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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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Art House
Elliot Sperling  |  Sep 26, 2010  |  One Comment
Art House

There was something terribly depressing about reading Tenzin Nyinjey’s recent response to Norbu Samphel—Norbu Samphel, readers may recall, had mounted a somewhat surreal defense of obscurantism and a cult of personality as essential elements of …

High Mountain Elegy
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 23, 2010  |  3 Comments
High Mountain Elegy

I was waiting at Denver airport for my ride when I got a call from a Tibetan acquaintance who asked (somewhat expectantly I thought … but I could be wrong) if the Americans had …

於北京談西藏問題
Elliot Sperling  |  Sep 23, 2010  |  One Comment

兩個星期前,在人大國學院网上,有人張貼了一個關于今年7月,在中國人民大學舉行的“中西背景中的‘西藏問題’研討會”的介紹。我當時親自參加了這次研討會。而网上的這個介紹,也提到量了我在現場所發表的演講。但是,因為這個介紹所選取的內容片斷太短,可能會給讀者一個不完整的印象,因此,我不得不將全文發表在博客上,供各位參考。我很感謝台灣懸鉤子把我英文稿翻成中文。  

Filming for Tibet announces Second Tibet Film Festival
Web Chowkidar  |  Sep 19, 2010  |  No Comment
Filming for Tibet announces Second Tibet Film Festival

Filming for Tibet has launched today a website announcing the second Tibet Film Festival to take place in Zurich, Switzerland, on 29 and 30 October 2010.
The festival is committed to follow its idea to present …

A Streetcar Named Rangzen
Tenpa Gashi  |  Sep 19, 2010  |  5 Comments

ACTORS: 4 main characters, few passengers who won’t distract the story, a streetcar driver
PROPS: A bus stop pole. 8-10 Chairs to stimulate a streetcar. Tibetan flags and placards, coats and muffler, and woolen hat with …

‘Democracy with Tibetan Characteristics’ – A Response!
Tenzin Nyinjey  |  Sep 18, 2010  |  One Comment

Norbu Samphel’s twisted democracy is indeed ‘unique!’ He advocates a sort of ‘people’s democratic dictatorship,’ wherein doubts and criticisms have no place. His democracy with ‘Tibetan characteristics’ disapproves of any Tibetan (young and old) asking …

Camp Hale in images
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 17, 2010  |  One Comment
Camp Hale in images

On September 11 this year a plaque was unveiled at Camp Hale in the Rockies to honor the Tibetan Freedom fighters who were trained at this secret base by the CIA to fight for their …

The Politicization of Samshog
Tenzin Nyinjey  |  Sep 17, 2010  |  2 Comments

This morning I heard a breaking news of sorts. Some Chitues (MPs) have sponsored a motion in Drotsog (assembly), seeking a change in the clause of Tsatrim (constitution) that would allow Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche to …

Misrepresentation of Rangzen Activists
Sonam Wangdu  |  Sep 13, 2010  |  One Comment

It is very sad and shocking to watch the video of Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche expressing his perception of Tibetans who support Rangzen (independence) for Tibet. By no means are loyalty and allegiance to His …

Dangerous Liaison
Examining Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche's Recent Remarks
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 11, 2010  |  4 Comments
Dangerous Liaison

Samdhong Rinpoche’s tenure as kalon tripa or prime minister will be up in a few months, but it seems he is determined not to leave without delivering some more of his trademark profundities …