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Our Pledge For 2019

Our resolution for 2019 is to continue reporting and opposing the tyranny of China’s regime against the Tibetan people. In addition we’ll be exposing those governments, institutions, politicians, corporations and media who choose to appease China. Across social-media our amazing team on Twitter and Facebook shall ensure that the just cause of Tibet is given a clear, accurate and determined presentation. Those who misrepresent Tibet’s history, it’s present situation or the plight of Tibetans will be vigorously challenged.

There’s four main areas of activism forming our focus this year.

On February 13 we shall be celebrating ‘Tibetan Independence Day’ raising awareness across social-media of Tibet’s rightful claim to national freedom.

In the week before March 10 we’ll be launching our online lobby of political representatives, to make sure that Tibet’s cause for independence is represented to your politician.

Following that action from March 11 through March 22 we report on and challenge the anticipated silence of the 63rd United Nations Commission On The Status Of Women and its associated NGO Forum on the issue of China’s forced sterilizations. We have friends who will be on site monitoring developments.

Then during May we’ll be actively supporting @Glasto4TIBET who will be present across the Festival during June 26 through 30 to raise the Tibetan national flag and enegage with folks about the cause of Tibet.

As ever we welcome and invite your participation in these actions. Keep updated and informed by following @tibettruth

Demonstrations, News Item, Tibet

Anonymous’ Operation Tibet Issue New Year Warning Against Chinese Government Websites

Anonymous activists #Op_Tibet have today issued a video statement across social media announcing their continued support for the Tibetan cause and declaring an intent to intensify attacks against Chinese government websites. We are extremely grateful to those who created the video for referencing our activism for Tibet. Many thanks also to @AnonymousTibet for sharing news of this development.

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Wishing All Friends Of Tibet’s Just Cause A Happy New Year

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In 1950 Chinese troops launched their major invasion of Tibet, since then Tibetans have become enslaved, oppressed and terrorized by China’s regime. Brutally denied human rights and their cultural and national freedom.

As 2018 begins everyone working towards our activism on Tibet will be making sure during the coming year that the just and true cause of Tibet is given maximum support.

In that effort no doubt we shall again be extended your amazing solidarity and generosity, we remain deeply humbled and appreciative of the help so kindly given.

Work with us, share our information across social media, follow our team on Twitter, get involved with online campaigns. If you are able, please make a donation. Any and all support you offer is a major assist.

Wishing a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year to all our friends and subscribers.

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A New Year Resolution For Tibet

Well here we are at the close of 2014 and it’s been another very positive and successful year for our online activism on Tibet. A range of reports, campaigns and ground-breaking lobbying has ensured that the plight of the Tibetan people has been given wide exposure and the propaganda of China’s regime exposed and forcefully challenged. This work could not have taken place without the dedication, skills and commitment of folks who actively support our activism for Tibet.  In particular a shout-out must go to our Twitter account which, along with our presence on Facebook, has been a major voice for the cause of Tibet.

This activism has throughout the year received generous participation from many people across a number of countries, including China; in which we are striving to increase awareness and understanding on the issue of Tibet. We have also been kindly aided by donations towards our listed work. Such contributions have been a great encouragement and were directed towards annual costs for our online presence, service charges and maintaining security measures to preserve anonymity and afford protection against cyber-attacks. Additionally we are hoping that with further support we can at some stage replace computer and back-up resources.To those of you who have donated thank you for making it happen.

We look forward to dedicating our activism throughout 2015 to Tibet’s just cause and hope you will continue to support our efforts. Together we make the difference! Meanwhile wherever you are reading this may you enjoy happiness, health and prosperity during the coming year.

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New Year Arrives In The World’s Largest Ghetto

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On the first day of Tibetan New Year (17th Rabjung Tibetan Year 2139) across occupied Tibet there are few smiles and little celebration as China intensifies its tyrannical stranglehold over Tibet’s people. With demostrations and isolated self-immolations continuing to defy China’s illegal occupation and demanding Tibetan independence, towns and villages are under military siege, including Tibet’s capital, Lhasa. The following report from Rangzen Alliance  exposes a harrowing degree of cultural suppression and violence that targets Tibetans, by a foreign occupying regime determined to eradicate Tibet’s national identity. We cannot permit the suffering and persecution of Tibetans by another jack-booted tyrant to go unchallenged or remain under-reported. Please share this with friends, post onto Twitter, Facebook or your Blog. Thank you.

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Tibetans are disappearing;everyone is terrified about the bloodshed which seems inevitable.Lhasa consists of approximately 1.2 million Chinese and approximately 200,000 Tibetans.The majority of these Tibetans live in an area which is now almost entirely enclosed by military compounds with walls between 10-16 feet; some with barbed wire. This isolation gives the impression of what the Warsaw Ghetto was like. Inside the “enclosed” area groups of armed soldiers, S.W.A.T. teams, and police patrol the streets 24 hours a day. Military drill songs can be heard throughout the day. S.W.A.T trucks and rows of 6 to 15 armored vehicles and tanks come through the area on a daily basis. Each vehicle has 3 to 4 soldiers at the opening turret, armed with assault rifles or machine guns aimed at the Tibetans.

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All Tibetans must carry identification at all times. Tibetans residing in Lhasa are required to register with the police. There are approximately 134 new Police station checkpoints in Lhasa for random searches of pedestrians and vehicles. In addition to the military compounds in and around Lhasa, permanent military posts holding 1-10 armed soldiers have been established throughout the city.

The Kala Chakra Ceremony in November 2011, held in Bodh Gaya, India by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, was attended by approximately 10,000 Tibetans from China. Among these were reportedly 3000 Government informants. The remaining 7000 Tibetans from China, on returning to Tibet via India, Nepal, Hong Kong, etc. were ALL brought to reeducation camps for a minimum of three months. Elderly people begged to go home in the evenings due to the cold, but they were not allowed. In many instances when family members brought blankets for their elderly family, they were told they were no longer there and the authorities didn’t know where they were. Among the 7000 Tibetans in reeducation camps, interrogation from the Chinese police was common practice. Tibetans are made to disclose their jobs (from which they are fired), loose pensions or other such benefits, disclose names of relatives and their contact information, including addresses and professions. Random identification checks and House searches are done; family members are brought in for “questioning”.

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Approximately 50 nuns going to a retreat on a bus, were detained and held for questioning after an informant accused them of speaking against the government. Their whereabouts are presently unknown. A Tibetan artist who painted a Tibetan looking upwards towards a clock above their head, titled “Waiting” was arrested for the symbolism used in the painting. I was told that many people were taken away by the State Security and don’t come back. They just disappear. Roadside checkpoints in the Tibetan Autonomous Region are used to keep Tibetans that are not residents of Lhasa, away from the city. In addition, if a monk or nun is in a vehicle the police/soldiers will make them return to their monasteries on foot. All Tibetans riding in such vehicles will have their full identification listed. The Potala Palace is a place of pilgrimage for Tibetans, especially during Losar (Tibetan New Year) but the roadside checkpoints prevent this and limit the number of Tibetans in Lhasa.

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Approximately 300-400 monks previously resided at the Potala Palace; today the number is around 36. Soldiers and other military personnel now live in the rooms where the monks used to reside. Although it is listed as a World Heritage site, the Chinese government now uses the Potala as a military post. A large Military complex is situated within several blocks. The nunnery, located across from grounds before the Potala Palace, now has Military bunkers.

Jokhang Monastery has such a large military presence in and around the area that you have to be careful not to bump into soldiers and police as they crowd the streets of the surrounding market when they go on patrol. Drepung Monastery was home to 7 to 10,000 monks now has only between 500-700. A hunger strike of 100 monks is said to be underway. Sera Monastery once had approximately 6,000 monks now has 200-300 monks. Sera Monastery is surrounded by police stations and military compounds. Soldiers and police constantly patrol the grounds of the monastery, including where the monks debate.

Norbulingka Palace has between 6-10 monks from almost 300 in the past. The Dalai Lama’s small personal menagerie has been sold to a Chinese businessman and a separate admission is charged to see the animals, although the entire Norbulingka park is listed as a World Heritage site. Please send this report to anyone who can help, especially US government officials, newspapers, humanitarian organizations, etc. Thank you for your help! Source : Rangzen Alliance

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