Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

The Chinese Communists have finally figured out how to have a photo op with the Olympic torch without all those pesky protestors. Go climb a mountain. Live television footage showed a Chinese mountaineering team holding up a specially designed torch — separate from the main Olympic flame — along with Chinese and Olympic flags on […]

Former President Jimmy Carter explains why he would not support a boycott of the Beijing Olympics: As president, Carter led the boycott of the Moscow Olympics in protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. “That was a totally different experience in 1980, when the Soviet Union had brutally invaded and killed thousands and thousands of […]

If the Olympics organizers and the police are going to play “hide and seek” with the Olympic Torch, what’s the point of continuing with the relay? After its parade was rerouted and shortened to prevent disruptions by massive crowds of anti-China protesters, the planned closing ceremony at the waterfront was canceled and moved to San […]

Whether or not the United States boycotts the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony to protest China’s treatment of Tibet, we sure as heck should have boycotted the stupid torch relay. Hundreds of security officers deployed across San Francisco for the flame’s only U.S. stop. Activists fuelled by anger about Beijing’s policies in Tibet and its reaction […]

How about San Francisco? Several hundred supporters of Tibet marched through the streets of San Francisco on Tuesday to criticize China before the Olympic torch is run through the city the next day. “Shame on China,” chanted the protesters, many carrying Tibetan flags and signs, as they marched through the streets. They also protested outside […]

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The Dalai Lama denies trying to “sabotage” the Beijing Olympics but groups supporting a free Tibet “could remind the international community, including the Chinese people, about the repression and urgency of the situation in Tibet.” His statement came a day after Chinese authorities warned preparations had been made to stop campaigners opposed to China’s rule […]

The Dalai Lama denies trying to “sabotage” the Beijing Olympics but groups supporting a free Tibet “could remind the international community, including the Chinese people, about the repression and urgency of the situation in Tibet.” His statement came a day after Chinese authorities warned preparations had been made to stop campaigners opposed to China’s rule […]