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30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in China

Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4th, 1989 remain as one of the most sensitive and most widely censored topics in China ever. Its memory is also widely associated with questioning the legitimacy of the Communist Party rule.

The Tiananmen Square protests were a student-led demonstration in Beijing in mid-1989, and it refers to the popular national movement inspired by the Beijing protests during that period, sometimes called the `89 Democracy Movement. Many of us can clearly remember the man in front of the tank.

A lot of students and many business people protested against the Communist Party because they wanted Democracy, and not a Communist, totalitarian and authoritarian Party. But the political elite didn`t listen to the people.

The protesters were forcibly suppressed after the government declared martial law and sent in the military to occupy central parts of Beijing in what became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

Troops with assault rifles and tanks fired at the demonstrators trying to block the military`s advance towards Tiananmen Square. Estimates of the death toll ary from several hundres to over thousands.

 

Article 35 of the Constitution of the People`s Republic of China states: “Citizens of the People`s Republic of China enjoy freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of assossiation, of procession and of demonstration.”

 

Peaceful demonstrators were being labeled counter revolutionaries and terrorists who can be arrested, beaten and even killed by authorities. Dong had declared war and he expected the Chinese people to obey him. To fear him and to attack the students.

On April 26, 1989, Dongs opposition to the Democracy Movement was reprinted as an editorial in the Peoples Daily, and it was titlled; «The necessity for clear stand against turmoil.»

This is not an ordinary student movement, Dong complained. This is a well-planned plot whose real aim is to reject the Chinese Communist Party. The purpose of the students is to poison people`s minds. The whole nation must resolutely stop and oppose the students.

The protesters were not counter revolutionaries. They just wanted a reform. Not a revolution. They wanted to be allowed to exercise experience basic human rights including freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.

For all this the protesters were accused of commiting crimes.

The political elite in the Communist Party were shocked, frightened and confused. Dong expected the people to fear him and to obey him. Instead, they humiliated him. On April 27, 150, 000 protesters and 500,000 Beijing citizens took to the streets in protest against the government.

The government was shocked and ordered the students to return to their classes at once, but the students responded by demanding Democracy. Freedom of Speech. The end of corruption, and asking; “Why cant the peoples Prime Minister come out to meet with the people?”

The Movement escaleted and millions of people joined the students and supported them. The government`s efforts to stop the demonstrators have failed miserably. Ordinarly people had sided with the students.

«The Press must tell the truth» some of the posters said. «Full of lies» and.«Lying to the people,» «freedom of speech», «freedom of the press» is another one. Tens of thousands of students were crowding the streets, singing, chanting and cheering. They were singing;

Today we are blossoming

Tomorrow we are pillars of society

The Communist Party started Martial Law and crushed the Democracy Movement by military forces. China`s paramount leader Deng Xiaoping mobilized as many as 300,000 troops to Beijing.

They used the People`s Liberation Army to attack the unarmed peaceful Chinese people. It ended in a carnage and hundreds to thousands were killed and thousands wounded.

Protest leaders and pro-democracy activists was later exiled or imprisoned. Rioters was charged with violent crimes and some were executed in the following months. Some protesters were tortured. Western economic sanctions and arms embargoes on the People`s Republic of China followed.

The suppression on June 4 marked the end of a period of relative press freedom in China and media workers. Both foreign and domestic, faced hightened restrictions and punishment in the aftermath of the crackdown.

State media reports in the immediate aftermath were sympathetic to the students. As a result, those respnsible were all later removed from their posts. Some reporters were fired because they displayed sad emotions.

Editors and other staff at People`s Daily, including director Qian Liren and Editor-in-Chief Tan Wenrui, were also sacked because of reports in the paper which were sympathetic towards protesters. Several editors were arrested.

The Communist Party of China forbids discussion of the Tiananmen Square protests, and has taken measures to block or censor related information. Textbooks have little, if any, information about the protests. Film and books are banned and many newspapers shut down.

Access to media and internet resources on the subject are restricted or blocked by censors.

The people lost and the Communist Party won. Political reform halted, market reform delayed, freedom of speech restricted and media control tightened. Now, China is a totalitarian and authoritarian police state.

The state`s job of putting down dissent is made easier and more complete due to the increasingly widespread surveillance ranging from use of facial recognition technologgy, to cameras, to real ID registration, monitoring social media use, and sanctions for behaviour not acceptable to the liberal Communist regime in China.

Many countries in Europe use China as a role model.

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DHS concluded that the greater threat is not ISIS but domestic right-wing extremism.

There is no doubt that the democracy are under attack. Not only in the United States of America, but also in Europe. The future doesn`t look bright and there is no doubt that the society need a strong Union in the West. Munich Security Conference can do something with that.

Munich Security Conference is a unique global platform for the international elite to discuss security policy. «At the Munich Security Conference, we should seek to agree that development without security is unsustainable», Bono said earlier today.

But how bright is the future? Not so good according to Pentagon. The U.S military plans to take over America in 2030. In their new training video they claim that their current and past strategies can no longer hold. We are facing environments that the masters of war never foresaw.

 

Pentagon video – Megacities

 

It sounds like a thriller movie, but it isn`t. The video is a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S Special Operations Command, the U.S military plans to use armed forces to solve future domestic political and social problems.

What they are talking about is Martial law, packaged as a well-meaning and overriding concern for the nation`s security. It is a training video to be prepared for the future, bedeviled by «criminal networks,» «substandard infrastructure,» «religious and ethnic tensions,» «impoverishment, slums,» «open landfills, overburdened sewers,» a «growing mass of unemployed,» and an urban landscape in which the prosperous economic elite must be protected from the impoverishment of the have-nots.

What they see in the future is brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers.» So, who are the enemy?

They are people who don`t support the government, people who live in fast-growing urban communities, people who may be less-off economically than the government and corporate elite, people who engage in protests, people who are unemployed and people who engage in crime.

In the eyes fo the U.S military, non-combatant are American citizens a.k.a domestic extremists a.k.a enemy combatants who must be identified, targeted, detained, contained and, if necessary, eliminated.

Martial law and FEMA camps can be just around the corner.

Jade Helm is well know, and some claim they will take over Texas, but training exercise Jade Helm is going to assist Special Operations Soldiers and leadership in refining the skills needed against an ever-changing foreign threat.

The Army says the size and scope of Jade Helm 15, a Special Operations exercise that begins in July, set it apart from other training exercises. Jade Helm runs from July 15 to September 15 2017.

Jade Helm military drills in small towns so that special operations forces can get «realistic military training» in «hostile» territory, and Live active shooter drill training exercises, carried out at schools, in shopping malls, and on public transit, which can and do fool law enforcement officials, students and bystanders into thinking it`s a real crisis.

You are hereby warned.

Billions are spent to fight terrorism and this profit-driven campaign to turn American citizens into enemy combatants is a technology sector that has been colluding with the government to create a Big Brother that is all-knowing, all-seeing and inescapable.

It`s not just the drones fusion centers, license plate readers, stingray devices and the NSA that you have to worry about.

You`re also being tracked by the black boxes in your cars, your cell phone, smart devices in your home, grocery loyalty cards, social media accounts, credit cards, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and e-book reader accounts.

All this is funded by you. All this is funded with taxpayer dollars and carried out in broad daylight without so much as a general outcry from the citizenry. What exactly is the government preparing for?

Author John Whitehead said: Mind you, by «government,» Im not referring to the highly partisan, two-party bureaucracy of the Republicans and Democrats. Im referring to «government» with a capital «G,» the entranced Deep State that is unaffected by elections, unaltered by populist movements, and has set itself beyond the reach of the law.

I`m referring to the corporatized, militarized, entranced bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country and calling the shots in Washington DC, no matter who sits in the White House.

This is the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

The video above doesnt say something about the constitution, about the rights of the citizenry, and about the dangers of using the military to address political and social problems. Were already witnessing a breakdown of society on virtually every front.

Author John Whitehead are making it clear in his book; Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we`re already enemies of the state.

Be warned he said: in the future envisioned by the military, we will not be viewed as Republicans or Democrats. Rather, «we the people» will be enemies of the state.

For years, Mr Whitehead said, the government has been warning against the dangers of domestic terrorism, erecting surveillance systems to monitor its own citizens, creating classification systems to label any viewpoints that challenge the status quo as extremist, and training law enforcement agencies to equate possessing anti-government views as a domestic terrorist.

What the government failed to explain was that the domestic terrorists would be of the government`s own making, whether intentional or not.

«We the people» have become enemy #1, Whitehead said.

Is this what George Orwell warned us about in his book: 1984? Is this what Edward Snowden has warned us about?

In 2008, an Army War College report revealed that «widespread civil violence inside the U.S would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security. The report talked about terrorist attack, unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters.»

In 2009, reports by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) surfaced that labelled right-wing and left-wing activists and military veterans as extremists (a.k.a terrorists) and called on the government to subject such targeted individuals to full-fledged pre-crime surveillance.

Ten years later, after spending billions to fight terrorism, the DHS concluded that the greater threat is not ISIS but domestic right-wing extremism.

 

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