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The Truthful Statement of the Old Tibetan Rakra Tethong
Rakra Tethong  |  Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013  |  No Comment

The last published writing by Rakra Rimpoche was an article that he wrote on 13th of May 2012, less than two month before his death. It was published by Tibet Timeson August 2, 2012. The …

Middle Way Economics: One-On-One
Jamyang Norbu  |  Thursday, Jun 20, 2013  |  No Comment
Middle Way Economics: One-On-One

One of the more depressing things about being a spokesperson for the Rangzen cause, even in the unofficial “of sorts” way that I am, is being obliged to participate in the occasional Middle Way Approach …

Gateway to Lhasa
Jamyang Norbu  |  Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013  |  No Comment
Gateway to Lhasa

In my post “Lhasa: Eternal City 2“, I mentioned how the destruction of the Drago Kaling Stupas, the Gateway to Lhasa, had inspired the first “protest” song in the Tibetan freedom movement. I requested readers …

Rangzen in your Heart?
Jamyang Norbu  |  Friday, Jun 7, 2013  |  No Comment
Rangzen in your Heart?

During the Dalai Lama’s recent visit to the United States he met a group of Tibetan students in Madison, Wisconsin. One of them asked a question that, to put it mildly, made him very upset. …

WOESER: What Do They Mean When They Say “We Must Strive to See That the Reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is Produced Only Within the Country”?
Elliot Sperling  |  Friday, Jun 7, 2013  |  One Comment
WOESER: What Do They Mean When They Say “We Must Strive to See That the Reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is Produced Only Within the Country”?

Note: Several hours ago Phayul reported that the Dalai Lama has no plans to visit Hong Kong. That report seems very much to be in response to the blog post translated below which Woeser first …

Translation of Karma Chophel’s intervention at Parliament
Web Chowkidar  |  Friday, Jun 7, 2013  |  One Comment
Translation of Karma Chophel’s intervention at Parliament

In 1991, I was elected, for the first time, as a member of Tibetan parliament. On 29 May 1991, I took my oath and responsibility [as MP]. Since then until today, for almost twenty-two years, …

Lhasa, Eternal City (2)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Monday, Jun 3, 2013  |  No Comment
Lhasa, Eternal City (2)

1980-2000
The next phase of Communist China’s destruction of Lhasa came innocuously enough with Deng Xiaoping’s “Liberalization”, starting from the turn of the eighties. In the groundbreaking cartographic study published by the Amnye Machen Institute, Map …

Lhasa, Eternal City (1)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Jun 2, 2013  |  No Comment
Lhasa, Eternal City (1)

Tsering Woeser-la’s recent clarion call ““Our Lhasa is on the Verge of Destruction! Please, Save Lhasa!”, stirred me to undertake this modest history project. I thought it would be worthwhile to provide, as aide …

Rethinking the Tibet movement
Tenzing Sonam  |  Sunday, May 19, 2013  |  5 Comments
Rethinking the Tibet movement

As I write this, two events have taken place that once again demonstrate just how intractable the Tibet issue is and how any attempt to unravel it must address its root causes. On 13 February …

Communist Tibet and the Death of Hope
Maura Moynihan  |  Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  9 Comments
Communist Tibet and the Death of Hope

The recent Chinese military incursion into Ladakh was a painful reminder of the cost of losing Tibet. And this week Chinese officials announced plans to demolish what remains of Lhasa, Tibet’s ancient capital. Despite its …