Category Archives: Darfur

Spielberg Does the Write thing

From the NY Times

Ms. Farrow, a good-will ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund, has played a crucial role, starting a campaign last month to label the Games in Beijing the “Genocide Olympics” and calling on corporate sponsors and even Mr. Spielberg, who is an artistic adviser to China for the Games, to publicly exhort China to do something about Darfur. In a March 28 op-ed article in The Wall Street Journal, she warned Mr. Spielberg that he could “go down in history as the Leni Riefenstahl of the Beijing Games,” a reference to a German filmmaker who made Nazi propaganda films.

Four days later, Mr. Spielberg sent a letter to President Hu Jintao of China, condemning the killings in Darfur and asking the Chinese government to use its influence in the region “to bring an end to the human suffering there,” according to Mr. Spielberg’s spokesman, Marvin Levy.

For the record, I have know idea Mr. Spielberg who is advising you on these and other issues, but the fact that China has been blocking all efforts for years to resolve Darfur is all over the papers.

And if you want to know more about China:

China Tibet (exiled the Dali Lama and his entire leadership and destroyed their holy sites), destroys vast territories of the environment,  employs slave labor, has a totalitarian society without freedom of religion, the press, or anything else that might undermine the State.

China deserves more and more of such letters, from Spielberg and others, telling them that their Olympics are tainted by their oppression of others.

Free Tibet! Stop the Killing in Darfur! and Free China!