29 Sep 2006

Chinese Olympics

In 2008 The Olympics will be held in China. Human Rights Watch has got a website about this.

2008 Beijing Olympics - Light a Torch for Human Rights in China

The Olympic Rights Movement now include: Amnesty International Free Tibet Campaign Human Rights in China Olympic Watch Oxfam and more.

Some more about China. This a while ago...but still going on...

 "Chinese farmers have won a dispute over land rights which culminated in a bloody riot last month in the northern province of Hebei, state media says."

(But did anybody try to see if this is still so, they flood cities so they can build powerplants....)

"The Farmers in Shengyou village, northern Hebei province, were angry they had not been compensated for land proposed for a power plant's ash storage yard."

Link to BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Chinese riot farmers regain land and more on The Washington Post

See the amazing video here 

See Forced eviction scene, photo series on China Digital Times and an article here

But Chinese are less afraid now...

 "Chinese farmers riot over crop poisoning

Factories built during the country’s new economic boom have sparked a violent backlash

THOUSANDS of Chinese farmers overturned buses, smashed cars and attacked policemen during a riot in a village in eastern China against chemical plants that they say are destroying their crops.

Villagers said that 3,000 police officers armed with electric batons and teargas descended on the village of Huaxi before dawn on Sunday to clear roadblocks that villagers had set up to stop deliveries to and from chemical plants built on land where rice and vegetable farms once stood." more on the Times Online

But if the Chinese Government catches them, they sell their organs

See also Prisonplanet: "Enslaved, Butchered Chinese Need a Thai-Style Revolution"