Monday, June 18, 2007


UP FRONT News June 14, 2007
Published by Tom Weiss
Editorial Advisor: Willard Whittingham

“The paper that can’t be bought and can’t be sold.”

With increasing attention being focused on Communist China’s aiding and abetting the Genocide in Darfur, there is increasing pressure to remove the 2008 Olympic Games from Beijing. In fact I have been referring to the 2008 Games as the Genocide Olympics for some time because China has been perpetrating Genocide directly in Occupied Tibet since 1949, when Mao invaded its previously independent neighbor. Tibet, however, is “The Quiet Genocide.”

The Genocide in Tibet has in fact been covered up by not only China but by a series of U.S. governments, all in support of the corporate profit motive which is in control in “Communist” China. I for one have for years been reporting the facts on a racist Genocide being perpetrated by the light-complexioned Chinese on the ethnically distinct dark-complexioned Tibetans, which, according to the Dalai Lama, has cost the lives of over one million Tibetans. It was while I was employed as a social worker at the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA), a Jewish philanthropy-funded refugee resettlement agency that I met, among others, a nephew of the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan exiles who described the torture and murder-riddled reign of terror that has continued in their country for over a half century.

Among those most guilty of involvement in the coverup is Bill Clinton who, after promising to end “Most Favored Nation” trading status for China, folded to the corporate lobby seeking “free trade” in the profiteering mass market that is China. After Clinton was elected as president in 1992 he personally suppressed documents proving the Genocide that I faxed to him via his secretary Betty M. Currie, with whom I talked by telephone in some depth on several occasions about the Genocide in Tibet. And on the day before Clinton’s first inauguration, January 19, 1993, when I came to Washington to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in opposition to his nomination of Warren Christopher as Secretary of State (Christopher also received and suppressed my documents also in his capacity as Director of the Transition Office) I was arrested at the U.S. Capitol and therefore was prevented from testifying. I was later acquitted at trial.

Also involved in the coverup of the Genocide in Tibet is Hillary Clinton and a host of politicians from both major political parties. And while there are plenty of people who make ritual criticism of China’s “human rights” violations in Tibet and elsewhere, they become silent when the word Genocide is mentioned or when the matter of the Beijing Olympics is mentioned. That silence may soon end.

Presidential candidate Bill Richardson has suggested that the Olympic Games do not belong in a nation that is guilty of aiding Genocide in Darfur. New York City Council- man Tony Avella, a Democrat from Queens who is running for mayor, with whom I have I discussed the Tibet Genocide in some depth, has indicated his readiness to introduce a resolution, citing the Tibet Genocide, that will call for the removal of the 2008 Games from China. That resolution will have the full support of the U.S. Tibet Committee, one of several Tibet advocacy groups here. A resolution along those lines in New York City can be expected to generate similar action in Washington and elsewhere. Indeed, in 2005, a few days after I discussed the issue with U.S. Congressman Anthony D. Weiner (D.-Queens/Bklyn.) then running for mayor, he made a brief but eloquent statement on the oppression of Tibet before the U.S. House of Representatives.
One of the reasons that I refer to what I call “The Quiet Genocide” is because Tibetans tend to be at least outwardly low-key in their protests. Only on March 10 of every year, in commemoration of the bloody suppression of a monk-led uprising in 1959 in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, do the Tibetans make some noise. Protests such as the recent arrest on Mt. Everest (which lies on the border of Nepal and Occupied Tibet) of several Americans protesting the Beijing Olympics are under-reported in the American media (except for UP FRONT News).
In 1936, after a deal brokered by the racist Avery Brundage, who was the Chairman of the International Olympic Committee at the time, Nazi Germany hosted the Olympics. As the world is aware, Adolf Hitler almost had a seizure in the Olympics Stadium in Berlin as the African-American Jesse Owens left Der Fuehrer’s “Aryan” runners in the dust. Less well known is the fact that Jewish-American track star Marty Glickman was kept out of the Games at Herr Hitler’s insistence. (New York City’s Glickman later became a very famous sportscaster.)
Never again?
China out of Tibet and Olympics out of China!
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