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'Steamed At China' Pro-Democracy Rally O9 (english)
28 Sep 2002
'Steamed At China' Pro-Democracy Rally Oct. 9 in Washington
"Steamed At China"
Pro-Democracy Rally, October 9
Speech by John Kusumi, CSN
to "shred" U.S. China policy
Joined by a few of our closest

AFL-CIO • Amnesty
International • Family Research Council • Free China Movement • Freedom
House • Friends of Falun Gong • Hudson Institute • Human Rights Watch
• Institute on Religion and Public Policy • Int'l Association of Sheet
Metal Workers • Int’l Brotherhood of Teamsters • Int’l HERE Union •
Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) • International
Campaign For Tibet • International Federation of Professional and Technical
Engineers • Jubilee Campaign USA • Laogai Research Foundation • Nat'l
Org. for Women (NOW) • PACE • Rainbow/Push Coalition • Religious Action
Center of Reform Judaism • The Torture Abolition and Survivors Support
Coalition • UNITE • United Steelworkers in America • Uyghur American
Association • World Organization Against Torture USA • World Service

September 27, 2002 (CSN) --
On Wednesday, October 9, from 12:00-2:00pm, the above-listed groups will hold a rally in Washington, for the purpose of "absolutely everyone piling on against
China." Both China and America face political scenarios in flux. A speech
will be given by John Kusumi, the original GenX politico (who was an
independent. if underage, candidate for U.S. President in 1984). Since 1989, he
has also been the leader of the China Support Network. The rally marks the start
of "crunch month" for the Chinese democracy cause. Within the month
following this event,

President Bush may hold
a summit with Chinese President Jiang at the ranch in Crawford, TX
(If he does not cancel the meeting -- one purpose of this rally is to oppose
that summit)

America will hold
mid-term Congressional elections

China will hold the 16th
Communist party congress

United States China policy
now has everything going against it. The Chinese democracy cause is having a
political breakout, with the issue having built up to a head. And -- we're
'mixing it up'. The rally marks growing activity on the China issue and in our
issue advocacy. The China Support Network has also endorsed 4 Senators and 302
Congressmen for re-election, based on strength with China. This 'mixes it up' in
American politics as well. Our cause thereby "comes out swinging."
The focus includes both
human rights and pro-democracy concerns. Members of Congress, celebrities, and
leaders of non-governmental organizations will speak out at the rally.
(Speaker's list subject to change before it is finalized.) If you are steamed
about China, we invite you to join us. If you are in the news media, we hope to
see you there as well. Are there any media people who are steamed at China? If
there is any overlap between these groups, we'd like to hear from you, as ever.
The rally will be at the
Supreme Court West Lower Terrace. We also welcome visitors to our web site,

Published by the
China Support Network (CSN). Begun by grass roots Americans in 1989, CSN
represents Americans who were "on the side" of the students in
Tiananmen Square -- standing for democratic reform, human rights, and freedom in
China. For dissident news; to support a stronger China policy; or get more
information, see
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