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Article Archive for Year 2008

Special Meeting: a new Middle Way based on Rangzen
Mathieu Vernerey  |  Monday, Nov 17, 2008  |  No Comment

The perspective of the Special Meeting (17-22 November, 2008) seems to create as many inspirations as fears within the Tibetan community. Many sincerely fear that the discussions come into a confrontation Rangzen (independence) vs. Middle …

Justice Too Long Delayed: A Humble Inji’s Take on the Dharamsala Meetings
Josh Schrei  |  Saturday, Nov 15, 2008  |  No Comment

“I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was “well timed”. For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.” We must come to see… …

Chinese oppression ‘uniting Tibetans’
Jamyang Norbu  |  Monday, Nov 3, 2008  |  No Comment

I recently talked to a journalist in Beijing who wanted to know how Tibetans were reacting to China’s crackdown in Tibet and whether they were still defiant or were feeling dispirited because of the extreme …

Dear Brothers and Sisters
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Friday, Oct 31, 2008  |  No Comment

Nights have been rough during these past few weeks. I have been having nightmares – a man in elaborate headgear on a black horse sends his arrows whistling towards me. “He wants to kill me! …

Lodi Gyari, special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Web Chowkidar  |  Friday, Oct 17, 2008  |  No Comment
Lodi Gyari, special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Lodi Gyari, special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, talks to Radio Free Asia on the next Sino-Tibetan dialogue.

Tibet, Our Country (unplugged)
Web Chowkidar  |  Tuesday, Sep 30, 2008  |  No Comment
Tibet, Our Country (unplugged)

Live, e-recorded at the Freedom Street, Minnesota. More songs coming soon. Look out for Melong Band 2009 Album.
This song (Tibet, Our Country) is dedicated to the Tibetan victims of the Nangpa La shooting.

Toasting The Olympics With Toxic Milk
Closing Lies From The Beijing Games
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Sep 25, 2008  |  No Comment
Toasting The Olympics With Toxic Milk

Expurgated Anthem
A Tibetan friend in Switzerland passed on this bit of revelation to me. He had been watching the conclusion of the Beijing Games on German TV (ZDF) and noticed that when they sung the …

Remembering the First Rangzen Marcher
Jamyang Norbu  |  Wednesday, Sep 17, 2008  |  No Comment
Remembering the First Rangzen Marcher

Late one night in October 1988 I was woken by a telephone call from the United States. I was living in Japan then, teaching English and writing the occasional book review for the Japan Times. …

Ryszard Cimek  |  Monday, Sep 1, 2008  |  No Comment

2001, India, Santosh Sivan
Prince Ashoka, heir to the Magadha Kingdom, bowing to his mother’s demand forsakes his princely status and goes to live in the wild for awhile. There he meets and falls in love …

Paradise Now
Ryszard Cimek  |  Monday, Sep 1, 2008  |  No Comment
Paradise Now

2005, Belgium, Hany Abu-Assad
The story places two close friends, Palestinians Said and Khaled, recruited by an extremist group to perpetrate a terrorist attack in Tel-Aviv, blowing up themselves. However, things go wrong and both friends …