Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Speak out, boycot the Olympics!

China has been grossly violating human rights over the past years. Recently, the human rights situation in Tibet has worsened even further: we all have seen the images from Tibet a few weeks ago.

Up to now, not a single nation has stepped forward and seriously condemned the way Chinese troops squelched the uprising in Tibet. Not *one* country was courageous enough to tell China to back off. Not the USA (always willing to step forward, as long as it's about oil), not the EU (sorry, we couldn't reach consensus) and not the UN. Sure, there were some protests, but all of these were feeble, at best.

I call for a boycot of the the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Check the following links for more information about this subject.
  • http://boycott2008games.blogspot.com/
  • http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=174
  • http://www.olympicwatch.org/