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Lhasa, Eternal City (2)
Monday, Jun 3, 2013 – 4:07 am | No Comment
Lhasa, Eternal City (2)

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)
Sunday, Jun 2, 2013 – 3:57 am | 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 …

The Strange Case of the Counterfeit Khampas
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 – 8:11 am | 2 Comments
The Strange Case of the Counterfeit Khampas

When Andrug Gompo Tashi set up the Chushigangdruk (Four Rivers Six Ranges) in Lhoka in the summer of ‘58, and commenced resistance operations, Chinese garrisons and outpost in those areas were taken by surprise. Fearing …

“Tibet’s Next Incarnation?”
Constitutional Crisis, Confusion and Conspiracies at the Central Tibetan Administration
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 – 10:04 am | No Comment
“Tibet’s Next Incarnation?”

For some months now, large-scale protests and violent street battles have been raging throughout Cairo and other major cities of Egypt. Thousands of Egyptian liberals and secularists have come out on the streets to protest …

Protect Kundun — Free RFA
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 – 4:57 am | 6 Comments
Protect Kundun — Free RFA

When I was researching my “Free Radio Free Asia!” piece I came across more information than I could fit into the article. I also came across material which was troubling, and which I could not …

CTA joins “Free RFA” debate
Friday, Nov 30, 2012 – 1:26 am | One Comment

I would like to thank the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) for joining the discussion (thru facebook) on my blog regarding the dismissal of Jigme Ngabo from RFA. This is a tremendous improvement on the policy …

Free Radio Free Asia!
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 – 8:23 am | 4 Comments
Free Radio Free Asia!

In my last post I mentioned an instance of how Communist China was flexing its economic muscle to disseminate its propaganda in the USA, essentially through paying for pages of the China Daily to be …

Make it a burning issue
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 – 9:57 am | 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 …

Report from Lhasa
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 – 8:32 am | 7 Comments
Report from Lhasa

Someone I know who has just returned from Lhasa sent this to me. It is deeply troubling.
Jamyang Norbu
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Report from Lhasa: February 18, 2012
I have just returned from Lhasa. Tibetans are disappearing; everyone is …

Self-immolation and Buddhism
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 – 11:24 pm | No Comment
Self-immolation and Buddhism

The Yiddish word “chutzpah”, pronounced “huspa”, has the exact same meaning as the Tibetan word “hamba”, and even shares a passing tonal quality to it. Leo Rosten, the humorist, defined chutzpah as “that quality enshrined …