Monday, April 7, 2008

Olympics and Tibet

The Capital Times
An editorial — 4/07/2008 7:15 am

The Olympics are appropriately referred to as "games."

What is happening in Tibet is no game.

The Chinese government, which is preparing to host the Olympics this summer in Beijing, is brutally attacking the people of Tibet in order to put down a legitimate struggle for basic human rights.

The pressure that the world can place on China to stop the killing and what can only be described as cultural genocide begins with a message that the games of the Olympics are not as important as the real-life struggles of the Tibetan people.

That message is beginning to be sent.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the most powerful world leader to refuse to attend the Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing. Full Article Link

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