Saturday, July 21, 2007

The sound of justice reaches China from afar

Timothy Cooper reminds China
of the sound of justice

Marking July 20's eighth anniversary of Falun Gong persecution,
from Washington DC's Mall, Timothy Cooper delivered this speech
with live broadcasting into China

By Timothy Cooper
Executive Director of Worldrights

Friends of China, friends in China,

Contemporary Chinese writer Zhang Kangkang has written, “A country that cannot use today in order to examine yesterday will have no tomorrow.”

This truth-as immutable as the laws of nature-stands as the single greatest impediment to the welcome rise of China as a player on the world stage today. No matter how many billions of Yuan the CCP sold in cheap exports last year, no matter how many high-rises it builds in Shanghai this year, and no matter how many tens of thousands of sports fans it entertains at the Beijing Olympics next year, China will have no tomorrow until the CCP is held accountable for its horrific crimes against the Chinese people.

It is long overdue. By all that is right and just in this world, its leaders must be brought before the bar because the Chinese people are entitled to render a verdict on a regime that is as merciless as it is cruel.

For the millions of victims who died, and for the millions who survived and remember what they were made to endure, the CCP's era of impunity must end. If for no other reason than for them to be able to answer their children when they ask: What did you do to remember the victims? What did you do to make sure that it never happens again?

Friends of China, friends in China, it's time for you to sound the call. Let your word go forth: “Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye. This court will come to order-Let the trials begin-It's time for the CCP to stand before the bar to answer for its crimes!”

First on the docket: The People v. the “Anti-Rightist Campaign”. Let the writers, doctors, teachers, students, and journalists who were humiliated and persecuted, separated from their families and sent to impoverished villages far and wide to labor hard, rise to take the witness stand. Let them testify to CCP's crimes. And let the CCP defend itself, if it can…

Because it's time for the CCP to stand before the bar to answer for its crimes.

Next: The People v. the Cultural Revolution. Let the so-called counter-revolutionaries, teachers, and political dissidents who were made enemies of the state for preaching social idealism and then beaten, jailed and tormented, rise to take the witness stand. Let them testify to CCP's crimes. And let the CCP defend itself, if it can...

Because it's time for the CCP to stand before the bar to answer for its crimes.

Next: Students of Tiananmen Square v. the Deng Xiaoping, et al. Let the students who survived Tiananmen Square, those who saw their fellow students shot and killed, those students who were jailed and remain in jail today, those who were forced to flee their country and live in exile far from their families, rise to take the witness stand. Let them testify to CCP's crimes. And let the CCP defend itself, if it can...

Because it's time for the CCP to stand before the bar to answer for its crimes.

And finally: Falun Gong v. the CCP. Let the millions of Falun Gong, those who were fired from their jobs, had businesses destroyed, were kicked out of schools and universities, were evicted from their homes, had their families ruined, were hunted down, harassed and abused, and sent to reeducation through labor camps, where they were brainwashed, tortured, starved, and learned-horror of horrors-of other Falun Gong practitioners who had their organs harvested, let them rise to take the stand. Let them testify to CCP's crimes. And let the CCP defend itself, if it can…

Because it's time for the CCP to stand before the bar to answer for its crimes.

Let the court hear from Beijing university student, Alex Hsu, who was tortured and brainwashed and forced to renounce his practice of Falun Gong at the direction of the 610 Office. Let the court hear from Falun Gong practitioner, James Ouyang, who is too afraid-even now-to use his real name, about how he was beaten so often and so badly by the Chinese police that he was forced to denounce Falun Gong just to survive. Let the court listen to his words about his experience "…I have seen the worst of what man can do. We really are the worst animals on Earth."

Let them rise to testify to CCP's crimes. And allow the CCP to defend itself, if it can...

Only the Chinese People can take this momentous step. Only you can-as the ancient saying goes-“startle the Heavens and move the gods”. But if you do, those of us you see and hear today are ready to stand with you, to help you startle the Heavens and move the gods. And when justice is done, when the CCP is relegated to history, we will walk into tomorrow together.

Xie Xie.

Published July 20, 2007 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

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Are Vietnam Dissidents Having a Tiananmen-style situation?

July 18, 2007 (CSN) -- Note. CSN is passing along the following report that originates from a Vietnamese-American group. While we believe the group (, an ethnic Vietnamese bloc of American voters) to be credible, we have not independently corroborated the news within. The CSN is passing this along on an "FYI" basis and does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of this journalism.

In 1989 the Tiananmen Square protests were a series of protests led by students, intellectuals, and labor activists in China.

[Ed note. The Tiananmen protests were a seven week uprising, centering on Tiananmen Square in Beijing China, and supported around the Chinese nation. Led by college students, the unarmed civilians called for less corruption, more freedom, and democracy in China. The Communist Chinese government responded by sending in the army and used troops, tanks, and live ammunition to clear Tiananmen Square, resulting in a cowardly one sided fight in which 3,001 innocent civilian protestors were killed, by CSN's estimate.]

In 2007 history may be about to repeat in Vietnam with over 1700 Vietnamese peasants from 19 provinces peacefully protesting the illegal confiscation of their land and properties.

Since June 22nd, 2007, a growing number of peasant farmers have protested outside of the office of Vietnam Congress, at 194 Hoang Van Thu Street, Saigon. Their requests for meeting with communist officials went unanswered. While being disappointed, the protesters vowed not to give up as additional protesters from other provinces are coming in Saigon to join in the protest.

By protesting, they all became homeless, sick, tired, and hungry and to discourage them, Vietnamese communist have shut down public restrooms and stopped other fellow countrymen from offering the protesters food, beverages and medicine.

According to sources from within Vietnam, Vietnamese communist has deployed armed police in uniformed in marked and unmarked vehicles surrounding the protestors, ready for an attack.

Vietnam communist government has turned off electricity, scrambled cellular phone signals, restricted media coverage, and deployed hundreds of military personnel with heavy equipment and military tanks ready for the crackdown and slaughter of the protesters.

The Vietnamese communist could begin the massacre at any moment.

Vietnamese Americans are pleading with all Americans, President Bush, Vice President Cheney, members of US Senate and Congress, and members of the media to take immediate actions in order to prevent another Tiananmen Square massacre from happening.

Thank you and God bless America!!!

Published July 18, 2007 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

Friday, July 6, 2007

Goddess of Democracy provides focus

Goddess of Democracy
Becomes Focal Point for
'Second June 4 Movement'

Recent rallies deliver ideas for China and criticism for
US President, IOC President, US media, HK media

July 6, 2007 (CSN) -- Tang Baiqiao, Chairman of the China Peace and Democracy Federation, is advocating that Chinese people should undertake a "second June 4 movement" to rid the nation of Communism. The first June 4 movement, led by Chinese college students in 1989, was itself a challenge to Communism. For several weeks of that year's springtime, Tiananmen Square was occupied by college students clamoring for less corruption, a free press, and more democracy. Streets all over China erupted with sympathy protests.

If Tang's call leads to a second uprising, the second June 4 movement is bound to be different than the first. In the first, students thought that reform was possible in a negotiated way, within the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) system. The CCP showed them just the opposite, going to unreasonable extremes in the Tiananmen Square massacre -- using troops, tanks, and live ammunition to retake Tiananmen Square. The China Support Network estimates that 3,001 people died in the Tiananmen crackdown. The CCP has also shown later depravity, with matters like the Falun Gong crackdown, the Internet crackdown, and the pre-Olympic crackdown.

The result is that Chinese dissidents are now less interested in a reform agenda, and more interested in an agenda to remove and replace the CCP -- entirely ridding China's politics of Communism. The interest to completely overcome Communism has been popularized by two recent campaigns, "jiuping" and "tuidang," that have been running since late 2004. Jiuping refers to the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party -- an editorial series published by the Epoch Times. Through the Nine Commentaries, the CCP becomes exposed in its diabolical and brutal methods, and in the pain, suffering, and damage that China has incurred under its rule. "It's a vivid expose," commented John Kusumi, President of the China Support Network. "The CCP comes across as evil, vile, and vicious. Just like the news used to say about the Soviet Union, and just like CSN has been saying about the CCP all along." The Nine Commentaries became a book, widely smuggled around inside China.

Upon reconsidering the Communist Party, many Chinese people are shocked -- and proceed to take the next step as advocated by the tuidang ("Quit the Party") campaign. The tuidang campaign runs a web site at which statements of resignation are posted. Thus far, over 23 million Chinese people have taken them up on the opportunity to do so.

Kusumi noted, "That suggests that one third of the membership of the CCP has walked out. Others may remain fearful, but clearly there is a shift as Chinese people have overcome their fear, and begun to condemn the party openly." One side effect is that the tuidang campaign has prompted some defectors from high level positions (for example, diplomat Chen Yonglin left his post at a Chinese consulate in Australia). The high profile defectors have tended to turn around, speak out, and spill more ugly details about the Communist Party. This encourages more withdrawals, resignations, and defections -- adding a positive feedback cycle into the tuidang campaign. The number of those separated from the party has only climbed as time progresses in the campaign.

On July 2, 2007, the China Peace and Democracy Federation rallied at the new Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, DC. The new Memorial was dedicated on June 12, 2007, with a speech by U.S. President George Bush. The Memorial has a replica statue of the Goddess of Democracy, the figure first raised in Tiananmen Square by college students in the first June 4 movement of 1989. The Chinese army's mechanized assault on the unarmed demonstrators also crushed the first statue under tank treads; but now, the statue is back, in bronze, in Washington, DC.

"There is some powerful symbolism implied by that statue," commented Kusumi. "When it appeared the first time, it projected a message of defying and challenging Communism, and was a slap in the face to that regime. It still does, and it still is. I looked at the news coverage from the recent rally, and there is a politically charged edginess, where that statue is now 'in the shot.' The Communists are fearful of that statue, for its political symbolism. It represents their shame, and injustice perpetrated at their hands. And, it still represents the hope of a generation, for freedom."

The trend to rally for freedom with the statue developed further the next day. A New York-based contingent of the China Democracy Party rallied at the same location, expressing thanks to President Bush for dedicating the Memorial, and pledging resistance to overcome the tyranny of the CCP. Both rallies were addressed by CSN's President John Kusumi. CSN is developing a cross-movement joint structure called the "Freedom First, Olympics Second" coalition. "The big day for that coalition will be August 8, 2007 -- one year prior to the slated opening of Beijing's 2008 Olympic Games. Details will follow, but I recommend reading my speech for a slam-dunk case against the Olympics in Beijing. If I may say so, by the extent of three paragraphs into the speech, the Beijing Olympics are on the ropes!"

In addition to the International Olympic Committee, others came in for criticism. Kusumi notes, "In the case of George Bush, he gets a thank you for dedicating the Memorial; but, I proceed to note that the game in Washington is to speak of Communism in the past tense, so as to avoid any necessity to address the evils of Communism in the present tense. This is also known as the 'free pass' for Beijing to commit atrocities. Bush dedicated the Memorial, but he also hewed to that insidious game of Washington. So, while dissidents thank him, I gave him a rhetorical hard shove. This is division of labor. I feel that both the thanks and the criticism are deserved and well placed."

In a recent letter, dissident Ni Yuxian gave a better review to George Bush on his June 12 speech dedicating the Memorial. "Your remarks are a great encouragement for the Chinese people who are struggling for the freedom. I hereby would like to express my heartfelt respect to you," he wrote in a letter addressed to the White House, dated July 3 and shared with CSN the same day. Ni also praised remarks that Bush made in Prague.  Yet, his thank you was balanced with a plea for more support. "The freedom of the Chinese people must get support from the free countries. Mr. President, I therefore request you exercise pressure on the Chinese Communist rulers and urge them to change their one-party dictatorship."

In a public statement at the July 3 rally, dissidents noted-- "We have no freedom of speech, no freedom of assembly, no freedom of beliefs. We do not have freedom to select government and social system. We do not have freedom of gathering, no freedom of migration. We have to be subjected to the abuses of the Chinese Communist Party submissively. In addition, we lost our basic rights as human beings. We do not have money to go to school. We lost our land, we lost our jobs, we lost our houses. We are forced to perform dangerous work. We drink dangerous water and we breathe odious air. We have no place to ask for help. We have no place to file complaints. We are hopeless. We become victims of false prosperity. Moreover, the Communist Party controls all the propaganda and educational means to control our thoughts. ...the 1.3 billion of Chinese people are still under the brutal persecution of Communist totalitarian system." They also vowed to overcome the dictatorship and to establish government "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

Kusumi observed that "something is qualitatively different about this Memorial. Usually, memorials pertain to dead people. But, as the dissidents are reminding us, 1.3 billion victims of Communism are still alive in China. U.S. China policy is as good as leaving the Jews in the gas chambers!" The U.S. news media was also scorched by criticism in Kusumi's speech. "If you put this article and other matters discussed at the rally before an ordinary American news viewer, it's news to them. American news is mouse-quiet about all of the matters raised here. To discerning observers, that's a tip off."

Another rally participant, Dr. Sen Nieh, also criticized the Hong Kong media for not reporting recent deportations of Falun Gong practitioners. Evidently, the authorities of Hong Kong have begun to use a 'no fly' list to prohibit the entry of Falun Gong practitioners from elsewhere.


Report by the Epoch Times (English)

Report by the Epoch Times (Chinese)

Report by New Tang Dynasty television (Chinese)

Reprint of speech by CSN's John Kusumi (The Conservative Voice, English)

(Duplicate) Reprint of speech by CSN's John Kusumi (, English)

(Duplicate) Blogger picked up Kusumi's speech (English)

Published July 6, 2007 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