Join ETAC’s Student Movement – LET’S MOVE ON THIS!
“The final thing that said I had to do something was when I heard of a patient going to China for a heart transplant on a specific date.”
Prof Jacob Lavee, Heart Transplant Surgeon
What is happening?
In short, the Chinese government is murdering innocent prisoners of conscience – primarily Falun Gong practitioners (a meditation practice of the Buddha School Tradition) – in order to transplant their organs into paying international patients and wealthy Chinese.
What can I do?
If you are reading this, it is likely you are so disgusted by what is going on in China that you want to help us end it. There are plenty of ways you can get involved, including simple actions which you can complete from the comfort of your home, and others which are more time-consuming.
- Sign up to Student Updates (on this page)
- Watch the award winning documentary “Hard To Believe”
- Watch the Roundtable Discussions
- Flick through our website and read what catches your eye
- WATCH THE CHINA TRIBUNAL INTERIM JUDGEMENT – The Tribunal recently announced that they unanimously, beyond reasonable doubt, believe forced organ harvesting has happened on a substantial scale to a substantial number of victims. Their final judgement is due June 2019.
Spread the word
Use your social media brilliance to share this issue far and wide.. (sharing Hard To Believe film and this page is a good start!)
Stay in touch
If you want to do more, but are a bit too busy at the moment, then you may want to just stay in touch with us. You can do this very simply by just joining our mailing list here. We will ask you a few questions about the sort of information you want to receive, and will not spam your inbox.
Find your local group
Depending on where you are based, there may be a national, or even regional, group involved in various activities to spread awareness of transplant abuse in China. These may be university groups, or community groups. If you drop us a message and let us know where you live, we will be happy to let you know of any nearby groups. If there is not one, and you are up for the challenge, we would be happy to help you set one up!
Attend or host film screenings
￼A few short films and documentaries have been produced to better explain the atrocities, and we host screenings around the world to spread awareness. These are a great way to find out more, and there is always a Q&A session at the end. It is also an opportunity to meet other people in your university and local area who are interested, and potentially discuss ways you can further spread the word. A list of upcoming screenings can be found here, or you can follow us on Twitter @OrganCoalition
We want to host more screenings going forward, and are always looking for students who are interested in organising these sessions at their universities. If this is something you might be interested in, please do get in touch to find out more.
Our student movement is still new, and it takes time to build things up. Though, in time, we will start more campaigning for things to be done about the abuses in China. This will range from signing petitions, to attending rallies. If you might be interested in helping out in this way, please do get in touch!
“For me it was realizing the depth of integrity and investigation that David Matas and David Kilgour had devoted to this atrocity.”
Understandably, you are likely to have questions. What is happening sounds so awful that it is fair to question how truthful our account is. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything you are having a hard time believing, though, to save you time, we have compiled our own list of common questions.
Why have I not heard about this before now?
China has long denied these claims, instead offering very feeble – and very false – alternative explanations. The mainstream media has not probed further due to vested interests; Chinese investment is heavily relied upon by a number of countries, so
Why are there no official statistics to support these claims?
Unsurprisingly, the Chinese government continues to deny that they are killing prisoners of conscience for their organs. Therefore, they do not release statistics that would illustrate this. Most transplant statistics from China are unreliable, and may have been fabricated in order to cover up the truth.
Why is the international community not doing anything?
The answer here is similar to why you have not heard about these atrocities before. Both politicians and the media are reluctant to act in a way that might provoke the Communist Party of China, as Chinese investment is so beneficial to countless economies. It is a case of economic expedience trumping moral imperatives.
Does this qualify as “genocide”?
Genocide scholars have called it “cold genocide”. It is committed subtly, insidiously, and inconspicuously, as opposed to more flagrant genocides such as the Holocaust, and more recent genocides in Rwanda and Darfur. Therefore, many people do not know about this “hidden” genocide. Read – https://endtransplantabuse.org/cold-genocide-falun-gong-in-china-journal-article/
Can students really make a difference?
YES! Student movements have a strong track record of contributing to the movement to bring an end to human rights abuses around the world. It is very easy to think you cannot make a difference, but if enough people decide to do something then progress really can be made. The first step is bringing us all together – so join us and together we’ll make change happen.
Sign Up to Student Updates below
.. also share any ideas you have for moving things forward!
- students to join our social media team
- students with video editing experience
… express interest here
(Note: at ETAC we all work probono. If you contribute to a project we are able to provide you with a letter of endorsement for your CV.)