In 2005, a developer hired by the Xuhui government set fire to a house in Maggie Lane. The demolition crew was trying to scare people out of their homes. Instead, they burned an elderly couple alive in their bed.
In the end, the spiritual resistance against totalitarianism will inevitably become physical resistance against it.
In China, an online video apparently showing a public execution has provoked debate. The video was posted to the Sina Web portal yesterday evening. China is the world leader in executions: the exact number remains a state secret, but experts estimate it to be 5,000 to 8,000 a year.
Even if they are sitting in the classroom, they are not getting the education they deserve.
This is not NYU’s problem. It’s a larger problem.
Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Human, Rights https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2013/06/hexie-farm-%e8%9f%b9%e5%86%9c%e5%9c%ba-human-rights/
For ten years we have persevered to build the foundation, next to the decaying palace of the dictatorship, for a lasting democracy and constitutionalism. In our fight for freedom over the last ten years, it has become a commonplace for many of us to lose our own freedom fighting for freedom of strangers. We are proud to be living in this era. From the “citizens’ rights movement” to the “new citizens’ movement,” we have been walking on the same road, the road of conscience, the road toward liberty, justice and love.
I don’t know whether they are trying to end my life.