Friday, June 5, 2009

20th anniversary of Tiananmen commemorated

This is a China Support Network update in a different format.

So many events have accompanied the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, they do not all fit into one update.

There are seven new blog posts to cover some events of June 2 - 4, 2009. This email is merely an index to the other posts which can be read at links below:

June 2, 2009
U.S. House of Representatives passes H. Res. 489,
for the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

June 3, 2009 (a)
U.S. Secretary of State releases four paragraph statement
for the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

June 3, 2009 (b)
John Kusumi, founder of the China Support Network,
calls for Chinese people to rise up and sweep
away "the model of government-by-gangster"

June 4, 2009 (a)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made four more gestures
(in addition to her hand in the June 2, 2009 passage of a House Resolution)
for the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square:

June 4, 2009 (b)
Tiananmen Square student leaders again call
for Chinese democracy

June 4, 2009 (c)
Enormous crowd quadruples the usual size of turnout
for a Tiananmen anniversary vigil in Hong Kong

Good videos - June 2 - 3, 2009
The China Support Network recommends taking in these YouTube videos

There are more stories that the China Support Network is likely to blog about later, such as:
Wuer Kaixi arrested
Light Club rained out
Wei Jingsheng and Ni Yuxian call for revolution
CSN's Kusumi buttonholes Congressman Rohrabacher

And here is an interesting quote from Congressman Rohrabacher:

"Twenty years ago this day, the government of China affirmed to the world that it is a criminal enterprise that is perfectly willing to murder unarmed people to stay in power."

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