Friday, October 19, 2007

Free Burma, Boycott the Olympics

Buddhist monks are amazing people and happily I'm not the only one who thinks so. The Free Burma campaign recently received some more power allies including 20 former world leaders, the United Nations Security Council and Nobel prize-winner Desmond Tutu, who is one among many calling for a ban on the upcoming Olympics if China doesn't step up regarding the Burma situation.

The great thing about this move is that China is freaked out about it, which might actually mean something might happen. There are very few times in history that a lot of people have taken the time to get together about something really worthwhile. And if saving monks isn't worthy, then I don't know what is.

Please take a moment to email the Olympic organizers ( and tell them that the Olympic games should not associate their 'One World, One Dream' policy with China's attempt to block an UN ban rather than stop selling arms shipments to a military regime that only uses the weapons on their own people. Tell China and the Olympics organizers that the slaughter of innocent monks and civilians is not acceptable and join the Olympic boycott because something as simple as an email may be the reason why someone on the other side of the world is able to keep on living.

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1 comment:

cristal said...

that's so terrible...