Doing My Protesting From Home

I can’t be in San Francisco today to protest China while the Olympic torch is being passed through. But I did want my voice to be heard and for my face to be seen.

Last week I received an email from the Save Darfur Campaign that made me want to do my part. It easy. All you need to do is download the flyer and take a picture of yourself holding it. It’s too late now to have it on their banner in San Francisco, but you can post it on your website and let people know what is going on.rocky protesting china

I’m not only doing this for the innocent people of Darfur. You see, China is responsible for selling arms to Darfur and they have played a major role in supporting the government of Khartourm and has aided its military so it has the ability to continue the genocide.

I am also doing this to help the innocent of Tibet. Tibet wants to become independent once again from China. You can take a look at the Free Tibet website and see how they are working to help. Their mission: Free Tibet Campaign stands for the Tibetans’ right to determine their own future. It campaigns for an end to China’s occupation of Tibet and for the Tibetans’ fundamental human rights to be respected.

You can read CNN’s article, San Francisco Braces for Olympic Torch Protests to see what is happening.

So this is what I can do from my house. What can you do?

Rocky Sig

16 Responses to “Doing My Protesting From Home”

  1. Dave April 9, 2008 at 9:55 am #

    Wow…real impressive. That’ll make a difference.

    Do you people really think the government of China gives a RAT’S BEHIND about your childish antics over here? You idiots in San Francisco were “protesting” a party IN AMERICA attended BY AMERICANS. I doubt Beijing is even bothering to ignore you…it’s more likely they’re not even aware of your stupid protests to begin with.

  2. HeadMutha April 9, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    Dave,

    Thanks for stopping by. My goal Dave, to help people become aware of what is going on in the world. I have met those who have no idea what is happening in both Darfur and Tibet.

    My belief is that it is better to do something, than sit around and do nothing or even worse bash those who are trying to become aware and support a cause that they believe in.

  3. John Fontana April 9, 2008 at 10:20 am #

    Have you ever visited Tibet? Do you know where exactly Tibet is? You have to understand majority people in Tibet do not want to go back the old slavery system.

    Get the truth from TalkTiet.org

  4. Wyatt April 9, 2008 at 12:03 pm #

    Just wondering, while I think it is great that you rather do something than just sit around and do nothing is very selfless, have you ever thought about looking at the problems your own country has first.

    It is a shame that people are using the Torch Relay to voice their protest, this is suppose to be about the athletes and the 4 years of hard work they put into going to the Olympics. To harass someone who has a once and a lifetime opportunity to carry the torch is just not right no matter how you look at it just so your voice can be heard, and you know as well as I do that is what’s happening.

    This is why protesters get so little respect, because often the focus of the protest is to disrupt and honest event, or people trying to get to work so that people will take notice of their cause.

  5. Sid Xie April 9, 2008 at 12:13 pm #

    It is very nice of you to care about people in Darfur. However I can’t help but notice that the American are doing no better in many countries. I wish you could sleep well at night while using double standards (now knowingly). If you have any questions about China, I’d be happy to discuss them with you. P.S. I have been to Tibet and talked to many Tibetans. Are you ready for the truth?

  6. What do you know about China? April 9, 2008 at 1:04 pm #

    hey, I am not trying to be rude. But seriously what do you know about China. If Chinese government really killed all the tibetans and bully their way of life, do you think they will want to do it in this couple of years? Don’t you think that they will know about the consequences too? It is a risk that Chinese government cannot take. It all aroused because of words of mouth, picture does not tell a thousand words now. There are lies and truth in the midst of all these. Olympic game is a sign of freedom, is a event of our earth village. Please let china to deal with the game first and later then you protest about their mistreating the Tibetan!

  7. owen April 9, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

    How stupid you are!
    Actually you know nothing about China, about Olympic torch.
    What you know just believe CNN.
    CNN is a Liar!

  8. What you really should fight for? April 9, 2008 at 1:35 pm #

    You really should fighting for Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse.

  9. Isabel April 9, 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    Hi, HeadMutha

    I understand you are standing out for what you believe is right . However, I do believe a lot of your judgement about Tibet is based on side stories. Enclosed is the links to two movies on youtubes. Both made by Americans but the stories they are telling are a pretty different from the U.S. media. Enjoy!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xsoc4-QnplY

  10. decibel April 9, 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    How idiotic and moronic…She should be protesting US & the West for kiling millions of vietnamese, iraqis and native indians and colonizing half the world.

  11. Jade April 9, 2008 at 1:56 pm #

    You know Dave–its very unfortunate that we live in a world with so many people with a view like your own. It saddens me and scares me. Who are you to criticize this women who is partaking in a selfless act to affect change in the lives of people she has never met? There are so many hurting in this world–if everyone chose just one cause and worked to make a difference, this world would truly be a better place. “HeadMutha,” I commend you and admire you for what you are doing. Do not be discouraged, carry on your fight. YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

  12. Irony April 9, 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    Irony of this is…the flame receives more protection than human lives, freedom and human rights in Tibet and Darfur do–the great message to spread around the world.

  13. Jeff Turner April 9, 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    Some good informational links posted in the comments here. It’s too bad the people leaving the comments feel the need to attack in hiding. I discount just about every comment that comes in without a link to the commenter’s own blog or internet presence. But I’m going to check them out anyway.

    John, thanks for the link. For others who want to check it out, the correct link is here: http://www.TalkTiet.org I appreciate you linking it from your name also.

    Wyatt, reading one post and coming to a conclusion about what this organization does or does not protest here in the U.S. is a bit of a stretch. I know Rocky is disgusted with what is happening to the torch bearers in SF today, but it can’t be compared to the atrocities taking place in other parts of the world, some by our own country. I know first hand that she is as disgusted with what has happened at our prisoner of war camps, and with what we’ve done to civilians in Iraq as she is with what has happened in Darfur and other places around he world.

    Should a writer cover everything they are against in one post? Read further and you’ll find this writer does much more than just talk.

    I’m looking forward to studying the links presented here. Even the one presented by those of you who feel the need to trash.

  14. Jeff Turner April 9, 2008 at 2:28 pm #

    John, I searched and read each entry on http://www.talkchina.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?fid=4 related to Tibet, but there is no conversation at all taking place there. None of the threads have any comments. Do you have other sources you can recommend?

  15. Jane April 10, 2008 at 11:57 am #

    I am utterly amazed at the vitriolic name calling that Rocky’s post has elicited on this usually gentle blog. The purpose here is usually to arouse interest in a world issue. I guess she really did that; however, I have a problem with the anger and almost hatred that several of the above writers have expressed. I’m with Jeff–check out the other things that are dealt with in this blog before resorting to name calling.

  16. Kiran Robertson April 14, 2008 at 7:14 am #

    Dave,
    Do you just search for places to vent your anger? Your hostility and belligerence is certainly not productive. You offer no other solutions or factually based points of view. I hope you are also using your angry energy to do some good in the world, ANY good in the world. Anonymously bashing websites that accomplish simple and profound change in our world is not making a contribution to society. But maybe you feel better about yourself.

    Educate people, don’t just complain. Actually, perhaps you need to educate yourself while you are at it.

    Kiran

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