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Chinese hold Protest in Dublin City Centre


Catalpa

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While making my way home after yesterday's 'Love Tara' March I noticed a couple of Chinese hundred people holding a protest beside the Spire. They had some banners in Chinese with them.

Anyone know what this was all about? :shock:
 

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Probably the Falung Drafa(sp?). They protest nearly every saturday. The chinese abuct them and extract thier organs.
 
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I know many practitioners who still reside in China- I know one woman in her 60s who was beaten to a pulp and then forced to pay an administrative fee to cover the cost of her interrogation.
 

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Catalpa said:
Surely the U.N. will do something? :shock:
Not likely. They have had more than enough time to act. What is being done to Falung Gong followers has been standard practive for a very long time to many other groups. I don't think they will qualify for an exception to be made by the UN.

What is worrying is that the Falung Gong movement has so many members world wide, yet the cause of the persecution is rarely mentioned by civil/human rights groups or our liberal media. Certainly there is no (sucessful) concerted campaign to raise awareness of this ongoing oppression. If anything the trend in public opinion has tended to go in the opposite direction lately. Hence Tibet has disappeared from the liberal cause radar in the last few years. I am not sure how to interpret that attitude or the reasons behind it.
 

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There are usually 1 or 2 Falun Gong keeping a protest vigil outside the Chinese embassy on Ailesbury Road. Never asked them though if they remember filling in a census form.
 

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Thac0man said:
What is worrying is that the Falung Gong movement has so many members world wide, yet the cause of the persecution is rarely mentioned by civil/human rights groups or our liberal media. Certainly there is no (sucessful) concerted campaign to raise awareness of this ongoing oppression. If anything the trend in public opinion has tended to go in the opposite direction lately. Hence Tibet has disappeared from the liberal cause radar in the last few years. I am not sure how to interpret that attitude or the reasons behind it.
I don't know much about the Falun Gong but if their persecution is not mentioned then that's hardly surprising. There's millions of people without adequate health care and yet the same media fail in reporting that in any serious manner. We repeatedly hear mis-representations of the war in Iraq, from the lead-up history, to death tolls, the oil privatisation strikes etc etc.

But when you say liberal media (as in the US usage of liberal) you probably mean the majority corporate owned media. I think the liberal tag's a myth tbh.
Most independent research has found that the mainstream media are influenced by wealthy business and conservative interests.
In effect, the corporate 'liberal' media reports on corporations a bit like Pravda did wrt the communist party - i.e. not very truthfully!

Given that, unsurprisingly, China's off the hook. Murdoch and Co. are making a killing there ye see.

watch the short clip
TheMythoftheLiberalMedia
 

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irishpeoplearewhingers said:
I know many practitioners who still reside in China- I know one woman in her 60s who was beaten to a pulp and then forced to pay an administrative fee to cover the cost of her interrogation.

I suggest that it would be more accurate to say that you know a woman who told you that these things had happened to her.
 
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the Irish times online covered the event

the Irish Times online covered the event:

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaki ... ing20.html

For an understanding of why the press do not cover Falun Gong have a read of this recent article:
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/op ... _6092.html

Whats interesting in Ireland if you search the indo for articles on Falun Gong, you will find very few, they even published some and then pulled them from the web on occassion. But if you check the Irish Times they have hundreds.

My guess is this is related to the fact that the Irish Times is owned by a Trust and it is a big business man who owns the Indo, who has business interests all over the place.
 
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Odyessus said:
irishpeoplearewhingers said:
I know many practitioners who still reside in China- I know one woman in her 60s who was beaten to a pulp and then forced to pay an administrative fee to cover the cost of her interrogation.

I suggest that it would be more accurate to say that you know a woman who told you that these things had happened to her.
I also know the chief of police for the city concerned. This is the least of their crimes.
 

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The Chinese are my least favourite Government, challenging North Korea and Iran.
They have persecuted, oppressed and executed countless millions of people since 1949, the most public being Tianamen square.
I dont believe the Olympics should have been given to them either.
 
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Pax said:
Thac0man said:
What is worrying is that the Falung Gong movement has so many members world wide, yet the cause of the persecution is rarely mentioned by civil/human rights groups or our liberal media. Certainly there is no (sucessful) concerted campaign to raise awareness of this ongoing oppression. If anything the trend in public opinion has tended to go in the opposite direction lately. Hence Tibet has disappeared from the liberal cause radar in the last few years. I am not sure how to interpret that attitude or the reasons behind it.
I don't know much about the Falun Gong but if their persecution is not mentioned then that's hardly surprising. There's millions of people without adequate health care and yet the same media fail in reporting that in any serious manner. We repeatedly hear mis-representations of the war in Iraq, from the lead-up history, to death tolls, the oil privatisation strikes etc etc.

But when you say liberal media (as in the US usage of liberal) you probably mean the majority corporate owned media. I think the liberal tag's a myth tbh.
Most independent research has found that the mainstream media are influenced by wealthy business and conservative interests.
In effect, the corporate 'liberal' media reports on corporations a bit like Pravda did wrt the communist party - i.e. not very truthfully!

Given that, unsurprisingly, China's off the hook. Murdoch and Co. are making a killing there ye see.

watch the short clip
TheMythoftheLiberalMedia
Holy shit.....i agree with you.
 

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Discussing this on another forum,googled the event and got this thread,read it and laughed at the rubbish being posted
 

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they are still protesting fairly regularly. i've often seen them outside the embassy and on grafton street now and then.
 

exileinleinster

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they are mental...walking through walls and stuff, makes Scientology look normal. Used by many to stay in host countries,leader made a fortune and lives in the state,mental bunch,charlie manson job
 

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they are mental...walking through walls and stuff, makes Scientology look normal. Used by many to stay in host countries,leader made a fortune and lives in the state,mental bunch,charlie manson job
I know. Fkn nutjobs, in my opinion. That being said, being a moron is no crime.
 

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they are mental...walking through walls and stuff, makes Scientology look normal. Used by many to stay in host countries,leader made a fortune and lives in the state,mental bunch,charlie manson job
+1

At least there is somebody here who uses his/her own brain to think instead of parroting others saliva.
 

sheehan

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I know. Fkn nutjobs, in my opinion. That being said, being a moron is no crime.
You are right, but the full story is that these morons got some journalist fired (by besiging the company, man power) in China years ago because the guy didn't say too many nice words about their idiotic/lunatic behaviour in his news report. From there, they started the whole drama.
 
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