关于启动【天安门档案】的通告

 

公民力量新闻组

2019年6月6日

 

1989年中国各界、体制内外人士数百万人走向街头,占据天安门广场,纪念胡耀邦,反官倒,要求政治改革和民主自由, 但以邓小平为头子的中共死硬派下令镇压,调动20多万军队,在6月3日晚和4日凌晨实施清场行动,杀害了成百上千的手无寸铁的无辜市民和学生, 改变了中共与人民的本质关系,也改变了中国发展的历史轨迹。

 

迄今为止,64伤亡人数和相关文件仍然被中共作为核心机密封存,中共通过防火墙和其他信息控制手段全面封杀64屠城信息,让人民集体失忆来维护其一党专政。解开「六四」的死结是中国社会民主转型,走向政治文明的关键,然而六四问题的解决取决于两个前提:公民对六四屠杀真相的自由获得以及公民对六四评价的自由表达。在政治高压下的专制中国,这两个自由长期被死死钳制。中国的整体政治变革不能指望当政集团的主动意愿,六四问题的解决亦然。

 

三十年来,89民运的参与者、当年的记者、六四屠杀的目击者、当时的党内高官甚至戒严部队的官兵都从不同的角度通过不同的途径向世人提供了他们所知的真相,我们认为对这些图片、录像、文字资料进行系统整理进而挖掘更多的真相资料对于未来解决六四问题和实现相关联的转型正义十分关键,并可以确保这一悲剧性的历史事件,不会因中共当局的长期打压下被遗忘甚至湮灭,使这一对世界历史进程产生重大影响的事件以及中国人为此所作出的贡献和牺牲为世界永远记住。

 

有鉴于此,公民力量启动天安门档案项目,在长期研究1989民运历史的专家以及当时记者和其他参与者的帮助下正式按专业档案标准开发了这一档案平台,收集、整理展示各方资讯、资料、口述历史等,尽可能收集到亲历者的影像,声音、视频资料。我们还拟将整理完毕的档案提交联合国教科文组织作为世界文献遗产纳入世界记忆名录,妥善保存和传播真相、并服务于未来转型正义和法律程序。

 

经过【天安门档案】团队近两年的努力,在许多志愿者的支持下,我们已经搭建好了一个天安门档案的征集和展示平台http://www.tiananmenarchives.org现正式向公众开放。【天安门档案】平台的完成不是我们工作的完结,我们更愿意把它作为我们工作的起点!以后的工作中,我们需要您更多的支持和关注!

 

如果您拥有【六四事件】的资料、相关线索或个人经历,请告诉我们!

如果您愿意成为我们的一员,请加入我们,成为我们的志愿者!

如果您愿意贡献自己的一份力,请捐款支持我们!

详情访问: http://www.tiananmenarchives.org

 

 

 

Tiananmen Archives Project Launched on the 30th Anniversary of the1989 Democracy Movement / Tiananmen Massacre

 

Citizen Power Initiatives for China (CPIFC)

June 5, 2019
 

 

We, CPIFC, are glad to announce that our Tiananmen Archives was launched on June 4, the 30thanniversary of the 1989 Democracy Movement/Tiananmen Massacre. Its Website address is http://www.tiananmenarchives.org

 

It's been 30 years since the 1989 Democracy Movement and the Tiananmen Massacre took place, but so far, there has not been an archive that comprehensively and systematically collects and sorts out the relevant documents, materials and testimony evidence that meet the professional criteria for archive establishment and management. A number of victims and witnesses have passed away; many perpetrators have died, or their bad reputation has been rebuilt; and a lot of valuable documentary items have been lost. Therefore, CPIFC's Archive Project of 1989 Democracy Movement and the Tiananmen Massacre aims to fill this gap, and professionally collect and archive historical documentary items. The primary purposes of this project include:
 

  1. Create an online archive platform for the 1989 Democracy Movement and the June 4th Tiananmen Massacre;
  2. Collect and archive important historical documents and records about the 1989 Democracy Movement and the June 4th Tiananmen Massacre, and seek the truth of the June 4th Massacre, including accurate information on the victims and perpetrators;
  3. Nominate the documentary heritage to be inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World (MoW), including the audiovisual documents and records of the Tank Man;
  4. Prepare evidence that meets legal requirements for the solution of the June 4th Massacre and the transitional justice.
     

We believe that the collection and preservation of this heritage has huge historic, cultural, social significance and crucial political value for past, present and future generations. This project will also be critical to the process of transitional justice and national reconciliation, prerequisites for China's democratic transition. We also believe that China cannot move forward without rectifying the wrongdoing of the Tiananmen Massacre, re-evaluating the 1989 Democracy Movement and holding those responsible accountable.
 

In addition, we believe this project has a good chance of success. The most comparable cases are the inscription of the Gwangju Uprising on UNESCO's MoW and the inscription of the South American military governments' serious violations of human rights archives on UNESCO's MoW. Once the inscription is successful, it will be the best commemoration for the 1989 Democracy Movement and the Tiananmen Massacre.
 

Our project team is composed of scholars and experts, archive professionals, human rights activists, IT experts and volunteers who study the 1989 Democracy Movement and June 4th Tiananmen Massacre at home and abroad. The archive platform is scheduled to be accessible online on the eve of the 30th anniversary.
 

CPIFC welcomes more volunteers to participate in this project and financial support.

 

 

 

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