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Fǎzhì (法治) [Op-Ed Discussion]

To better understand Mr. Gewirtz’s opinion editorial, it is important to have a basic understanding of Chinese “rule of law”. Fǎzhì (法治) in Chinese is based on Confucianism and Legalism philosophies that enforce law and criminal sanction. 383 more words

Civil Unrest

Martial Law in Thailand

Thailand has been a Constitutional Monarchy since 1932 and has experienced 18 coups d’etat, (the most recent in may). The Prime Minister ( now General Prayuth Chan-ocha) serves as head of a parliamentary government and a hereditary Thai king(King Bhumibol Aduyadej) functions as head of state, yet has no political authority. 157 more words

Civil Unrest

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution [Update]

After steady weeks of protests, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Leung Chun-yin states that he is “prepared to focus on the issue”  ( The demands from student protesters of his resignation and the right to openly elect a new Chief Executive). 79 more words

Civil Unrest

The Umbrella Revolution

The Umbrella Revolution stems from Occupy Central with Love and Peace (讓愛與和平佔領中環) organization’s efforts to receive political reform from the NPCSC( National People Congress Standing Committee) . 271 more words

Civil Unrest

Clashes erupt in Brazil as police evict squatters from high-rise

Vincent Bevins – The Los Angeles Times, 09/16/2014

Clashes between police and squatters resisting eviction paralyzed Sao Paulo on Tuesday morning, as streets were emptied and the center of South America’s largest city was filled with tear gas and smoke from at least one torched city bus. 72 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

St. Louis Police Officer Suspended

St. Louis County police officer Dan Page was suspended from duty after a controversial video surfaced, in which he fashions himself as a merciless killer. 112 more words

U.s. Politics

ocdjm reblogged this on Staring Over the Edge of the Abyss and commented:

Good. Another scumbag cop off the job.