Pledge to Boycott the Beijing Olympics sign now

The hosting of the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing in August 2008 is intended to be a triumph for the Beijing regime, which engages in serious human rights abuses against its own citizens and supports serious human rights abuses by the Governments of Sudan, Burma, and North Korea against their citizens. We, the undersigned, refuse to condone this event which, like the XI Olympiad held in Adolf Hitler's Berlin in 1936, contravenes both the history and the spirit of the Olympic Games.

Whereas the Government of the People's Republic of China regularly denies the right to freedom of conscience, expression, religion, and association;
Whereas the Chinese Government also holds thousands of political prisoners without charge or trial, including democracy activists, lawyers, human rights defenders, religious leaders, journalists, trade unionists, Tibetan Buddhists, Uyghurs, ''unofficial'' church members, members of the "underground" Catholic Church, women pregnant with "illegal" children, Falun Gong practitioners, and political dissidents;

Whereas the Chinese Government has long-standing economic and military ties with Sudan and continues to strengthen these ties, including providing military assistance, in spite of the ongoing human rights abuses amounting to genocide in Darfur;

Whereas the Chinese Government has long-standing political, economic, and military ties with Burma and continues to strengthen these ties in spite of serious human rights abuses and the house arrest of Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung Saan Suu Kyi;

Whereas thousands of North Koreans, in the face of a serious food shortage and political repression, have fled across the border to China, where they have been detained by the Chinese authorities and forcibly returned to North Korea where they face arbitrary detention, torture, and even summary execution;

We, the undersigned of the Beijing Boycott Coalition, hereby pledge to boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

We will neither attend the Games, nor view broadcasts of the events, nor will we patronize any of the sponsors of the Games or of the broadcasts.

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Latest Signatures

  • 21 December 2015250. Anjaya S
    We must always stand for the human rights and oppse those who challenge those rights.
  • 14 December 2015249. Kelly D
    with great sadness - this is a missed opportunity for all
  • 07 December 2015248. Patrick M
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015247. Carlos Luna
    No a la represiуn dictatorial de la Republica China, libertad para el Tibet
  • 29 November 2015246. Ben L
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015245. Donna D
    I support this petition
  • 18 November 2015244. Eric C
    the genocide in Tibet should be brought to light and boycotted to show China this is unacceptable.
  • 16 October 2015243. Peter L
    China practices brutal supression of Tibet's right to freedom with guns and tanks. This is not the way to co-exist peacefully!!
  • 08 October 2015242. Kelly M
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 2015241. Misty T
    I support this petition
  • 27 September 2015240. Dobshire Leblanc
    I support this petition
  • 25 September 2015239. Raymond R
    My entire family will not watch the olympics nor will we buy products from your sponsors Having the olympics in your fascist country is outragious.
  • 21 September 2015238. Tom C
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 2015237. Lea R
    freedom as a universal right
  • 01 September 2015236. Phychu Garrison
    I support this petition
  • 28 August 2015235. Loriann D
    I support this petition
  • 13 August 2015234. Marco P
    I support this petition
  • 08 August 2015233. Thomas B
    I support this petition
  • 26 July 2015232. Brigitte G
    Roman Catholic in U.S.
  • 26 June 2015231. David F
    I support this petition
  • 05 June 2015230. Yolanda A
    I support this petition
  • 11 May 2015229. Joseph P
    Apparently they're also banning any Falun Gong practitioner from attending the Games, in flagrant violation of the IOC's article on freedom of religion.
  • 25 April 2015228. James P
    I support this petition
  • 26 March 2015227. Scot B
    I support this petition
  • 26 March 2015226. James H
    I support this petition
  • 24 March 2015225. Fikret E
    I support this petition
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Philip WiseBy:
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Petition target:
The Government of the People's Republic of China, and the International Olympics Committee

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