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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 …

Freedom Wind, Freedom Song
Dispelling Modern Myths about the Tibetan National Flag and National Anthem
Jamyang Norbu  |  May 20, 2004  |  No Comment

Recently, a Tibet supporter, arguing to get her support-group to drop the goal of Tibetan independence from their charter, was reported to have said: “the whole Tibetan independence issue is a myth. Even the flag …

Truth and a Thousand Raised fists
Josh Schrei  |  Nov 22, 2003  |  No Comment

In rallying international support for the Tibetan cause, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has often said that he believes eventually the cause will bear fruit and be successful because the Tibetan people “have truth on …

The Incredible Weariness of Hope
Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land by Patrick French
Jamyang Norbu  |  Oct 1, 2003  |  No Comment
The Incredible Weariness of Hope

Tibet, Tibet. The title of Patrick French’s latest book intrigued me. Vaguely suggestive of a biblical lament, it also hinted at a kind of patient reproach, of the sort that Sir Isaac Newton is said …

Creative Resistance in Dharamshala
Web Chowkidar  |  Aug 19, 2003  |  No Comment
Creative Resistance in Dharamshala

August 19, 2003. Dharamshala: The Friends of Tibet (India), yesterday held a poetry reading session which also marked the launch of a magazine Creative Resistance printed and published for Friends of Tibet (India) by its …

Back to the Future
Enduring Phobias and Superstitions in Tibetan Society (Part 2)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Jan 4, 2003  |  No Comment

In Satyajit Ray’s film, Ganashatru, an adaptation of Ibsen’s play, Enemy of the People, a doctor discovers that leaking sewers are contaminating a water source which is regarded as holy, and which attracts large number …