No More Chinese Communist Party

April 30, 2008

The Global Human Rights Torch Relay travels around the world to speak up about the situation with China

Filed under: Uncategorized — carryanne @ 3:20 am
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I do not yet know a lot about this movement, but I am a fan of peaceful solutions and this seems to fit the bill.  If you go to the site, you can click ‘Relay Route’ and see when it comes near you.  Please let me know the atmosphere if you happen to attend.  I am really wishing for some resolutions about China and what will happen next.  

I know that the CCP has cracked down even harder on dissidents leading up to the Olympics in order to have the appearance of social harmony as they call it.  So I definitely think that the Olympics is being used by the Chinese government as a propaganda tool.  It is a real pity for the Chinese nations that their own government is ruining something they have been looking forward to like this.

“The Human Rights Torch Relay (HRTR) is a global grassroots campaign to raise awareness prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics of the Chinese communist regime’s human rights crimes, providing a platform for all persecuted groups to speak. The HRTR strongly condemns the arrest of 1878 Falun Gong followers since January 1st 2008; Chinese regime’s ruthless crackdown in Tibet; support of corrupt regimes in Burma and Darfur; and persecution of Christians, lawyers, reporters and all who have effectively become “prisoners of the Olympics” as a consequence of China’s pre-Olympics whitewash. 

The Tibetan, Burmese, and Vietnamese communities, the Darfur Support Network (Sudan), Chinese democracy groups, student groups, former Olympians, and representatives from sports and politics are among the relay participants. The HRTR was initiated by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG).”

The Capital Times

San Francisco Chronicle

I have heard “Olympic Spirit” recently in debates about the torches and China and human rights.  What does it mean?  Maybe setting aside differences and being friendly among nations for a good-time event.  


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