Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Spectre of Russian Depopulation

A specter is haunting Russia today. It is not the specter of Communism—that ghost has been chained in the attic of the past—but rather of depopulation—a relentless, unremitting, and perhaps unstoppable depopulation. The mass deaths associated with the Communist era may be history, but another sort of mass death may have only just begun, as Russians practice what amounts to an ethnic self-cleansing.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Canada's Human Rights Message for China

In our investigations, we have concluded that China's re-education camps, as well as its other detention facilities, often contain forced organ donor banks. (More information can be found in our report, available at Imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners who refuse to recant their faith sometimes are blood-tested, organ-examined and killed for their organs ... Some vestiges of the totalitarian socialist state remain, including administrative detention and re-education through labour camps.

Neo-Cons Love Obama?

One would expect neoconservatives to be friendless and circumspect, grumbling about Obama’s inevitable failure as they slump away from Washington. Instead, they are jubilant, palling around with liberals again, enjoying renewed respect. Obama is their hero.

World Hopper Chretien Now Investing in Vietnam

Jean Chrétien is part of a team wagering on a resort and casino project in another region in Asia. As part of the largest foreign investment in Vietnam, the former prime minister is involved in building a multibillion-dollar five-star resort and Las Vegas-style casino south of Ho Chi Minh City. The Ho Tram project, located on pristine white-sand beaches on the South China Sea, is the largest foreign investment in the country ... The 75-year-old former politician, who acts as counsel to national law firm Heenan Blaikie, has been travelling the world making business deals and money.