Here you have our last newsletter ahead of the Olympics.

Apparently, the official OG website has been hacked, so that all headlines have been made orange. Indeed a support of our Orange campaign from an unexpected fellow player. Have a look yourself:

See our press release below. You’ll find this press release and the screenshots of the OG website at:

We encourage everybody to hang up orange cloth strips, ahead of and during the OG, on sculptures, lampposts, fences and other visible places in your cities, as a personal advertisement that there’s something wrong about the human rights in China. The Tibet committees ask everybody to put lit candles in the windows during the opening ceremony – for sure a good idea.

Desmond Tuto, Václav Havel, André Glucksmann, Edward McMillan-Scott and Wei Jingsheng have just issued a declaration saying that the IOC (the Olympic Committee) is wrong alleging that a peaceful manifestation for human rights is political propaganda banned by the Olympic Charter. On the contrary, they claim that all participants in the Games have the duty to speak up about human rights. We hope that this appeal will inspire some to take a stance. See the declaration at:

There have been plenty of Orange activities, but regrettably we have not found the time yet to upload them. Just a few photos from an Orange encounter with the Tour de France have been uploaded.

Beijing has established three ‘demonstration zones’, but as far as we know, nobody has until now got a permit to demonstrate there. We have requested a permission to carry out some Orange activities at these venues, but until now we have not got a response from the Chinese embassy. But as we have been denied access to Hong Kong, we have little confidence to Chinas benevolence to demonstrators.