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The Chinese "Miracle" continues on the backs of the poor, displaced, and hopeless:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121011/as-china-f...

The human rights group said that local authorities seize and then sell off land in suspect deals with property developers, relying on land sales to help pay off huge debts incurred to finance stimulus projects.

Developers are known to often hire thugs to threaten residents, sometimes with violence.

Of 40 forced evictions that Amnesty said it examined in detail, nine culminated in the deaths of people protesting or resisting eviction. In one case, a 70-year-old woman was buried alive by an excavator as she tried to stop workers demolishing her house in Wuhan city in central Hubei province, the report said. In another, police in Wenchang in southern Sichuan province were reported to have taken custody of a baby and refused to return him until his mother signed an eviction order.

Some people who resist forced evictions end up in prison or in labor camps. Amnesty said a woman in Hexia township in southeastern Jiangxi province who petitioned authorities about her eviction was beaten and forced to undergo sterilization.

Some despairing residents have set themselves on fire. Amnesty said it documented 41 cases of self-immolations that occurred between January 2009 and January 2012.
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...a 70-year-old woman was buried alive by an excavator as she tried to stop workers demolishing her house in Wuhan city in central Hubei province,
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Not as lucky as the East Texas, 78-year-old, great-grandmother Eleanor Fairchild! Fairchild was only arrested for trying to block Trans-Canada bulldozers from clearcutting through Fairchild's 300-acre property for Keystone's tar sands pipeline. Next time, she will be buried, ...

March towards parity with Chinese continues, ... stand-by and watch!
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... since I brought up machinations occurring in East Texas:


...Enlisted off-duty police officers are intimidating, harassing and arresting just about anyone they think is trespassing, even if those people happen to be on property they own. ....

TransCanada Transforms Area Around Tar Sands Blockade into Police State
http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/10/10/transcanada-tran...
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It is just this type of human-rights violations, that I would prefer we no longer have any trade agreements with China. This could also help our manufacturing base in the US. Granted, our goods would cost more, but if we withhold money to China, there might be some changes.

Donna
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