Press release 2 June 2008
Give the Chinese students their history back!
TheColorOrange.net appeals to everybody to wear the orange color on 4th June, the 19th anniversary of the crackdown on the students in 1989 on the Tiananmin Square.
Download the documents about the massacre and give them to the Chinese in your area.
In 1989 the Chinese students had been occupying the square for months in an attempt to press the Chinese government to take steps towards democracy and to fight against corruption. But on 4th June 1989 the regime threw in the army against the students.
The story is banned in China, but all the students’ newspaper articles, fliers etc. have been collected by the democracy movement in
Many of the young dissidents imprisoned in the wake of the crackdown are still in jail and no longer young. Nevertheless the world’s leaders are doing ´business as usual´ with the totalitarian regime in
Thousands of Chinese students are studying at universities and other institutions of education in the West. Most of them do not know their own history. Therefore we invite all pro-democracy institutions and scholars to download and print out this documentation or burn it on a CD, place it on the shelves of their libraries and hand it out as a gift to their Chinese students on 4th June, the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre. In this way we can make a contribution to preserve the memory of the victims and maybe inspire a new generation of Chinese to democracy as a possibility also for
We call on everybody to support this initiative and to mail this appeal to other institutions of education where there are Chinese students or others who might be interested in preserving and distributing the knowledge about the Tiananmen massacre.
TheColorOrange.net is a sophisticated idea about using the color orange as a symbol of the human rights violations in
This appeal and the initiative TheColorOrange.net is a co-operation between the democracy movement in
The documents about Tiananmen: http://www.aidoh.dk/4june89
The democracy movement in
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