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Enjoy a large variety of incisive and original opinions and analysis on Tibet’s political affairs, society, culture and arts.

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Original reviews of books, magazines, films and music relevant to Tibet’s struggle for independence.

cinema ’59

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

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Find out about past and forthcoming events, demonstrations, actions and conferences around the world.

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Check the latest videos from a number of sharing websites and photos collections on Tibet’s struggle for independence.

How to light up the Chinese Consulate
Tendor  |  Sep 8, 2010  |  One Comment
How to light up the Chinese Consulate

It would have been almost impolite not to do it. The wall of the New York Chinese Consulate was so smooth and so clean it was clearly designed for projecting giant images and messages for …

13th Dalai Lama’s independence declaration to be commemorated
Phayul's Editor  |  Sep 3, 2010  |  2 Comments
13th Dalai Lama’s independence declaration to be commemorated

Bylakuppe, Sept 1 – Taking advantage of the congregation of Tibetan delegates from all around the world for the First Tibetan National General Meeting, the pro-independence youth activists called a quick Rangzen …

Shingza Rinpoche  |  Sep 3, 2010  |  No Comment
རང་བཙན་ཚོགས་འདུ།

འདི་ལོའི་ཕྱི་ཟླ་༩ཚེས་༡ཉིན་ངེད་འོད་དཀར་དྲ་ཚིགས་ཀྱི་བཀོད་སྒྲིགས་འོག་རང་བཙན་ཚོགས་འདུ་ཞིག་ལྷོ་ཕྱོགས་སྦེབ་ཀེབ་དུ་འཚོགས།

Tibetan Warriors
Tenpa Gashi  |  Aug 21, 2010  |  No Comment

When they put me in shackles
On the cold concrete floor
And they tie my feet
And leave me to hang
I will not fear
I will not fear

The Search
Some Thoughts on Pema Tseden’s new film
Tenzing Sonam  |  Aug 17, 2010  |  2 Comments
The Search

Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden’s new film is a thought-provoking, cinematic look at the changing face of modern Tibet.
As a Tibetan filmmaker working in China, Pema Tseden has to tread a very fine line. Whether he …

SFT honors Tibetan heroes including Shogdung and Runggye Adak
Students for a Free Tibet  |  Aug 16, 2010  |  No Comment
SFT honors Tibetan heroes including Shogdung and Runggye Adak

SFT honored “Tibetan heroes” on August 15th, 2010, at our annual event in New York City. Tagyal (Shogdung), Runggye Adak, Norzin Wangmo and Yeshi Choedon were among those honored with the “Lhakar Award”, which draws …

Rangzen Award honored to Lhasang Tsering
Jamyang Norbu  |  Aug 12, 2010  |  2 Comments
Rangzen Award honored to Lhasang Tsering

The Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), the largest non-governmental organisation in the exile Tibetan community, held its 14th General Body Meeting this year on August 2nd at Dharamshala.
This year’s TYC Rangzen Award was a special one to …

Banned Lyrics, Reactionary Songs
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Jul 26, 2010  |  One Comment
Banned Lyrics, Reactionary Songs

Ever since the People’s Liberation Army first marched into Tibet in 1949-1950, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has used propaganda to legitimize its occupation of Tibet and educate the masses on the virtues of its version of socialism.

Seven Deadly Misrepresentations
Tenpa Gashi  |  Jul 19, 2010  |  5 Comments

Well, lets get down to it, shall we?
1) Rangzen advocates and the rangzen movement is the cause of the division within the Tibetan society
That is a huge misconception and unfortunately a common mistake. First of …

Football, Robben Island & The Relativism of Political Cruelty
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jul 19, 2010  |  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 …