April 26, 2017
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The recent appointment of Elle Gunawanse to the Police Commission shows just how unacceptable the new framework for independent bodies is. Gunawanse was a firebrand Buddhist monk who played an important role in the events of July 1983, that led to the Murders of 1000's of Tamils.
Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes has co-signed a petition along with a growing number of international organizations In support of the Hongkong International Terminals Workers’ Strike. On March 28th, more than 200 waterfront workers at the Hongkong International Terminals Ltd (HIT) owned by Hutchison Port Holdings braved terrible weather conditions and stood up to take industrial action in a courageous bid to demand rightful compensation for their labour.
John McCain seems a different person probably because of the advice he is getting from the Rove-pros who now are handling his campaign. He is on the attack. But he protests too much, and what he says is mostly raw conjecture based on how his advisors choreograph his campaign. He [they] blame Obama for what he did not do, and for what. McCain says would have been the result [if] there had not be a surge [Obama voted against it]. According to McCain, Iraq would have been thrown into deplorable chaos, etc., all of which is pure speculation because there was a surge, that began months after the Anbar Awakening [all of McCain’s fibs to the contrary]. It is not what John McCain says, but how his team justifies his make-believes that reveals their hypocrisy.