Normalizing Repression

Monday, November 19, 2012
Here's how dictatorships thrive off unconditionally "normalizing relations" with the U.S.

It's what many advocate for regarding Cuba policy.

In CNN, internationally-renowned artist and Chinese pro-democracy leader Ai Weiwei reflects on the U.S. Presidential election:

For all the tough talk about China during the presidential debates, Romney and Obama evaded any mention of China's suspect human rights record, corruption, and rule of law.

By not tackling these controversial topics, the candidates are protecting a strategic partnership with China at the expense of essential human values and beliefs.

(If you haven't seen it yet, don't miss the award-winning documentary on his life, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.")