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Tethong’s words still ring true, five years later
Tenzin Pema  |  Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010  |  3 Comments
Tethong’s words still ring true, five years later

“The cause of Tibet, truly much greater and more significant than our individual lives,
will surely outlive us all and be ultimately redeemed.”
Tethong Tenzin Namgyal, 2006
As the Kalon Tripa battle waged on, I decided to look …

Phantom Warriors of 1971
Unsung Tibetan Guerrillas
Manas Paul  |  Monday, Dec 20, 2010  |  One Comment
Phantom Warriors of 1971

Forty years ago in 1971 on a cool and scary November 14 night in Chittagong a Pakistani sniper of Special Service Group perched silently on his hidden location near his camp felt he saw a …

Strawberrry Fields in Himalayan Snow
Remembering John Lennon at Dharamshala
Jamyang Norbu  |  Friday, Dec 10, 2010  |  One Comment

I remember the exact night, thirty years ago, when I heard John Lennon had been murdered. I was in the hall of the kashag (the Tibetan cabinet) building in Dharamshala, at a benefit dance for …

Why I Support Tenzin Namgyal Tethong for Kalon Tripa
Tenpa Gashi  |  Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010  |  9 Comments
Why I Support Tenzin Namgyal Tethong for Kalon Tripa

I have been noticing recently during my discussions with my friends, relatives, and fellow Tibetans that there is a real lack of understanding regarding my candidate for Kalon Tripa. Some know him as a person …

The Young King and the Sea
Tenpa Gashi  |  Thursday, Nov 25, 2010  |  2 Comments

I was sipping on a drink in Goa,
away from all the silliness,
wading in the warm ocean,
I was minding my own business.
Two fish swam up to me
moving with the ocean sway,
they took a long look at …

The culling and the show down at Gangkyi Corral
Tenpa Gashi  |  Thursday, Nov 18, 2010  |  6 Comments

An observation of the recently concluded preliminary election by a Tenzing Tethong supporter. I tried to be as objective as possible but if anybody finds it overly one-sided, you know which department you can forward …

Through a Blurry Cellphone Video, Darkly
Language, Identity & Revolution in Tibet
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Nov 11, 2010  |  No Comment

The task of getting news out of Tibet these day has taken on the frustrating ambience of cold-war research methodology. Not exactly Sovietologists and old-time China watchers poring over precious photographs of Mayday line-ups for …

Harry Wu Wins Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom
Web Chowkidar  |  Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010  |  No Comment
Harry Wu Wins Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

Laogai Research Foundation’s press release
WASHINGTON, DC, November 10, 2010.  Laogai Research Foundation (LRF) Founder and Executive Director Harry Wu, along with distinguished scholar Robert Conquest and Lithuanian politician and activist Emanuelis Zingeris, received the Truman-Reagan …

Freedom of Tongue
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010  |  One Comment
Freedom of Tongue

Since the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the Communist Party’s outlook towards Tibetan language and religion has been of extreme suspicion and fear. Tibetan people’s way of life and their outlook towards the world is inextricably linked with Buddhism, which in turn is firmly linked with Tibetan language. This shared culture bind Tibetans into a unified entity giving them a sense of national identity.

Politics of the Prize
Palden Gyal  |  Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010  |  No Comment
Politics of the Prize

When the Nobel Committee declared that the Nobel Peace Prize 2010 to be awarded to Liu Xiaobo “for his non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China“, it sent a wave of exhilaration across the globe …