This political cartoon has special resonance for me:
|"Passing the Torch: Tiananmen Square . . . Tehranimen Square"|
It alludes to the "Goddess Democracy" statue that was erected in Tiananmen in 1989:
|"Goddess of Democracy" statue|
Tianmen Square, 1989
I remember at the time being at a meeting in Washington, DC, of business executives doing business with China. A small group of people was talking, and one American woman said, "Yes, but don't you think they went too far with the 'Democracy' statue?"
That was the moment when everything changed for me . . . .
|Statue of Liberty|
(For a full set of images from 01/01/10 in Hong Kong, see: http://picfog.com/search/0101hk)
See Visual Imagery of Hong Kong Protests Jan 1 2010
Other related posts
(See Merry Christmas, Mr. Liu: The Prisoner's Dilemma in China)
(See What is the US Peace and Justice Movement Doing for Dissidents in China?)
(See Remember June 4)
(See Hong Kong Keeping the Memory of June 4 Alive (Who Knew?) )
(See Completed "Wall" sign boards - for Good Friday event on the Working Group on the Middle East (MCS, ELCA) website.)