The promise of Summer sunshine and blue skies is back along with music festivals, none of course bigger than England’s Glastonbury, which attracts an amazing range of musicians and artists. For a few days the magical countryside surrounding that English town hosts a tented city for over a hundred thousand folks, it is the biggest celebration on the planet, until that is Tibet regains its independence!
As our subscribers and friends will know over the past few years we’ve been raising the issue of Tibet at the festival and are very happy to announce that with the very awesome support of friends in the United Kingdom will be running a Tibet action at #Glastonbury2016.
So, working with our Twitter colleagues @tibettruth we hope to repeat the success of previous years during which in a totally fun and positive way we ensured that Tibet, its flag and struggle was not forgotten.
If you have a ticket for Glastonbury Festival, or know someone who has, and wish to help then do tweet @Glasto4TIBET #teamGlasto4TIBET
Keep it here good people
The Voice of Tibet website is reporting another Tibetan in a self-immolation protest against Chinese rule in Tibet.
Sonam Tso Self-Immolated Against Chinese Rule In Tibet
The woman, named as Sonam Tso and said to be aged about 50 years reportedly self-immolated earlier today in Ngaba, Amdo region of Tibet.
Cell phone footage of Tibetans protesting against pollution of a river near Lhagang in Kham region of occupied Tibet, increased mining by Chinese companies is having a disastrous effect upon the Tibetan environment.
Within Tibetan culture fish are considered sacred and so the poisoning of this water and the death of so many fish causes anguish, as can be heard from the protestors.
This footage was uploaded across a number of social sites by Tibetans and also featured May 6 by Voice Of America. Unfortunately VOA reports repeat and endorse Chinese propaganda claims regarding Tibetan territory and so are misleading those who know little of Tibet.
Original image: marvel comics group/additional text from @tibettruth
Graphic via @tibettruth
The decision of India’s government to cancel the visa issued to World Uyghur Congress leader Dolkun Isa to visit Dharamsala to attend a conference and meet the Dalai Lama reveals a worrying level of appeasement towards the Chinese regime. That the Indian authorities accept as credible China’s claims that this activist for human rights and freedom is a terrorist makes a mockery of all normal understanding and intelligence. Especially when viewed against the genocidal terrorism which China’s tyrannical government wages against the culture and national identity of Uyghurs in East Turkestan, Tibetans in occupied Tibet, Mongolians, and Manchurians. All of whom, along with the people of China itself, are subjected to a state engineered machinery of terror that violently denies individual freedoms and rights.
What makes such claims even more ridiculous is that the Indian Foreign Ministry has announced that the decision was reached in view of Dolkun Isa’s name being present on Interpol’s so-called ‘Red List’. That hardly constitutes conclusive irreproachable evidence, particularly as Interpol operates without any meaningful transparency, is unaccountable and operates like a private police club. Moreover it has been increasingly exploited and manipulated by its police membership of various states, including China, to harass and intimidate political dissidents. So much an impartial finding!
Dolkun Isa has released a statement on the decision, which can be read here: HERE