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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.

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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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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.

SFT Declares Olympics Victory in Beijing
Students for a Free Tibet  |  Aug 1, 2008  |  No Comment
SFT Declares Olympics Victory in Beijing

From the moment the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded China the Olympics in 2001, Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) has worked to ensure that Tibet would be a pressing global issue during the Beijing …

Black Annals
Goldstein & The Negation Of Tibetan History (Part II)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jul 27, 2008  |  No Comment
Black Annals

Revolutionary Movements
In Marxist inspired narratives of feudal (or capitalist) states collapsing of their inherent contradictions, there should fittingly be a role for a revolutionary movement and perhaps even a revolutionary hero. Goldstein provides us a …

Tibet poet speaks out
Web Chowkidar  |  Jul 24, 2008  |  No Comment
Tibet poet speaks out

[AlJazeera] With Beijing in the world spotlight for the Olympic games, China is leaving no stone unturned to ensure things run smoothly.
Only days out from the opening of the games, one woman has dared to …

Black Annals
Goldstein & The Negation Of Tibetan History (Part I)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jul 19, 2008  |  No Comment
Black Annals

When Oscar Wilde declared that “the one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it”, he was probably attempting to provoke — épater les bourgeois, as the French might say. Wilde lived in an …

Running-Dog Propagandists
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jul 13, 2008  |  No Comment
Running-Dog Propagandists

In response to my recent piece Barefoot Experts some readers wrote in to say that Tibetans should not fritter away their energy picking on experts and journalists in the West but should focus on countering …

Tibetan Envoys Press Conference
Web Chowkidar  |  Jul 9, 2008  |  No Comment
Tibetan Envoys Press Conference
It’s Not the Economy, Stupid!
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jun 22, 2008  |  No Comment
It’s Not the Economy, Stupid!

There is considerable disagreement about what exactly happened in Lhasa on March 14th – and why, but I think everyone is agreed on this one fact that the only accredited foreign journalist in Lhasa when …

The Long March Home
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jun 16, 2008  |  No Comment
The Long March Home

Mother Pollard was probably the oldest participant in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Apparently no one knew her actual age or her first name, she was just called Mother. After several weeks of walking painfully to …

Barefoot Experts
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jun 10, 2008  |  No Comment

Where facts are few, experts are many.
— Donald R. Gannon

Among the many half-cocked (and often disastrous) schemes dreamed up during the Cultural Revolution, the institution of “barefoot doctors” (Chin: 赤脚医生 chijiao yisheng; Tib: ཨམ་ཆི་རྐང་རྗེན་མ་ amchi …

Karmapa and the Cranes
Jamyang Norbu  |  May 27, 2008  |  No Comment

After his dramatic escape from Tibet in December 1999, the young Gyalwa Karmapa became an immediate celebrity in the exile community – in a reverential Tibetan sort of way, of course. A group of students …