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29 January, 2008

Burma in chains, part three! (second one)

The very sparkle this blog owes its own existance to, Stopnow100's "Burma in Chains" video is now three steps away from the start. In other words, we have the Part 3.

Once again, I must say.
Once again, and half a minute shorter...

Part 3 was first released on January 23rd-24th. It was definitely graphical in nature... Even gruesome, one would say. But it hit the point, no doubt: just a few hours later it had more than 10.000 views and a lot of interesting comments, from a lot of people never seen before.

And then, baby, everything went black...

The video has been removed by YouTube. The reason? Here's what Stopnow100 told us:

YouTube has deemed the content of the third video inappropriate. We do not know exactly what the reason is for this, but we are working on a modified version to then propose. Hopefully someone has downloaded it, and will then upload it on some other site. We will let you know.
We do not know exactly what the reason is for this...
I'm pretty sure there are formal justification for YouTube behaviour. YT Terms of Use give those guys pretty much "life or death" power on the videos they publish. But whatever the formal reason, you can find other videos offending the very same rule, which are not removed.

Oh, yes, YT guys would reply that if we flag those video too, they will aso be removed. But why would we?

I could go on for pages. Essence is, "the reason for this" is very simple:
to pay China a favor.

Now, the third part of the video has been edited. These are the words of the author:
unmadeinchina.org hosts the uncut version of this video, as they downloaded it before it was removed.
This is the version which has been edited so that it could be acceptable to YouTube policy
Following is the edited version on YouTube. Judge by yourself the cost of paying China a favor.

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24 January, 2008


As I said, it was not easy to watch. As much that Youtube suspended the video.

Fortunately, I received the following email - and it has a different link. Not on Youtube, but on unmadeinchina!

The oppression and the bloodshed in Burma makes all of us slave... watch this video.

L'oppression et le sang versé en Birmanie rendent le monde esclave...regardes la vidéo.

L'oppressione e il sangue versato in Birmania rendono il mondo schiavo...guarda il video.

La opresión y la sangre derramada en Birmania hacen el Mundo esclavo...mira el video.


Burma in chains, part three!

Here it comes,
Stopnow100 updated the third part of its video.

BE PREPARED: it is NOT EASY to watch!

11 January, 2008

Quenching the thirst

TANG SHEBANG: A Divine Performing Arts dancer TANG SHEBANG: A Divine Performing Arts dancer

After reading this post on Jana's blog, I went to the article's page and wrote a message to the author, Rupert Bottenberg.

Here's the text of it:

Dear Mr. Bottenberg,

I read about your article on the http://atruechineserenaissance.blogspot.com/ blog.

I want to thank you. Not because I have any involvement with the artists or whatsoever (I have none). But because I am devoted to spread awareness of things which people are kept unaware of. And, China's government is one of the most ferocious master of censorship and abuse.

The effort of the artists you talk about in your article is precious. Not because they try to foment a revolt - they don't. But because they are voiding the enormous - and astonishingly violent - censorship effort put in place by China's governors since the so-called "Cultural Revolution".

Mao and its successors have tried to definitely wipe out millennia of history, of culture. They decided to build a ferocious empire from the ashes, and so they burnt everything valuable. God, philosophy, any form of culture... Totally forbidden.

THEY are the only Master of chinese people, no chinese people can have other masters but them...

They tried to.

But this year, the year of the rat as you recall, the year of the rat as in that culture they tried to erase... This year, the phoenix of a new chinese renaissance is raising from the ashes they made.

And you helped it.

PS I will post this email on my blog, http://getaware.blogspot.com/ You are welcome to comment there!

There is always a lot of talking about journalism. Journalism should not be this, journalism should mean that...
This kind of journalism is good. Not much fanfare, no yells...

Drops, discreet drops. Of pure water.

That's what consciences are thirsty of.

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10 January, 2008

Bloggers Boycott 2008 Olympics from communist China

This graphic, called "Dancing Beijing Man (in chains) Olympic Logo", and the concept were created by Faithmouse. The idea is to post this graphic on your site and to link to all the others (or as many as you can) who do the same. This crosslinking should boost the graphics’ rating on Google and other search engines thereby raising awareness to the suffering caused by the Chinese government.
Below are the blogs that are joining together for this cause and I will be adding more when others let me know of their participation. Visit Faithmouse for the image and to sign on to the list of bloggers who are trying to make the world a better place. Let me know when you post it!
Faithmouse, Leticia, SFO Mom, Blogs4Brownback, 50 Days After, Kaj, The Good Life, Cooper, Lina Lamont Fan Club, Kaj la hundo, Scarlett Crusader, Makina, Team-Swap, Berlin Wall, WorD, Faith…, A True Chinese Renaissance , Get Aware, Cao’s Blog, extra! extra! See this extensive list for government contacts to voice your objections to this human suffering!

02 January, 2008

What's the face of evil?

I have just visited a Falun Gong site , following a Youtube user's suggestion in a comment to "Part 2" video.

Before you visit the site, vote in the poll "What is Falun Gong?".

Have you voted?

Ok, now you can go on (don't cheat!).

Though I already knew a bit about FG, I learned more from the site. I was tempted to post this or this. But, in the end, I decided to comment on the following one:

Four Swiss practitioners appeal against 'shoot on sight' order outside the China Liaison Office in Hong KongRead the entire article to learn the details. In short the story is:

At 08:50 on 14 March 2002, four Swiss practitioners began a three-day sit-in and hunger strike outside the China Liaison office in Hong Kong, appealing against Chairman Jiang's orders to "kill without pardon" and "shoot [Falun Dafa practitioners] on sight". Soon after, twelve Hong Kong practitioners joined them spontaneously. The gathering was peaceful and legal.
On 15 March, the practitioners were charged with "obstruction of property".
The judge presented a guilty verdict on 15 August.
So, why have I chosen this story for the post? The others two I mentioned were undoubtely stronger: one for its lyric and profound sadness, the other for its beyond-the-limit horror.


Well, here's the answer: have you noticed WHERE it all took place? It was not in China. It was in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong was a crown colony of the United Kingdom from 1842 until the transfer of its sovereignty to the People's Republic
of China in 1997. The Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law of Hong
Kong stipulate that Hong Kong operates with a high degree of autonomy
until at least 2047
, fifty years after the transfer. Under the policy
of "one country, two systems", the Central People's Government is responsible
for the territory's defence and foreign affairs, while Hong Kong maintains its
own legal system, police force, monetary
system, customs policy, immigration policy, and delegates to international
organisations and events. (Wikipedia)

High Degree of autonomy?
one country, two systems??
maintains its own legal system???

For those of you who don't remember it, Hong Kong was a highly liberal country. Such a transformation as that described in this article is horrific. From "highly liberal" to "liberticide" in the space of five years.

This is the kind of things which we must learn to pay attention to.

In February 2003, less than one year later, Hong Kong leaders moved to enact "anti-subversion" legislation that would ban any group banned in "the Mainland" (Yes, that means China).

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01 January, 2008

Happy New Year!

Maybe, it will be an year of wrong olympic games.
Maybe, it will be an year of glorious achievements.
Or, maybe, it will be an year filled with absurd deaths...

Whatever the case, this is my wish to all of us:
may we all commit ourselves to those objectives we consider the highest ones, and not to those with the highest chance of being achieved