Watching the Shadows

Gitmo detainees to fight release to Algeria

The attorney for two Algerian detainees being held in Guantánamo Bay said the two will oppose their release back to Algeria, citing fear of torture and persecution there.

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China's Third Plenum Signals New 'Paramount Leader'

from chinaworker.info

"More market, less freedom, and much more power to Xi Jinping"—this was the verdict of Beijing-based journalist Ola Wong, on the decisions of the recently concluded third plenary meeting of the CCP's 18th Central Committee. Third Plenum meetings have a special status in China's authoritarian system, because of the key 1978 meeting (11th Central Committee's Third Plenum), which sealed the triumph of Deng Xiaoping over Mao Zedong's designated heir Hua Guofeng and launched the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) onto the path of pro-capitalist "reform and opening." Expectations among the capitalists in China and globally have accordingly been high.

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