Demonstrations, News Item, Tibet

Anonymous Crew Trash Chinese Regional Police Website

Image: print-screen of tweet by @AnonymousTibet

Anonymous hacktivists have today reported on Twitter another attack against a Chinese government website, this time ‘Operation Tibet’ has targeted a regional police website which seems to have been taken offline. This latest strike coincides with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping and also follows other actions this week in which ‘Anonymous’ issued statements supporting the ongoing hunger-strike by members of the Tibetan Youth Congress.

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Anonymous Action In Solidarity With TYC Hunger-Strikers Crashes Chinese Government Sites

Image: posted on Twitter by @plutoscave

As the three Tibetan hunger-strikers continue their painful and courageous action demanding action from the United Nations they have received support today from an Anonymous hacking collective called ‘Operation Tibet’. News posted on Twitter reports that Chinese government websites are today being targeted to show solidarity with the hunger-strike. At the time of this posting three such targets had been reported as taken offline.

Graphic via @team_riddler

Graphic via @team_riddler

Graphic via @plutoscave

Many thanks to @tibettruth @FibsFreitag @plutoscave @team_riddler and @AnonymousTibet for sharing news of these actions.

Demonstrations, News Item, Tibet

Day Eleven For TYC3 Hunger-Strike

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Eleven days into their hunger-strike demanding action on Tibet from the United Nations and the activists of the Tibetan Youth Congress remain resolute in their action, despite their condition. Please show your solidarity by signing the petition below, share the link on your Facebook page and share with your followers on Twitter. Let’s get news of this action out there!

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/United_Nations_Stand_up_for_Tibet/?npTRLjb

Demonstrations, News Item, Tibet

United Nations Needs To Go Way Beyond Platitudes On Tibet

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As three executive members of the Tibetan Youth Congress enter the fifth day of their hunger-strike, in Delhi, India, to demand active engagement on Tibet from the United Nations (UN) we should remind our subscribers and friends that in 2012 outside the New York headquarters of the UN a trio of Tibetans went on a 30 day hunger-strike. Their protest was called off 22nd March after Mr Parfait Onanga (Representative of the UN Secretary General) and Richard Bennett (Representative of the UN Human Rights Office) issued statements and assurances to the hunger-strikers and organizers that action would be taken. Indeed Tibetans were promised by a UN investigation into the situation inside Tibet and were assured that official would be arranging a meeting with China’s government to discuss the plight of Tibetans.

Those pledges it would appear turned out to be, what an optimist may describe as well intended platitudes, a more cynical view would suggest that in making such assurances UN officials knew very well that China’s regime would of course reject any inquiry into the plight of Tibetans. Thus making their promises to Tibetan hunger-strikers little more than self-serving rhetoric, after all it would have been a public relations nightmare to have witnessed Tibetans dying at the very doorsteps of the United Nations!

That the institution is corrupt and toothless in regard to the political dictates of China is well known, that reality however should not discourage those who seek to hold the United Nations to account for its silence, appeasement and hypocrisy in its dealing with the Chinese regime. In that context the bravery, determination and sacrifices of the three Tibetans currently on hunger-strike deserve our solidarity and active support,  if nothing else their action is highlighting the tyranny which Tibetans are enduring under an illegal and vicious occupation. For that we salute them!