(Compass) Various oppressed sectors of Chinese society are increasingly standing up to the government for basic rights. Unregistered Protestants and other marginalized peoples from peasants to university professors are sharing a growing sense of injustice. While five prominent Chinese lawyers have offered to defend a house-church pastor arrested for printing 200,000 Bibles, peasants are becoming restless over land rights and environmental pollution. In an unprecedented move, more than 2,000 Chinese journalists have signed an open letter appealing for the release of two fellow journalists. The idea of human rights is catching on.