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Olympic Protest

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The lighting of the Olympic flame in Greece was disrupted today by human rights protestors. We can only hope to see more peaceful demonstrations against China as the torch travels to Beijing.

If the Chinese are going to use the games as an opportunity to present themselves as a global power, the rest of us have an obligation to use the games as an opportunity to speak out against Chinese human rights abuses. I don’t believe in punishing the athletes by boycotting the games but I do believe in using the event to shine intense light on China’s dark secrets.