Jun 5, 2014

Political reform overdue in China

Twenty-five years after the protests at Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Communist Party continues to try to erase the memory of a movement that called for elimination of corruption, government accountability, freedom of speech and expansion of workers' rights.

Jun 3, 2014

The Tank Man's defiance

by Shaun O'dwyer

Chinese Communist authorities largely spared the student protesters of Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, though many leaders went to prison. It was ordinary citizens like the famous man who stood down the tank — along the streets to the square — who suffered the ...

Beijing blocks remembrance for Tiananmen dead

Jun 5, 2013

Beijing blocks remembrance for Tiananmen dead

Chinese police blocked the gate of a cemetery holding the remains of victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on its 24th anniversary Tuesday, ahead of a vigil expected to see 150,000 people gather in Hong Kong. Authorities launch a major push every June 4 ...

Nov 21, 2011

Whose atomic energy agency is it, anyway?

by Ramesh Thakur

The new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program, published Nov. 8, is both preposterous and dispiriting. Preposterous, because the IAEA has reinterpreted “old” facts instead of presenting new evidence. Dispiriting, because the reinterpretation may feed the growing ...

Apr 7, 2011

Fallout of nuclear and financial meltdowns

by Georg Zachmann

BRUSSELS — The metaphors used during the financial crisis of 2008-2009 — earthquake, tsunami, meltdown, black swan and fallout — are back with a vengeance, but now they are being recycled literally. In fact, the financial crisis and the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima ...