As the International Criminal Court (ICC) imposes a warrant, for the arrest of Russian President Putin, we should perhaps reflect on the nauseating double-standards of that agency. First though, the cited reason for charging him with war crimes – the forced relocation of a reported 1,400 children from their family home in Ukranian or Russian territory (depending on your point-of-view) to Russia. A number of United Nations articles were raised clearly defining such as a gross human rights violation.
Yet, where has the ICC been while the Chinese Regime has been forcibly removing countless thousands of Uyghur and Tibetan children (including infants) from their family and placing them into indoctrination centers, where they are effectively brainwashed 24/7 into becoming Chinese-speaking model citizens?
It’s strange how the ICC regards the abuse of some children as deserving of a charge of war-crimes, yet has offered not even a gesture of concern at the harrowing reports of Uyghur and Tibetan cultural and national identity being calculatedly eradicated through a program of cultural genocide which targets children.
Others may ask why no charges were brought upon former President Bush or the UK’s Tony Blair for the mass slaughter of Iraqis, many civilians; such as those of Fallujah, who were shelled with depleted uranium and white phosphorous weaponry.
The answer of course is one of hypocrisy, political agenda and the corrosive influence of countries, who while claiming to be defenders-of-freedom care only about furthering their preferred economic and geo-strategic interests.
The theme of this International Women’s Day is ‘Embracing Equality’, which no doubt will be voiced with much enthusiasm by activists on Day 3 of the 67th CSW in New York. We wonder how objectives on advancing rights for women is serviced by their silence on China’s forced sterilizations of Uyghur and Tibetan women?
We also have a couple of questions (photo above) to the current Executive Director of @UN_Women, Ms Sima Bahous. These were presented to her predecessor; who not only found it difficult to answer, but blocked our Twitter account to avoid them!
We have not gone away, nor has the justification and importance of these inquiries.
Described by the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) as “champions of gender equality” female activists will be in attendance today at the opening of the 67th Session of the UNCSW.
Quite how this gathering of Government and NGO participants can square-the-circle of affirming themselves as defenders of women’s rights, while cynically ignoring the atrocities of forced sterilizations, remains baffling!
If, like us, you hold the conviction that, any and all human rights violations against women demands to be exposed and challenged, then please consider adding your name to our petition on this issue:
One key objective of China’s propaganda drive on Tibet is to disappear global concern and awareness about the plight of Tibetan people under Chinese occupation. It does not want questions being asked, especially critical scrutiny of its harrowing record of tyranny, that seeks to eliminate any sense of Tibetan identity.
Nor is China comfortable about the issue of Tibetan independence, it would prefer that subject to be buried, and forgotten; a relic, of interest only to academics. That’s why the Chinese Regime is delighted to observe silence from foreign politicians on matters related to Tibet.
Now there’s an understandable cynicism which dismisses seeking active support from your Senator or Congressman. They are traduced as being corrupt, indifferent or indolent; caring only about their career-path and bank balance. There’s truth in there, no doubt.
Yet, discouraging as such factors are, we must not allow Governments and politicians to remain unknowing of Tibet and the hopes of its people to be free from China’s brutal rule. Nor should the Chinese dictatorship go unexposed or unchallenged.
Which is why this March 10 you are invited to support the online action to lobby and inform your political representative about Tibet’s independence.Details and resources will be posted here and across our social media on Twitter and Facebook.
Today is the commemoration of the 1913 declaration of Tibetan independence made by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. A right to national sovereignty which is being brutally denied to the Tibetan people by a Chinese military occupation, since the invasion of Tibet in 1950.
Video courtesy of #Op_Tibet as published across Twitter
Anonymous activists #Op_Tibet have today dropped a video in which they show solidarity with Tibet’s cause, highlight the troubling collaboration of Thermo-Fisher Scientific with the Chinese authorities, and that corporation’s complicity in Tibetans being forced to submit to DNA testing. All of which Thermo-Fisher has profited from. An issue which we reported here, way back in 2020.
It would be a direct and positive help if you will kindly share this video across social-media.
Many thanks to our Twitter team and @AnonymousTibet for sharing news of this.
We are hearing that the head of the exiled Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Mr Penpa Tsering has recently been publicly acknowledging a long known reality. That the dangerous concessions put forward by the CTA, to secure a negotiation with the Chinese regime, have failed. No news there then! Having made such a declaration, many Tibetans would naturally be asking ‘OK, we hear you on that, so what is the response to the ongoing rejection from China?’.
Unsurprisingly there was no follow-up from Mr Tsering. The door to negotiation, having been repeatedly and consistently slammed shut in the face of the CTA has not resulted in any political awakening. Instead a repeat cycle of delusion seems to be the default reaction. After all this failed strategy of seeking talks and understanding; from the regime which is eradicating Tibetan cultural and national identity, has been operating for decades. With essentially the same outcome. Clearly the CTA places no value on that definition of insanity as ‘Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”.
So what can the exiled Tibetan Administration do differently that would produce a more positive result for its people?
To address that we first need to take account of a disturbing, cold and hard fact. That China’s asphyxiating grip, over every aspect of life in occupied Tibet, is of such a supreme and suffocating nature that it’s virtually impossible for Tibetans to dissent against the tyranny. The mass-protests and popular resistance, which rocked Tibet in the 1980/90s and during 2008, has little chance of returning.
This situation places upon exiled Tibetans an even greater responsibility to articulate, champion and campaign for the just cause of Tibet’s rightful national freedom. To do that effectively however requires a singularity of purpose. Equally importantly, a collective sense of unity and determination is essential. The role and resources of the Tibetan Administration, and it’s current leader, Penpa Tsering, is critical in creating, supporting, and encouraging such cohesion.
But that is not achieved by blindly applying an approach which clearly has proven to be unsuccessful. If anything, that course increases a sense of frustration and division within the wider Tibetan community, fostering disillusionment and a weary cynicism.
So with this latest silence, and emphatic indifference from China towards the appeals from the CTA ringing loudly, what alternative response should Penpa Tsering and the Kashag (governing cabinet) put into action?
Firstly the exiled Tibetan Administration could issue a statement to the effect that; in light of China’s consistent refusal to enter into meaningful negotiations without preconditions, it is abandoning its policy of seeking talks. Until such time as there is a genuine demonstration by China of a willingness to enter discussions; in a neutral country with an independent third party as chair of such contact.
Additionally the CTA should make it known that, mindful of years of rejection from the Chinese regime, it is withdrawing the objective of seeking genuine autonomy. Replacing that with the goal of national freedom for Tibetans in all three traditional regions that constitute historic, cultural and geographic Tibet.
The application of such an alternative direction would send a clear message across the Tibetan Diaspora, while providing a central and unifying ambition, around which it would be possible to reinvigorate the Tibetan cause. Enabling a sharper and more concentrated focus, eliminating the disabling discord which erodes, stagnates and distracts efforts to operate a concerted campaign to represent forcefully, and with one voice, the condition and hopes-for-freedom of Tibetans suffering under Chinese occupation.
It would also serve as a beacon of hope for Tibetans inside Tibet, seeing their exiled brothers and sisters firmly aligned with their secreted hopes for an independent Tibet, free at last from Chinese terrorism.
With Tibetan New Year (Losar) looming, a time to cast off negativity and drive away the ills of the previous year what more auspicious time is there for a direction that would attract hope and positivity?
If the core function and dedication of the Central Tibetan Administration is to stand in solidarity with and represent a future dreamed of by Tibet’s people, and their compatriots in exile, then it must awaken from its delusion that appeasing China will open the door to negotiations and instead choose a way which brings together all Tibetans, resolved and clear in their intention.
Since the early days of Tibetans seeking refuge from the brutalities of China’s invasion and occupation of Tibet, health agencies, some affiliated to the United Nations, operating inside India ran a series of vaccination programs which sought to immunize thousands of Tibetans from various diseases. This was done with the approval and cooperation; of what was known then as the Tibetan Government in Exile, no doubt encouraged and persuaded by the Indian authorities. That has extended into the present period of Covid.
Given the refugee circumstances applying to Tibetans and being a culture which had developed over many centuries its own traditional medicine and treatment the notion of injections, super-drugs applied by white-coated clinicians, was entirely alien.
But their exiled Government, and more importantly His Holiness the Dalai Lama, had been convinced of the wonders of western science; and with the genuine welfare of their fellow Tibetans in mind immunization projects were welcomed and approved.
We wonder how many Tibetan children were incorporated into a polio program when Bill Gates took control of India’s National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) which mandated up to 50 doses of polio vaccines through overlapping immunization programs to infants under the age of five. “Indian doctors blame the Gates campaign for a devastating non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP) epidemic that paralyzed 490,000 children beyond expected rates between 2000 and 2017. In 2017, the Indian government dialed back Gates’ vaccine regimen and asked Gates and his vaccine policies to leave India. NPAFP rates dropped precipitously.”. Source: https://greatgameindia.com/bill-gates-agenda-in-india-exposed-by-robert-kennedy-jr/
However, unlike enshrined medical rights enjoyed by western citizens, such as informed consent, Tibetans were generally vaccinated and medicated without explanation, other than a compliance requested from a local Tibetan representative. On this basis Tibetan refugee schools and settlements were regularly singled out for vaccination programs. Whatever voices of dissent or concern were isolated, conformity and trust runs deep in Tibetan culture and if these projects had the endorsement of the exiled Tibetan authorities then that was sufficient to produce mass conformity.
Photo: Tibetan Health
On occasions this matter has entered discussion there have been questions, and rightly so. Were Tibetans, already in a vulnerable and disadvantaged condition as refugees, cynically exploited by western health agencies and their drug-manufacturing partners? Used as a testing population? What monitoring was conducted for health injury, if any? Why was no reporting procedure implemented or explained, that would allow Tibetans to log any health-harming ‘side-effects’?
It was though, some would argue a long time ago, such measures and protections only operated in the West, and certainly not in refugee settlements in India. Of course the health agencies involved had a duty-of-care and ethical obligations, did they apply them? A chapter of Tibetan exile history yes, but sadly one that’s being repeated. This time with an unlicensed, experimental, gene-modified drug; which since its implementation across the world, has already produced disturbing indications of serious risk-to-health.
There is growing medical evidence of the harm resulting from Covid injections and the concerns are mounting, especially as rates of cardiac related illness and deaths are rising considerably. Serious, medically examined and academically supported information on this, and other damage-to- health, associated with this novel gene-therapy, is available online. Tibetan communities, be they in India Switzerland , the USA or elsewhere did not escape the draconian and dystopian response to this flu-variant virus. They were subjected to similar campaigns of fear-mongering, psychological grooming and social restrictions.
Photo: Tibet TV
Like other administrations, the exiled Tibetan authorities issued the same narrative of mask-wearing, isolation measures and with the partnership of India, launched a ‘vaccination’ program. On March 7, 2021 the Dalai Lama, it was reported, enrolled himself to be ‘vaccinated’ and the Oxford Astra-Zeneca drug was administered. From the moment images of that event appeared across broadcast, online and print-media any possible hesitancy felt by a n exiled Tibetan would dissolve away.
There could be no question, after all their spiritual and cultural leader approved; “This is very, very helpful, very good” Source: BBC News March 7 2021
Yet similar questions ,which retrospectively haunt the mass vaccination of Tibetan refugees in the 1960s and 70s, apply in the present situation. Even more so given the entirely experimental nature of these genetically modified drugs, and mindful that not insignificant numbers of people have suffered health injury associated with these ‘vaccines’.
Were Tibetans fully informed of the experimental nature of these vaccines, prior to agreeing receiving them? Was it explained to them that they can pose a number of not inconsiderable health risks? Was a procedure of reporting health-injury following vaccination explained and put-in-place for Tibetans in cases needed? Was it made entirely clear that before agreeing to receiving a vaccination the risks to health required to be explained? Lastly what health-monitoring has either the exiled Tibetan Administration, or Indian authorities implemented to assess, record and respond to health-damage post vaccinations?
Photo: Screen Grab/Israel National News
It is likely the answer to those key concerns, will; as applying to citizens in the USA, Europe and elsewhere, be no!
That being the case, it may well be that, as in all populations who have taken these ‘vaccines’, there will be a proportion of Tibetans who have suffered serious illness as a consequence. Given the nature of exiled Tibetan society and aspects of its culture such events are possibly not being submitted, equally there could be no reporting option in place. Then there could simply be an ignorance at work, no knowledge of the damage these drugs can inflict.
Whatever the facts it is essential, at the very least, that any Tibetan whose health has been reduced and harmed following ‘vaccination’ should be offered immediate medical support. Meanwhile, having advocated and promoted across Tibetan communities, that these ‘vaccines’ should be taken, the exiled Tibetan Administration has a responsibility to examine and determine the extent and nature of such injury.
Without such investigation, simply relying upon the assurances of the Indian medical authorities, or claims of vaccine manufacturers will leave Tibetans exposed to a dangerous harm that cannot be reversed.
Some of the people who made our activism on Tibet possible have been working on the Tibetan cause for many years. In a recent video conference a question was asked about it’s present condition, specifically in the context of ‘visibility’. Is Tibet being afforded the exposure and concern it surely merits? At this point the contribution of our veteran activists was of particular interest, and as an end-of-year contemplation here’s a summation of what was presented.
It was suggested that despite the obvious, instantaneous advantages and reach provided by the internet, online news and social-media the subject of Tibet was receiving a troubling shortage of exposure. In part this was attributed to the impact of the Covid insanity; which left so many in a state of self-concentration, fearful and effectively paralyzed into a condition of unthinking. There’s truth in that. We saw across Twitter an exclusive, obsessed attention to that flu-like virus and the narrative-of-doom surrounding it. This lasted for nearly two years, and still lingers here and there.
Meanwhile, the associated policies and actions implemented by various Governments were often of such an oppressive, anti-democratic and brutal nature that many concerned with civil freedom and human rights understandably turned their attention to the injustices and abuses implemented in their own cities and towns.
This was a response we had, hence our decision to place-on-hold action on Tibet, since a number of us were genuinely disturbed by the medical tyranny and authoritarianism which emerged.
Yet, the vicious terrorism, which has blighted Tibet since China invaded in 1950, not only continued during the past two years of a world gripped by pandemic mania, but intensified to a suffocating dystopian oppression. Tibetans are under a digital, mass-surveillance stranglehold, their every movement monitored, recorded, assessed by the occupying Chinese Regime. Their cultural and national identity is being eradicated towards an extinction point, families dislocated, children taken away to be programed as model citizens, loyal to the dictatorship of Xi Jinping. It is the genocide of a people through an indoctrination of children, denied their Tibetan language, groomed to worship the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party, given a constructed history in which they identify as being from China.
As Tibetans are exploited and bullied into being lab-rats for various Covid testing programs and experimental drugs. The already totalitarian grip was tightened to the point of asphyxiation in response to the virus, reports of entire villages and towns locked away, Tibetans incarcerated, food rationed, denied freedom to leave homes. Harassed into lines for daily testing and yet more injections. They have also been targeted as subjects for a mass DNA harvesting program, the objective of which is to assemble a complete data-base. Of course Tibetans have only one choice, compliance or incarceration and misery.
But such harrowing conditions, as observed during our conference call, seem to have not concerned the editors of news channels or the print media. With a handful of notable exceptions politicians too have been silent on Tibet, yet managed to find voices-of-concern on the condition of Uyghurs. Politicians who do speak-out seem increasingly to omit any reference to the Tibetan people.
It’s as if Tibet has been regarded as a lost cause. That the destruction and forced changes are of such a magnitude and impact as to remove any hope or future for Tibetan culture. If this explains the worrying lack of political solidarity or concern for Tibet’s people then, as was commentated during our discussion; what we are witnessing are governments (while actively dedicated to the freedom of Ukraine) complicit in the annihilation of Tibet! This state-of-affairs must not go unchallenged and a renewed effort and determination is urgently needed to ensure the just cause of Tibet is not allowed to fade into the lesser read pages of history.
Anonymous activists, Operation Tibet has today released a video update on the situation inside occupied Tibet. As ever we thank all those involved who are working anonymously to expose and challenge the Chinese regime and their vicious persecution of the Tibetan people and their culture. May Tibet one day be independent! Many thanks to our Twitter crew and @AnonymousTibet for news of this.