Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Next Week Alice Tears into the WTO

Sally Forth is not a political strip nor should it ever be. That's why we'll just label Faye's remark as "in-character dialogue" or "factual reporting."


Sara Benincasa said...


Robert said...

In our paper (The Seattle Times) SF runs on the same page as "Prickly City" (a bitter little strip). Today, PC was comparing Obama's policy folks to Chinese re-education camps.

So, it was actually pretty nice to have SF balance out that little bit of nastiness.

Maybe some of Piraro is rubbing off, eh? Next, you'll have Faye refusing to wear leather or eat cheese.

kimbatch said...

Human rights researchers estimate that every year China probably executes more people than any other country in the entire world.

Nobody sentenced to death in China gets a fair trial in line with international standards. That's because Chinese system doesn't presume innocence. It uses evidence extracted under torture. It restricts defendants' access to lawyers. And it’s subject to political interference.

Pressure must be put on China to reform its use of the death penalty. It needs to happen now, while the world is watching, when the Olympics are over, the world be will looking elsewhere, they won't care.

And that’s just one issue. Then there's China’s use of torture, its detention and jailing and jailing of peaceful human rights defenders, its re-education through labour scheme, Internet and media censorship, its treatment of the Tibetan and Uighur people .....