Tibet

  • Torch comes to India; more voices against a U.S. boycott Paid Member

    The torch comes to India, home of the Tibetan exile community. (But the DL is in the U.S., currently getting a checkup at the Mayo Clinic -- he has good insurance.) Several protesters have been arrested in India already. Walter Mondale says theres no need for a boycott. Mondale, as Carter's VP, was involed in the boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Bush's foreign policy expert Stephen Hadley (the man who confused Nepal and Tibet) called boycotting the opening ceremonies a "cop-out" and said that instead, the U.S. 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 »
  • Meat and Murder; Our Foreign Policy Experts Paid Member

    Is there more crime near slaughterhouses? And you may have heard about the recent confusion between Nepal and Tibet by a member of President Bush's crack team of foreign policy experts. Get the scoop from the Worst Horse. 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 »