The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing is here but the U.S. isn’t sending its officials, calling it a “diplomatic boycott.” Meanwhile, host outlet NBC is using every opportunity to bash China and Russia throughout their coverage.
Tings Chak, Shanghai-based researcher at the Tricontinental Institute & a member of Dongsheng News collective, explains what the perception of the Olympics has been in China, analyzes the treatment of Eileen Gu, and reacts to the Western coverage.
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Eugene Puryear is a longtime journalist and community organizer currently-based in New York City. Eugene helped to organize a number of the large-scale demonstrations that took place against the continuing U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, he was a key leader In the struggle to free the Jena Six in 2007, and a founder of the anti-gentrification group Justice First, the Jobs Not Jails coalition, DC Ferguson Movement and Stop Police Terror Project-D.C. Puryear is the author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America, and spent five years in radio prior to helping found BT News.