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MIDEO CRUZ ARTWORK 'POLETEISMO' AT CCP...Mideo Cruz, a Filipino contemporary artist has been on a high-pressure situation since his artwork "Poleteismo" was featured in “Kulo" art exhibit at Manila's Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). http://www.pinoyhalo.com/2011/08/11/mideo-cruz-artwork-poleteismo-at-ccp/MIDEO CRUZ ARTWORK 'POLETEISMO' AT CCP...Mideo Cruz, a Filipino contemporary... more
Urumqi is the capital and center of Han Chinese power in the province of Xinjiang (formerly East Turkestan). The indigenous Uighur ethnic group has been subjected to expropriation of land, violation of their traditional Central Asian Islamic culture, and second class citizenship since the People's Liberation Army invaded the country in 1949. Last week, tensions came to a boiling point after the murder of Uighurs in far away Guangdong province, leading to massive demonstrations across the country, er, province.
Like its more well known sister Tibet, this stepchild of the Chinese empire is restive, and when any attempts at assembly and protest happen, the Chinese police and army deliver a smackdown. The Chinese government admits to 156 dead, more than a thousand injured, and thousands more arrested.
As we all know, the world economy has been tanking, and when the economy goes down, the poorest are the hardest hit. Few places are poorer than rural China, and few in rural China have more disadvantages than the Uighur Turks. When you're poor and oppressed, getting beaten to death by the police can start to seem better than telling your wife that either she or the kids get to eat this month. Rule number 6: Economic downturns produce desperate rebellion.
Racism in China is fairly well managed by the central government. They plan the racism carefully (*cough cough forced abortions in Tibet*) to prevent any of the conquered nations in the empire from being able to organize significant resistance (*cough cough murder of thousands of Tibetan priests*). Even in the Beijing Olympics, when China tried to show off how proud it was of its "ethnic minorities," the trotted out 56 Han Chinese kids dressed up in traditional outfits of different ethnic groups. Most Westerners couldn't tell the difference, of course... but the minorities in China got the message. China is an empire that has historically been managed by lots of "foreigners," such as Mongols and Manchus, and the Communist Party is sensitive to the fierce "nationalism" this has produced. Ethnicity in China is a complicated matter.
Back in the good old days after 9/11, China managed to cut a deal with Bush - cooperation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in exchange for considering Uighur Muslims as "terrorists." This deal produced one of the most tragic stories of Guantanamo Bay, as four Uighurs were imprisoned for years because they were associated with people on China's "terrorist" list. Though their innocence of any wrong doing was quickly established, China threatened any country that was willing to harbor these "terrorists." So the biggest countries willing to accept them after the US released them were Bermuda and Palau, islands far away from China with no significant trade links.
Xinjiang (literally, "New Frontier") has had long and strained relationship with the Chinese empire. Alternatingly conquered by China and independent, East Turkestan was allied with the Soviet Union sometimes and the Kuomintang other times during World War 2, and when the Communist Chinese had finally won the Chinese Civil War, the Soviets didn't care to oppose other Communists from invading. East Turkestan wasn't able to seriously resist the massive Communist armies, and armies headed for the hills to resist guerilla style until the mid 1950's.Urumqi is the capital and center of Han Chinese power in the province of Xinjiang... more
Ranked among the most banned books in China today has spread through China, from man to man and house to house, inspiring Chinese people in their droves to renounce the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Nine Commentaries, also known as the 9 Ping, outlines in vivid detail the CCP’s evolving efforts to dominate the hearts and minds of Chinese people through whatever means it takes, including murder, deception and bribery.Ranked among the most banned books in China today has spread through China, from man... more
Reminiscent of "Soylent Green" in terms of sheer audacity of the government. For reference, this is not a pro-Tibetan article, this is an anti-CCP article. It relates the stories of members of Falun Gong, victims of an unregistered and unregulated practice of illegal black market organ harvesting program (perhaps pogrom would be more accurate) carried out by the CCP from the late 90's up to 2006. Thousands of people have disappeared into the Chinese detention and forced labor systems and never been heard from again. Draw your own conclusions (but read the article first).
Tibetan sources estimate that 5,000 protesters disappeared in this year's crackdown. Many have been sent to Qinghai, a potential center of organ harvesting. But that's speculative. Both the Taiwanese doctors who investigate organ harvesting and those who arrange transplants for their Taiwanese patients agree on one point: The closing ceremony of the Olympics made it once again open season for harvesting.
Some in the human rights community will read that last assertion with skepticism. Until there is countervailing evidence, however, I'll bet on bargain-basement prices for organs in China. I confess, I feel a touch of burnout myself at this thought. It's an occupational hazard.
It's why I told that one-night-in-Bangkok joke to get you to read beyond the first paragraph. Yet what's really laughable is the foot-dragging, formalistic, faintly embarrassed response of so many to the murder of prisoners of conscience for the purpose of harvesting their organs. That's an evil crime.
Washington faces its own imperatives: The riptide of Chinese financial power is strong. Those in government do not want to hear about Falun Gong and genocide at a time of financial crisis, with China holding large numbers of U.S. bonds. So the story continues to founder under the lead weight of American political and journalistic apathy. At least the Europeans have given it some air. They can afford to. They aren't the leader of the free world.
It will be argued--quietly, of course--that America has no point of easy leverage, no ability to undo what has been done, no silver bullet that can change the Chinese regime. Perhaps not, but we could ban Americans from getting organ transplants in China. We could boycott Chinese medical conferences. Sever medical ties. Embargo surgical equipment. And refuse to hold any diplomatic summits until the Chinese put in place an explicit, comprehensive database of every organ donor in China.
We may have to live with the Chinese Communist party, for now. For that matter, we can console ourselves that there are no bones, for now. There will be none until the party falls and the Chinese people begin to sift through the graves and ashes.
We are all allowed a touch of compassion fatigue--it's understandable. But make no mistake: There are terrible lizards. And now that the Olympic Games are over, and the cameras have turned away, they roam the earth again.
Entire article at link...Please readReminiscent of "Soylent Green" in terms of sheer audacity of the government.... more
He Xianggu, an operating room nurse in the Women and Children Health Care Hospital of Hunan Province in China, has been detained in the Hunan Province Brain Hospital for over three months, just because she is a practitioner of Falun Gong. On October 10, she was forcibly injected with psychotropic drugs.
Since 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has illegally sent thousands of Falun Gong practitioners to mental hospitals. Many practitioners have suffered serious damage to their central nervous system after various psychotropic substances treatments received at these hospitals. In fact, mental hospitals have become one of the tools that the CCP uses to torture and persecute Falun Gong practitioners.
Below is the transcript from a phone message received from He Xianggu. In the transcript, she states her wish that her message be released to the international community. Ms. He hopes that her words will help to expose the evil actions committed by the Hunan 610 Office (610 Office is an agency specifically crated and organized by the CCP to persecute Falun Gong) and her workplace, the Women and Children Health Care Hospital of Hunan Province. Both organizations were primarily responsible for her illegal detention and unlawful treatment at the mental hospital.
“My name is He Xianggu, I am a Falun Gong practitioner. I was working at the outpatient operation room of the Hunan Province Women and Children Health Care Hospital. On April 23, I was kidnapped by the Wujialing Police and illegally detained in a detention center. I went on a hunger strike for 17 days to protest my illegal detention. Following the two-year sentence of ‘re-education through labor,’ I was sent to the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp.”
“Because I was diagnosed with coronary heart disease, Baimalong Labor Camp initially refused to accept me as an inmate. Under pressure from the local 610 Office and from my place of work, they finally agreed to accept me. I went on a hunger strike for two months while in the labor camp. As a result, my older brother signed the paperwork which allowed me to leave the camp to receive outside hospital treatment for my coronary heart disease. However the 610 Office arrested me and sent me to the Psychiatric Department of the Hunan Province Brain Hospital (formerly known as the Hunan Province Mental Hospital).
“I gave up the hunger strike when I arrived at the Brain Hospital. I was hoping to be regarded as a normal person and released when they realized that I was not mentally ill. Three months later, Luo Zhaoping, director of the Psychiatric Department asked my workplace to sign the papers that would allow me to leave the hospital. However, my work unit refused.
“Luo asked for instructions from the president of the Hospital and decided that I was to be treated as “psychotic.” They injected me by force with risperidone, which is used to treat schizophrenia. Four or five attendants pushed me onto a bed and gave me the injection. I asked the name of the medicine from Luo, but he refused to tell me. I asked Dr. Chen Zizhen who was the physician-in-charge, but she also refused to tell me. Dr. Chen said to me, ‘Why should we let you know everything?’ She added, ‘If we do not give you the injections we will loose our jobs.’
“Many of the other patients were indignant after seeing the doctor’s behavior in forcing me to accept the injection. Several nurses said they did not want to treat me like this but they had no choice. In order to protest their immoral behavior, I again went on a hunger strike. The hospital staff, however, hooked me to an intravenous drip to provide me with “so-called” nutrition.
“I have said all that I want to say. I am hoping that my words will be heard by the international community and justice will be done on my behalf.
‘Thank you everyone."He Xianggu, an operating room nurse in the Women and Children Health Care Hospital of... more
A global network of spies, deception and political pressure must be overcome to prevent the further suffering of innocence. Some Truths Are Intolerable is a short film about the persecution of Falun Dafa (a peaceful spiritual practice from China), at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). From 1992-1999 Falun Dafa was freely followed throughout China, until the government decided that there were too many people studying the energy exercises and meditation. The CCP banned the practice and immediately declared up to 100million innocent people as being criminals. Since then, thousands have been tortured to death for their beliefs, hundreds of thousands are in slave labour camps, and millions have had their lives ruined by their own government. It is the intention of What Is Tough (a project dedicated to releasing a feature film about this issue) to bring to the public's attention this global disaster, before the Olympic Games are held in Beijing, in August of 2008. The atrocities covered in the film continue to this day.
Please visit www.whatistough.com for more information on the project and please sign-up to Current TV to vote for this film, so that more people become aware of the truth about Falun Dafa, because some truths are intolerable!
A global network of spies, deception and political pressure must be overcome to... more