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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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Sympathetic Vibes
Elliot Sperling  |  Jan 8, 2012  |  One Comment
Sympathetic Vibes

A few days ago Radio Free Asia posted an article on the question of whether there is a growing understanding of Tibet and sympathy for Tibetans among the general Chinese population, a sentiment voiced most …

Congregationalism
Elliot Sperling  |  Jan 8, 2012  |  No Comment
Congregationalism

Last week I posted an article over at Tibetan Political Review about the Global Buddhist Congregation that was held in New Delhi at the end of November. Since some Rangzen Alliance readers may not have …

Self-immolation and Buddhism
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jan 3, 2012  |  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 …

Havel’s Legacy to The Tibetan Struggle
Jamyang Norbu  |  Dec 20, 2011  |  No Comment
Havel’s Legacy to The Tibetan Struggle

This post is not intended as an eulogy or a discussion of Havel’s literary work, but rather to introduce an important, even game-changing, legacy that he left us Tibetans and other freedom fighters struggling against the oppression and violence of “post-totalitarianism”.

Shakabpa and the awakening of Tibetan history
Jamyang Norbu  |  Dec 7, 2011  |  No Comment
Shakabpa and the awakening of Tibetan history

Academic scholarship may not generally lend itself to moving or inspirational writing, but there are exceptions. Edward Gibbon’s, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, is probably the greatest work of …

Protest must be led by the Tibetan Government in Exile
Interview with Lhasang Tsering
Lhasang Tsering  |  Dec 6, 2011  |  6 Comments
Protest must be led by the Tibetan Government in Exile

Interview with Gen Lhasang Tsering, former president of Tibetan Youth Congress, and Rangzen activist on self-immolations of Tibetans in Tibet.
(Translated from Tibetan by Sonam Gyatso)
Tibet Times: What do you think are the main hopes and …

Made in Tibet – Shapaley
ganzeyt  |  Nov 17, 2011  |  2 Comments
Made in Tibet – Shapaley

Another timely rap, at this critical juncture of our lives, this song should uplift all of us especially our brothers and sisters in Tibet to fight, stand up as one, and fight for one common …

Repression
Palden Gyal  |  Nov 8, 2011  |  No Comment

(A tribute to the eleven self-immolated Tibetans in Tibet)
Self-immolations ensue
When a person offers to flames
The holiest of the holy
At the altar of freedom
Like a small lamp
Against the darkness of tyranny
Desolated by Light
And deserted by Love
When …

Freedom and Independence…and Language
Elliot Sperling  |  Nov 1, 2011  |  2 Comments
Freedom and Independence…and Language

On October 19, a few days after Jamyang Norbu went online at “Shadow Tibet” with an essay entitled “Igniting the Embers of Rangzen,” I posted some remarks in the comments section for that piece, simultaneously …

What Must I Do?
Jamyang Norbu  |  Oct 19, 2011  |  No Comment
What Must I Do?

In 1946 when the Muslim League declared “Direct Action Day” and some of the most horrendous and large scale Hindu-Muslim violence erupted throughout India, one of the worst hit areas was the Noakhali district of …