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Discuss and organize screenings of films of freedom struggle and national liberation, and propose specific titles that inspire you.

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Why Lukar Jam Atsok is important for Tibetan democracy
Tenzing Sonam  |  Friday, Sep 18, 2015  |  No Comment
Why Lukar Jam Atsok is important for Tibetan democracy

 

For the sake of honouring the Snowland
And to win Tibet’s complete independence
Based on the manifold truth
Raise the Tibetan flag, children of the Snowland!
Think about Lolo. Brave, gentle, patriotic Lolo. Languishing in a Chinese prison, serving …

Tibet & China at the same Washington lobbyist
Maura Moynihan  |  Friday, Jul 10, 2015  |  No Comment
Tibet & China at the same Washington lobbyist

Americans are reeling from the alarming disclosure of a massive theft of US government data, linked to Chinese government cyber warriors. China is hardly contrite; plans to honor President Xi Jingping at a White House …

Self Delusion
Elliot Sperling  |  Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014  |  No Comment
Self Delusion

I have been asked by the editors to prepare an essay that sums up some of the positions I’ve taken on Tibet issues over the years. I am happy to do so, and offer this …

The dialectics of being sheep
Jamyang Norbu  |  Friday, Jun 27, 2014  |  No Comment
The dialectics of being sheep

…”The Magnificent Seven” has one profound line of dialogue where the Mexican bandit chief, Calvera, played by Eli Wallach, explains to Chris (Yul Brynner) the leader of the “Seven” defending the Mexican village, why he robs peasants: “If God had not meant them to be sheared, he would not have made them sheep.” Which brought to mind a “sheep” moment in modern Tibetan history.

The sound of one hand grasping
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014  |  No Comment
The sound of one hand grasping

The commemoration in the U.S., earlier this month, of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre was strangely subdued, especially within the Chinese student community in this country. It was very different in the period …

Beacons of resistance, not desperate acts
Christophe Besuchet  |  Saturday, Jan 28, 2012  |  6 Comments
Beacons of resistance, not desperate acts

I do not know if you are like me, but I find it extremely distressing to see how commonly the adjective “desperate” has been used by the media and Tibetans in exile to describe the …

The History Boy
Elliot Sperling  |  Thursday, Jun 24, 2010  |  2 Comments
The History Boy

I’m going to assume that most people reading this post know who Barry Sautman is (and no, he’s not the one in the picture; that’s King George I and to see what he’s doing in …

Waiting For Mangtso III
One Small Step For Democracy...
Jamyang Norbu  |  Friday, Mar 19, 2010  |  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 – …