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Independence as Tibet’s Only Option
Why the ‘Middle Path’ is a Dead End
Ketsun Lobsang Dondup  |  Jan 25, 2007  |  No Comment

“Independence may be 80 or 90% impossible, but autonomy is 100% impossible. That is why we must work for independence, and be ready for our opportunity when it comes.” —Anonymous Tibetan source, 2006
“We are a …

Chino – A Message
Web Chowkidar  |  Jan 12, 2007  |  No Comment
Chino – A Message

Check out for more of Chino’s tunes. Chino EP ‘Pride & Passion’ is also available to purchase from that site via PayPal.

The Forgotten Anniversary – Remembering the Great Khampa Uprising of 1956
Jamyang Norbu  |  Dec 7, 2006  |  No Comment
The Forgotten Anniversary – Remembering the Great Khampa Uprising of 1956

This year the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution against Soviet occupation was observed with due ceremony and honour throughout Hungary, though in the capital, Budapest, the celebrations were somewhat marred by anti-government protests. Newspapers, …

Roadblock on the Middle Path
Tenzing Sonam  |  Dec 1, 2006  |  No Comment

The Chinese attacks on the Dalai Lama in recent months have been of an intensity and viciousness not seen for years. Among a host of accusations, he has been called a “false religious leader” and …

Declaration of Independence of the Nations of High Asia
Inner Mongolia, East Turkistan and Tibet
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 19, 2006  |  No Comment

There is a rare and defining moment in human history when a crushing and seemingly permanent tyranny reveals on the surface of its implacable structure the first tiny cracks of impending collapse? allowing the first …

Nations of High Asia Declare Independence in US Congress
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 19, 2006  |  No Comment
Nations of High Asia Declare Independence in US Congress

On 19 September 2006, the Declaration of Independence of the Nations of High Asia: Tibet, East Turkistan and Inner Mongolia was read out in a conference room at the Capitol Building of the US Congress …

Tibetans Welcome President Hu?
Jamyang Norbu  |  Apr 29, 2006  |  No Comment
Tibetans Welcome President Hu?

One of the more bizarre happenings during Hu Jintao’s visit to the US this month was a delegation of “Tibetan” dancers welcoming him in front of the White House. A friend of mine went over …

The China-Dalai Lama Dialogue: Prospects for Progress
Statement at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Sonam Wangdu  |  Mar 13, 2006  |  No Comment

“If the US abides by Prime Minister Samdhong Rinpoche’s misperception of the progress of these talks, the danger exists that China will continue to forestall negotiations in the hopes for a post-Dalai Lama scenario where …

Freedom Shower
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Mar 9, 2006  |  No Comment
Freedom Shower

Tomorrow & Other Poems By Lhasang Tsering Publisher: Rupa & Co. Price: Rs.195/
The issue of Tibet is a remnant of the Great Game. Only now the playing fields are a tiny town in northern India …

Tibetan Flag in 1934 National Geographic
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sep 4, 2004  |  No Comment
Tibetan Flag in 1934 <em>National Geographic</em>

A few days after the appearance of my essay “Freedom Wind, Freedom Song” on World Tibet Network News and Phayul, I received an email from an old friend, Tendar-la, formerly an official from the Department …