Beijing publicizes Tibet torture video

March 26th, 2009 § 2

Still from footage of torture in Tibet

Still from footage of torture in Tibet

By protesting the video put out by the Tibetan Government-in-Exile that shows Tibetans being beaten and tortured in Tibet last year, and then blocking YouTube to make sure that nobody in China’s borders sees the footage, the Chinese government made international headlines and ensured that millions more people will see and hear about the footage.

BBC: China says Tibet video is ‘a lie’
Associated Press: China blasts video claiming to show Tibet violence
Telegraph: China says Tibet torture video is ‘a fake’ as it blocks YouTube
CNN: YouTube blocked in China

New York Times: YouTube Being Blocked in China
Reuters: “Unafraid” China apparently fears YouTube
Wall St Journal: China’s YouTube Block: A Tibet Connection?

This is the beauty of a lying, paranoid force like that of our friends in Beijing – they just can’t help themselves. It’s like my friend said to me the other day: “They’ve already lost, it’s just a matter of time.”

That’s just how it goes in Tibet these days

March 23rd, 2009 § 1

Rare footage of a protest made it out of Tibet this past weekend. The Tibetans who sent it will likely be caught, and if they are, they will definitely be tortured and imprisoned. That’s just how it goes in Tibet these days.

Click here if the embedded video does not work.

Tibet is under de-facto martial law. The plateau has been virtually sealed off from the outside world, and Chinese troops and security forces are in the streets everywhere. All communication is strictly monitored, and in some places mobile phone service has been shut down completely. » Read the rest of this entry «

Shocking Footage from Tibet

March 20th, 2009 § 5

The Tibetan government-in-exile just released this shocking footage smuggled out from Tibet. It is awful. I sat at my desk and cried while I watched it. The Chinese government doesn’t see Tibetans as human beings. They never have.

WARNING: This video includes extremely graphic footage.

Click here to watch the video.

We’ve heard so many accounts about the terrible violence the authorities have used against Tibetans in the past year, but this is the first video footage that has made it out. It’s very hard to watch, but it is our truth and nothing China does can hide this from the world.

Here’s Students for a Free Tibet’s statement in response to the footage.

March 10th Round-up on OUR NATION

March 12th, 2009 § 0

Tendor and I discuss the situation inside Tibet, March 10th actions & lobby day, media coverage of the 50th and the future of the Tibet movement on episode 20 of OUR NATION.

Has the Chinese state media gone insane?

March 11th, 2009 § 1

It seems as if the English writers in China’s state media have completely lost it since the Dalai Lama’s annual March 10th statement – in which he calls life in Tibet under Chinese occupation a “hell on earth” – was released yesterday. This single phrase has instantly transformed what is normally mildly painful propaganda on Tibet, into almost incoherent ranting.

I wanted to pull out a  few good lines from this China Daily article: Hole’s in Dalai’s Story (Not even going there on the title) but I just couldn’t decide. Please read and see for yourselves. If nothing else, it’s good for a laugh.

Your Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:

You are worried. Or so you told the German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau the other day. » Read the rest of this entry «

Support for Tibetan freedom from all corners of the world

March 10th, 2009 § 2

Tibetans and supporters march in London on March 8

Tibetans and supporters march in London on March 8

I am constantly moved by the incredible support that Tibetans receive from people of conscience all over the world. If it were up to the people, Tibet would have been freed a long time ago.

And, in times like these, when Tibetans inside Tibet are being so viciously terrorized by the Chinese authorities, global solidarity actions are like a light in the darkness – giving us all the morale boost we need to keep moving forward. » Read the rest of this entry «

For our brothers & sisters inside Tibet

March 9th, 2009 § 0

All that you have worked for and all that you have sacrificed, we will never forget.

All that you have lost and all that they have stolen, we will never forget.

For all these years, through all their madness, you have survived.

For all this time and through all this distance, we remain as one.

Our heart is the same, though we may speak in different tongues in different lands.

One flag.

One leader.

One spirit.

We will never forget.

We will never give up.

Tibet will be free.

A picture is worth a thousand words

March 8th, 2009 § 1

Tapey after being shot by police in Ngaba (Aba), Tibet

Tapey after being shot by police in Ngaba (Aba), Tibet

OUR NATION Episode 16

March 4th, 2009 § 0

1) China denies that Oasis was banned because of Tibet
2) China denies protests in Ngaba and claims the Sey monastery protests were actually celebrations
3) Chinese leaders endorse the handling of the Tibet unrest and call for more of the same
4) “Tibet’s Unlikely Defender” by Rebecca Novick for the Huffington Post

China 1/3 closer to truth about Tibet protests

March 3rd, 2009 § 1

China is moving closer to telling the truth about the protests in Tibet over the past few days. As of now, they are only 1/3 of the way there.

Chinese officials now admit that Tape self-immolated in Ngaba on February 27th.

Xinhua:He attempted to set himself alight using inflammables while holding a portrait of the Dalai Lama and a “snow lion flag” in token of “Tibet independence” on a street in the Aba county seat at about 1:38 p.m. Friday.” » Read the rest of this entry «