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Aug 14, 2008

Join The Global Olympic Handshake

Angel Baby of Yourcaringangels shared this article with me. I chose to post it here. I am all for peace and a peaceful solution to problems around the world. Since we are all into peace and sportsmanship, I am inviting you to join me in this global handshake which will go all round the world to the Beijing Olympics.

The following message from the wonderful people at Avaaz is very much in this spirit:

As the Beijing Olympics begin, the world looks on with mixed emotions. This is a moment which should bring us closer together, and Chinese citizens deserve their excitement — but the Chinese government still has not opened meaningful dialogue on Tibet, or changed its stance on Burma, Darfur and other pressing issues.

Riots and disruptions of the Olympic torch relay have only helped nationalists whip up Chinese anger. But we cannot stay silent — so what can we do? The answer comes from the Dalai Lama himself, in an unambiguous gesture of Olympic spirit and friendship: a handshake.

It began in London, passed hand to hand by thousands of us — now the handshake has gone online, and is criss-crossing the globe on its way to Beijing. All of us can join, Chinese and non-Chinese, and it comes with a promise: to hold ALL our governments accountable where they fall short, in Tibet, Iraq, Burma or beyond. We will deliver our message in a bold Olympic media campaign before the closing ceremonies: Click here to see how the handshake started, sign up to join in, and watch it circle the globe.

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2 comments:

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Mhar, thank you for visiting my blog and linking to my site; I have just added yours.

AngelBaby said...

Thank you for joining in the Global Olympic Hand shake. It looks great on your site.

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby