjiang's restive Uygur ethnic communities. Since taking the helm in April 2010, Zhang's government has shown little hesitation in using force at the first hint of separatist violence or terrorist ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US culture to blame for gun violence

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by BARRY WEISBERG

    ... BARRY WEISBERG Barry Weisberg says that in no other democratic country has the use of force been as pervasive Culture of violence to blame for US gun crime It is now routine for everyone ... of behaviour. In some instances, the perpetrator lives an unsatisfied life, feels threatened, and seeks to direct their hatred towards perceived threats. In cases of severe violence, the perpetrator ...

  4. Mainland violence may be brewing

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... violence on the mainland, and you raise some strong points. However, what is the alternative? Once people have a taste of freedom it is very difficult to get them to forget it. It is possible ...

  5. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico's PRI ruling party-elect rocked by double slaying

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Mexico City Ruling party-elect rocked by double assassination Two politicians from the soon-to-be-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, have been slain within two days of each other, sending a chilling reminder of the viol ...

  6. Opposition's resort to violence helps Assad

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to violence. Violence is much easier to defeat than non-violence. It has been a quarter of a century since non-violent movements began driving oppressive regimes from power: the Philippines, Indonesia, ... protesters have a whole menu of actions they can take: mass demonstrations, strikes, sit-ins, stay-at-homes and much more. If they avoid violence, it is almost impossible for a dictator to unleash ...

  7. Villagers stage sit-in after being blamed for violence

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Thousands of residents rallied in Wukan village, Guangdong, yesterday to protest against the authorities' branding of previous petitions as illegal. They vowed not to budge in their fight against corrupt officials. The sit-in followed a statement by a Lufeng county government spokesman on Saturday that blamed violence that erupted in the village ...

  8. Lawmakers back censure of activists using violence

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Lawmakers at a Legco panel yesterday endorsed motions to censure the use of violence by activists at a by-election consultation seminar two weeks ago ... at the Science Museum, accused his critics of hypocrisy. He said: 'We should find the sources of social conflict- it's hypocritical to just condemn any kind of violence indiscriminately.' ...

  9. Violence sparks fears of infiltration

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Simpson Cheung Leaders of demonstrations against Hong Kong's government and police have, for the first time, raised the possibility that extremist infiltrators, or even 'undercover agents', could be behind the increasingly v ...

  10. Editorial condemns use of violence in protests

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday of the use of violence to protest against social injustice. It mentions two incidents in the past week- the bombing of a government building in Tianjin, and an attack in which a female ... the use of 'violence to fight the government and social injustice' were 'back-pedalling in society,' adding that the way to eliminate injustice was to improve the rule of law, ...




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