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Olympicmania!

As the world arrives for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games; The Chinese government clamped down on opposition groups and detainment 2 Japanese journalists  a reporter from Nippon Television Network and a photographer from Tokyo Shinbum newspaper in Kashgar Monday; after the Uighur ethnic group killed 16 officers, according to media reports.  This is not good for all kinds of reasons,  including suppressing thought and speech.  Human rights groups including Amnesty International are protesting  the action of the Chinese Govenment in a statement

The Chinese authorities have a right to protect the life and security of their law enforcement officials,” Amnesty International said in a statement yesterday after Xinhua reported the incident in Kashgar, known in Chinese as Kashi. “However, attacks such as these should not be used to justify the promotion or implementation of repressive or abusive security measures.

Bloomberg.com has more:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=acynhg_h0D.k&refer=worldwide.

UPDATE:

From Breitbart.com the Chinese government apologizes to Japan from the detainment two Japanese journalist covering the attack on the police by Uighar ethnic group which killed 16 officers in Kashgar, Xinjiang,China. Xinhua News Agency says

“The local foreign affairs department made an apology Tuesday to two Japanese reporters,” Xinhua said.

However the Japanese government sees things differently and let their voice be heard

“We are planning to make a strong protest,” Japanese government spokesman Nobutaka Machimura told reporters.

The Japanese journalists are not the only one being threatened a reporter from Agencie France Presse better known as AFP in his hotel room and ordered to delete from is computer photos that were taken on Monday during the attack on the police.

“We are planning to make a strong protest,” Japanese government spokesman Nobutaka Machimura told reporters.

Breitbart has the rest of the story:http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080805171811.vz49fe9h&show_article=1

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A nice gesture by the House of Repesentatives

Yesterday, the House of Representative did a nice gesture by apologizing for Slavery, the bill introduced by Representative Steve Cohen of Memphis (D),TN. The motion was carried by a voice vote. Here the article via brietbart.com:http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080730134027.m9puooa5&show_article=1

Full disclosure, I am 41 year old American of African and Afro-Panamanian decent (Dad from Texas and Mom is naturalized US citizen back in 1990 originally from Panama) ;the congress did a nice gesture. But It not going to Change my life or my relatives life at all. But again it is very good gesture.