WBEZ | government crackdown http://www.wbez.org/tags/government-crackdown Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Suicides in China-controlled Tibet continue to rise http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-02/suicides-china-controlled-tibet-continue-rise-96055 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-02/tibet2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In recent months, a number of Tibetans have set themselves on fire in public to protest Chinese rule. Photos and videos circulated online show a startling scene: onlookers cheer as another life is sacrificed in a show of resistance against China.</p><p>Though the self-immolations aren’t new, they are rising steadily and spreading to more areas. Meanwhile, China is scrambling to tighten its grip on the parts of Tibet where these self immolations have occurred.</p><p><em>Worldview</em> talks to Tenzin Jamyang, a local Tibetan, to help make sense of the unraveling situation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Note: In this interview, our guest incorrectly states the meeting time of an upcoming protest. The Tibetan Alliance plans to gather at 11AM, not 8AM, on February 8 at the Water Tower in Chicago.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-02/suicides-china-controlled-tibet-continue-rise-96055 In Syrian crackdown, doctors who treat protesters become targets themselves http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-02/syrian-crackdown-doctors-who-treat-protesters-become-targets-themselves- <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-02/syria1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In Syria, a surprising constituency has gotten caught up in the conflict between the government and dissidents: ordinary doctors. As President Assad’s regime becomes more militarized and protesters take up arms, doctors are resorting to underground clinics to treat those hurt in the violence.</p><p>But the struggle to provide care is wrought with complications. With independent medical organizations like Doctors Without Borders barred from the country, individual doctors must deal with scores of patients on their own. Many underground clinics have only basic medical supplies. And because blood supplies are monitored by the government, many of those injured in the protests are bleeding to death without access to basic transfusions.</p><p>In the process of treating others, Syria's doctors have become government targets themselves. Many have been detained, harassed, deported and – according to some reports – killed. <em>Worldview</em> talks with Dr. Zahrer Sahloul, president of the <a href="http://www.sams-usa.net" target="_blank">Syrian American Medical Society</a>. He’s trying to mobilize Syrian American doctors to help medical professionals in their home country.</p></p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-02/syrian-crackdown-doctors-who-treat-protesters-become-targets-themselves-