Friday, April 28, 2006

Fourth Yahoo User Behind Bars

This just in from Reuters.

Wang Xiaoning, born in 1951, was convicted of the charge of "incitement to subvert state power" after e-mailing electronic journals advocating a multi-party system.

I feel confident that the number of Yahoo! jailings will grow for some time. Yahoo users are truly in a deal with the devil.

Boycott Yahoo! They cannot continue to profit from freedom-loving people.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Our suspicions on Jiang Lijun

They are confirmed by Reporters Without Borders.

Yahoo! denies it.

Yahoo!'s spokeswoman Mary Osako also said Wednesday, "We condemn punishment of any activity internationally recognized as free expression, whether that punishment takes place in China or anywhere else in the world. While we absolutely believe companies have a responsibility to identify appropriate practices in each market in which they do business, we also believe there is a vital role for government-to-government discussion of the larger issues involved."

So basically they are saying it is tue government's issue to solve. In the meantime, it looks like there may be many more names that surface in the near future that are in prison due to Yahoo!'s assistance.

So if it's the government's job to fix the problem with China, it is the consumer's job to Boycott Yahoo! in the meantime.

Click on the "Sign the petition" link on the right to do that.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Tank Man

Frontline is premiering a new documentary tonight called "The Tank Man," the story of the courageous man who risked death and stood in front of tanks approaching Tienanman Square in 1989.

It's worth watching, and shows the string of tragedies that have befallen China. Similar tragedies are--in subtler ways--happening in other countries as well. A populace that is stupified by wealth is quick to forget the atrocities it just lived through, and those that are currently happening just behind the glamour and lights.

They mentioned Shi Tao, and talked about Yahoo! at length. It reminds us why we should boycott Yahoo!

Let's not forget.