NTDTV: Calls for a Return to Tiananmen Square Could be Straw That Breaks the Camels Back

Bei Feng (Yunchao Wen) , a Chinese media person based in New York, has recently planned a June 4th 25th Commemoration. This is called ‘Return to Tiananmen Square’.

The event calls for exiled democracy activists, as well as volunteers who work for democracy and human rights, to return to China in 2014. It is suggested that they gather in Tiananmen Square on June 4, together with mainland activists. It is hoped that this may provide an opportunity to reach the goal of ending the one-party dictatorship.

The proposal states was published on the internet on August 11. It announced that the goal of the June 4 25th Anniversary: Return to Tiananmen Square’ is a non-violent revolution. It is to “end the one-party dictatorship”.

The action calls for tens of thousands of people to gathertogether in Tiananmen Square at 10am on June 4, 2014.

Feng Congde, who served as Vice Commander in June 4th 1989 in Tiananmen Square, spoke to VOA. The aim of this action is that, “as long as we win once, they will lose forever,” and end one-party dictatorship. He thinks that it is difficult to reach this goal, but it is very easy to achieve a year-long war of attrition on stability of the regime.

Hu Jia, Beijing activist: ’24 years on,  we are still under one-party dictatorship. We still do not have citizenship rights, nor political rights. The regime advocates ‘anti-profiteering’ and ‘anti-corruption’. The requirement for fairness, justice and freedom during the period after 1989 has still not manifested. 24 years can be a generation. Can we still wait?”

In the coming year, the proposal calls for a full mobilization of China’s hundreds of millions of landless peasants, and urban demolition victims. It also calls for the tens of millions of unemployed graduate students who have not found a job in recent years. This is in addition to calling on the millions of petitioning soldiers, dismissed private school teachers, and laid-off state-owned bank employees. It aims to have tens of thousands of people gather in Tiananmen Square.

Hu Jia: “I think everyone should express their voice. It is not only about returning to Tiananmen Square. Many people who are unable to go to there can still be an advocate and take part.”

The people responsible for publishing this action is Bei Feng, a media scholar visiting the U.S.  Bei Feng spoke to ‘Deutsche Welle’, saying that this action has been formed naturally by a group of people who have the same wish. In the beginning, it was former student leaders in the 1989 student movement, as well as overseas democracy activists. Now, it has been extended to a lot of Chinese netizens.

Chen Kuide, Chief Editor of ‘Overview of China’: “The world’s trends are changing. China is one of the only five so-called Communist countries left and the last of the few stubborn resistances to democracy. China faces a situation where there are more than one hundred democratic countries around the world. Change is inevitable, and I think this is a common feeling for everyone.”

Next year will mark quarter of a century since the Tiananmen Square incident. The Chinese regime has still not formally redressed it.

The proposal stresses that the time has come to return to Tiananmen Square.

Chen Kuide: “The reason the proposal states the time is now is that the event has to be initiated. It does not matter if it the right time yet, or the right place, or with the right people, it needs proposing.”

The proposal further states that now the Chinese economy is fragile like an eggshell. Any movement that brings pressure on the system to try to maintain stability may be ‘the straw that breaks the camel’s back’.

Hu Jia: “This actually represents a mindset of this era, and reflects how you have to prepare, and accumulate support. This is not just isolated incident, but it says that this is to mourn the past. It is actually also corresponds to the present, and the future. We have been suppressed for such a long time. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) brainwashes the people to remove their memory of history. Now we are going to tell the CCP that it cannot achieve this.”

One of the organizers of the action, Beijing human rights activist Hu Jia pointed out that the CCP has no rights to vindicate June 4. However, the CCP must give an accurate account of history, and with this, cannot escape judgment.

Source: NTDTV

苹果日报(香港): 民運人士號召萬人集會爭民主 與佔中呼應

明年為六四25周年,中外異見人士在海外網站發起重回天安門運動,呼籲明年6月4日,自發往天安門聚集,以推翻專制,並指有關運動可以與明年的香港「七 一」、「佔領中環」活動遙相呼應,協同動員。

該運動的倡議書說:「全體民眾一起重回到六四時候的訴求──自由民主公平正義。在認同普世價值的前提下,找到我們的共同願景,找回每個人的尊嚴,找回這個 國家、這片土地以及這片土地所承載的文化的民族的核心價值。」儘管運動很可能招致打壓,但北京人權活動家胡佳率先公開支持:「香港維園燭光的歸宿是在北京 天安門,必須有人站出來。」 继续阅读

德国之声:“重回天安门”,是时候了?

“重回天安门”倡议书草案在网上公开,呼吁公众在“六四”25周年时齐聚天安门。旅美媒体人北风表示,可以预见中国当局会做出大规模压制反应,但很多国内民众已经开始实名表示支持。

(德国之声中文网)近日,有海内外活动人士在网络上公开”六四”25周年”重回天安门”倡议书草案,征集公众意见和进行前期的社会动员。这是继8月1日”八九学运”前学生领袖王丹、旅美学者王军涛、胡平、陈奎德等人出”天下围城”召集令后又一行动。

该倡议书表示,因为中共当局镇压了”八九学运”这场爱国民主运动,数以百计甚至数以千计的学生和市民被屠杀,中国的民主进程也因此而中断。二十四年来,在权贵资本主义利益集团的主导下,社会全面溃败进而失去进行长远思维的能力,国家失去了共同的目标和价值追求,执政者面对困局却束手无策;明年6月4日是”六四”25周年,拟发起致力于推动中国民主转型的纪念活动。该行动计划在纪念日当天上午10时,万人齐聚天安门广场,以非暴力方式促成变革,以”结束一党专制”。

倡议书也期待中共建政后历次政治运动的受害者,”西单民主墙”、”八九民运”、”零八宪章”、”中国茉莉花革命”、”新公民运动”等民主运动的参与者、支持者及各维权人士、追求民主自由公义的人士等响应行动。倡议书引用目前系狱的杭州民主人士朱虞夫在2011年3月写下的小诗《是时候了》以示决心:”是时候了,中国人;是时候了,广场是大家的,脚是自己的,是时候用脚去广场作出选择……”。倡议书公开讨论的页面上还附有电影《V字仇杀队》海报:”只要我们赢一次,他们就输了”。 继续阅读

媒体报道“重回天安门”活动汇总(含转载)

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环球日报社论:单仁平:海外民运需吞下被边缘化的苦果

多名海外民运人士近来在网上联络,扬言要在明年的某一天回国闹事,或者到中国政府驻世界各地的机构门口“围城”。一些几乎被中国人忘记了的名字,或者本来就不为人知的名字,又像流星一样划过媒体。

接受《环球时报》采访的中国大陆学者几乎有着同样的第一反应:民运人士在西方已被边缘化了,这是他们证明自己存在、抓取媒体关注的一种方式。没有人相信他们能掀起什么大浪。

在学者看来,海外民运作为一个共同体已经不复存在。有人统计说,各种海外民运组织有多达几十个,但总人数只有大约200人。他们彼此联系不多,很不团结,相互竞争在海外的影响力和越来越有限的物质支持。1989年出走的那批人大多步入中年甚至老年,新加入者参差不齐,他们都越来越“实际”,很多人现在谈政治成了维持生存和影响力的一种手段。

海外民运人士在西方对华博弈中扮演的角色也越来越边缘化,逐渐成为“最小的棋子”。由于民运人士长期脱离中国社会,既毫无行动力,也已经不再是撬动中国国内舆论场的杠杆,中国年轻人很少有人知道他们,西方社会中的反华力量已把大部分精力从这些人的身上移开。这让民运人士饱尝政治上的世态炎凉。

从部分民运人士的利益上说,他们急需“干出点事”,至少在舆论场制造出一些动静。这对涉华政治能造成实际影响的几率很小,但这对他们个人在西方重获一些重视,改善他们目前备受冷落的情况却很重要。这也可以满足部分人的政治表现欲。

很多在国外与民运人士有过接触的人都有一个共同印象:由于长期隔绝,这些人已对中国近20多年的变化缺少最基本的切身感受,他们对国家现状的认识甚至不如部分西方人士。他们在利益上同祖国断了,因此不少人很希望中国“出大事”,幻想这会为他们的人生转折带来机会,或者证明他们的人生选择是对的。

他们大多是高度意识形态化的人,有些逢中必反,其中不少人连语言风格都停留在上世纪80年代。他们已经失去了同中国主流社会正面互动的能力,出于某种目的,他们中一些人甚至与“藏独”、“疆独”搞到一起,想从西方对那些分离主义势力的支持中分一杯羹。这使他们进一步走进死胡同。

海外民运人士的人生轨迹具有标志性意义。他们的经历证明了极端政治对抗在中国没有前途。中国是蓬勃发展的社会,中国体制的反思精神和改革意愿都很活跃、真实,在中国搞政治对抗会将自己推向极端,从而盲目反对中国的进步和成为普遍共识的一切。这必将把自己逼到中国最广大人民群众根本利益的对立面。

需要指出的是,有些海外民运人士曾在上世纪80年代末深刻影响了中国大众舆论,当时他们左右人们看法的能力,直到今天中国的舆论领袖无出其右者。出走国外后,他们一度组成联盟,对“推翻”中国体制充满信心。他们之后政治上的失败和人生空耗如此没有余地,令人长叹。

大概没有人能比民运人士自己更清楚他们走错了路。他们需要思想上痛切反思的能力,以及向社会展示这种反思的勇气。否则他们就是时代风中刮过的尘沙,继续折腾或者纠结下去不如随遇而安了。(作者是环球时报评论员)

来源:环球时报

海内外民运人士策划六四25周年“重回天安门”活动

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图片: 香港市民在维多利亚公园参与纪念“六四”事件的烛光晚会。 (法新社图片)

继1989年民主运动的学生领袖王丹本月初在美国发出“六四”25周年“天下围城”的号召后,海内外的民运人士周日通过海外“参与”网站发出了题为“是时候了–六四25週年重回天安门”的倡议书,号召在明年6月4日,万人齐聚天安门,悼念“六四”25周年,以非暴力革命的形式“结束一党专制”。倡议书还配以美国和德国拍摄的以反法西斯为主题的电影《V字仇杀队》的海报,配上文字“我们只要赢一次,他们就永远输了。”该活动还在推特上设立了同名账户,开放给公众讨论。

北京社会活动家胡佳周二对本台记者证实他是活动组织者之一,“重返天安门”活动的策划早在两个月前“六四”24周年纪念活动前后就已经开始:“现在这个‘重回天安门广场’实际上就是起源于今年的‘六四’之前,包括我们号召黑衫(散步)、重聚天安门广场这一系列活动。而且我们认为在天安门广场以外的区域,发生天安门屠杀的整个区域,从木樨地到六部口等,当天都应该有人能回去。 继续阅读

VOA:海外策划“重回天安门”纪念六四25周年

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香港 — 继八九民运学生领袖王丹近日发起纪念“六四”25周年的“天下围城”活动后,中国海外民主人士星期一又策划“六四”25周年的“重回天安门广场”的行动,引起外界关注。有分析人士说,这是让中国人及全球在四分之一世纪后,再度聚焦六四屠杀和六四精神的绝好机会,具有重要意义。

旅居纽约的中国媒体人北风等人策划在明年八九天安门民运“六四”屠杀25周年之际,“重回天安门广场”的行动,将动员流亡海外的民运人士及关注中国民运和人权的志愿者,闯关回国,与国内的民运和人权人士,会聚天安门广场,即使进不了天安门广场,也要在广场四周举行各种纪念“六四”的活动。

行动策划者8月11日在参与网上发出署名“重回天安门”的“是时候了–六四25周年重回天安门”的号召书,详细说明了这次行动的目标、主旨、可行性、实施、指引、问题、风险等情况。他们还在推特上设立了“重回天安门”@backtotiananmen的账号,即时发布消息和讨论。 继续阅读