Oddly there has been an increase in the number of posts under the grand title of The Socialist Unity Editorial Team. One has to presume that Newman is part of this but it does give him a sort of alibi if all hell breaks loose over one of these increasingly bizarre ramblings.
At the same time his oddball mate John Wight attempts (and fails) to provide some satire for this pro-Russian, pro-Iranian and anti-Western website.
The latest such "Editorial Team" posting comes entirely without comment and is a straight cross-post from the Chinese News Agency Xinhua entitled (wait for it) China issues report on human rights in the USA.
Yes, I know. Stop laughing at the back please!
This of course is the same China which Human Rights Watch reports (excerpts:
That era saw sustained economic growth, urbanization, and China’s rise as a global power, but little progress on human rights. The government rolled back protections on the administration of justice, presided over a significant rise in social unrest, including the largest inter-ethnic incidents in decades in Tibet and Xinjiang, and expanded the power of the security apparatus.
Chinese people had no say in the selection of their new leaders, highlighting that despite the country’s three decades of rapid modernization, the government remains an authoritarian one-party system that places arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression, association, religion, prohibits independent labor unions and human rights organizations, and maintains party control over all judicial institutions. The government also censors the press, internet, and publishing industry, and enforces highly repressive policies in ethnic minority areas in Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia.
Lets not forget that according to Newman's published ramblings, Tibet is not allowed freedom or independence:
Too poor to be free and independent of a dictatorship, Charming fellow. So much for "socialism" whatever that is after the failed Leninist experiment that murdered millions.
Meanwhile Newman and his "Editorial Team" might wish to reconsider their position as the Chinese are not that keen on Free Speech. The Human Rights Watch points out:
In mid-June, internet censors blocked all searches for Yili milk powder, an infant formula, after the company recalled products contaminated with mercury. Government censors excised eight pages of Southern Weekend newspaper’s coverage of the disastrous July 21-22 Beijing flood that caused widespread property damage and disrupted transportation infrastructure. On September 12, censors banned searches for the name “Jinping” amid frantic speculation as to why Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping had disappeared from public view and from mention in Chinese state media for almost two weeks. He later reappeared with no official explanation for his absence.
At least 27 Chinese journalists were serving prison terms in 2012 due to ambiguous laws on “revealing state secrets” and “inciting subversion.” Journalists are also at risk of perceived violations of censorship restrictions. Full report: Here
Socialist Unity has joined the Stop the War Coalition in its' backing for the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. Old Stalinist prejudices blind the comrades to the realities of the regimes they seek to justify. Neither China nor Russia can be in any sense shape or form be described as "socialist". Capitalism is alive and doing very well in both of them.
And Tibet would very much like to be free comrade Newman. Go to: Free Tibet