Former Olympian, Activist Debate Beijing Boycott

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Former Olympian, Activist Debate Beijing Boycott

Unread postby Mercuryotis » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:57 am

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Re: Former Olympian, Activist Debate Beijing Boycott

Unread postby musicmonkey » Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:10 am

Tough call. I don't think boycotts really work. I think everyone should go to Beijing and while the world's TV cameras are on China, then make some noise!

But speaking of boycotts, many Canadians are boycotting vacations in Mexico because of Brenda Martin. After illegally being imprisoned in Mexico for 2 frigging years, she's on anti-depressants and suicidal. She's even been beaten by the inmates and the charges are bogus.

Free Brenda!!!

http://www.savebrendafund.ca/

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Re: Former Olympian, Activist Debate Beijing Boycott

Unread postby musicmonkey » Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:51 pm

What a joke the torch relay has been today in SF. I saw some cops violently push a protester off the road. Violence begets violence.

The Toronto Star wrote:Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a strong critic of China's human rights record, says he has no intention of urging a boycott of the Games. "Even the Dalai Lama has not called for such a boycott," Harper told reporters yesterday. "I think that experience would suggest that such boycotts are generally not effective and really, in the end, only harm the athletes involved who have trained for so many years to compete in these events." On Monday, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said the government hadn't ruled out the possibility of a boycott. Harper said he will send a delegation to the Olympics opening but hasn't decided who will represent Canada at that event...


The Canadian Press wrote:During the lead-up to the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, the Lubicon Cree First Nation held protests along the torch relay route, trying to force a new land settlement. The protests gained world-wide attention but it wasn't until many years later that their disputes with the government were settled.


- Worldwide outrage not likely to taint Vancouver's 2010 Olympic Torch relay

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Re: Former Olympian, Activist Debate Beijing Boycott

Unread postby Wootage » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:21 am

Why would you boycott the olympics?

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