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What Tibetans Want

by Tsering Topgyal On April 25, China offered to hold “contact and consultation with Dalai Lama’s private representative.” Western governments heaved a collective sigh of relief. The 2008 U.S.-EU Summit declaration, for instance, welcomed China’s gesture, calling for a “results-orientated…


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Tibetans mark Birthday of His Eminence Gyalwang Karmapa

Gyalwang Karmapa at 24th Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya Thursday 26 June: Tibetan Buddhists living in Dharamshala celebrated the 23rd birthday of His Eminence the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, head of the Karma Kagyud tradition. Karma Kagyud is one…


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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 25 Jun 2008

23 June 2008: Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze “TAP”, Kham (incorporated into Chinese province of Sichuan) – Villages people are being intimidated against staging any protest. “Work teams” from the county government office have been visiting the villages, including Me-nyenda…


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Aussie Filmmaker Presents Her Documentary to His Holiness

Lara Damiani with Tibetans at Drigung Tel Monastery in July 2007 Australian filmmaker Lara Damiani recently presented her documentary about the Tibetan freedom struggle, “Tibet’s Cry for Freedom,” to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Damiani, who used her own funds…


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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 24 Jun 2008

21 June 2008: Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze “TAP”, Kham (incorporated into Chinese province of Sichuan) – Protests carried out in Karze when Olympic torch reached Lhasa Many protests seemed to have carried out in Karze county when the Olympic…