Fresh from a successful Asia tour, the orchestra gave memorable performances in Toronto, Boston, and New York, moving North American audiences with its unique blend of Chinese and Western classical music. Several audience members shared their impressions, describing how the music brought them peace and joy. "Organic food for the brain," said one person, while another shared that he felt a tranquility and serenity that he hadn't felt for many years.
Former French Minister Françoise Hostalier attended a rally and march in Paris on September 30 to raise awareness of the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China. As president of the human rights organization Association Action droits de l’Homme, she reiterated the benefits brought by Falun Gong to society and practitioners and urged a stop to the brutal suppression.
Falun Dafa practitioners marched in Yokohama to raise awareness of the persecution in China. Local residents were outraged by the atrocities in China, especially the Chinese regime's state-sanctioned organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience. Many showed their support for Falun Dafa by signing a petition calling for the prosecution of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin for launching the now 18-year persecution.
What is normally a life-saving medical treatment has been used by the Chinese Communist Party to persecute Falun Gong practitioners who go on hunger strikes in detention centers, labor camps, and prisons.
In the Black Forest region of Germany, practitioners talked to people about Falun Dafa and why it is being persecuted in China. Many signed a petition to stop the state-sanctioned killing of practitioners in China for their organs.
Practitioners taught the exercises and gave a workshop to introduce the spiritual practice to expo visitors.
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Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all