Greg Autry

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It’s Time, indeed

Zhu Yufu was sentenced to seven years in a Chinese Prison for writing this Poem entitled “It’s Time.”

ZYFLet us read this, the day after the Tiananmen anniversary and remember who we are dealing with when we see Xi and Obama hug each other and talk about “progress” this week at Sunnylands. There is nothing to celebrate in this “summit,” where the leader of the free world will host the head of a criminal gang that attacks American businesses, steals at least million jobs every year, brutalizes its own people and is preparing for war against America and nearly every nation in Asia. This is a humiliation for the American people.

 

It’s time, people of China! It’s time.
The Square belongs to everyone.
With your own two feet
It’s time to head to the Square and make your choice.

It’s time, people of China! It’s time.
A song belongs to everyone.
From your own throat
It’s time to voice the song in your heart.

It’s time, people of China! It’s time.
China belongs to everyone.
Of your own will
It’s time to choose what China shall be.

translated by A. E. Clark

 

是时候了

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

是时候了,中国人!是时候了
歌曲是大家的
喉是自己的
是时候用喉唱出心底的歌曲

是时候了,中国人!是时候了
中国是大家的
选择是自己的
是时候用自己选择未来的中国

-朱虞夫

 

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Greg Autry serves as Senior Economist with the American Jobs Alliance, Economist with theCoalition for a Prosperous America and is co-author (with Peter Navarro) of Death by China: Confronting the Dragon – a Global Call to Action. He blogs regularly at: http://www.gregautry.us/blog  and on the Huffington Post.

Visual Artists Guild Tiananmen Commemoration Event

Tonight my son and I attended the Visual Artists Guild Annual Tiananmen Square Commemoration and Award Dinner.

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Those advocates of democracy and human rights that were honored tonight (in absentia) included:

Wu Lihong , environmental activists who served three years for speaking out against the pollution of Lake Tai.

Dhondup Wangchen, serving six year in prison for making a documentary film that discusses Tibetan attitudes to China’s 2008 Olympic spectacle.  His wife explained that he has contracted hepatitis in prison and she has been told that he is losing his vision. She begged the U.S. government to stand up and demand his release so he can rejoin his family. Below you see her crying next to his photo after accepting the award on his behalf. It was heart breaking. Please sign the petition to free him.

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The good folks at Amnesty International are supporting the Wangchen family in the U.S. James Zimmerman, from that group, offered a summary of their annual China report; which invariably includes the statement that China continues, year after year, to execute more people than the entire rest of the world combined.

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Zhu Yufu, doing an additional seven years in prison for “inciting subversion” by writing a poem entitled “It’s Time.” How ironically appropriate.

Hat’s off to event organizer Ann Lau, one of the most energetic and dedicated fighter for freedom that I have ever met.

Next month will see President Obama greeting Xi Jinping, the dictator behind this system at Annenberg estate near Palm Springs, California. We can expect him to make some extremely vague comment about human rights in a way that doesn’t “offend” his fascist guest and then he will move on to encouraging closer economic ties to China’s despotic regime. If you can, please come to Palm Springs June 7 & 8 to protest this meeting between the President of the United States and a common thug.

 

 

Greg Autry serves as Senior Economist with the American Jobs Alliance, Economist with theCoalition for a Prosperous America and is co-author (with Peter Navarro) of Death by China: Confronting the Dragon – a Global Call to Action. He blogs regularly at: http://www.gregautry.us/blog  and on the Huffington Post.