[permaculture] News about the protests against the illegal invasion and occupation of Tibet by the chinese thugs.

Harmon Seaver hseaver at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 09:30:12 EDT 2008

   Hopefully the world community will be outraged enough to boycott the
Chinese Olympics. But this has been going on for a long time, and no
one, or at least no one in government, seems to really care enough to
move against China, even economically.
   Heck, the pitiful US gov't won't even do anything serious about all
the poison food, medicine, etc that they sell us. I don't understand why
we can't have mandatory country-of-origin labels on all products.

   Free Tibet!

Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
> The Dalai Lama in Japan 		
> http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44250000/jpg/_44250647_dalai_afp203.jpg
> Dalai Lama's Tibet bloodshed fear
> The Dalai Lama says he fears more deaths in Tibet unless Beijing changes its policies, in an exclusive BBC interview.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7299132.stm
> The demonstrations - like those last September in Burma - were initially led by Buddhist monks and then attracted crowds
> of ordinary people. Chinese officials said the riots had been "organised, premeditated and masterminded" by Tibet's
> exiled political leader, the Dalai Lama. He denied the allegations, and urged China to "address the long-simmering
> resentment of the Tibetan people through dialogue". The Tibetan spiritual leader told the BBC he had "grave concerns"
> over Friday's deadly protests in Lhasa city. But he emphasised that he still supported Beijing's staging of the Olympic
> Games this summer.
> In pictures: Tibet aftermath
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7298022.stm
> Watch: Rioting in Tibet
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/player/nol/newsid_7290000/newsid_7297900?redirect=7297968.stm&news=1&nbwm=1&bbram=1&nbram=1&bbwm=1&asb=1
> Boing Boing
> http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/13/china-sends-in-troop.html
> http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/03/14/tibet.unrest/index.html
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7296041.stm
> A very complete update on the situation in Tiber on Boing-Boing:
>    http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/14/tibet-more-deaths-in.html
> Report: 100 dead in Tibet violence
> http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/03/15/tibet.unrest/index.html#cnnSTCText
>       * Story Highlights
>       * State media reports ten people killed in riots
>       * Tibetans in exile cite unconfirmed reports putting death toll as at least 100
>       * Witness describes gunfire, tear gas, vehicles and shops on fire
> NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Violent protests in the Tibetan capital Lhasa against Chinese rule have left at least 100
> people dead, according to unconfirmed reports from exiles in India, while official media put the death toll at 10.
> art.lhasa.riot.afp.gi.jpg
> Tibetans throw stones at army vehicles as a car burns on a street in the capital Lhasa.
> The protests, sparked by the anniversary of the failed 1959 uprising that sent Tibet's Dalai Lama into exile, are the
> latest embarrassment to hit 2008 Olympic-host China, which has attracted international criticism over its human rights
> record. Quoting the Tibetan government, China's state-run Xinhua news agency said 10 were killed in Lhasa Friday after
> police blocked a march by monks, sparking the violence.
> "The victims are all innocent civilians, and they have been burnt to death," an official with the regional government
> told Xinhua.
> Tibetan exiles in India meanhwile cited unconfirmed reports that at least 100 people were killed and many more injured.
> China sets Tibet protest deadline
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7297911.stm
> Tank in Lhasa (Reuters grab)
> Witnesses said tanks were patrolling the streets of Lhasa
> Rioting in Lhasa
> The authorities in Tibet have given anti-Chinese demonstrators until Monday to surrender, following violence that
> officials say left 10 people dead.
> Tense times at Tibetan monastery
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7298617.stm
> By Michael Bristow
> BBC News, Labrang Monastery, Gansu Province
> Labrang Monastery
> Labrang Monastery has been the scene of two days of protests
> Protests in Tibet against Chinese rule have coincided with demonstrations at one of Tibetan Buddhism's most important
> monasteries, in the nearby province of Gansu.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7298617.stm
> Tibet: more deaths, injuries in Lhasa as crackdown grows
> Posted by Xeni Jardin, March 14, 2008 3:32 PM | permalink
> http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/14/tibet-more-deaths-in.html
> Update on a series of previous posts here on BB about pro-Tibetan-independence protests in Lhasa: violence grew
> dramatically today. Snip from report issued today by the US-government-funded news agency RFA, which has correspondents
> on the ground in Tibet:
>       �We saw two dead at Ramoche temple, two in the garden, two at the Ganden printing house, and those Tibetans who
> went to take food to prisoners in Drapchi prison saw 26 Tibetans shot after they were brought in on a black vehicle,�
> one Tibetan witness said. �There could be about 80 dead, or more, but there is too much commotion here to give an exact
> number.�
>       �Several buildings owned by Chinese immigrants and Chinese Muslim immigrants were set on fire,� the witness said.
> �All those shops owned by Chinese were ransacked and burned. Tibetan shop owners were told to mark their shops with
> scarves.�
>       Another source said Ramoche monastery, which has about 110 resident monks, was badly damaged after Tibetans were
> found running in the area carrying photos of the Dalai Lama and shouting �Independence for Tibet.��
> Link.
> http://www.rfa.org/english/tibetan/2008/03/14/tibet_protest/
> Snip from a related report on AP, which references the RFA item:
> http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h5Z6bJwtN_roGSIUQiQnfbf2NkhgD8VDEFLOB
>       At a demonstration outside the United Nations in New York, Psurbu Tsering of the Tibetan Association of New York
> and New Jersey said its members received phone calls from Tibet claiming 70 people had been killed and 1,000 arrested.
> The reports could not be verified.
> And snip from a related NYT story:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/15/world/asia/15tibet.html?_r=1&ex=1363233600&en=4211b393f37e7ed0&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin
>       In the past, China has not hesitated to crush major protests in Tibet or to jail disobedient monks. President Hu
> Jintao, who is also the general secretary of the Communist Party, served as party boss in Tibet during a violent
> crackdown against protests in 1989. His support for the bloody suppression of unrest that year earned him the good will
> of Deng Xiaoping, then the paramount leader, and led directly to his elevation to the Politburo Standing Committee and
> eventually to China�s top leadership posts.
> Image: A man lies injured in the street during street protests today in the "Old Tibetan" neighborhood of Lhasa. (AP
> Photo) http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h5Z6bJwtN_roGSIUQiQnfbf2NkhgD8VDEFLOB
> Update: regular BB discussion participant Takuan
> (http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/14/tibet-more-deaths-in.html#comment-143424) points us to this page on the website of
> Tibet's government in exile (based in Northern India), which lists ways that concerned people might help the people of
> Tibet. http://www.tibet.com/Action/index.html
> Update 2: Tibetans in other parts of the world, and their supporters, are also demonstrating in support of cultural,
> spiritual, and political sovereignty this week.
> There are reports from Nepal that 12 monks were injured during protests in Kathmandu.
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080314/ap_on_re_as/nepal_tibet
> Some Tibetans in Northern India are attempting to march over the Himalayas, into Tibet. Yingsel Rangzen from Students
> for a Free Tibet (http://blog.studentsforafreetibet.org/) sends these photos
> (http://tibetanuprising.org/2008/03/13/photos-of-arrest/), and says, "This movement is happening on many, many fronts."
> The group Los Angeles Friends for Tibet (http://www.latibet.org/) has an audio report (and text transcripts) with
> first-person accounts of the protest/pilgrimage, which led to 100 arrests. MP3 Link
> (http://www.latibet.org/audio/lexpelgerfinal.mp3), Word doc
> (http://www.latibet.org/worddocuments/Lex_Pelger_transcript.doc),
> PDF (http://www.latibet.org/worddocuments/Lex_Pelger_transcript.pdf). (thanks, Christal, http://thetibetconnection.org/)
> Update 3: Christal Smith, who produces a radio show called The Tibet Connection (http://thetibetconnection.org/), passes
> along this (unconfirmed) statement from a fellow pro-Tibet activist named Ngawang Norbu:
>       There was a phone call to my tenant from Lhasa today at 9:00pm saying more then three hundred people were already
> killed by Chinese troop and they were mostly monks from Sera and Drepung Monastery. Sound of gunshots were heard non
> stop. Right now Lhasa is like a war zone.
> Previously on BB:
> # Tibetan protests in Lhasa turn violent as Chinese forces crack down
> http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/14/tibetan-protests-in.html
> # China sends in troops to quell monks' peaceful protests
> http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/13/china-sends-in-troop.html
> # Police attack peacefully protesting monks in Tibet
> http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/12/police-attack-peacef.html
> # Protest inside Tibet captured on tourists' cameras
> http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/11/protest-inside-tibet.html
> # Hacking the Himalayas: Xeni's stories and trek-blog from Tibet and India
> http://www.boingboing.net/2006/08/08/hacking-the-himalaya.html
> # Boing Boing tv: Miss Tibet/Eames Elephants
> http://tv.boingboing.net/2007/10/16/miss-tibeteames-elep.html
> # Google, China, and genocide: web censorship and Tibet
> http://www.boingboing.net/2007/04/23/google-china-and-gen.html
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