Just a phone call to S.A.House.

During the era of Apartheid there used to be regular
demonstrations outside of the South African embassy –
South Africa House.

If my old friend & comrade Gwyn could not make any of
these demonstrations, then she would phone up the
embassy, and ask to talk with the military attache.

Once connected on the phone she would apologise for not
being able to attend the demonstration which was going on
outside of the building at the time.

On many occasions all she would ever hear would be a
grunt, or something muttered, & then the phone being
slammed done.

A fine example of a diplomate at work, & an inspiration to us
all.

A nice little story from Norway during World War Two.

During the Nazi occupation of Norway there was a Nonviolent boycott of all official sports events.

So when the Occupying powers organised games events in Oslo, all the viewing stands were empty.

Just look at any photos of these events, & you will see just how effective these boycotts became.

I mention this as my contribution as to what might be done about the Olympic games in China later on this year.