Image: courtesy of @anonriddler
Following yesterday’s news of a fire at Lhasa’s Jokhang temple, questions are turning to the cause. Of course it wont be long now before a servile and uncritical mainstream media dutifully report the official version from China’s regime. This will claim that faulty wiring or insufficient attention to safety measures caused the blaze, alternatively Tibetans may be blamed for their traditional practice of lighting butter lamps as offerings. Anything is possible with a regime that is dependent upon deception and propaganda!
Across our digital planet however people rightly look to other reasons for the fire and wonder, given the violent and oppressive nature of China’s occupation of Tibet, if responsibility rests with the Chinese regime. There are grounds for such speculation, not least that China views Tibetan Buddhism as representing Tibetan cultural and national identity. As such it is targeted with a number of highly repressive controls, with monasteries now run by approved members of the local Chinese communist party, totalitarianism has placed a suffocating stranglehold over Tibet’s Buddhist culture. Military check-points, barbed wire and machine guns are a common site at monasteries. Given this reality, you won’t be surprised to know that there will be no tears shed by China’s government at the sight of the Jokhang consumed by fire.
There have been other Buddhist sites burned down across Tibet, which were attributed to ageing Tibetan architecture, electrical faults or unguarded fires in kitchens. Such claims. coming from the mouth of a regime which is actively repressing the practice Buddhism in Tibet are problematic and remain unable to convince. Which explains why in the wake of yesterday’s inferno social media was buzzing with images and questions on the Jokhang fire. Meanwhile today Anonymous activists have been posting across Twitter of their intent to target Chinese government websites, an action which they presumably is justified, not only on the possibility that China’s regime may have been responsible for the blaze, but also as a response to the ongoing tyranny against Tibetans and their culture.
Sincere thanks to @tibettuth and @TibetAnonymous for the headsup on this action and @anonriddler for allowing use of the image above.
This video is for purposes of education, satire and fair use and (cough) should not be regarded as the official policy of the Chinese Regime). It was conceived, created and published on the day of Losar. New Year in occupied Tibet.
Anonymous activists have today launched another #Op_Tibet action, timed to strike on Tibetan Independence Day.
Already we are seeing across Twitter that websites and email accounts linked to the Chinese regime have been targeted. Twelve government websites have been taken off line and earlier a #blackhat action announced that over 44, 000 emails linked to China’s regime and businesses had been destroyed!
A superb video has also been published by Anonymous, which we have been sharing across social media. Superb effort too from our Twitter team @tibettruth who have been across news from Operation Tibet.
Sincere thanks for news, links and images on these developments to: @tibettruth @TibetAnonymous @Op_TibetHQ @rogersroy10 @AntiGlobalist_
Anonymous activists have issued a video statement announcing that ‘Operation Tibet’ will be targeting Chinese government sites on February 13, which falls on Tibetan Independence Day. This action will be the latest in an increasing number of attacks, which are taken in solidarity with the Tibetan cause. Many thanks to @TibetAnonymous and @Op_TibetHQ for sharing news to our twitter team @tibettruth.
Image via @tibettruth
Active support for Tibet’s cause continues from Anonymous activists, over the past couple of days thousands of passwords, email addresses and log-in details of Chinese websites have been exposed by #Op_Tibet and #BlackHat. Our respect and sincere thanks to those involved in such activism.
The Anonymous assault against Chinese government and business websites continues, a third day of activism from #Op_Tibet and #BlackHat has hacked into 15000 emails. Details, including passwords have been revealed, exposing these targets to further attacks.
These were anonymously posted here: https://pastebin.com/3PwTx8SZ
We’d like to express our genuine thanks to everyone involved, your active solidarity with Tibet and its people is an invaluable and much appreciated support.
Shout-out to @AnonymousTibet for the heads-up on news of this
Image courtesy of @AnonymousTibet
Anonymous activists struck dozens more Chinese websites on December 5th in an action taken by #Op_Tibet & #BlackHat. Many government sites were targeted and taken offline by the attack, which was taken in support of Tibet’s just cause for national freedom and human rights. Respect to all those who participated in this immensely successful digital activism, your solidarity is greatly appreciated. Thanks to our team across Twitter for the heads-up on this and also to @AnonymousTibet for sharing the image above.