Posts Tagged ‘Tibet’

Eastern Tibet under lockdown following self-immolation of three Tibetan herders

Filed under: Asia | Religion — by Will Kirkland 02/7/2012 @ 9:33:45 PM
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“The Serthar area of eastern Tibet remains under tight lockdown after three Tibetan herders, including a 60-year old man, set themselves on fire on Friday (February 3). This brings the … [Keep reading >>]

More Tibetan Immolations

Filed under: Asia — by Will Kirkland 01/15/2012 @ 11:34:13 AM
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The Hindustan Times, and other outlets are reporting another self immolation by Tibetans, protesting China’s heavy hand and the exile of the Dalai Lama.
Chinese security forces on Saturday fired into … [Keep reading >>]

More Self Immolations in Tibet

Filed under: Asia | Religion — by Will Kirkland 01/9/2012 @ 2:31:01 PM
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Three Tibetan monks in central China set themselves on fire this weekend, raising to 15 the number of suicides in the last year by Buddhist clergy members protesting aspects of … [Keep reading >>]

Second Tibetan Monk Immolates Self for Home Rule

Filed under: Asia — by Will Kirkland 08/16/2011 @ 7:23:38 AM

“A 29-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk died after setting himself on fire in China to protest Chinese rule in Tibet, the Free Tibet advocacy group said.

The incident, also reported by China’s … [Keep reading >>]

Tibetan Students March Against Language Extirpation

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 10/21/2010 @ 1:02:34 PM
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“Thousands of Tibetan students pressed ahead with protests for the second day running amid fears they will be forced to adopt a Chinese-language-only school curriculum, local sources said.

About 8,000 students … [Keep reading >>]

Progress in China

Filed under: Energy | Environment | FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 08/27/2010 @ 9:30:47 AM
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I didn’t have a chance earlier in the week to post this account of the 11 day traffic jamb in China. Apparently it’s finally broken up — but with few … [Keep reading >>]

Tibetan Writer on Trial in China for “Splitism”

Filed under: Asia | Nonviolence | Organizing — by Will Kirkland 08/13/2010 @ 4:17:15 PM
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Shogdung is the pen name of a Tibetan writer, Tragyal, who until recently was thought to be an asset to the Chinese government’s campaign to “modernize,”  de-spiritulize and de-nationalize Tibet … [Keep reading >>]

Tibetans: Evolutionarily Advanced

Filed under: Asia | Science & Technology — by Will Kirkland 07/2/2010 @ 5:01:54 PM
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Many are aware of the advanced spiritual state of Tibetan Buddhists.  Now science tells us they are also proof of  fast and recent advances in evolution.
Tibetans live at altitudes of … [Keep reading >>]

Tibet and the Shangai Expo

Filed under: Action! | Asia — by Ruth Friend 04/30/2010 @ 8:11:30 PM
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The Shanghai World Expo, which officially opens tomorrow, May 1st, is yet another multi-billion dollar propaganda spectacle put on by the Chinese government.

Like the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Shanghai … [Keep reading >>]

World Water Day and Tibet

Filed under: Asia | Water — by Ruth Friend 03/22/2010 @ 11:19:37 AM
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Dear Ruth,

Today is World Water Day, an international day set aside to highlight the critical role of freshwater in our world. Tibet, known by many scientists as the “Third … [Keep reading >>]

China Withdraws Films in Pique Over Tibet

Filed under: Asia | Movies — by Will Kirkland 01/15/2010 @ 4:09:48 PM
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It’s hard to know whether Chinese official are playing the bully card, or the spoiled-brat card at the Palm Springs film festival. I don’t know whether withdrawing their film … [Keep reading >>]

Escaped Tibetan Monks Tell Their Story

Filed under: Asia | Religion — by Will Kirkland 06/21/2009 @ 8:38:12 PM
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On March 10 2008, protests against Chinese government interference with Tibetan Buddhist religious practices, spread quickly from Lhasa to Xiehe and other Tibetan towns with monasteries. The government clamp … [Keep reading >>]

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