Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fwd: Open Discussion on Tibet (Kerala, Mar 29, 2008)

oNe "China" Ram and his communist jhollawallas have deflated the
number of deaths. the NGO crusaders are absent. violence speaks.
this one china concept is humbug. india must reject it for our own
security. we need to start questioning china's rights not just over
tibet and taiwan but also that uighar province - (xinghi?)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Friends of Tibet <>

Tibetan Government-in-Exile in India led by His Holiness the Dalai
Lama says more than 140 people were massacred and thousand others were
injured by the Chinese army since March 10, 2008, the 49th Anniversary
of the Tibetan Uprising Day. The Chinese government claims the death
toll is only 22 and accuses the Dalai Lama for 'masterminding' the
recent violence inside Chinese occupied Tibet. Is China using the
People's Liberation Army to crush the Tibetan people's struggle?

Join an open discussion organised by Friends of Tibet in association
with Design & People. The Discussion will be held on March 29, 2008 at
Lumirere, Opposite Andhra Cultural Centre, 13th Main Road, Panampilly
Nagar, Cochin at 11am. Panelists:

Dr Sebastian Paul (Member of Parliament)
Dr KS Radhakrishnan (Vice Chancellor, Sanskrit University)
Dr Venugopal (Editor, Bashaposhini)
Yesudasan (Political Cartoonist)
Adv Joshi Jacob (Samajvaadi Jana Parishad)
Adv N Nagareshan (Swadeshi Jagran Manch)
Geo Jose (NAPM)
Fr Prasanth (CMI)
Lhakpa Phanthok (Tibetan refugee living in Kochi) and many others.

To know more about this event, call: 9847044248, 9895103483 or email:

. . . . .
Friends of Tibet, PO Box: 16674, Bombay 400050, India.
. . . . .
Friends of Tibet is a people's movement to keep alive the issue of
Tibet through direct action. Our activities are aimed at ending
China's occupation of Tibet and the suffering of the Tibetan people.
Friends of Tibet supports the continued struggle of the Tibetan people
for independence. To know more, visit:

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socal said...

"It is not too late to use the threat of boycotting the Olympics as a weapon, as a way to demand that, at the very least, they stop the killing and begin following the provisions of the Autonomous Region's constitution to the letter--especially where personal freedoms are concerned.

Beijing won't give in? Boycotts in general don't work? Well, I say to naysayers, we will never know if we don't try. We have nothing to lose if we do try--and the Chinese and Tibetan people have so much to gain!

We shouldn't be mixing sports and politics? We shouldn't deprive the world of the great celebration that is the Olympics? Fine, I say to our sporting friends. But we must not reverse our roles, either. It is the Chinese who are ruining the celebration. They are the ones flouting the Olympian principles. They are the ones who will be hoisting the Olympic flame atop Mount Everest and, along the way, climbing over the bodies of assassinated men of peace and prayer.

And finally, it is because of the butchers of Tiananmen and Tibet that next August, the athletes competing for medals--athletes who have been transfused, juiced up, transformed into near-robots--will be running, wrestling and parading in stadiums stained with blood.

There is still time to salvage it all: sports, honor and lives.

There is still time to take the same risk Barack Obama did, to remind the Chinese of the possibility--merely the possibility--of a boycott, to say at once "yes" to Olympic ideals and "no" to the Games of Shame.

The clock is ticking."

Buffoon said...

The point is simple. Only commie countries like China and North Korea restrict access to journalists. Even if journalist are allowed...they have controlled access and monitored by minders. WHy do these crap journalists like N. Ram ignore this simple fact? They talk of press freedom in India but praise regimes which do not allow it in countries which are "ideologically favorable" like China, Cuba and North Korea. Enough is enough!