Archive for the ‘Tibet’ Category

U.S. Seeks New Tack on Burma

April 13, 2009

I was directed to this article by one of my sources and likewise I am directing my readers to it and another article regarding United States Policy towards Burma by Roland Watson at DictatorWatch.Org

U.S. Seeks New Tack on Burma

Carrot-and-Stick Approach May Replace Sanctions Diplomacy

By Tim Johnston Washington Post Foreign Service
Sunday, April 12, 2009; Page A13

BANGKOK — When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced recently that the United States was reviewing its policy of sanctions against Burma’s government, it marked the final recognition of a global failure to modify the behavior of one of the world’s most repressive regimes.

All this lead me to the following article:

FOREIGN POLICY PARAMETERS, AND
UNITED STATES POLICY TOWARDS BURMA

By Roland Watson
April 12, 2009

Related information can be found here:

BURMA WANTS FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY



Foreign tourists return to Tibet

April 6, 2009

Tourists have begun arriving in Tibet again, Chinese state media reports.

China has re-opened the region after it was closed to travelers for almost two months because of security fears linked to a number of sensitive anniversaries.

Well, it has been a while since I have written anything about Tibet mostly due to the economic crisis in the U.S. and the World which I have been following, but upon seeing the BBC report I did some checking knowing full well that the whole truth was not be told and I was correct. Take a look at what has been going on in Tibet and why they did not want tourist around!
You can catch up with the news from Tibet by going to Agams Gecko Blog and checking out the headlines listed below. Those in the Far East should check out the Cyber-Spy Network article as it is of the up most importance.

GET BACK TO WORK’ CAMPAIGN TAKES MORE CASUALTIES
MASSIVE CHINESE CYBER-SPY NETWORK UNCOVERED
THE NEW SERFDOM **updated**
SEEKING TRUTH FROM FACTS

MAJOR PROTESTS AND BOYCOTT MOVEMENTS DOG CHINA IN THEIR TIBETAN COLONY

MAJOR PROTESTS AND BOYCOTT MOVEMENTS DOG CHINA IN THEIR TIBETAN COLONY

PROTESTS REPORTED DESPITE HEAVY CLAMPDOWN

Gen Than Shwe, which way will you choose?

March 31, 2009

Gen Than Shwe, which way will you choose?

2. Activist part 4

3. Activist part 5

4. Activist part 6

For more info regarding hacking via China check

China denies cyber hacking 2:20
CNN’s John Vause reports on the extensive cyber hacking network which began with an attack on the Dalia Lama’s office.
• China analysts dismiss cyber-espionage claims
• News & Videos about Internet – CNN.com

Here are the scripts for the videos ( can’t put the videos on wordpress )
Source: CNN | Added March 30, 2009
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Tracking Cyber Spies
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THE OTHER OLYMPICS

August 22, 2008

It has been a while since I have published here due largely to the many events taking place worldwide or about to take place. However, I could not pass up this opportunity to post a 2 part video presentation of what is now known as

The Other Olympics

This is the Olympics that few hear of especially in China where Tibetans are not even acknowledged.

Witness – The Other Olympics – 19 Aug 08 – Part 1

Witness – The Other Olympics – 19 Aug 08 – Part 2

With my special thanks to Agam’s Gecko

WAI!

Protesters, journalist detained in Beijing

August 14, 2008

BEIJING, China (CNN) — A British journalist and eight Tibet activists were detained during a protest near an Olympic venue Wednesday, the journalist and an activist group said.

The activists unfurled banners that said “Free Tibet” and “Tibetans Are Dying for Freedom” at a cultural museum, said Lhadon Tethong, executive director of Students for a Free Tibet ( click here for their news release )

, the group that coordinated the protest. for complete coverage of the action on SFT’s Olympic website click here. For continuing coverage of global protest stay tuned to FT08.tv
Police in Beijing said in a statement that eight foreign nationals were detained while conducting illegal activities about 12:20 p.m
You will note they say “ illegal activities “, obviously peaceful protest is an illegal activity in China, It was noted that seven of the eight detained were American.

Free Tibet – The Identity Beneath Every Tyranny

May 10, 2008

Free Tibet – The Identity Beneath Every Tyranny

I came across this video while visiting the Precious Metal blog. This video is made as a tribute to Tibet, and to support its troubled people. The song comes from the Danish band – Shire:

It is a moving video and shows what the Tibetans have to put up with at the hands of the Chinese.

Related websites: http://www.myspace.com/shirespace

http://www.freetibet.org
Enjoy!

Tibetan Demonstrations and protest in China/ No Longer a Secret

April 22, 2008

Many are not aware that there have been demonstrations and protest in CHINA itself and not just in other countries. For obvious reasons this is information that the Chinese government does not let out to the world. But in this modern day and age it is impossible for such information to remain a secret. There are courageous individuals who have managed to compile the information and get it out to the world. Here is a list that I have managed to obtain that shows the various locations in CHINA where these demonstrations and protest have in fact taken place.

This information is and has gotten out and I am certain there are relatives of people living in these towns that know this to be true. Obviously for security reasons there are no links for this post.

Those who have relatives in these towns may be able to verify this information.

Thai security greets Olympic torch

April 18, 2008

(CNN) — The Olympic flame arrived in Bangkok early Friday from New Delhi, India, where extraordinary security measures kept thousands of anti-Chinese protesters mostly at bay during a shortened relay on Thursday.
Relay officials said they’ve mapped an alternate path for the 80 torch-bearers if needed to bypass demonstrators along a six-mile (10 km) route that would take the flame by Bangkok’s major landmarks.

What other preparations have the Thai government made, well check this out:

You’ll be playing with fire

Any foreigner who takes part in protests during the run will be kicked out for good, police warn

From the Bangkok Post:

Passing the torch

The torch along with its stern-faced Chinese security agents arrived on a Chinese charter flight that was the only flight to land at the the military side of Don Muang airport, well away from the general public.
It landed at 2.40am Thailand time, and the Chinese embassy scared up around 30 Thai-Chinese to wave Chinese and Olympics flags (no Thai flags) as the plane landed, according to the news agency AFP.

An interesting note regarding these Stern Faced Security Agents comes from a Mirror UK article:

Annie Yang reveals Olympic torch guards place her into labour camp

EXCLUSIVE TWO HORRIFIC STORIES OF CHINESE REPRESSION
By Laurie Hanna 12/04/2008
And this week, as Annie watched the chaotic scenes of the Olympic flame relay in London, the sight of men in blue tracksuits flanking the torch sent shivers down her spine.
Those men – members of the elite Flying Dragons – were from the same unit who snatched her that night.

Protesters in Thailand are aware that the authorities will probably change the route of the relay. You can probably get more information at NO TORCH IN TIBET who are keeping track of things.

Now it would seem that China is getting worried over it’s own propaganda. Check out this report:

BEIJING DECIDES TO REIN IN THE RAGE

And Like I Said Previously

The Olympic Torch Relay keeps getting Shorter with each stop!

Torch Relay Route Gets Shorter Each Time

April 17, 2008

Here is a humorous thought: At the rate the Torch relay route keeps getting shorter and shorter as it makes its way through each country they will soon be forced to make a lap around the airports they land in instead of around the cities!
The Torch relay route seems to get shorter each time they land in the next country and China’s baby-blue special forces, the People’s Liberation Army Sacred Flame Protection Unit (PLASFPU) keep taking on more of the appearance of Hired Thugs one might find at a strike! So much so that Australia has already said:
– Chinese guards traveling with the Olympic torch could face arrest if they lay hands on any protesters during its visit to Australia’s capital next week.
Obviously the Aussies plan on protecting their protesters! As for India they had to call out around 15,000 police to:

guard the torch later on Thursday as it takes a relay route, already shortened because of fears of demonstrations, through the city’s former British colonial boulevards that have been lined with barriers and wire meshing.

There goes that word again “ Shortened “ .
Japan isn’t taking any chances either:

Japanese authorities have cancelled a public celebration linked to the Beijing Olympic torch relay later this month in the city of Nagano due to security concerns, a local official said Tuesday.

I have no doubt that the Big Bash is going to be in Australia when the Torch relay lands in Canberra on the 24th. I am certain the Aussies are going to want to out-do the Paris, London, and San Francisco protesters.

Hunterseeker

China’s Torch comes to India on April 17th.

April 16, 2008

FROM NO TORCH IN TIBET

URGENT APPEAL TO INDIAN CITIZENS & OLYMPIC TORCH-BEARERS:

When China’s Torch Comes to India on April 17th – Speak out for Tibet.

We appeal to all Indian citizens and, in particular, those people chosen to be Olympic torch-bearers, to speak out for the Tibetan people when China’s Torch comes to India on April 17th. At this critical moment, when countless Tibetans are suffering under a violent military crackdown by the Chinese government, we need to show that global citizens support the Tibetan people’s right to be free and to live their lives as they see fit.

The courageous actions taken by Tibetans inside Tibet over the past few weeks demonstrate that Tibetans have suffered unimaginably under a half century of Chinese rule. They are now risking everything and crying out for freedom. By speaking out when the Chinese government brings the Olympic Torch to India you will send a strong message to Tibetans, to the Chinese government, and to the world, that Indians support the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people’s nonviolent struggle for freedom and justice.

For more information go to No Torch in Tibet