United States: Santa Rosa Junior College in California Passes Resolution to Condemn the Chinese Communist Government's Persecution and Acts of Atrocity against Falun Gong Practitioners

Recently, the Inter-Club Council (ICC) from Santa Rosa Junior College in California passed a resolution to express condemnation of the Chinese Communist Government's persecution and acts of atrocity against Falun Gong practitioners. Below is the resolution.

ICC, Santa Rosa Junior College

Resolution

Expressing Condemnation of the Chinese Communist Government's Persecution and Acts of Atrocity against Falun Gong Practitioners

Proposed by: Santa Rosa Junior College Falun Gong Club.

Whereas, at numerous colleges and universities in California and across the United States, the student body includes Falun Gong practitioners, and student organizations include Falun Gong Associations;

Whereas, Falun Gong is a peaceful self-cultivation practice deeply rooted in traditional Chinese culture, with tens of millions of practitioners in over 60 countries; and

Whereas, Falun Gong practitioners aspire to have inner peace and physical health through qigong exercises, meditation, and adherence to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance; and,

Whereas, Falun Gong is non-religious, completely voluntary, and free of charge; and,

Whereas, the Constitution of the People's Republic of China provides to the citizens of that country freedom of speech, assembly, association, and belief; and,

Whereas, on July 20, 1999, former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin, in spite of much opposition from within the Chinese government, officially banned the practice of Falun Gong and initiated a brutal campaign of brainwashing, torture and murder, which continues today; and,

Whereas, former Communist Party leader, Jiang Zemin threatened the entire country of China with a genocide of conscience, exercised power over all parts of society to force the persecution on the government and the people and tried to exercise the genocide of conscience overseas; and,

Whereas, demonstrations by Falun Gong practitioners in the People's Republic of China and the United States have always been peaceful, meditative sessions; and,

Whereas, the 2003 US Department of State Annual Human Rights Report (documented) that, (Chinese) police often use excessive force when detaining peaceful Falun Gong protesters, including some who were elderly or who were accompanied by harassment, fines, job discrimination, imprisonment, torture, and sometimes death; and

Therefore be it resolved, that we condemn the persecution and human rights violations of Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China and abroad;

Therefore be it further resolved that we condemn the persecution and human rights violations of Christians, Catholics, Protestants, and other religious/spiritual practices by the Chinese Communist Government in mainland China and abroad;

Therefore be it further resolved that the distribution of this resolution include, but not be limited, to:


President George W. Bush

Secretary of State Colin Powell

Assistant Secretary of State in charge of East Asian affairs James Kelly

Senator Diane Feinstein

Senator Barbara Boxer

Congressperson Lynn Woolsey

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Speaker Nunez, California State Assembly

Senator Wes Chesbro

Senator John Burton

Assembly Member Joe Nation

The California State Student Association

The University of California Students' Association

United Nations Human Rights Commission

Assembly member Carol Liu, co-chair Asian Pacific Islander Caucus

Senator Kevin Murray, chair Legislative Black Caucus

Assembly Member Marco Firebaugh, chair Latino Caucus

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

The Rohnert Park City Council

The City Council of Cotati

The CSU Board of Trustees

Dr. Charles B. Reed CSU Chancellor

CSU Statewide Academic Senate

California Faculty Association

Dr. Ruben Arminana Sonoma State University President

Sonoma State University Academic Senate

Human Rights Watch

Amnesty International

National organization for Women

Dr. Charles Lee

The Nanjing Forced Labor Camp


End Note: See Attached -- Falun Gong Report (latest edition)

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