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Olympic Torch for World Peace in San Francisco
Date Wednesday April 09
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
San Francisco Waterfront, ending at Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero and Market.
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/Author
The people of San Francisco warmly welcome the symbol of world peace, the Olympic torch. Interrupted only by WW1 and WW2, the Olympics is the opportunity for the children of the world to realize their athletic dreams and meet the athletes of the world and for the workers of the world to witness the fruits of our labor symbolized by every single Olympic medal and by the construction of the Olympic sites, with all the latest technology science has developed. The torch will start at McCovey Cove at Third Street near King Street, be carried by some 80 torch relay runners, many of whom are disabled, on the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf, turning up Jefferson Street, zig-zagging to Polk Street, up Polk to Bay Street, run on Bay Street to the Embarcadero and on the Embarcadero to Justin Herman Plaza at Market Street. The Chinese-American community promises to be there in the TENS OF THOUSANDS as San Francisco is officially 30% and unofficially 50% Asian-American, mostly Chinese-American. The overwhelming majority of San Franciscans who are not Chinese-Americans ALSO WILL BE THERE TO CHEER THE SPIRIT OF WORLD PEACE, THE OLYMPIC TORCH.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Apr 6th, 2008 11:47 AM

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by jorcas
Sunday Apr 6th, 2008 9:31 PM
It's funny to see the Chinese 'security forces', without even a stick, repress the peaceful demonstrations. And that lone guy stop a full column of tanks!!!

Where I was born, courtesy of the USA, we got shot in the head for wearing sneakers or not having an ID!!!

I guess 1-2 million iraquies killed is not enough, lets forget about our butchery and protest the manhandling of some Buddhists monks!!!
by Gordon
Monday Apr 7th, 2008 12:39 PM
I hope that was sarcasm. Did the world forget about Tibet and start worshipping Chinese economic power?
by Mosque burnings?
Wednesday Apr 9th, 2008 10:02 AM
Whose freedom in Tibet, and freedom to do what?

The freedom to stone ethnic minorities to death?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/15/tibet.china2

The freedom for teenagers to beg monks for their lives?
http://www.economist.com/daily/news/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10870258&top_story=1

The freedom to set mosques ablaze?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080315/ts_afp/chinatibetreligionprotestrights_080315011805

So whose freedom are you demanding in Tibet?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/18/wtibet718.xml

Freedom to do what?
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23401794-25837,00.html
by asdasss
Wednesday Apr 9th, 2008 10:17 AM
Looks like the propagandists for the oppressive Chinese regime are out in full force today, even here.
by because we learned it in grade school...
Wednesday Apr 9th, 2008 10:20 AM
you can ignore just about anything if you can label the messenger a "communist." But, hey! Thanks for alerting us to the danger:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/Is_this_tomorrow.jpg

Here, have a prize, suitable for framing (wink):
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/McCarthyandCohn.jpg


Now, howzabout those pinko stooges over at the Guardian, the Economist, Yahoo! News, the Telegraph, and the Australian? How much ya think they're getting paid for this stuff:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/15/tibet.china2
http://www.economist.com/daily/news/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10870258&top_story=1
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080315/ts_afp/chinatibetreligionprotestrights_080315011805
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/18/wtibet718.xml
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23401794-25837,00.html
by j. utah
Wednesday Apr 9th, 2008 11:29 AM
I thought that all the good commies following Carl Marx and Lenin, shouting ho ho ho chi min down the street would love to see the god of Tibet taken down for the utopia of China. Remember the second pillar of communism enforce atheism to produce contentment and equality anywhere it has gained power. Do you want communism or not, you all should be shot for being anti revolutionary, now get back to work because work is prosperity and prosperity is patriotic, and to be patriotic is greater than family, because the family competes for power, you are not your own you belong to the system, the great worker state of the world where we are all equally miserable.
by Gordon
Wednesday Apr 9th, 2008 12:57 PM
While it is undoubtedly true that Tibet before the Chinese 'liberation' was a feudalistic theocratic society, it isn't necessarily true that the Tibetans as a whole are well-off under Chinese rule. For one thing, the Han Chinese discriminate against the Tibetans. The money that China puts into Tibet often goes directly to ethnic Han Chinese. The construction of the new railway like from Golmud, Qinghai to Lhasa which allowed greater Han Chinese penetration into Tibet seems to be greatly responsible for the uprising we saw recently.

Although Chinese dismantling of Tibetan feudalism may have been a good thing, being ruled by a foreign power and cultural imposition from the outside isn't necessarily positive. practically speaking the Tibetans are second-class citizens in their own country. Whatever the merits of liberalism and socialism may be, let the Tibetans make that decision for themselves instead of allowing a foreign power with their own selfish interest dominate an entire people.

by Penny
Wednesday Apr 9th, 2008 1:58 PM
the torch is on van ness/bush 2pm

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