Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Federal, International Updates

@usbotschaft: The U.S. will continue to stand w/ the freedom-loving people of #HongKong and respond to Beijing’s attacks on freedoms of speech, the press, and assembly, as well as the rule of law. Today marks a sad day for Hong Kong, and for freedom-loving people across China. https://t.co/cfJWM5PTch[…]

"Artificial Flowers, Christmas Decorations, Coal, Footwear, Garments, and Nails are included for forced labor of adults;
"Textiles are included for child labor; and
"Bricks, Cotton, Electronics, Fireworks, and Toys are included for both forced labor of adults and child labor." https://t.co/7votwLNqNq[…]

@TheJusticeDept: Last month, AG Barr took part in a virtual security ministerial with close partners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. They discussed #COVID19’s impact on global security and agreed to work together to combat threats in areas of mutual interest. https://t.co/PcCMgvRL6M https://t.co/KqKIeh8yXh[…]

If avoiding #MadeinChina, specific things to avoid and why. #ChildLabor #ForcedLabor #China https://t.co/S66VyOUgkr[…]

@statedeptspox: Great news on entry into force of the #USMCA! This landmark agreement will be a new engine for growth and prosperity to ensure North America remains the most economically dynamic region in the world. https://t.co/rLqHyqvR7f https://t.co/y60JywGVxG[…]

@daviddaleiden: How long will public authorities permit Planned Parenthood and their associates to sell living children inside and outside the womb and then kill them through organ harvesting? @TheJusticeDept @FBI @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/R0rVBedsqr[…]

“There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man.” —G. K. Chesterton https://t.co/QlJhtClpmV[…]

@fox35orlando: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Happy birthday, America! MORE: https://t.co/RfKWQigbCw https://t.co/egWYi0uO25[…]

Marking The Birth Of Our Great Nation https://t.co/d0YfA9jzD1 via @StateDept @SecPompeo Happy #IndependenceDay https://t.co/T2Ac6Nipc6[…]

“Men will more and more realise that there is no meaning in democracy if there is no meaning in anything; and that there is no meaning in anything if the universe has not a centre of significance and an authority that is the author of our rights.” —G. K. Chesterton — […]

As recently as 2017, @PewResearch thought it was appropriate to ask Americans “why many blacks can’t get ahead” https://t.co/UdaVNvoQRf The racist assumption in that question is “many blacks can't get ahead.” #SystemicRacism — […]

A defining trait of communism: People are not allowed to leave. For those who think communism is good, why would a communist government need to require people to stay? https://t.co/ik4zdR0slF[…]

@eAsiaMediaHub: “Businesses that are connected to [forced labor and other human rights violations in China] will be held to account. They will be held responsible for their actions.” This was @SecPompeo’s warning during his July 6 one-on-one with @TPerkins. https://t.co/G3CtEZD5uS https://t.co/cUg99xgNl6[…]

@tomgrundy: BREAKING: #HongKong police win powers to:
*search private properties without a warrant;
*restrict suspects' movements;
*freeze their assets;
*intercept comms;
*force internet info removals;
*force firms to hand over and decrypt info. https://t.co/zIj11BsxSa[…]

@revmahoney: China continues to show complete disregard for civil liberties as those arrested under the news law get swabbed for DNA. America MUST stand with HK! @FreedomHKG @Stand_with_HK @hkdc_us @hk_watch @Fight4HongKong @SolomonYue @dc4_hk #HongKong @BeWaterHKG https://t.co/brObSGyJNu[…]

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