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Victims of Communism - Vietnam
8/9/2016 Reminder of communist tyranny from a good man
The first comments former South Vietnam army colonel Vo Dai Ton uttered at a meeting in Perth was to praise National Civic Council founder, Bob Santamaria.
Seeing Santamaria’s photo on the wall of the National Civic Council offices in Belmont, Western Australia, the retired Colonel, who now lives in Sydney, said: “His name is still in my heart and he wrote about me crossing the ocean.”
Vo’s story is remarkable and his talk in Perth was timely, coming a day after the furore over the Communist Government of Vietnam’s rejection of the full-scale 50th anniversary ceremony, on August 18, of the Long Tan battle.....
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17/3/2015 Protesting Against the Visit of Communist Vietnam's PM to Sydney
Today I took part in a protest rally outside NSW Parliament House,
Sydney against the visit of Communist Vietnamese Prime Minister.
Hundreds of people from the local Vietnamese community were involved
in the protest, carrying South Vietnamese and Australian flags,
holding up placards and shouting slogans. David Clarke, Liberal
MLC, sent a representative to accept a letter of protest by the
community to be presented to the NSW Government about the visit of the
Communist Vietnamese PM. The demonstration went from 9 am to 11.30am
with many speakers, who detailed the brutal and corrupt and criminal
nature of the one-parrty dictatorship that has ruled Vietnam since
the end of the war. I was unexpectedly invited to speak also and said
I supported the struggle of the people of Vietnam for freedom from
Communism as I do the struggle of the people of China for freedom, and
mentioned that 500 Australian and 40,000 American soldiers had died in
the effort to protect South Vietnam from a communist takeover.
11/5/2011 Vietnam! Vietnam! - a film by John Ford
THIS IS A FILM ABOUT VIETNAM BY REPORTER JOHN FORD FROM 1968 UNTIL 1972 IT WAS CENSORED AND FORBIDDEN TO BE RELEASED BY THE US GOVERNMENT FOR 38 YEARS. NOW IT IS DECLASSIFIED AND RELEASED FOR PUBLIC VIEWING. IT IS UP ON YOUTUBE IN 8 PARTS
On Friday [8/4/2011)two Vietnamese men go on trial in Hanoi because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) objected to short wave radio broadcasts they were beaming into China. The men, both of whom practice Falun Gong, used their broadcasts to inform the Chinese people of the twelve-year-long persecution of the spiritual practice.The Epoch Times obtained a copy of the indictment against them. It makes clear that the Vietnamese government arrested the men in response to pressure from Beijing, applied through a March 5, 2010, diplomatic memo sent by the Chinese Embassy to the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security. The memo stated that the Police Department in China discovered radio signals coming from the Vietnamese territory containing the same content about Falun Gong as heard on the ‘Sound of Hope’ radio station,” the indictment read. “It was recommended that all illegal activities of Falun Gong individuals in the Vietnam territory must be charged and stopped.”
1/3/2011 Calls for political reform have not been confined to the Arab world.
Bloggers, dissenters and activists have been arrested and tortured in
Communist Vietnam recently.
Al Jazeera has obtained rare footage of a demonstration in Vietnam - a
country where political dissent is swiftly put down by the government.
Watch Al Jazeera's Steve Chao's exclusive report.