The world is watching

by Lesley on April 8, 2008 · 2 comments

in china,sports

Emily gave a heads up today on her blog about the Olympic torch arrival this week in San Francisco. Read about the international protests happening and share your thoughts. Personally, I’m thrilled people are protesting. I don’t think China should have been awarded the right to host the Summer 2008 games. This honor should not be given to a country with such gross human rights abuses. I love the Olympics and will probably watch them this summer with a little bit of sadness that I can’t be there. And then, I’ll think of our brothers & sisters there who are being forced out of their homes and shipped to faraway provinces in China, to make room for the thousands of tourists who will soon visit. Or, the millions of Chinese who can’t worship God without fear of persecution and who don’t even know about the torch protests because their media isn’t covering the story. Yes, I feel good about the protests. Emily, shake a fist for me, will ya?

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laura ortberg
laura ortberg

on a totally unrelated note, so glad that you've read/loved shauna's book too! it's the kind of book that i want to read again every week, just so that i can keep reminding myself of what she says. oh, and thanks for your confession :) i'm not gonna lie, i totally do the same thing when i find an author i love.

emilykatz
emilykatz

fist, apple core, you got it.