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    Round-up from Danny Fisher; Rally for Burma at the U.N. today Paid Member

    Rally for Burma today at the U.N. in New York. Burma's still important! (Also, a funny Mac-PC-yoga ad on The Worst Horse.) Another great round-up post mostly on China and Tibet from Danny Fisher's anthropologist friend. Also don't forget Danny's speaking at the New Haven Shambhala Center tonight. And part of the new Indiana Jones movie was filmed in New Haven! More »
  • More on, what else? The torch Paid Member

    The U.S. has hurt China's feelings again: An indignant China said Friday the U.S. "seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese people" when Congress passed a resolution calling on Beijing to stop cracking down on Tibetan dissent and talk to the Dalai Lama. Athletes who show support for Tibet may be expelled from the Olympics for engaging in "propaganda", according to the Times of London. More »
  • China and the IOC Paid Member

    There is some daylight between China and the IOC. How to Cook Your Life was great. Ed Brown seems like someone who could be difficult at times in the kitchen, but who isn't? And the part with the battered teapots in the end was excellent. UPDATE: "teacups" changed to teapots. The Manitoba Buddhist Temple's excellent blog has a post on this with video from, well, much closer to the actual release date of the film. More »
  • The Games Must Go On - DL Paid Member

    The Dalai Lama on the '08 Games: The Dalai Lama said Thursday that he supported Beijing’s hosting of the Summer Olympics, but he insisted that pro-Tibet demonstrators had the right to voice their opinions during the international torch relay as long as they refrained from violence. Tomorrow morning he'll speak to Ann Curry on NBC's Today Show. [Photo: Dai Kurokawa/European Pressphoto Agency] More »
  • More connections with 1936 Paid Member

    Every day brings more bad news for the beleaguered torch. Now they're saying the first torch relay was in -- you guessed it -- 1936. Gordon Brown, Britain's Prime Minister, won't attend the opening ceremonies, and Bush is said to be weighing the same thing. More »
  • China vows to send torch through Tibet; Rudd's blunt message; another media tour goes awry Paid Member

    China vows the torch will go to Tibet. That's what you call sticking to your guns. Violence won't help Tibet's cause, says Australia's Courier-Mail: Peaceful protest is one thing; violence, water, fire extinguishers and angry mobs will not replace diplomatic pressure and cannot be condoned. This comes after PM Kevin Rudd sent an "unusually blunt message to China over its humans rights abuses. More »