Saturday, November 18, 2006

THE FLIGHTY QUINN CHRISTINE QUINN, FRIEND OF THE DEVELOPERS, COVERS UP ON GENOCIDE IN TIBET AND GIVES HERSELF A RAISE

UP FRONT News November 18, 2006
Published by Tom Weiss
Editorial Advisor: Willard Whittingham

“The paper that can’t be bought and can’t be sold.”

THE FLIGHTY QUINN CHRISTINE QUINN, FRIEND OF THE DEVELOPERS, COVERS UP ON GENOCIDE
IN TIBET AND GIVES HERSELF A RAISE

Among the reasons why so many people don’t vote and why some turn to anarchism for relief is because of the egotism and the corruption that goes with it of so many in po- litics. The Cheney/Bush crowd are nauseatingly obvious. Less obvious are people like the apparent Hillary Clinton lapdog, New York City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn. Ms. Quinn, who got started as a gay rights and tenants right advocate, has, with the accumu- lation of power, morphed into a secretive friend to mega developers, who seeks publicity and credit for the work of others, and who is perfectly willing to join her de facto political boss Hillary Clinton in continuing the coverup of the over half century old Genocide in Chinese Communist Occupied Tibet, - which happens to be a local as well as national and international issue. Ms. Quinn is also greedy, having rammed through a compliant Council a totally unjustified large raise for herself and her part-time Council colleagues declaring the rush job vote to be “not unethical.”

Working class New York City neighborhoods, including the Lower East Side; Green-
which Village; Stapleton, Staten Island; and the South Bronx are being handed over to mega developers – while Bloomberg and Quinn talk condescendingly about helping the homeless. Indeed, Quinn and her political pals Michael Bloomberg and Betsy (CIA) Got- baum, are all guilty of covering up systemic staff abuse of homeless people in shelters and drop-in centers, something I know about from personal experience. (Desmond Ames, Vincent Richards, and Ciara McElroy of the Partnership for the Homeless’ Peter’s Place.)

As regards Genocide. During the latter part of the last millennium and the early years for the current one, I’ve been lobbying the government at all levels to do everything possible to help to free Tibet from the Genocide imposed by Communist China. One of the elected officials who listened was (former) City Councilmember Kathryn Freed, since, when I lived in Tribeca, I was her constituent. In 2001 publicity hound Councilmember Quinn, who had previously not been terribly receptive to my lobbying on just about anything, and Freed, introduced Resolution #802, which, certainly using information provided by me, quite eloquently denounced the Chinese for their atrocities in Tibet. The resolution passed unanimously – and had zero effect.

Among the reasons that the U.S. and Chinese governments ignored the resolution is
because it said nothing about the one aspect of the Tibet-China issue that packs a po- litical punch here, the decisions of the International and U.S. Olympic Committees to award the 2008 Olympic Games to Beijing. All of my e-mails, except one (in which Ms. Quinn expressed satisfaction over her work on this issue) have gone unanswered. That includes the one, dated January, 30 2006 sent to her via her Chief of Staff Chuck Meara.

Those e-mails call for another resolution urging the International and U.S. Olympic Committees to rescind their decisions to award the 2008 Games to Beijing, and, failing that, urging the U.S. team to boycott any games held in China. We do not need a replay of the 1936 Olympics, which took place in Hitler’s Berlin!

As far as I am concerned Christine Quinn as an elected official does not have the right to pick and choose which e-mails to answer – especially when the issue is Genocide.
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