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Nude People Protest Olympic Torch

The picture above is of nude people protesting the Olympic torch in San Francisco.

I support nude protests and all protests against the Olympic torch and against China holding the Olympics.    

It’s not just about Tibet–It is about the suppression of a billion people.

Here is the Reporters Without Borders story on the torch protests.

Here is the Reporters Without Borders most current report on repression in China.

Here is a BBC report on the torch protests

April 10, 2008 - Posted by | Politics | , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. It’s a little late to be opposing China hosting the Olympics. All it will do is punish our own athletes. Do you really think a boycott will cause China to leave Tibet?

    Comment by jobsanger | April 10, 2008

  2. It is a shame the athletes themselves will get caught up in this.

    Comment by Ben Keeler | April 10, 2008

  3. It’s a shame people don’t know what they are doing. Tibet is a part of China, and it was not an independent country before 1950 either. Who can list one country that acknowledged Tibet as an independent country before 1950? None! So, stop lying, medias! The “free Tibet” issue was created by politicians to begain with and is still under the controll/coordination of those politicians. Olympic game is not the platform for the politicians!

    Comment by Lwt | April 10, 2008

  4. The Tibetan people I think are looking for some amount of autonomy and not outright independence, unless this has changed of late. They were promised some amount of autonomy.
    I have been trying to clear my thoughts on this issue of Tibet and the Olympics for a few days now and most probably will write a post tomorrow.

    Comment by Nita | April 10, 2008

  5. Jobsanger—I don’t know that it will change anything at this point. But that does not mean you can’t lay the groundwork for future change or that you should just let pass the mistake in the first place of giving the games to China. To me the point is much larger than Tibet. It is years of overall political repression of a billion people.

    Jobsanger posted on this subject a few days ago and has a different view than I do. Click his name above to see his fine blog.

    Ben–The Olympics are a big public news event and the athletes are public figures. Anything involving many nations is going to be political.

    Lwt—The issues are much larger than Tibet.

    Nita—I look forward to that post.

    Nita’s blog is first rate. Click her name for a good blog about India.

    Thanks for all these comments.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 10, 2008

  6. The one world event that can bring people together gets used to divide. all these protesters need to go to their homes and take all the shit made in china and give it to a thrift store. than take a look in the mirror and go walk through the streets of their cities and volunteer at shelters and help returning soldiers from the WAR feel at home and maybe help some old people shop or clean their houses and i will list the other million things more important than fucking with the athletes running with the torch. what a joke.

    Comment by bill brady | April 11, 2008


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