Students have the power to change the unchangeable ..
Join ETAC’s Student Movement – LET’S MOVE ON THIS!
Currently Seeking: students to join our social media team and students with video editing experience
(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.)
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.
Use your social media brilliance to share this issue far and wide.. (sharing Hard To Believe film and this page is a good start!)
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.
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!
￼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. You are welcome to contact us with any questions you may have and we’ll direct you to relevant material on our site.
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 that self reported by China are unreliable, and may have been fabricated in order to cover up the truth. A report on China’s fabricated voluntary donation data was submitted to the China Tribunal.
Investigators have scoured Chinese websites and compiled enormous amounts of data – bed utilisation rates, hospital revenue, surgical teams.. the list goes on. This important data forms the basis of the UPDATE report which concludes that 60,000 to 100,000 transplants are taking place each year in China in comparison to the 10,000 that the Chinese officials claim. CHECK IT OUT
The answer here is similar to why you have not heard about these atrocities before. Most politicians and media who have opportunities in China 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.
However since the China Tribunal judgment over 240 articles have been published within 4 months, and the issue has been raised in parliaments around the world. Watch this space!
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/
The China Tribunal found that forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China amounts to Crimes Against Humanity. Two parts of genocide were also confirmed however the third component of the ‘special intent’ for genocide was unclear in the evidence the Tribunal had reviewed. The Tribunal stated that “there can be no doubt that there is a duty on those who have the power to institute investigations for, and proceedings at, international courts or at the UN to test whether Genocide has been committed”.
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.
A MESSAGE FROM ETAC’S STUDENT AMBASSADOR
My name is Albert and I am a practitioner of Falun Gong. I grew up in Sydney and am currently a student of finance and engineering.
Growing up most of my family in Australia and China practiced Falun Gong. This changed in 1999 when the Communist regime in China started persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Whilst my family in Australia continued practicing their faith, many of my family members in China stopped practising Falun Gong out of fear for being persecuted by the Chinese regime.
The communist regime has since been capturing Falun Gong practitioners and selling their organs for profit which kills the practitioners in the process. It is hard to think of a greater evil than to persecute a group based on their faith and to harvest their organs for profit. But such crimes against humanity still persist in this day and age. But such evils are hidden from the daylight – much like how the concentration camps of Nazi Germany didn’t receive much attention until after the war.
Change does not come naturally. Change is a result of a collective group taking a purposeful stand. Change comes when individuals feel compelled to speak up against what is wrong.
The leaders of the world have turned their head out of fear of upsetting the communist regime. What they fail to realise is that by taking a passive position on such issues, they have given China the green light to use their power and influence to do as they please with no real consequences.
As China attempts to establish itself in the minds of the global citizens as a respectable leader on the world stage, it is imperative that we as the future leaders of the world make a loud statement.
We value freedom of speech.
We value freedom of thought.
We value freedom of assembly
But most of all we value the sanctity of human life.
We, the next generation who will inherit the world, must compel the government of China to live up to these fundamental, lofty and humane standards.
We, the students must act together and act NOW!