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[02 Apr 2010|12:09am]

[ mood | determined ]

Hi, I'm arashi32900, and while I am not from any of the countries that are being defended here (because they ARE countries no matter what the Chinese say), I am concerned and disgusted by the fact that the rest of the world doesn't seem to want to do anything about it. But there are people who care and I am one of them. Everyone from these nations that China is suppressing and subjugating, you have my support!

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From someone who's been having troubles travelling, [09 May 2007|01:05am]

[ mood | cold ]

wasting hours and hours of life on visas, and extremely annoyed:

*shakes head*

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Censorship on Taiwanese Identity [24 Mar 2007|12:16pm]
A small rant I just wrote on my blog based on a personal experience recently....

Do NOT Talk about Taiwanese Identity:

Mind-Boggling Censorship
Learning to Shut Up in University

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[02 Feb 2007|09:00am]

Heard something interesting through CNN that some activists are trying to get a boycott of the 2008 Olympics in China, and I was wondering if anyone had any more info on that, or thoughts on the effectiveness/unintended consequences of such an action, considering our diplomatic history with China and how well boycotting other Olympics has worked.

The article: China's Hu visits Sudan

And the clip: China is due to host the 2008 Olympics, and activists are campaigning for a boycott of the Games if China does not use its permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council to put pressure on Sudan to accept U.N. peacekeepers in Darfur to end the violence.

Thank you.

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Introduction and questions... [07 Jan 2007|02:25pm]

I have been a lurker in this community for a while, but haven't posted. I'm a lawyer in Portland, Oregon, and am not a member of any of the ethnicities oppressed by Red China.

I am concerned about the kid-glove treatment many on the Left give Maoist China, especially compared to Israel. I'm wondering if this is the result of hidden anti-Semitism and lingering affection for the brutal regime of Mao Zedong?

Any thoughts?

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[31 Dec 2006|04:07am]

[ mood | awake ]

Hello, I just joined the community and thought I would introduce myself. :)Collapse )

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Cross posted [14 Nov 2006|06:39pm]


In a groundbreaking move, Tibetans in India are planning a massive protest in New Delhi during Hu Jintao's visit next week under the banner of the Tibetan People's Movement. As the Chinese President prepares for his first trip to India, Tibetans have an opportunity to tell him what they think of him and China's policies towards Tibet, especially in light of the recent murder of Tibetan refugees at Nangpa Pass. The groundwork for this action is being done by an organizing committee of activists from SFT, Gu Chu Sum, TYC, TWA and NDPT and one of the biggest challenges we face is raising the funds to support this mobilization. We appeal to every Tibetan and supporter who believes that President Hu must hear the voice of the Tibetan people to support this action.

In light of the recent crackdown on Tenzin Tsundue, who has been threatened with deportation if he protests (see http://phayul.com) during Hu's visit, it is clear that Tibetans must send a clear and strong message that it is not just one person advocating for Tibetan freedom. Tibetans must demonstrate that the Tibetan issue is not about one man - it is about 6 million Tibetans suffering every day under Chinese rule.


Any amount will help but $100 is suggested and will go a long way in India.

Please email back ASAP with your name, location and amount of your pledge. I will send the details of where and how to donate later but first, we need to figure out how much money we can raise.

Thank you for your support in advance. Bod Gyalo!

Lhadon Tethong
Executive Director
Students for a Free Tibet

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I created a new community! [09 Nov 2006|03:56am]

I figured a lot of people would be interested in this new community. I just created it. Anyone can feel free to join and post!


It is a community for anyone interested in any aspect of Tibetan culture to share experiences, photos, ask questions, whatever :-)

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[22 Aug 2006|07:15pm]

The Dalai Lama made his way to Mongolia.

Read this BBC article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5275590.stm !

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[10 Aug 2006|02:39pm]

Hi! My names Anna and I new but thought I would share my fall plans with you. Im going to The University Of Alaska Fairbanks this year and they are planning this fantastic trip to China and Tibet! I've ALWAYS wanted to travel to tibet and thought maybe people from this community would be interested as well (you dont have to be attending the college to participate)

theres some info about it. From my research traveling to Tibet is not easy but getting in as a group will make things easier. Check out the itinerary because we only have about 4 days in tibet but we'll be doing the touristy stuff as well as going to a Tibetian orphanage and Tibetian homes!

I cant wait! Thanks!

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IHT - Riding high in Tibet on new rail line [30 Jun 2006|06:54pm]

Riding high in Tibet on new rail line
By Joseph Kahn The New York Times
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2006

BEIJING China this weekend is opening the world's highest railway, a 1,140- kilometer line that crosses the vertiginous Tibetan Plateau and forges a steel bond with the once secluded Buddhist holy city of Lhasa.

The railway, expected to be inaugurated by President Hu Jintao and other top Communist Party cadres on a deluxe opening run, is an engineering marvel that traverses unstable permafrost and reaches more than 5,000 meters, or 16,500 feet, above sea level, higher than France's Mont Blanc.

Party officials have hailed the $4.1 billion project, which was decades in the making, as a milestone in its efforts to develop its vast, poor western region and bring a fresh infusion of people and prosperity to remote Tibet.

But Tibetan and foreign critics say the railway benefits Han Chinese, China's dominant ethnic group, at the expense of Tibetan natives. They argue that enhanced transportation links will accelerate a trend of Han-led economic development and smother Tibet's ancient spiritual culture, while undermining the pristine natural environment of its highlands.

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[09 May 2006|03:49am]

Hello to all here!

I will refrain from using my real name since this is the internet. Anyone who wishes to find out more about me can read my lj profile.

I am not from one of these nations but I am interested in Tibetan culture, people and affairs. I am also sympathetic to the plight of peoples conquered by imperial nations since my own ancestors experienced the same thing.

Brightest blessings to all of you!

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[19 Apr 2006|09:14am]

[ mood | working ]

Urgent Action: Tell Bush to Speak out for Tibetan People!


Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Seattle yesterday and was greeted with noisy protests by Tibetans, students and supporters from the Seattle area, Portland and Vancouver, BC. Please add your voice to the chorus of people calling for human rights and freedom in Tibet by sending a message urging President Bush to speak out for Tibetan freedom when he meets with Hu in Washington, D.C. this Thursday, April 27th.

Click on the link below to send a fax to President Bush now: http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/huvisit

Click here to send a letter:


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Absolutely not a dictatorship. [18 Apr 2006|09:13pm]

No siree. No dictatorship here.


Nope. None whatsoever.

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Activism Time... [12 Mar 2006|02:14pm]

[ mood | determined ]

"The time is always right to do what is right" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

On March 10th, Tibetans and their supporters commemorate the fateful day in 1959 when Tibetans rose up against China’s illegal invasion and occupation of their country. Chinese troops responded with brutal force and on March 17th the Dalai Lama and members of the Tibetan government were forced to flee to India. In the months that followed the uprising, tens of thousands of Tibetan men, women and children were massacred and imprisoned. Please, click here to fill out the form to send to Hu Jintao, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party. This should have been posted two days ago, but I was lagging behind in my email due to the sick baby girl at my house. HOWEVER, from March 10th to March 17th marks the uprising against the Chinese invasion and subsequent fleeing of the Dalai Lama from his home. So, signing this petition anywhere between these days seems just as apropo.

"Nonviolence does not mean that we remain indifferent to a problem. On the contrary,
it is important to be fully engaged. However, we must behave in a way that does not
benefit us alone. We must not harm the interests of others. Nonviolence therefore is
not merely the absence of violence. It involves a sense of compassion and caring. It
is almost a manifestation of compassion. I strongly believe that we must promote such
a concept of nonviolence at the level of the family as well as at the national and
international levels. Each individual has the ability to contribute to such
compassionate nonviolence.

How should we go about this? We can start with ourselves. We must try to develop
greater perspective, looking at situations from all angles. Usually when we face
problems, we look at them from our own point of view. We even sometimes deliberately
ignore other aspects of a situation. This often leads to negative consequences.
However, it is very important for us to have a broader perspective.

We must come to realize that others are also part of our society. We can think of our
society as a body, with arms and legs as parts of it. Of course, the arm is different
from the leg; however, if something happens to the foot, the hand should reach down
to help. Similarly, when something is wrong within our society, we must help." --Dalai Lama

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[11 Mar 2006|01:04pm]

Hello everyone! I'm new to this community so I guess I'll start off by introducing myself... My name is Tenzin Chokey Champa, I'm fourteen and I live in Toronto. I am Tibetan and I've always been keen on learning as much as I could about my country and am very adamant that my country is not a part of China. I've went to protest marches with my family downtown and believe that one day our country will be free. I am also extremely happy and feel blessed to have been able to see His Holiness The Dalai Lama at the Rogers Center for the Kalachakra teachings, when I had always thought that I would never be able to see His Holiness.
But I'm happy I found this community because I feel like it's a solid step towards awareness of this injustice.

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March 10th [08 Mar 2006|01:11pm]


March 10th is Tibetan national uprising day. If you live near NYC, come to 14 Union Square at 10 AM and join us for a protest and march to the UN and Chinese mission!

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[08 Mar 2006|06:44am]


Dear Friends and Supporters of Tibet,
Please remember March 10th on your calendar and join us at our marches and rallies this Friday. It is a day to remember the Tibetan people's loss while embracing the sacrifices of many brave Tibetans killed during the March 10, 1959 revolt against the tyrannical Chinese government's military. March 10 is also a moment to reflect as well as to uphold the pledge for a free Tibet necessary for the survival of Tibet's unique culture and people.

Remember: the human rights we stand up for today, could well be our own human rights protected for tomorrow.
On this 47th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day, let us remember the tens of  thousands of Tibetan lives sacrificed for a Free Tibet. It is the responsibility of  all of us living in relative freedom to be the voice of voiceless --  the Tibetans in Tibet --  a people with the right to self-determination, the right to determine their own future in peace. Unfortunately, they still can't exercise their rights under the illegal occupation by the China's government. Again, please join us and stand up for justice and peace.



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                 March 10th – Worldwide Protests for Tibetan Freedom

Commemoration Schedule:

  • 9:00: Tibetan flag-raising at Berkeley City Hall, 2180 Milvia Street (between Center and Allston).
  • 11:00: March commences from intersection of Powell and Market in San Francisco.
  • 12:00: Function begins outside San Francisco City Hall.
  • 2:00: March ends at Chinese Consulate on Laguna & Geary Blvd.
  • 2:00-3:30: Protest in front of Chinese Consulate.      

San Francisco – Several hundred Tibetans and supporters will demonstrate in Berkeley and San Francisco as part of a worldwide commemoration of what Tibetans term their National Uprising Day. On March 10 1959, Chinese military forces crushed a Tibetan mass uprising and sealed their occupation of the Himalayan country. Over a thousand Tibetan refugees from India, Nepal and Tibet call the Bay Area their home, many of them survivors of the exodus over the Himalayas triggered by the Dalai Lama’s covert escape at the end of March 1959.

“Tibetan people all over the world remember March 10, 1959 as the blackest chapter in our history,” said Tenzin Wangchuk, President of the San Francisco Regional Tibetan Youth Congress. “This day not only reminds Tibetans of the brutal invasion and occupation of Tibet, but also of the failure of international governments to exert meaningful pressure on the Beijing regime.  If world governments seek to put an end to the violence that dominates media headlines today, they should actively support movements like ours that strive for justice and exemplify nonviolence.”

The demonstration comes in the wake of a series of media-grabbing protests local Tibetan activists recently staged against Google’s controversial partnership with the Chinese government in launching a search engine in China that censors so-called “sensitive information,” including news on Tibet, Taiwan and the Tiananmen Square massacre.

The San Francisco protest will feature elaborate political theaters portraying the suffering the Chinese government has inflicted upon the Tibetan people during its forty-seven years of military control. An estimated 1.2 million Tibetans have died as a result of Chinese occupation, and over six thousand Tibetan monasteries were destroyed. Mere possession of the Dalai Lama’s picture inside Tibet can result in up to ten years of jail time and intense torture.

“Desire for political change among Tibetans inside Tibet is stronger today than ever before,” remarked Yangchen Lhamo of Students for a Free Tibet, “Even under extremely dangerous conditions, people in villages and cities throughout Tibet continue to defy Chinese oppression and exploitation. From organizing mass burnings of animal skins in protest against rampant poaching to staging sit-ins in monasteries when forced to undergo ‘re-education’ campaigns, many Tibetans knowingly risk brutal backlash in the hope that the world community will stand in solidarity with their struggle.”

"We have unflinching faith in our leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama," said Chime Lhamo, president of the Tibetan Association of Northern California. "We know that if the Chinese government sat down to sincerely negotiate a satisfactory solution with His Holiness or His representatives today, there would be millions of happier Tibetans tomorrow."

In Berkeley, Mayor Tom Bates will hoist a Tibetan flag at City Hall, and in San Francisco, a host of congressional representatives and activist leaders will rally support for Tibetan freedom. Throughout the march, slogans, colorful banners, mobile political theater, Tibetan folk songs and dance performances will make for an attention grabbing procession. At its culmination outside the Chinese embassy, the protestors will bring to life the nationwide Tibetan resistance of 1959, which China’s army squashed with a brutality that many of the older Bay area Tibetans remember even today.

Organizers & Sponsors: San Francisco Tibetan Youth Congress* Tibetan Association of Northern California * Tibet Justice Center * Students for a Free Tibet * Bay Area Friends of Tibet* Committee of 100 for Tibet.

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Canadian Passport - Petty Discrimination [04 Mar 2006|11:40am]
Renewing my Canadian passport last week was an eye-opening experience that I thought I would share with this community.

My old Canadian passport states that I was born in Taipei, TWN (for Taiwan). The staff person informed me that this identification is no longer possible because Taiwan is NOT a country recognized by Canada. Yes as a Taiwanese I am fully aware of the widespread denial of my identity by China on the world stage but on my Canadian passport? The staff person was cognizant of the silliness of all this, but rules are rules. So I asked what they would list instead as my birthplace. He said, we can only list "Taiwan" as the city name and leave the country blank. WTF? Absolutely ridiculous! I asked, "So you will spell out T-A-I-W-A-N in the city field?" He confirmed yes.

I was just absolutely disgusted by the systematic and petty nature of the Chinese government in denying Taiwanese identity. I was even more disgusted by how the Canadian government has been pussy whipped. This is a one liner in my Canadian passport for christ's sake. I was too tired by this 50yo political oppression and discrimination to care. Just give me my damn passport!

As if this was not enough, I was advised to use ONLY my Chinese name in my passport as "some countries" have been turning away Canadians whose passport and secondary IDs do not match. Since many of my secondary IDs are in my Chinese name, the staff person advised me to stick with my Chinese name so everything is consistent. I asked what "countries" have been turning away Canadians as I myself have rarely been asked for secondary IDs when entering a foreign country. He replied, "China." OY, I smell the emergence of a cock-swaggering superpower.

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SFT conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma [01 Mar 2006|08:56am]

For those of you in the southwest-- we will be having our Students for a Free Tibet regional conference this month--> on March 18th and 19th, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Registration will be $15 for the conference, and we will provide (except dinner on Saturday night). I can help you find a carpool down from most cities (St. Louis, Dallas, Denver-- each are about 4-6 hours away from Tulsa by car), and we will pick you up ourselves from the airport.

We'd love to see you there!

If you are interested in attending please email me at arielchoetso@icerocket.com with the following information

Mailing Address:
City, State:
Dietary restrictions:
Expected itinerary (i.e. when you expect to arrive in Tulsa and through whichever mode of transportation, be it flying, driving, or walking):
What motivates you to work for Tibetan freedom?


Ariel Weaver
Students for a Free Tibet
Regional Coordinator
Sector 8

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