1236Re: [pfaf] Boycott Yahoo! over Chinese Co-operation?
- May 7, 2006Since when does Yahoo have the authority to imprision
anyone other than through normal legal channels?
Sorry, but unless I have a stong reason for something
of this nature, I don't see why I should. Yahoo does
have it's faults, but this seems to be beyond their
P.S.Just got the word from the hubby in regards to
this subject and I still ahve to stand by my views.
Yahoo is under the strictures of international law
come what may. Whereas I might not agree with what was
done to the journalist, I still have to say that we do
have to obey the law whether it be national or
international. Letters of portest would be a far wiser
course in regards to this. After all, governments are
a far more powerful tool to help in a situation like
--- treaclemine@... wrote:
> Good morning,http://www.privacyinternational.org/article.shtml?cmd%5B347%5D=x-347-346364
> This is message relevent to _any_ YahooGroup!
> As you may be aware, human rights group Privacy
> International have
> been calling for some months for boycott of Yahoo!
> over their role in
> the imprisonment of a Chinese journalist.
> I'm doing some research at the moment about
> alternative - and
> perhaps, more ethical - Internet sites which can
> host discussions
> lists for non-commercial groups. Please get in
> touch with me by private
> (off-list) email if you can help, or want help, in
> migrating away from
> More information about the boycott is available:
> Human rights watchdog Privacy International has
> called for a worldwide
> consumer boycott of Yahoo, which has today been
> implicated in the
> imprisonment of a Chinese journalist.
> According to documents released by Reporters Without
> Borders, Shi Tao
> was jailed for ten years after Yahoo had provided
> the Chinese
> government with details of an email he had sent to
> Western media. See
> Privacy International's director, Simon Davies, said
> the actions of
> Yahoo were reprehensible. "This is a disreputable
> episode. Western
> companies are increasingly cutting deals with the
> Chinese government
> to serve their shareholders' interests at the
> expense of ethical
> "A boycott would send a clear message to Yahoo
> shareholders and to
> other companies who cheerfully sacrifice human
> rights in return for a
> cut of the Chinese market".
> "Until China recognises the basis of due legal
> process and fundamental
> rights Western companies have no moral foundation to
> reap profits from
> its population."
> "Yahoo and other technology companies employ a
> flimsy moral argument
> of pragmatism to justify such actions. The public
> should see these
> arguments for the sham that they are."
> Many thanks,
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