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    What Would the Boycott Accomplish? Paid Member

    Fareed Zakaria thinks boycotting the opening ceremonies of the Olympics makes no sense. He points out that the Chinese government is not really acting in opposition to the feelings of its citizens (and we know China cares more about domestic politics than foreign politics, as does the United States, generally): Public humiliation does not work nearly as well on the regime in Beijing as private pressure. At first glance, China's recent crackdown in Tibet looks like a familiar storyline: a dictatorship represses its people. And of course that's part of the reality -- as it often is in China. But on this issue, the communist regime is not in opposition to its people. The vast majority of Chinese have little sympathy for the Tibetan cause. More »
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    Dalai Lama in Seattle Paid Member

    Both the Pope and the Dalai Lama are in the U.S., one on the East Coast, one on the West. The Dalai Lama has been met with both adoring schoolchildren and pro-China protesters. Guess which group called him a "CIA-funded militant"? The DL also reiterated his threat to resign if the violence continues. Students for a Free Tibet has cool Tibetan Olympic gear for sale, but much of it seems to be sold out. Are they playing with our desire? More »
  • Tibet Links, April 14, 2008 Paid Member

    Nine monks arrested for allegedly planting a bomb: China has arrested nine monks for a bomb attack on a government building in Tibet last month, an official said yesterday. Tibetan support groups warned that it was impossible to verify the claims because the authorities do not allow independent observers into the region. The state-run Xinhua news agency alleged that the monks from the Tongxia monastery - around 850 miles east of Lhasa - fled after their homemade bomb exploded in Gyanbe township but later confessed to planting it. More »
  • Philip Glass's Satyagraha at the Met; Tibet Rally in Union Square Paid Member

    Philip Glass's opera "Satyagraha" premiered at the Metropolitan Opera on Friday. Here's some video from it, and a review from the New York Times. For more Satyagraha events, visit the Satyagraha Forum. More »
  • Bush to attend Olympics Paid Member

    Bush will attend the Olympics, and is unlikely to skip the opening ceremonies, as several European heads of states have said they would do. Chinese President Hu Jintao says Tibet is an internal issue for China and no one else. More »
  • A 3-Year Retreat Paid Member

    Back in the old days when there were fewer distractions, you wouldn't miss as much spending a few years in a mountaintop cave. But these days... but 28 people did just that in Australia recently (except for the cave and mountaintop parts.) From the Buddhist Channel. Plus, new treatments for Parkinson's disease at Taiwan's Tzu Chi Hospital. More »