More genocidal horrors have been revealed in Communist China’s remote Xinjiang province by an exiled gynecologist claiming to have taken part in 80 or more forced sterilizations each day on local Uighur women.
Interviewed in Istanbul, Turkey, where she's lived in exile since 2011, Dr. Gülgine (only name given) described that the procedures took about five minutes each, but the women were crying because they did not know what was happening to them.
Japan Forward reports that Gülgine herself carried out sterilizations at a hospital in Urumqi, capital of the autonomous region of Xinjiang, where some 12-plus million ethnic Uighurs live.
"Autonomous region" ought to come with scare quotes, because the Communist thugs who rule from far-away Beijing have been indulging in a slow-motion genocide in Xinjiang for a generation or longer.
The Chinese Communist Party is waging a targeted campaign against Uyghur women, men, and children, and members of other Turkic Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, China.
Documented human rights abuses include coercive population control methods, forced labor, arbitrary detention in internment camps, torture, physical and sexual abuse, mass surveillance, family separation, and repression of cultural and religious expression.
-United States Department of State
Twenty prisoners live in one small room. They are handcuffed, their heads shaved, every move is monitored by ceiling cameras. A bucket in the corner of the room is their toilet. The daily routine begins at 6 A.M.
They are learning Chinese, memorizing propaganda songs and confessing to invented sins.
Its agriculture in shambles from decades of shifting policies, Cuba now depends on imports for 80% of its food. Fifty-eight years into its revolution Cuba is still rationing basics, and worse, rations have been cut, no longer providing minimal levels of nutrition. People can’t subsist on six pounds of rice per month, 20 ounces of beans, one cup of cooking oil, and 12 eggs.
-Barry D. Wood
A couple of years ago, the then minister of education admitted that the aim of the regime’s policies was “not to take the people out of poverty so they become middle class and then turn into escuálidos” (a derogatory term to denote opposition members). In other words, the government wanted grateful, dependent voters, not prosperous Venezuelans.
-Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Violence, Bigbrother, Communism, Assault, Islam, Religion
In 2017, Tursunay Ziyawudun was arrested off the street in northern China’s Xinjiang region, forced by police officers to turn over her passport and taken to a prison camp about 30 minutes from her village.
There, she was made to sing communist songs of patriotism and repeatedly told that her Muslim religion does not exist. After a month, she developed stomach issues, fainted and was released...
The year after she was arrested off the street, still in China, she was summoned to a police station and told that she needed to complete her training.
She was sent back to the “re-education” camp, where her hair was shorn — likely to be sold as a wig — and her earrings were ripped out. “They pulled it so hard that my ears were bleeding,” Ziyawudun recalled. “I was being treating like an animal.”...
Breaking down and crying, she said: “I was gang-raped and my private parts were tortured with electricity. You’re left with marks on your body that make you not want to look at yourself.” “They gave me sterilization pills,” said Ziyawudun. “I am pretty sure that is why I cannot have a baby now.”
Government, Incompetence, Communism
North Korea is telling its hungry citizens to be prepared to eat less for a few years.
Pyongyang, which closed its Sino-Korea border early last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, said there is only a slim chance of it reopening before 2025. This situation, which includes the restriction of trade, puts a significant pinch on the country of 25 million where people are already starving to death because of skyrocketing food prices, according to Radio Free Asia .
Crime, Violence, Government, Character, Bigbrother, Communism, Assault, Religion
Uyghur Muslims were tortured, ordered to be raped by fellow prisoners, and hanged from cell ceilings as part of China's "re-education" program in Xinjiang province, says a former Chinese police officer.
In what appears to be the first eyewitness testimony by a Chinese official, the former detective spoke to the CNN about the extreme abuse used to extract ‘confessions’ from around 2 million Uyghurs rounded up by the Chinese state.
Speaking from an undisclosed location in Europe the man, identified only as Jiang, said he worked in one of hundreds of brutal internment camps scattered throughout far-western China. Jiang said he was initially an enthusiastic supporter of the Chinese crackdown on the Muslim Uyghur ethnic group, joining 150,000 police tasked with staffing detention centres in Xinjiang province.
In the interview he said every new detainee was beaten during their first interrogation to obtain a confession – including men, women and children as young as 14. Jiang said he and his colleagues would "kick them, beat them [until they're] bruised and swollen" and "until they kneel on the floor crying".
People From Cuba Protest Communism
Schooling The Uneducated
Hypocrisy, Government, Greed, Healthcare, Communism, Theft, Murder
Texas Senate lawmakers have unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the Chinese regime’s “vile practice of forcibly removing human organs for transplant” while urging the United States to take a more aggressive stance on the issue.
“We want to go on record as saying: ‘No, this is happening, and we condemn it,’” state Sen. Angela Paxton, the primary author of the resolution, told The Epoch Times’ sister media NTD on April 21...
People around the world have flocked to China to seek transplant surgeries, upon learning that they could get a critical organ as quickly as in a two-week span. Yet such speed likely comes at a cost of innocent lives, the resolution passed through the Texas Senate on April 15 warns.
In 2019, the independent China Tribunal concluded that prisoners of conscience—a majority of them adherents of the persecuted spiritual discipline Falun Gong—are being killed on a “significant scale” for their organs.
“In both Cuba and Venezuela, repressive governments brutally restrict freedom of expression, association, press, and religion. The Castro and Maduro regimes deny basic human rights to those whom they see as a threat to their control. While the world has stood watching, these governments have continued their acts of violence against their people with impunity..."
-Chairman Duncan, House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Violence, Government, Character, Communism, Murder
The Chinese government's alleged actions in Xinjiang have violated every single provision in the United Nations' Genocide Convention, according to an independent report by more than 50 global experts in human rights, war crimes and international law.
The report, released Tuesday by the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy think tank in Washington DC, claimed the Chinese government "bears state responsibility for an ongoing genocide against the Uyghur in breach of the (UN) Genocide Convention."...
Up to 2 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are believed to have been placed in a sprawling network of detention centers across the region, according to the US State Department, where former detainees allege they were subjected to indoctrination, sexually abused and even forcibly sterilized.
Hate, Violence, Government, Character, Terrorism, Lie, Communism, Assault
Reports have recently surfaced of violent gang rape against religious minorities detained in Chinese concentration camps in Xinjiang. Qelbinur Sidik, who was forced to teach inside the camps, made the allegations in an interview published by CNN this week...
She said that even those that came in physically and mentally strong eventually were broken by the brutal system that the communist Chinese had installed in the camps, where an estimated nearly 2 million religious minorities are being detained. She said that she witnessed “horrific traged[ies]” while working at the camp where women were regularly “crying loudly.”
Violence, Government, Communism, Islam, Religion
A United Nations human rights panel believes it has received many credible reports that more than 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are being held in what resembles a "massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy."
Gay McDougall, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, cited estimates that 2 million Uighurs and Muslim minorities were forced into "political camps for indoctrination" in the western Xinjiang autonomous region.
Degeneracy, Healthcare, Communism, Theft
The organs of members of marginalized groups detained in Chinese prison camps are being forcefully harvested — sometimes when patients are still alive, an international tribunal sitting in London has concluded.
Some of the more than 1.5 million detainees in Chinese prison camps are being killed for their organs to serve a booming transplant trade that is worth some $1 billion a year, concluded the China Tribunal, an independent body tasked with investigating organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in the authoritarian state.
China: Slave Labor Is Being Used To Build Solar Panels...
"You're absolutely correct ... It is a problem. Xinjiang province not only produces some of the solar panels that we believe are being – in some cases – produced with forced labor by Uyghurs, but also there are a significant amount of rare-earth minerals that are used in the solar panels themselves."
Now, of course, Venezuela’s economy is a disaster. The government stopped releasing regular economic statistics in December, but one official told Bloomberg News the annual inflation rate is 150 percent.
The latest estimate from the Troubled Currencies Project run by Steve H. Hanke of the Cato Institute and Johns Hopkins, meanwhile, is that inflation is really 808 percent. Food shortages have become a problem, a debt default seems almost certain, and a complete economic collapse isn’t out of the question.
Crime, Government, Degeneracy, Bigbrother, Communism, Assault
Western coverage of one of China’s worst human rights abuses – the mass detainment of over a million Muslim Uighurs – has increased over the past year. Satellite images revealed the Government destroying scores of traditional burial grounds belonging to Uighurs in northwest Xinjiang; drone footage revealed hundreds of blindfolded and shackled men being transferred to detention camps...
But lesser reported on is a disturbing policy implemented in the northwest region – a forced-living arrangement between Han Chinese men and Uighur women that’s been likened to “mass rape”... As part of the “Pair Up and Become Family” program, Han Chinese men stay with and sleep in the same beds as Uighur women. According to the Chinese Government, the program is designed to “promote ethnic unity”.
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Character, Oops, Education, Terrorism, Lie, Healthcare, Communism, Islam
China's Communist Party has a special manual instructing officials on how to deal with Uighur university students who get back to find that their families have been imprisoned as part of the mass repression of the Uighur people. It includes help for dealing with questions about how and why their families were taken away, according to leaked internal documents published by The New York Times on Saturday...
The document encouraged officials to liken the detained relatives' mental state to a serious, contagious disease like severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, that requires the quarantine of the Uighur detention camps...
Former detainees have described detention centers as overcrowded, with almost nonexistent hygiene standards. They have also recalled being shackled to chairs and forced to sing propaganda songs to get food... Officials were also instructed to tell students to be grateful that their family members were receiving this "free education."
Ongoing Genocide in China...
While violating just one act in the Genocide Convention would constitute a finding of genocide, the Newlines report claims the Chinese government has fulfilled all criteria with its actions in Xinjiang.
2021: Woman Raped And Assaulted by Communist Chinese...
"They were extremely sadistic, causing pain and damage to the body by beating and smacking my head on the wall. It was their way of punishing us."
"Tuition, food, and living arrangements are all free..."
"They're in a training school set up by the government to undergo collective systematic training, study and instruction."
Government, Narrative, Communism, Islam
In western China, there's a growing network of what journalists, former inmates, and the U.S. government are calling "concentration camps"—or what the Chinese government refers to as "vocational training centers." They're believed to hold between 1 and 3 million people, and perhaps as much as one-quarter of the Muslim population of Xinjiang province.
Outside the camps, Xinjiang is described by its Uighur residents as a police state, in which the Chinese government subjects the population to round-the-clock surveillance. Expressions of traditional culture have been criminalized, with the intention of imposing Chinese cultural unity on a multicultural region...
Government officials initially denied the existence of the camps. Confronted with overwhelming evidence from satellite photography, witness testimonies, and internal communist party documents, Beijing was finally forced to acknowledge their existence.
Government, Incompetence, Oops, Communism
In Havana, some of the same architectural gems that draw tens of thousands of American tourists crash to the ground every year. Causes range from weather and neglect to faulty renovations and theft of structural beams.
Carlos Guerrero, 45, said he and his family live “like scared dogs” in a crumbling building along Merced Street. Neighbors tell them, “Get out of there! It’s going to collapse!” “It makes you feel like going and living under a bridge,” said Guerrero, who vows to grab a machete and seek revenge on housing officials if anything happens to his wife and three children.
Some 3,856 partial or total building collapses were reported in Havana from 2000 to 2013, not including 2010 and 2011 when no records were kept. The collapses worsened an already severe housing shortage.
In a refreshingly powerful and direct statement, Venezuela's bishops Monday blamed "Marxist socialism" and "communism" by name for the horrors and chaos gripping their country, according to a story in El Universal.
Violence, Degeneracy, Healthcare, Communism, Murder
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley held a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea where one defector spoke about how she was forced to have an abortion following her repatriation from China.
The woman, Ji Hyeon-A, describes a harrowing scene of prison dogs eating dead bodies at her prison camp. She pleaded for the world to act...
“Pregnant women were forced into harsh labor all day,” she said. “At night, we heard pregnant mothers screaming and babies died without ever being able to see their mothers.”
North Korea does not allow for mixed-race babies, she said. At one detention center, she described how inmates starved to death. Their dead bodies, she said, were given to the guard dogs for food.
Government, Incompetence, Oops, Economy, Socialism, Communism, Regulation
The effects of high inflation have been unforgiving. The government has struggled to prevent shortages of toilet paper, rice, milk, electricity, and other basic goods. Inflation is expected to reach 500 percent this year. Some Venezuelans skip meals due to high prices...
Inflation and detrimental economic policies have crippled the Venezuelan economy. Price controls and hours-long lines have become the new normal. Rolling blackouts continue and the work week has been reduced to two days for state workers. “Reality has bit us in the face, and we have awakened to the new normal: what an extremely poor country we really are. The vast majority of Venezuelans are broke, and that explains why they are also spiritually broken,” Economist Anabella Abadi M. wrote.
North Korean Kids: Hard Labor
Crime, Hate, Violence, Communism, Assault, Religion
The Communist Party’s campaign to eradicate the iconic Christian symbol from China’s landscape continued in full force this past week, with authorities demolishing a dozen church crosses and beating protesters bloody. The religious freedom group China Aid reported that government officials have been coming out in large numbers to put down protesters of the cross removal program, armed with riot gear and prepared to use force.
Incompetence, Economy, Healthcare, Communism
A Cuban-born doctor who has been living in Chile for more than two decades tells the Panamerican Post doctors could not afford to buy “an egg a day” to feed themselves and often woke up in the middle of the night due to hunger pangs...
“I left because I could barely afford to buy a single egg to eat a day,” he says, adding that, as a doctor, he found himself routinely lacking necessary medical supplies. The lack of basic medical tools in Cuba has led many doctors to find themselves unable to work in well-stocked hospitals when sent to travel the world. The nation of Tuvalu, for example, expelled its Cuban doctors from the country for “incompetence” following a number of malpractice incidents.
The United States has reversed a decades-long policy (enforced by ten U.S. presidents) that weakened and isolated an unapologetically Marxist regime. In return, the U.S. secured no economic, political, or moral interests from Cuba’s current government, which continues to impoverish, imprison, and terrorize its own people.
Violence, Government, Guns, Fear, Terrorism, Communism, Murder
Growing up in North Korea, Yeonmi had seen executions before. She remembers her mother piggybacking her to public squares and sports stadiums to watch the spectacles used by Kim Jong-il’s Workers’ Party to silence even the slightest whisper of dissent.
But this killing lodged in her mind. Yeonmi watched in horror as the woman she knew was lined up alongside eight other prisoners and her sentence was read out. Her crime was having watched South Korean films and lending the DVDs to friends. Her punishment in this most paranoid of dictatorships was death by firing squad.
As the executioners raised their weapons, Yeonmi covered her face. But she looked up again, just in time to see an explosion of blood and the woman’s body crumple to the ground. ‘It was a shock,’ she remembers. ‘It was the first time I felt terrified.’
An 80-year-old Venezuelan woman died, possibly from trampling, in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidized goods, the opposition and media said on Friday. The melee at the store in Sabaneta, the birthplace of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was the latest such incident in the South American nation where economic hardship and food shortages are creating long queues and scuffles.
Note To A Collaborator...
"At this very moment, people are starving in these camps. Others are being beaten, and someone soon will be publicly executed as a lesson to other prisoners to work hard and obey the rules. I grew up watching these executions, including the hanging of my mother."
Armed Communists Protest
November 2016, Austin Texas
Violence, Government, Incompetence, Oops, Protest, Communism
Hours after they looted and set fire to a National Guard command post in this sun-baked corner of Venezuela earlier this month, a mob infuriated by worsening food shortages rammed trucks into the smoldering edifice, reducing it mostly to rubble. The incident was just one of numerous violent clashes that have flared in pockets around the country in recent weeks as Venezuelans wait for hours in long supermarket lines for basics like milk and rice....
Resident Yusleidy Márquez said she too fears the worst. The basket of subsidized food the government gives her mother every 15 days only feeds her family for two days. Lately, she only eats a cornmeal patty for lunch because she can’t afford more. “I think we’re going to die of hunger,” she said.
Violence, Government, Character, Communism, Assault, Murder
November 26, 2014: Last night, a Castro regime operative forcefully entered the home of Cuban democracy leader and Sakharov Prize recipient, Guillermo Fariñas, and physically assaulted dissidents gathered there. Jose Alberto Botell Cardenas, a known regime operative, stabbed four dissidents with a knife, various of whom had hovered to protect Fariñas. Among those stabbed were two members of the pro-democracy group, The Ladies in White -- Maria Arango and Isabel Fernandez Llanes.
Millions of people live near starvation at the secretive state, and children orphaned by misfortune or their parent's imprisonment, often die from malnutrition.
Chilling video footage recently documented a 10-year-old-boy starving to death on the streets of North Korea. Survivors of the regime have revealed how food is often used as leverage to control starving people.
Image: NASA / January 30, 2014
Outside its small tourist sector, the rest of the city looks as though it suffered a catastrophe on the scale of Hurricane Katrina or the Indonesian tsunami. Roofs have collapsed. Walls are splitting apart. Window glass is missing. Paint has long vanished. It’s eerily dark at night, almost entirely free of automobile traffic.
-Michael J. Totten in Havana
Government, Abortion, Communism, Murder
The North Korean regime is committing systematic and widespread human rights abuses, including forcing mothers to drown their newborn babies and setting up secret prison camps, a United Nations report released Monday found. “The gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a State that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world,” the U.N. Commission on Inquiry says in the report, a damning indictment of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime.
Killing sites tend to be found in river beds, market places, near bridges, facilities for detention and imprisonment, and sports fields.
Greg Scarlatoiu, head of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, said sources inside North Korea said that as many as 23,000 prisoners at the closed facility, known as Camp 22, in Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province, died during the transfer to other camps. ... “If 23,000 prisoners died while being moved from the camp, that’s an atrocity,” Scarlatoiu said in an interview.
An account from a North Korean defector says Camp No. 22 in North Hamyong province once held an estimated 30,000 inmates, but numbers rapidly deteriorated to 3,000 amid a food shortage…“The precipitous decline in the number of persons detained at Camp No. 22 requires an explanation,” the report states. “The closure… leaves several thousand former prisoners unaccounted for.”
Inmates in the Yingshan Prison in Guangxi, China are working 14 hours daily with no break/rest at noon, continue working overtime until 12 midnight, and whoever doesn't finish his work will be beaten. Their meals are without oil and salt.
Every month, the boss pays the inmate 2000 yuan, any additional dishes will be finished by the police. If the inmates are sick and need medicine, the cost will be deducted from the salary.
Prison in China is unlike prison in America, horse cow goat pig dog (literally, means inhumane treatment).
Government, Communism, Murder
Hyon Song-wol, a singer, rumoured to be a former lover of the North Korean leader, is said to have been arrested on Aug 17 with 11 others for violating laws against pornography.
The reports in South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper indicate that Hyon, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was among those arrested on August 17 for violating domestic laws on pornography. All 12 were machine-gunned three days later, with other members of North Korea's most famous pop groups and their immediate families forced to watch. The onlookers were then sent to prison camps, victims of the regime's assumption of guilt by association, the reports stated.
“At this very moment, people are starving in these camps. Others are being beaten, and someone soon will be publicly executed as a lesson to other prisoners to work hard and obey the rules,” he wrote. “I grew up watching these executions, including the hanging of my mother.”
-Shin Dong-hyuk in open letter to Dennis Rodman
Government, Incompetence, Degeneracy, Threats, Communism, Regulation
The North, suffering under dictator Kim Jong-un's cruel regime, cited a "severe" shortage of food and requested aid during a recent meeting with Mongolia's President Ts. Elbegdorj. "We ask Mongolia to seek possibilities of delivering food aid to North Korea," an article by InfoMongolia said. Millions of people live near starvation at the secretive state, and children orphaned by misfortune or their parent's imprisonment, often die from malnutrition. Chilling video footage recently documented a 10-year-old-boy starving to death on the streets of North Korea. Survivors of the regime have revealed how food is often used as leverage to control starving people.
Government, Justice, Corruption, Communism
"They did not like my mother, so they locked her up," Zhao's son, Guo Dajun, said in a recent interview. She was locked up in a long hated and often abused penal system known as labor re-education. Chinese police have used it to lock up tens of thousands of people for up to four years without a trial or a judge's review. Established to punish early critics of the Communist Party, it was retooled to focus on petty criminals but now is used by local officials to deal with people challenging their authority on issues including land rights and corruption.
Government, Oops, Politics, Economy, Tolerance, Communism
The independent Cuban Commission of Human Rights said in its annual report there were 6,602 detentions of government opponents last year, compared to 4,123 in 2011 and 2,074 in 2010. Elizardo Sanchez, head of the group, said the rise reflected growing discontent among Cubans and the government's attempts to keep a lid on dissent. "Dissatisfaction is increasing because of the general poverty and the lack of hope," he told Reuters.
Government, Incompetence, Adult, Socialism, Healthcare, Communism
These are several of the more than 40 patients who died of hypothermia at the hospital, when temperatures near freezing hit the area where Mazorra is located.
In broken English mixed with Chinese, the author cried for help: "If you occasionally (sic) buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here... will thank and remember you forever."
Violence, Character, Abortion, Communism, Assault
After a Hunan Province couple refused to “voluntarily abort” their five-month-old unborn child on June 6, Communist Chinese officials demanded the couple pay a fine equivalent to $24,000 or undergo a government-forced abortion.... Cao’s husband, Li Fu, who was working during the time Cao was dragged to the hospital, was beaten by planning officials and told that if he and his wife did not consent to a “voluntary” abortion, “Cao would be forced to abort the baby,” Lewis said.
Hate, Government, Education, Communism
In North Korea, the systematic indoctrination of anti-Americanism starts as early as kindergarten and is as much a part of the curriculum as learning to count. The sentiment of the U.S. - known as American b******* - is reflected in a framed wall poster inside a North Korean kindergarten classroom where children brandish rifles and bayonets as they attack a hapless U.S. soldier, his face bandaged and blood spurting from his mouth.
Editorial, Government, Incompetence, Politics, Socialism, Healthcare, Communism
One of the most readily apparent problems with the health care system in Cuba is the severe shortage of medicines, equipment, and other supplies. This problem is by no means limited to the health sector. Cubans often have tremendous difficulty obtaining basic consumer
goods and other necessities, including food.
"Torturing to death grandmother-aged women for simply speaking to fellow passengers on a bus highlights how backward and twisted the Chinese Communist Party's campaign against Falun Gong truly is,"
Among those testifying before the UN panel was Shin Dong-hyuk, who spent the first 22 years of his life in North Korea’s notorious Camp 14 before a miraculous escape in 2005. Shin told the harrowing story of a 6-year-old girl, a classmate, who was publicly beaten to death by her teacher for stealing five kernels of corn. Other witnesses testified to other savageries, from forced abortions to medical experiments performed on dwarfs. -Jeff Jacoby
Character, Fear, Communism, Image
The heir of deceased tyrant Kim Jong Il, smiling brightly, is surrounded by multiple generations of stern, sad, and spooked faces.
Violence, Government, Character, Communism
For dissidents in Cuba, not even a church is safe haven from the beatings administered by Castro State Security. The diabolical regime could care less about the sanctity of a house of worship, and the leadership of the Catholic Church in Cuba has in effect become an accomplice of the regime, aiding and enabling their repression.
TOKYO - North Korea recently took the unusual step of begging for food handouts from the foreign governments it usually threatens.
Plagued by floods, an outbreak of a livestock disease and a brutal winter, the government ordered its embassies and diplomatic offices around the world to seek help.
Government, Incompetence, Communism
"Their mothers have to bring them here on bicycles," said duty doctor Jang Kum Son in the Yellow Sea port city of Haeju. "We used to have an ambulance but it's completely broken down. One mother traveled 72 kilometers (45 miles). By the time they get here, it's often too late."
The editor of a publishing house in Cuba who wrote a critical article in The New York Times opinion section about persistent racial inequality on the island, something revolutionaries proudly say has lessened, has been removed from his post, associates said on Friday. The author, Roberto Zurbano, in an article published March 23, described a long history of racial discrimination against blacks on the island and said “racial exclusion continued after Cuba became independent in 1902, and a half century of revolution since 1959 has been unable to overcome it.”
Crime, Violence, Adult, Communism
The North Korean government may deny their existence, but photos taken from space have revealed in unprecedented detail the concentration camps that are used imprison more than 200,000 citizens. Men, women and children are forced to work seven days a week as slaves and eat 'rats, frogs, snakes, insects' and even faeces to battle starvation in the camps.
Degeneracy, Economy, Communism
Shops selling human excrement began operating in North Korea this year, as acute shortages of fertiliser in the sanctions-wracked country put a price on faeces, an analyst said.
Pyongyang has told the North Korean people that the nation will have achieved its aim of becoming "a great, prosperous and powerful nation" in 2012, which marks the 100th anniversary of the founder of the reclusive state, Kim Il-sung.
SEOUL, South Korea — New satellite images and firsthand accounts from former political prisoners and former jailers in North Korea have confirmed the enormous scale and bleak conditions of the penal system in the secretive North, according to a report released Wednesday by the human rights group Amnesty International.
The complete collapse in law and order in his country meant crime spiralled out of control, with an average 16,000 kidnappings and 18,000 murders a year, many related to a thriving trade in drugs. The capital Caracas has a murder rate that dwarfs Baghdad and Kabul combined, and the country is one of the deadliest on the planet with 160,000 murders during his time as President — a four-fold increase on the period before he took office. But you will never hear this on state TV or radio, because they were, of course, Chavez controlled. - Michael Burleigh, Daily Mail
Cuba's official Gazette said that effective Jan. 1, "personal cleanliness products" will join a growing list of products cut from the ration books that islanders have come to rely on for a small but steady supply of basic goods.
Government, Incompetence, Socialism, Healthcare, Communism
North Korea's health care system is in shambles, with doctors sometimes performing barbaric amputations without anesthesia and working by candlelight for payment in cigarettes, in hospitals lacking essential medicine, heat and power, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said Thursday.
China is the happiest place on earth(!!) according to a new global happiness index released by North Korea's Chosun Central Television. China earned 100 out of 100 points, followed closely by North Korea (98 points), then Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela.
Character, Crazy, Communism
Strange natural phenomena have been witnessed in North Korea since the death of the country's leader Kim Jong-il, the state news agency KCNA reports. Ice cracked on a famous lake "so loud, it seemed to shake the Heavens and the Earth", and a mysterious glow was seen on a revered mountain top, KCNA said.
Funny, Metaphor, Communism
The Russian-made jeep carrying the ashes of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down in the middle of his funeral procession on Saturday, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle until it could be repaired.