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Petitioning Sydney City Council Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and 8 others

Embrace Australian Values - Stop Maoist Concert in Sydney

To the Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and fellow Sydney City Councillors

We are Australian Citizens deeply concerned about a concert in tribute to Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung), to be held at the Sydney Town Hall on 6 September 2016, with another in Melbourne 3 days later.

Mao was the head of the Chinese Communist Party. His regime and legacy is controversial among the Chinese people. This sentiment is also reflected in the Australian-Chinese community. More and more people see him as one of the most cold blooded dictators in human history, surpassing the cruelty of Hitler in Germany, Stalin in Russia and Pol Pot in Cambodia. In actual fact, large amounts of historical evidence show that Mao was personally responsible for massive tortures and persecutions resulting in the unnatural deaths of over 70 million Chinese people. He destroyed Chinese people's traditional culture; he persecuted all religious believers; he torn down temples and monasteries; he banned all forms of democracy and social freedom.

Maoism has also been the base of many violent revolutionary movements around the world. The core tenets of Maoism are: political power grows out of the gun barrel (anti-democracy); rebellion is justified (disrespect for law and order); eliminate private ownership; annihilate bourgeoisie and instigate violence and hate against Western society. The worship of Maoism through this concert is not only dividing Australian communities but also creating a dangerous breeding ground for terrorism and violence.

Mao and his crimes against humanity contravenes everything that Australian Values stand for.

Australia is NOT the place for publicising or glorifying Mao. As tax-payers of this great country, we cannot tolerate tributes to a violent dictator at a Council venue - the Sydney Town Hall. Sydney City Council should not be associated with a tyrant who most people consider as the biggest mass murderer in history.

Despite Australia being a multicultural country with respect for freedom of speech, this freedom must be exercised under our Australian Values.

We call upon the Sydney City Council to:

1. Immediately terminate the agreement for the concert to be held at Sydney Town Hall on 6 September 2016.

2. Ensure no concerts glorifying Mao are held at any Council venues within the Sydney City Council

------------------ Chinese version below --------------------

至悉尼市市长、及各位市议员们:
 
我们对即将于9月6日在悉尼市政厅上演的“纪念毛泽东逝世四十周年”文艺晚会深表担忧。

毛泽东是前中国共产党主席。他的历史功过在中国社会有很大争议,这种争议在澳洲的华人社区也同样存在。有人认为他是堪比德国的希特勒,俄罗斯的斯大林和柬埔寨的波尔布特,朝鲜的金家皇朝。大量的事实证明,在毛泽东的统治时期,残酷镇压和迫害异见和宗教人士,造成了超过7000万中国人死于非​自然原因。 

毛泽东的思想核心与澳洲的法律来比较:
- 枪杆子里面出政权=暴力;
- 星星之火 可以燎原=宣扬恐怖主义ISIS;
- 阶级斗争=制造民众之间的仇杀;
- 消灭私有制=剥夺私有财产 ......。

这些论调完全与澳洲社会尊奉的民主自由的普世价值观背道而驰的!

澳大利亚绝不能成为杀人魔头毛泽东歌功颂德的地方。作为一个澳大利亚公民, 我们有责任和义务向澳洲社会揭示 毛泽东对人类犯下的罪行,我们绝不能容忍此类纪念活动颠污我们为之骄傲的城市 — 悉尼! 

我们拥护澳大利亚多元文化,尊重言论自由,但这种自由必须符合澳大利亚价值观。

我们不希望看到,澳洲政府,悉尼市政厅因为这个演出和毛,这个杀人不眨眼侩子手扯上仼何关系。

我们呼吁悉尼市政府:
1. 立刻终止9月6日的演出机构在悉尼市政厅的租赁合同
2. 确保市政厅不再有此类歌颂毛的文娱活动上演。
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This petition was delivered to:
  • Sydney City Council
    Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore
  • Sydney City Council
    Deputy Lord Mayor Irene Doutney
  • Sydney City Council
    Councillor Christine Forster
  • Sydney City Council
    Councillor Jenny Green
  • Sydney City Council
    Councillor Robert Kok
  • Sydney City Council
    Councillor Edward Mandla
  • Sydney City Council
    Councillor John Mant
  • Sydney City Council
    Councillor Linda Scott
  • Sydney City Council
    Councillor Angela Vithoulkas


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