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Announcement :: Human Rights
CSN invites Bostonians to China freedom rally/protest
16 Dec 2005
Recent new massacre in China calls for protest:
Announcement and alert for upcoming Sunday
protest in Boston
December 15, 2005 (CSN) -- While you're reading this notice, why not click on this link(*1) for the audio / musical soundtrack to this notice? By coincidence, the rock band, NoManZero, released this new recording of 'Remember Tiananmen Square' in the same week that the Chinese government returned to shooting civilians, in the new Shanwei Massacre that does indeed remind of Tiananmen Square.

How can we respond to a new Chinese massacre? Well, the China Support Network (CSN) leads its field in response to China's Tiananmen Square massacre, and in rendering assistance to the Chinese freedom movement. An upcoming protest on this Sunday in Boston will be a veritable reunion of veteran faces who respond to Chinese tragedy as they push for human rights, freedom, and democracy in that troubled land--a "rogue nation," in the words of Lian Shengde, a Tiananmen Square dissident who continues to contribute leadership to the cause.

"The rogue nation of China is going to hear it from all of us this weekend!," promised John Patrick, Director emeritus of CSN. While protesting the Tiananmen Square massacre that killed 3,000 civilians in 1989, CSN connected with dissident Chinese leaders, and to this day remains in alignment with the political positioning of top campaigners in the cause -- now spanning Chinese political dissidents, Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan campaigners, and Western anti-communists.

The alignment, or grand alliance, will appear in Boston on Sunday in response to the new atrocity known as the Shanwei Massacre. Last week in Shanwei City of Guangdong Province, paramilitary 'People's Armed Police' in a force of thousands opened fire upon a crowd of villagers, farmers, and fishermen, who were protesting a government land seizure--the government took land for a power plant--while corrupt Communist cadres pocketed all of the compensation money. The Shanwei Massacre occurred in front of the power plant where the land was originally seized. Estimates of the number dead have ranged from three (the government story) to 73 (the highest activist estimate). Dozens of more people were wounded or counted as missing.

The massacre was also followed by a siege in which residents were not allowed to leave the carnage. Locked down under Martial Law, residents without food and water faced the risk of being shot on sight if they went out of their homes. The incident was a clear occasion of gratuitous, excessive use of force and violence that even included excessive military hardware--tanks and machine guns. Our earlier report, China's troubled government(2) has details about the massacre and siege in Shanwei.

A current of outrage has swept around the world, and has included substantial coverage in the New York Times and the Washington Post. U.S. television has soft peddled the massacre by comparison with their coverage of Tiananmen. Through this announcement and alert, they are invited to get their cameras to a location at Boston Common. This venue for the reaction protest does not require the hazardous duty of avoiding People's Armed Police enroute to the scene. If you are at some distance away from Boston, and would prefer to protest closer to home, then we encourage you to appear at your nearest Chinese consulate at noontime, Sunday. For everyone who can make it to Boston, we invite you to attend this event.

The date is Sunday, 12/18/2005. Participants will gather at Boston Common for a one-hour rally beginning at 11:30am, followed by a parade that marches into Chinatown, followed by a second rally in Chinatown. The event is co-sponsored with the Epoch Times and related groups in Boston. CSN's John Patrick will appear, as will the rock band, NoManZero. In addition to the Shanwei Massacre, we may also address the recent death of Liu Binyan--a famed Chinese writer / investigative journalist--and the move of 6.3 million people to abandon the intellectual column of Chinese Communists. (6.3 million is the number of people who have recently quit from the CCP--Chinese Communist Party and its related organs.) In the upshot, the day's event will 'snapshot' the present state of China's freedom movement.

NoManZero is the Connecticut-based modern rock band which has created two original songs for the China Support Network: 'Remember Tiananmen Square,' and 'Bye Bye CCP.' Both songs are melding American rock music to the cause of Chinese freedom. The songs will also appear on a forthcoming album. 'Remember Tiananmen Square' resurrects the story of 1989's freedom / democracy movement, led by college students in China, who occupied Beijing's Tiananmen Square. This led to the event of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The event has now been placed in song by NoManZero, in a catchy tune that is worthy to be mainstream rock music in the U.S.. CSN is now adopting 'Remember Tiananmen Square' as its theme music--because one needs only to read the song title to get the mission statement of CSN.

NoManZero has another achievement. Its song, 'Bye Bye CCP' has been made into a video by New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV). According to CSN's John Patrick, "We now have two songs fitting two different spaces. On the one hand, 'Remember Tiananmen Square' is about the movement of 16 years ago, and it's a catchy tune. On the other hand, 'Bye Bye CCP' is about the movement of today, and it's hard rock, displaying edge and attitude. To compare the songs reminds us that this cause has changed and evolved in the 16 year interval." The video is being used as a filler by NTDTV, meaning that when time permits, this hard-rocking, anti-communist anthem is broadcast into China.

Because the video visuals include scenes from recent marches, rallies, and activism, "NoManZero deserves our thanks for memorializing the recent activism as millions of people quit the Chinese Communist Party," concluded John Patrick. The video is downloadable as a .ram (Real media) file at their web site(3). The songs are downloadable .mp3 files at the same location. 'Remember Tiananmen Square' is offered by CSN as a thank you / free download when people have signed our International Petitions In Support of China Democracy(4). These materials are in English, with translated lyrics in Chinese captioned into the 'Bye Bye CCP' video.

---See you Sunday!---

(1) http://www.chinasupport.net/devx/Remember_Tiananmen_Square_Pre-Prod.mp3
(2) http://www.chinasupport.net/site.php?page=buzz12110501
(3) http://www.nomanzero.com
(4) http://www.chinasupport.net/devx/signpetitions.php


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Published by the China Support Network (CSN). Begun as the American response group in 1989, CSN represents Americans who are "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 http://www.chinasupport.net.
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CIASupport
17 Dec 2005
Defend the Chinese workers state!
Re: CSN invites Bostonians to China freedom rally/protest
18 Dec 2005
troll
Re: CSN invites Bostonians to China freedom rally/protest
19 Dec 2005
i love authoritarian governments!

it is not a workers state if it takes part in the WTO you dumb fucking communist.
Re: CSN invites Bostonians to China freedom rally/protest
19 Dec 2005
Mao sucked my dick so he could get where he got!
Yes China is a Workers State
19 Dec 2005
Stalin made a pact with Hitler. But that did not change the fact that Soviet society was based on collective property forms, expropriated through proletarian revolution, the only basis on which a more egalitarian and just society can be built. The foriegn affairs of the degenrate bureaucracies do not change the basic social forms of the workers states. Only counterrevolution, like the US tried to incite in Tianannanmen in 1989, can overthrow the collective property forms that still make the foundation of the Chinese state.
Unconditional defens of the deformed Chinese workers state!
19 Dec 2005
Take that you imperialist social democrat cowards!
Re: CSN invites Bostonians to China freedom rally/protest
19 Dec 2005
Trollspouting tired dogma aside, did anyone go to this? I'm just seeing it on 12-19, so the event has come and gone. I'm curious what it was like and what the politics were like. there are certainly those who criticize China because they're still stuck in the Cold War, though that trend hasn't been as bad in recent years as it was in the late 90's (with the Wen Ho Lee case as perhaps the most prominent example).

But anyone who can defend the government of China's actions ranging from the Cultural Revolution to Tiananmen to the recent mass killing to the deaths of hundreds oir more a year in coal mines and other industries needs to ask what kind of "socialism" they espouse and what motivates them. I'm glad that people are stepping up to protest these actions; I just hope that they're not doing it from an opportunistic place of promoting US capitalism over Chinese capitalism. Both are destructive.

(And yes, China is capitalist now. Face reality.)
Re: CSN invites Bostonians to China freedom rally/protest
20 Dec 2005
trotsky, i had you killed with an icepick. why the fuck are you defending me?
authoritarian communism is murderous, always has been murderous and will be murderous as long as it exists. no ideology is worht the death of millions of people. i suppose you support Pol Pot?
Re: CSN invites Bostonians to China freedom rally/protest
20 Dec 2005
What exactly did Wen Ho Lee do???
Re: CSN invites Bostonians to China freedom rally/protest
20 Dec 2005
Wen Ho Lee was a Los Alamos nuclear scientist accused of being a spy for china he was held in solitary confinement for 9 months before being released.

he wrote a book about it _My Country Versus Me_

As an engineer in a nuclear weapons reserch facility he idn't exactly capturemuch of my sympathy, so can't say much more than that.
Re: CSN invites Bostonians to China freedom rally/protest
21 Dec 2005
right--the way the post mentioning him was phrased i was confused--i thought they were saying that the Chinese were stuck in the cold war and that Wen Ho Lee was an example of that... my bad