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Article Archive for Year 2012

Make it a burning issue
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012  |  One Comment
Make it a burning issue

Seventy Tibetans have, one after the other, in relentless and purposeful succession, set themselves on fire for the cause of their people’s freedom. If anything so heroic, selfless, spontaneous, non-instigated, and entirely non-violent* had happened …

Tibetans in Exile – Passports or RC’s: Who Gets What?
Maura Moynihan  |  Sunday, Oct 28, 2012  |  3 Comments
Tibetans in Exile – Passports or RC’s: Who Gets What?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has just completed a successful North American tour, where he was given honorary degrees by several colleges and gave many sold-out public talks. But looming over the celebrations was news …

Are the Speaker and Kalon Tripa stifling free speech?
The Tibetan Political Review  |  Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012  |  One Comment
Are the Speaker and Kalon Tripa stifling free speech?

A certain defensiveness is settling over the elected leadership of the Tibetan government-in-exile (TGIE). The self-immolation crisis in Tibet and the resignations of the Tibetan Envoys have placed extreme pressure on the TGIE leadership’s signature …

Ctrl+Alt+Del Dr. Lobsang Sangay!
Wangpo Tethong  |  Saturday, Sep 22, 2012  |  No Comment
Ctrl+Alt+Del Dr. Lobsang Sangay!

In a few days, Tibetans from around the world will gather in the hill town of Dharamsala. If you are one of the self-paid delegates on your way to Dharamsala, what about my suggestion: Attend …

The Body Count
Elliot Sperling  |  Friday, Sep 14, 2012  |  7 Comments
The Body Count

中港台网友们: 译文发贴于说,还是不说,看不见的西藏,等 十 个 网 站 。 。 。 非常感谢更桑东智的翻译。
Cultures of memory are organized by round numbers, intervals of ten; but somehow the remembrance of the dead is easier when the numbers are not round, …

The High Cost of Protracted Refugee Syndrome
Maura Moynihan  |  Thursday, Sep 13, 2012  |  3 Comments
The High Cost of Protracted Refugee Syndrome

In this post, I will examine how Tibetans in exile now suffer from “protracted refugee syndrome” as defined by UNHCR, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Tibetan exiles have traditionally had strong ties with their …

Last Night I Had a Dream
Carlo Buldrini  |  Thursday, Sep 13, 2012  |  One Comment
Last Night I Had a Dream

Last night I had a dream. Tibetans everywhere — both inside and outside Tibet — were in a state of great excitement. The Kalon Tripa was to make an important announcement. I was surprised when …

Tibetans in India: the Case for Citizenship
Maura Moynihan  |  Saturday, Aug 25, 2012  |  14 Comments
Tibetans in India: the Case for Citizenship

After posting “Tibetans in Exile: Refugees or Citizens?” I received a great many messages about the need to address the legal status of the Tibetan refugees. In Nepal options are few and the outlook is …

Tibet in Exile: Refugees or Citizens?
Maura Moynihan  |  Thursday, Aug 16, 2012  |  6 Comments
Tibet in Exile: Refugees or Citizens?

When the administration of Lobsang Sangay came into office in 2011, the self-immolations exploded, handing the CTA a rare opportunity to articulate the causes of the escalating crisis in Tibet and the plight of the …

Censorship and the struggle for Tibetan freedom
Tenzin Nyinjey  |  Friday, Jul 27, 2012  |  2 Comments
Censorship and the struggle for Tibetan freedom

“The Chinese government’s censorship policy is morally wrong and the 1.3 billion people of China have a right to know the reality.”
“Two things are taboo in Gangchen Kyishong — books and Rangzen.”
This morning I came …