The upcoming Olympics is suggested the best place for to take this kind of stand, apparently the charter of the Olympic committee is to"to create a window of opportunities for dialogue, reconciliation and the resolution of conflicts...and to encourage political leaders to act in favour of peace". There are already calls to call on U.S. congress to call for a boycott of the Olympics. lot of calls, I doubt any of this will happen, but here's an interesting idea from Megan McArdle's blog,
A far better approach would be if the athletes themselves engaged in all manner of subversive tactics. I've heard it suggested that the athletes shave their heads in solidarity with Tibetan monks. Can you imagine the apoplectic fits the Chinese would go into if wave after wave of athlete representing various nations entered the arean with shaved heads? What if there was some symbol for Tibet the athletes wore on the medal podium? What if during press conferences, the athletes consciously mentioned the plight of Tibet? The possibilities for mischief are endless. [link]Being China's little pee-boy, Sri Lanka won't be doing anything much. Funny how the usually-vocal lefties keep silent with this sort of thing. If it's under the banner of communism, what's the harm in a bit of oppression no?