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    Default Remember Tiananmen Square - 20 years ago today

    There have been small commemoration ceremonies in Hong Kong this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the suppression of the Chinese pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square.

    The Communist junta ruling China has ordered a major security crackdown today in places like occupied Tibet in fear of commemorations occuring even closer to home.

    That's 20 years more of oppression, murder, denial of human rights and democracy, of internal exile, re-education gulags, slave labour, all facilitated by China's trading partners in the West, who are happy to turn a blind eye so long as the junta prop up the dollar and they can get their goods made cheaply in Chinese sweatshops and gulag workcamps.

    Remember Tiananmen Square today, please. More here: Skin Flicks: Tiananmen: 20 years of silence and oppression
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    Seriously, no one has anything to say about this?
    I'm stunned.
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    Remember it well, all those students being slaughtered

    Their day will come, maybe not this year or next but when China is forced to become a democracy by its own people. it might happen sooner than we think

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    The Irish Government and business leaders were hob-nobbing with the Chinese bureaucracy at the time of Tianamen on a 'trade' mission - trying to do deals to exploit chinese workers on low pay.

    Yet a member of the Socialist Party from Wicklow was on the platform in Tianamen Square offering solidarty and support to the hundreds of thousands of workers and students demonstrating for their rights - and stood shoulder to shoulder with them as the tanks rolled in.

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    Someone gives a sh!t about the destruction of the democratic movement in the world's second most populous country.
    My faith in humanity is restored, White Rose.
    And I agree, the only thing staving off a reckoning right now is the illusion of affluence. And since the dollar's collapse, and the world economy tanking, there is a massive and growing number of disaffected Chinese who are newly impoverished (even more than before.)
    The clock is finally counting down on the Chinese Communist Party, I think.
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    I wouldn't be a great admirer of Joe Higgins or the SP but I do recall he was the only prominent person on the Irish left to say anything about China. Didn't Dublin City Council even vote for twinning with Beijing at one point? What next, freedom of the city for Serbian war criminals?

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    Remember those students and the people of Tibet and the Falun Gong and all the others who have been oppr4essed by this regime. I have sent mails to Michael Martin asking him what he is doing about highlighting human rights in China. Shame on the West for allowing this regime to be treated with kid gloves.

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    Did you get any response from Minister Micky at all? DFA seem to have a standard issue 'We have and will continue to raise the issue of human rights with the Chinese government' line of male cow excrement that they rattle off every time they are challenged.
    Meanwhile, as has been said already, we tried to twin Dublin with Beijing at the same time a Trinity student was being held in a labour camp for his religious beliefs.
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    Not long ago college authorities at one of this countries universities tried to ban a protest organised by Socialist Youth against a visit by the Chinese ambassador. They said it would be 'embarassing'

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    JRG, I find your repeated attempts to score party political points over the issue of Tiananmen Square to be utterly abhorrent.
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