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Beacons of resistance, not desperate acts
Christophe Besuchet  |  Saturday, Jan 28, 2012  |  6 Comments
Beacons of resistance, not desperate acts

I do not know if you are like me, but I find it extremely distressing to see how commonly the adjective “desperate” has been used by the media and Tibetans in exile to describe the …

Remembering Tapey
Elliot Sperling  |  Monday, Jan 9, 2012  |  11 Comments
Remembering Tapey

In the last item I posted on the Rangzen Alliance site I referred to a recent piece by Woeser. Having drawn on her comments for that post I think I would be doing her something …

Self-immolation and Buddhism
Jamyang Norbu  |  Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012  |  No Comment
Self-immolation and Buddhism

The Yiddish word “chutzpah”, pronounced “huspa”, has the exact same meaning as the Tibetan word “hamba”, and even shares a passing tonal quality to it. Leo Rosten, the humorist, defined chutzpah as “that quality enshrined …

Protest must be led by the Tibetan Government in Exile
Interview with Lhasang Tsering
Lhasang Tsering  |  Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011  |  6 Comments
Protest must be led by the Tibetan Government in Exile

Interview with Gen Lhasang Tsering, former president of Tibetan Youth Congress, and Rangzen activist on self-immolations of Tibetans in Tibet.
(Translated from Tibetan by Sonam Gyatso)
Tibet Times: What do you think are the main hopes and …

Made in Tibet – Shapaley
ganzeyt  |  Thursday, Nov 17, 2011  |  2 Comments
Made in Tibet – Shapaley

Another timely rap, at this critical juncture of our lives, this song should uplift all of us especially our brothers and sisters in Tibet to fight, stand up as one, and fight for one common …

Freedom and Independence…and Language
Elliot Sperling  |  Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011  |  2 Comments
Freedom and Independence…and Language

On October 19, a few days after Jamyang Norbu went online at “Shadow Tibet” with an essay entitled “Igniting the Embers of Rangzen,” I posted some remarks in the comments section for that piece, simultaneously …

What Must I Do?
Jamyang Norbu  |  Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011  |  No Comment
What Must I Do?

In 1946 when the Muslim League declared “Direct Action Day” and some of the most horrendous and large scale Hindu-Muslim violence erupted throughout India, one of the worst hit areas was the Noakhali district of …

Ngaba monk immolates self to mark 3 years since bloody crackdown
Phayul's Editor  |  Thursday, Mar 17, 2011  |  No Comment
Ngaba monk immolates self to mark 3 years since bloody crackdown

By Kalsang Rinchen
Dharamsala, March 16 – A Tibetan monk of Kirti monastery in Amdo Ngaba is reportedly dead after he set himself ablaze at a market near his monastery, according to a reliable source with …

Rite of Freedom
The Life and Sacrifice of Thupten Ngodup
Jamyang Norbu  |  Saturday, Aug 1, 1998  |  No Comment
Rite of Freedom

After the cremation of Thupten Ngodup, when the emotional crowd had finally marched back to McLeod Ganj, a few of us went to pay a visit to his house. It was a brief walk from …