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Olympics Boycott

This blog was on symbolic hiatus on Friday, 8 August 2008, the date of the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics, to protest the betrayal, by the morally defective International Olympic Committe and its myopic apologists, of the core principles of freedom of thought — including speech, press and religion — enjoyed and held dear by all the free peoples of the world.

For extended coverage, see Reporters Without Borders.

Some informative links:

Two Women Sentenced to “Re-education” in China

U.S. Activists Detained After Lighting Up “Free Tibet” Banner Near Olympics Site

China Jams Foreign Radio Coverage of the Olympics

Olympic Sponsors Ignore Human Rights Abuses

China Rejects All Protest Permit Requests

The lastest from Index on Censorship here.

View a virtual protest on the Internet.

A chronology of China’s crackdown on Olympics-related dissent from Index on Censorship.

Recent items regarding China’s despicable record concerning the Olympics:

China Revokes Darfur Activist’s Visa to Olympics

Worldwide protests on eve of China Olympics

Beijing Taxis Are Rigged for Eavesdropping

Previous Posts by Me:

China’s Bloodstained Olympic Torch

“China is Still a Dictatorship” Fact of the Day (Forced Evictions)

“China is Still a Dictatorship” Fact of the Day (Limits on Bibles)

Beijing Olympics: Epilogue

2 Responses to “Olympics Boycott”

  1. Hil. I don’t support a boycott and I want the Beijing Olympics to be a success.

    But the Games are a chance, while the world is watching, to press China for change.

    Without change China will carry on executing more of its citizens than any other country in the world, it will continue censoring the media and the Internet and it will continue locking up and torturing those who try to stand up for their rights and the rights of others.

    It isn’t political. To stand up for human rights is to stand up for the values enshrined in the Olympic Charter.


  2. China is not perfect by any means, but it's more free than it has been in any time in its history.

    And it many respects – it is more free than the United States. As long as you don't challenge the government, they pretty much let you do whatever the hell you want.

    It's really no different than Korea was in 1988 when they hosted the games. Certainly more free than Mexico was in 1968.

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