Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The last prisoner of Tiananmen Square?

“This is for the lost souls of June 4th.” - Liu Xiaobo
The Goddess of Democracy

The Tiananmen Mothers have released a document denouncing three decades of "white terror" against those trying to speak out about the June 4, 1989 massacre in Beijing at the same time that reports have appeared that the last prisoner of Tiananmen Square is to be released on October 15, 2016. Meanwhile there is a campaign underway to seek the truth about what happened to the two Tank Men on June 5, 1989, whose identities and whereabouts remain unknown, that is still gathering signatures.

On Friday, June 3, 2016 in Washington DC Initiatives for China and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, will host a series of events open to the public in commemoration of the 27th Anniversary of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. I will be taking part and encourage others to do so in whatever capacity they can.

Exploring the Contested History of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
Live and via WebEx
Open to the public (registration required)
Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Session 1: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Session 2: 1:00PM-3:00PM
Candle Vigil: 7:30PM
Conference Location:
Pew Charitable Trusts Research Facility
901 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Candle Vigil Location:
Victims of Communism Memorial
(Intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, NW)
To attend the conference in person, Register Here.
To attend the conference via WebEx, Register Here. After your request has been approved, you will receive instructions for joining the meeting. Can’t register? Contact support.
To attend the candlelight vigil, Register Here.
The Tank Men on June 5, 1989

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