Sending a message to China from Nottingham

I'm in Nottingham at the Amnesty AGM – yesterday 300 of us laid red roses to spell 'Human Rights for China' in solidarity with the Tiananmen Mothers, who each year are prevented from doing likewise to commemorate the killing of their children in the 1989 crackdown.

I've also managed to give a couple of media interviews on China as the Olympic torch comes to London today – though the vast bulk of the work will be done by poor Eulette, who's been abandoned in London while the rest of us have decampeds to the East Midlands.

There have been some lively debates on the future of activism and how we can use the Internet to spread our message wider. The AGM was also addressed by Sam Roddick, daughter of the late Anita Roddick, a great friend of Amnesty and tireless activist.

And importantly, perhaps responding my presence nearby, Nottingham Forest won 3-1 at home.

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