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Football, Robben Island & The Relativism of Political Cruelty
Monday, Jul 19, 2010 – 12:17 am | No Comment
Football, Robben Island & The Relativism of Political Cruelty

Well, the World Cup’s over and the teams and visitors have all gone home, but the afterglow of achievement hasn’t entirely faded for South Africans. The people of this struggling “rainbow nation”, especially …

Funeral Games
Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 – 8:35 am | No Comment
Funeral Games

Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. That and all the recent news from North Korea, especially the rumour that “dear leader” (Kim Jong-Il) was seriously ill, brought back memories …

Rangzen Alliance, Switzerland
Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 – 11:01 am | No Comment

I was in Switzerland at the beginning of this month and gave a slideshow and talk at Zurich on Saturday the 5th, “Was Tibet an Independent and Sovereign State?”, based on my essay Independent Tibet …

Tremors of History
Gyalrong 2008 & 1775
Friday, May 21, 2010 – 4:24 am | One Comment
Tremors of History

You would think that the first requirement in reporting a natural disaster would be getting the name of the geographical location right, especially in the case of an earthquake, which unlike unlike a messy flood …

Woeser Receives International Courage in Journalism Award
Thursday, May 13, 2010 – 5:41 am | One Comment
Woeser Receives International Courage in Journalism Award

Tsering Woeser, the insightful and courageous Tibetan writer living in China, Claudia Duque, an investigative journalist of Colombia, and Vicky Ntetema freelance reporter of Tanzania will Receive 2010 Courage in Journalism Awards from the International …

Horsemen of Kyigudo
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments
Horsemen of Kyigudo

In mid-summer when the grasslands are covered with red blue and yellow wildflowers nomads from all over the region, some as far away as Nagchu come together for a major annual gathering, the famous Horse …

Kyegu, on my Mind
Sunday, Apr 25, 2010 – 10:43 pm | One Comment
Kyegu, on my Mind

When I saw photographs of the tough, determined looking monks digging through the ruins of Kyegu town, I was struck by a sense of helplessness and frustration. Probably, some of you readers felt that way …

Cult of Victimhood: Two Studies
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 – 10:43 pm | No Comment
Cult of Victimhood: Two Studies

From the Gaza strip to Dharamshala, the cult of victimhood is embraced from a shortsighted perception of the advantages it seemingly confers on weaker parties in their disputes with more powerful foes.

Waiting For Mangtso III
One Small Step For Democracy...
Friday, Mar 19, 2010 – 5:35 pm | No Comment
Waiting For Mangtso III

Some of you may have noticed. One reader pointed it out in a comment on Phayul.com. The title of this three-part essay was borrowed (and tweaked) from Samuel Becket’s famous play, Waiting for Godot – …

Creative Defiance
Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 – 8:15 am | No Comment
Creative Defiance

I listened to these funky hip-hop artists from Machu and it came through clear as day that the Chinese would never be able to sinicize our culture. Of course our culture has changed and will …