From August 8th-August 24th, the attention of world will be focused on China, as they host the 2008 Olympic Games. The Olympic spirit calls for “goodwill” between all nations of the world. However, thanks to the Chinese Government & the Myanmar Junta, two countries & their citizens feel only suffering.

Human rights conditions in Tibet & Myanmar (Burma) remain dismal. Under the Chinese occupation, the Tibetan people are denied most rights guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights including the rights to self-determination, freedom of speech, assembly, movement, expression and travel.

The people of Burma are continually calling for a protection of freedom and human rights and an end to attacks against ethnic minorities. China however continues to send weapons and funds to the Burmese dictatorship, allowing attacks against civilians to continue.

To help draw local attention to what I see as major global issue, I will not accept campaign donations for the duration of the Olympic Games. Instead, I encourage you to join me in support of the citizens of Tibet & Burma. With your support, we can not only help the people of Tibet & Burma, but also send a message to the Chinese Government.

Don’t Take Freedom For Granted. Please Donate To One Of The Following Charity Organizations:

TIBET

Free Tibet

International Campaign For Tibet

Free Tibet 2008

The Dalai Lama Foundation

The Gere Foundation/Healing The Divide

BURMA

U.S Campaign For Burma

Foundation For The People Of Burma

UNICEF

World Aid Inc.

Freedom Now (Lawyers Representing Aung San Suu Kyi)