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China's largest ecovillage , the Second Home of Lifechanyuan


A Battle between Civilization and Barbarism -the game is getting big
(Translated by Conglong and Edited by Kaer) Nov 28, 2013

On April 25,2013, the road leading to the 3rd branch of the Second Home was dug up and damaged, the power and communications cables were cut, and the gate wall was pulled down. ort! brothers and sisters "ept on li#ing under such conditions for more than si$ months. On %o#ember 5th, finding that we were not going to compromise, about fort! people including man! go#ernment representati#es and some so&called #illagers came to besiege all of our brothers and sisters until we were forced to lea#e. 'uring that period, no #ideo or #oice recording was allowed and all the data in the storage cards of our cameras was deleted b! force. (he gate was also disassembled and ta"en awa!.

As some brothers and sisters were lea#ing on the last da!, the! were stopped b! some people who as"ed them to sign a termination agreement which had been drafted b! those people. )t stated that, *(he Second Home is willing to cancel the lease contract without getting an! compensation+. ,ecause we e$pressed that we

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'uring these si$ months, the! also instigated the landlords of the 1st branch to cancel our lease contract. A few da!s ago, the last landlord came and as"ed for the termination of the contract. She mentioned that she was under high pressure.

(oda!, the! started ta"ing action against the fourth branch. Se#en people came to inform us that the lease contract was in#alid and the landlord said that it was out of his control.

Are we wrong- %o.

/hat we sa! and do are all within the scope of the 0hinese constitution and laws and we ne#er #iolate 0hinese laws or commit crimes. /e ne#er harm nature or other people. /e ne#er oppose the 0hinese go#ernment. /e are neither a religious nor a political organi1ation. )nstead, we are a group people willing to li#e a communal lifest!le.

Strictl! spea"ing, we are an eco#illage which pursues the harmonious coe$istence among people, societ!, and nature. /e pursue a noble, ci#ili1ed, and dignified life, but now this pursuit has encountered enormous obstacles. Some people intend to disband all three branches in 2unnan 3ro#ince and force all communit! members bac" home within the ne$t three to four months.

(his game is getting big.

/e were not willing to nor did not dare to pla! such a big game, but now it is not

China's largest ecovillage , the Second Home of Lifechanyuan

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So, let us pla! this life&and&death game between ci#ili1ation and barbarism.

/e will use our 5) 6 to maintain the dignit! of the constitution and the laws. /e will use our 5) 6 to maintain our dignit!. /e do not belie#e that !ou can co#er the s"! with one hand. /e want to fulfill the contract. /e want to go bac" our 3rd branch.

Relevant Reading: A petition to Chinese President Xi Jinping: Save China's Largest ecovillage! The Second Home of Lifechanyuan in China Seeks Urgent International Help Our Sister was Hurt and Children were Frightened ! a "roup o# $n%nown people &his 'orning!()th ranch* +ho will Help us ,rive awa! the -nvasion o# Power and .ar aris/ &he ,is and/ent 'easure to the .rothers and Sisters in the Second Ho/e is -llegal &he Content o# 0onviolence and 0oncooperation o# the Second Ho/e o# Li#echan!uan &he 0ew Li#e 'ode o# Hu/an .eing Has Co/e into .eing Call #or All 1covillages Around the +orld $nite as One .ig international Fa/il!


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