Glastonbury Artists Show Solidarity With #teamGlasto4Tibet

                                  UK Band ‘British Sea Power’ Showing Solidarity With #teamGlasto4TIBET

As the Glastonbury Festival launches in England more excellent news from #teamGlasto4TIBET who have announced that this year their activism for Tibet, which they organize at the event annually , is being partnered by three hugely creative and significant artists who are performing at the festival.

Critically acclaimed UK band ‘British Sea Power’ have expressed their solidarity, (they’re performing on The Other Stage from 1.15 on Saturday June 24) as have two exciting groups from Columbia, ‘Masilva’ ( are playing the Gully Stage Friday 23rd from 21.45) and ‘Colectro’ ( onstage at The Gully Friday  June 23rd from 18.15)  who will be rocking audiences with hot beats and hypnotic melodies. Congratulations to @Glasto4TIBET for the amazing work they do in ensuring the cause of Tibet is raised at Glastonbury.

                         Columbian Artists ‘Colectro’ And ‘Masilva’ In Solidarity With #teamGlasto4TIBET

Respect also to these artists for choosing to show support the just cause of Tibet.

India’s Position On Tibet Is A Self-Serving Betrayal Of The Facts

Mr Gopal Baglay and his Indian Government colleagues betraying Tibet, history, the facts and international law.

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The announcement today by the Government of India, which acknowledges Tibetan territory as being ‘part of China’, is an endorsement of colonization. An appeasement to China’s regime that’s particularly strange, given India’s struggle for nationhood against a colonial power! Clearly the requirements of realpolitik, and heightened sensitivity regarding India’s border with Chinese occupied Tibet, have taken precedence over such sickening hypocrisy.

Meanwhile officials within the Indian External Affairs Ministry, such as Mr Gopal Baglay, have blinded themselves to the truth that China’s bogus claims over Tibet are a cynical fabrication. In a scramble to posture concessions to China they consciously ignore the reality that such assertions lack any credibility within international law. While seemingly oblivious to the fact that Tibet has been rightly defined as being a land under an illegal occupation.

In light of this position adopted by Indian authorities we must conclude; given it accepts that territorial legitimacy and sovereignty is defined by military invasion, occupation and colonization, (a process which established Chinese rule in Tibet from 1950 on-wards) that prior to 1947 India was ‘part of Britain’. Presumably on this basis Mr Baglay would agree with the observation that any protests against the occupying Raj, took place not upon Indian soil, but British territory!

Tibettruth Awarded Place In List Of Best Activist Blogs On The Planet

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What a very awesome way to start a Friday, our Blog’s made Feedspot.com’s  list of top 75 sites for activism. Drawn from thousands of leading activist blogs across the internet, the shortlist is calculated from index using, search and social metrics. “These included; an analysis of Google reputation and search ranking, influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites,quality and consistency of posts, and Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review.”

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It’s a real encouragement to be placed on this list and for everyone who makes our site such a prominent voice for the just cause of Tibet, a totally deserved recognition for the awesome behind-the-scenes work that is put towards researching, writing and editing information concerning Tibet and related issues.

Sincere thanks to http://blog.feedspot.com/activist_blogs/ for the report and acknowledging the activism, information and influence of https://tibettruth.com

A Delicious Traditional Soup Recipe To Welcome In The Tibetan New Year

Traditional Tibetan New Year Offering In The Home

Traditional Tibetan New Year Offering In The Home

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With Chinese tyranny still oppressing the lives of Tibetans inside occupied Tibet some within the exiled Tibetan community will for a few days following February 27 choose to have a restrained Tibetan New Year (Losar) celebration. Kind of tough to get into the party mood with ongoing oppression, nomads forced into concentration settlements, show-trials illegally sentencing Tibetans. While China’s paramilitary forces are placing regions, towns and monasteries under siege. Many though will enjoy the usual celebration, music, dancing and delicious feasts that accompany this festival, apart from being immense fun it also honors Tibet’s rich and distinct culture.

For any of our friends and subscribers who may like to celebrate Losar here’s traditional Tibetan soup recipe which we are sure you will find very tasty, especially with the Winter lingering on. The ingredients for this are easily obtained and the method is not so difficult, producing a hearty and warming dish. The soup we have chosen is called in Tibetan Thenthuk, we have done so because its less involved than the usual dish made a couple of days ahead of Losar, known as Guthuk We hope you will enjoy preparing and sharing this meal, and in so doing spare a thought for Tibet’s true cause for national freedom.

Thenthuk (Flat Noodle Soup)

First make the Noodles

A handful of white flour (you can use any kind of flour)

100ml water (room temperature)

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 tsp oil

In a bowl mix these ingredients well and then knead on a floured surface for 4 minutes.Cover the dough and leave to stand for 5 minutes (you can use any kind of cover) but don’t leave it for longer than 5 minutes or it will get too sticky. Next, flatten the dough into a thin sheet and cut into long strips.

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Now The Soup

Heat a large, deep pan and fry the following for 30 seconds, or until the garlic begins to brown:

3 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp garlic

1 tbsp ginger

Now Add The Following:

1 large tomato, roughly chopped

1 small onion, chopped in half

1 carrot, chopped thinly

1 green pepper, chopped

1 handful of cabbage, sliced (spinach or other greens are just as good)

Fry for 1 minute until the tomato is mashed then add 1200ml boiling water.

Now Add The Noodles

Before putting the pasta strips in the soup, drape them over your arm and tear strips off, about an inch in size. Cook for 2 minutes until the water is boiling again.

Finally add 1 tbsp soy sauce.

Before serving make a plain omlette (2 eggs for 6 people, 1/4tsp salt and 1/4tsp black pepper). Allow this to cool and then chop into strips before adding on top of each dish.

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No bowl of Tibetan soup is complete without a serving of chilli-sauce or powder. Enjoy

Grateful thanks to Lhamo’s Kitchen For this recipe

Sheng Xue, Activist, Writer & Poet Targeted By Chinese Regime’s Trolls

 

Human Rights Advocate Ms Xue Sheng Targeted With Lies And Baseless Allegations From China's Regime.

Human Rights Advocate Sheng Xue Targeted With Lies And Baseless Allegations From China’s Regime.

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It’s in Victor Hugo’s ‘Villemain’ that the following observation was made:

‘You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do not bother yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life clear.’

That of course was written in a world sans the internet and social media, now such a call to integrity, endurance and resolve can be more sorely tested, for lurking in those caves are trolls, social misfits, individuals with an axe to grind. What a resource this technology is, it enables calumny, smears and character assassination to reach a global audience, almost instantly. Under such circumstances it takes a determined and courageous individual to tolerate personalized attacks on the internet, especially with the equipoise and grace suggested by Victor Hugo.

Allow us to introduce once such person, who despite being subjected to vicious and relentless insults and fabrications online has not been deflected from her work in challenging and exposing the atrocities, injustice and crimes of the Chinese regime. Sheng Xue has been justly described as ‘one of Canada’s leading democratic-rights advocates’, she has dedicated herself to standing against the grim excesses of the Chinese authorities. With a remarkable selflessness she has waged a campaign demanding democracy and freedom within China and has been a tireless champion for human rights and political prisoners.

Such dissent and truth comes with a price, especially when opposing a totalitarian regime like China’s, where propaganda, deception and disinformation infest and censor virtually every aspect of published and broadcast media in that suppressed land. As it cannot call upon foreign Editors or publications to channel its toxic distortions the only medium it can turn to is the internet, on which it directs an army of poorly paid unthinking drones whose task is to generate confusion, spread lies and peddle the official line of the Chinese regime. Sheng Xue has, like others who dare to criticize China’s government, been targeted by such political trolls and exposed to a barrage of abusive falsehoods and crude smear campaigns. Clearly her campaigning and critique have struck an acutely sensitive nerve, and unable to counter the facts or prevent her dissenting voice China’s psychotic leadership has ordered its attack-dogs to bark loudly and aggressively in the hope that the noise will silence her.

Clearly Beijing’s bullies grossly underestimate the commitment of those dedicated towards the realization of a free and democratic China, whatever twisted allegations and lurid deceit it spreads will not halt the telling of truth nor, despite the emotional strains such nasty fallacy exerts, shall truly remarkable individuals cease from exposing China’s corrupt and violent driven authorities.

For more details about recent online and other public attacks against against Sheng Xue see the following:

https://www.cpj.org/blog/2016/03/chinas-overseas-critics-under-pressure-from-smear-.php

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/expat-sheng-xue-reaches-out-about-chinese-governments-intimidation/article29040694/

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