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Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) stands with the Chinese people in remembrance of the martyrs who died on June 4, 1989, in the Tiananmen Square Massacre.and#194;and#160; On June 4, 1989, I stood outside the PRC embassy in Washington DC in my first protest against totalitarianism.and#194;and#160; It was not and will not be my last. … .
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/4/newsid_2496000/2496277.stm June 4 1989: Several hundred civilians have been shot dead by the Chinese army during a bloody military operation to crush a democratic protest in Peking’s (Beijing) Tiananmen Square. Tanks rumbled through the capital’s streets late on 3 June … Continue reading .
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Monday marks the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, but in China any mention of that day remains verboten.The Chinese government, which forbids any recognition of the massacre and the events leading up….
Democracy Democracy will not comeToday, this yearNor everThrough compromise and fear.I have as much right As the other fellow hasTo standOn my two feet And own the land.I tire so of hearing people say, Let things take their course.Tomorrow is another day.I do not need my freedom when I’m dead.I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread.FreedomIs a strong seedPlantedIn a great need.I live here, too.I want freedomJust as you. Langston Hughes .
Whenever my daughters and I are watching some movie about atrocities such as this or the Rwandan genocide or the Holocaust, I always ask them the question: “And what didn’t they have?” The answer they have learned to give is simple: “Firearms.” “Damn right,” I reply, “and the will to use them.”.
Today marks the anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square… During the late 1970s, the Chinese leadership abandoned planned collectivist economics, and embraced market-based reforms. The result was inflation, limited career prospects for students and corruption of the party elite. In 1989 the death of the Communist Party General Secretary, Hu Yaobang, triggered mass gatherings and protests. Half a million protesters assembled at Tiananmen Square at the peak of the movement (without any social media to assist the call) and the largely student-run demonstrations aimed for continued economic reform, freedom of the press, and political liberalization. The movement lasted for about seven weeks with the government initially attempting to appease the protesters through concessions. However a student-led hunger strike galvanized support for the demonstrators around the country.The movement lasted from 15 April to 4 June.On 20 May martial law was declared and military convoys entered Beijing with strict orders to clear the Square by dawn. The exact number of civilian deaths remains unknown and estimates range from several hundred to thousands.The haunting image of the lone man facing the column of tanks head on, in the empty square, bears testament that, ‘the most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire’..
How to do the Tank Man Tango More toons at Live From Wilson’s Almanac 1989 Tiananmen Square protests (Tiananmen Square Massacre): As many as 2,600 people were killed and 10,000 injured in TiananmenSquare, Beijing, China, when the ChineseCommunistgovernmentcracked down on pro-democracyprotesters, coveredlive on TVworldwide. I remember it as well as if it wereyesterday, from afar in time. I wasdining with my parents and siblingsaboveSydney at the Summit Restaurant (quite cheap in those days), for my mum’s birthdaydinner, and the news came through on a radio that it was happening. Most of us in the family have a particular interest in Marxism-Leninism, so wealltookspecialnotice. It’s been contended that the massacre actuallyhappenedoutside the square (‘The Myth of Tiananmen And the Price of a Passive Press’, by Jay Mathews, Columbia Journalism Review). There are Tienanmen Massacre deniers, just as there are Holocaust deniers — see Spinning the Battle for Beijing. “In China hundreds and#226;and#128;” possibly thousands and#226;and#128;” of people died as Chinese army troops stormed Beijing to crush the pro-democracy movement. A surge in imports and loose money supplied fuel for a potent mix of corruption and double-digit inflation. Hundreds of thousands of discontented Chinese took to the streets of Beijing, demanding more reform and#226;and#128;” but the military crushed the protests in the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Zhao Ziyang was ousted. The West and Japan cut off aid. Bao Tong was the only Communist Party official arrested in the Tianamen Square uprising. He was released with ill-health in 1996. Han Dongfang, leader of China’s first independent trade union spent 22 months behind bars for his role in the pro-democracy uprising. Ren Wanding was also again jailed for giving speeches in the pro-democracy protests.” Source Statue of the Goddess of Democracy “Students from the Central College of Fine Arts are credited with creating the goddess statue, that was destined to stand only five days in Beijing, at which point it was run over by a tank from the People’s Liberation Army as the army retook Tiananmen Square while killing 3,000 civilians in the infamous ‘June 4′ massacre.” Source Tank Man documentary on Google Video Sequence of events at Tiananmen Square June 4 1:00 a.m. a second group of tanks appears at Tiananmen Square. Demonstrators jump on the tanks and throw stones and Molotov cocktails. 2:00 a.m. Tiananmen Square is totally surrounded by tanks. Automatic rifles start shooting, killing people on the square. The students’ loudspeakers claim 50 deaths. 3:00 a.m. the official loudspeakers shout: “Beijing is victim of a counter-revolutionary insurrection.” All the tanks target the 5,000 students remaining around the Monument to the People’s Heroes. 4:00 a.m. the lights on the square turn off and official loudspeakers call on the students to return to campuses. 5:00 a.m. several thousand students and supporters exit the square, leaving behind a group of hard core protesters, mostly workers, who refuse to leave and decide to stay on as martyrs. 6:00 a.m. a tank kills seven more students. Throughout the afternoon more reports come in of civilians shot in all districts. There are also reports of foreigners being injured. The first signs of a struggle emerge between the different army units, with soldiers actually fighting each other. The 27th Army, commanded in 1979 by Gen. Yang Shangkun in the Sino-Vietnamese war, uses snipers to shoot people in the head and the heart. Source Like This for 6.4Tu Ya Quietly, the fall of petals is like this Death is being expressed like this The world is a colorful tragedy this world I read history and#226;and#128;” Like going through a graveyard in darkness.