Monday, April 11, 2011

Canadian journalist detained in China, dissident artist nowhere to be found

While most of you are bogged down in the election campaign, I hope you can take a minute to observe what is happening in China right now. Today, Canadian journalist Bill Schiller was detained and questioned for documenting the oppression of Chinese Christians. Meanwhile, dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who was detained last week, is nowhere to be found. I encourage you to Google his name, since Google will actually permit you to do so in Canada.

While many people will inevitably be disappointed by the outcome of our election, at least we live in a country where we don't face indefinite detainment for expressing political opinions.

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