News

  • Tricycle Community 0 comments

    Dalai Lama Feels Helpless Paid Member

    All eyes are on the Dalai Lama, who, though accused of instigating by some, says he feels helpless as he watches, as we all do, the events unfold. Dalai Lama video, courtesy of Precious Metal. More »
  • Tricycle Community 0 comments

    The Dalai Lama Calls for International Inquiry Paid Member

    The DL asks for an inquiry into Tibet saying some kind of "cultural genocide" is taking place. CNN blogs the turmoil. Updates from Tibet Daily. More »
  • Tricycle Community 1 comment

    Monastery Bulldozed and Burned in Burma Paid Member

    Burma's long nightmare continues. More »
  • Tricycle Community 0 comments

    In the Name of the People Paid Member

    China's crackdown on Tibet is an embarrassment to the Bush administration's foreign policy team (but then again, what isn't?) China was recently taken off the U.S.'s list of worst human rights offenders, and this is how they repay Dubya? Protests at Chinese consulates around the U.S. today, including New York and Chicago. [Picture at right from the Chicago Tribune.] Meanwhile China declares a "people's war": More »
  • Tricycle Community 0 comments

    Lhasa, Beijing, IOC Paid Member

    Will cries of "Free Tibet!" drown out China's Olympic triumph? No, says Beijing, and hell no says the International Olympic Committee. Video of the protests. Several videos on YouTube and elsewhere with fleeting glimpses of the unrest. UPDATE: Protests at the Chinese embassy in Washington. More »
  • Tricycle Community 1 comment

    Run-Up to the Olympics Paid Member

    Reports of at least 30 dead fromTibetan exile groups. Sun Weide, a spokesman for the Beijing Olympics organizing committee, said the unrest would not have a negative impact on the Games or the torch relay. Preparations to carry the Olympic torch across Mount Everest and across Tibet "have been proceeding very smoothly and according to schedule," Sun said. "The hosting of the Beijing Games is the 100-year dream for Chinese people and I think the Chinese people, including our compatriots in Tibet, very much look forward to hosting the Games," Sun said. The United States and other governments have urged China to show restraint on the protesters, though International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge deferred, saying he didn't have details. More »