As China defends its right to deny visas to “activists” such as former U.S. Olympian Joey Cheek, who has spoken out on Darfur, and a new generation of Tibetans challenges the Dalai Lama’s stand vis a vis China, let’s honor the memory of the 1988 Burma uprising, twenty years ago today. Plus, you’d never know it from the media coverage, but there are protests around the world today as the Games begin.

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