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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.

Collateral Damage
Elliot Sperling  |  Jan 26, 2014  |  2 Comments
Collateral Damage

The January 15th arrest of Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur, a professor, and an activist for the rights of the Uyghur people inside the People’s Republic of China, is a distressing reminder of the realities of …

The Sad Painful Joke of Tibetan Democracy
Jamyang Norbu  |  Oct 31, 2013  |  No Comment
The Sad Painful Joke of Tibetan Democracy

When Bhutan set out on its democracy experiment in 2008, I must admit to a little skepticism. I thought the Dragon Kingdom would follow in the footsteps of Nepal’s Panchayat democracy (initiated by King …

Genocide Ruling Vindicates Tibet’s Suffering, Offers No Relief
Maura Moynihan  |  Oct 17, 2013  |  No Comment
Genocide Ruling Vindicates Tibet’s Suffering, Offers No Relief

On Oct. 9, 2013, Spain’s highest criminal court indicted Hu Jintao, former paramount leader of the People’s Republic of China, for committing genocide in Tibet. The ruling brought vindication for the Tibetan plaintiffs who filed …

I Solemnly Swear by the Flag of Tibet
Tenpa Gashi  |  Oct 9, 2013  |  One Comment
I Solemnly Swear by the Flag of Tibet

I solemnly swear, by the flag of Tibet, that I will remain faithful to its colors and until they take this life away from me or until all my karmic merits have been exhausted, I …

‘I will carry the sky’
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Oct 4, 2013  |  No Comment
‘I will carry the sky’

Review of A Home in Tibet by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
Published by Penguin India. Price: Rs.499
‘I come from there and I have memories / I have a mother /And a house with many windows…’ writes one …

Independence – No ear wants to hear
 |  Sep 27, 2013  |  One Comment
Independence – No ear wants to hear

What benefit do we get here in exile, far away from our homeland, if we keep blaming and accusing each other for the tragedy of Tibet?
Among us there may be a lack of courage to …

Acha Tsemo Khar
Dhondup Tashi Rekjong  |  Sep 27, 2013  |  No Comment

Until the fifth grade, I studied at Dragmar (Red Cliff) Elementary School in Sogzong in Malho. Then my father moved me to Tornyin Elementary School. Tornyin School was in the middle of three villages called …

Little Tibet: The Third Way!
Part One
Mila Rangzen  |  Sep 14, 2013  |  3 Comments
Little Tibet: The Third Way!

With the Chinese political power at its peak on the global stage, Tibet’s future is neither in the hands of Umavas nor Rangzenpas (Proponents of autonomy within China and Tibetan independence respectively) but in the …

Musings on Indian Independence Day
Tenzin Nyinjey  |  Aug 17, 2013  |  No Comment
Musings on Indian Independence Day

It was a bleak, rainy day. The air was filled with mist. Everywhere one looked, one found dampness and mud. Not a ray of sunshine. Nor even the yearning for it in people’s mind.
Add to …

My Name Is Not Khan, It’s Snowden
Maura Moynihan  |  Jul 28, 2013  |  No Comment
My Name Is Not Khan, It’s Snowden

The Edward Snowden affair continues to reverberate since June 9, 2012, when the 30-year-old high school dropout exposed US cyber surveillance in an interview with the Guardian from Hong Kong. Snowden has been stuck in …