With increasing efforts by governments to suppress and marginalize online dissent and free-speech, by controlling social-media platforms through planned legislation.
It looks pretty clear that only authorized narratives will be protected and promoted, and as shown by media coverage of Covid, mainstream media has degenerated into a state-funded propaganda channel for authorities. Twitter, Youtube, Facebook et al are already becoming censorial and intolerant of independent and critical voices.
In addition the extent and nature of monitoring and intrusion from, not just the Chinese regime, is increasing.
With this in mind the need for a secure, private channel of communication is vital, especially regarding online activism, sharing news and information. That’s why we’re inviting friends and supporters of @tibettruth to reach out to us to learn about a secure contacts list we hope to build using a freely available (Android only) messaging/chat/sharing platform. If you are interested drop us a message on firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks
The world’s insatiable appetite for PPE as a stated precaution against infection from viruses has lead to a range of issues, not least the environmental impact of untold numbers of discarded masks. The panic (or calculation) of governments to shroud their health-workers and general citizenry in masks, gowns and gloves has also made a number of businesses very, very rich. Including some based in China (where as the world knows very well, employment and human rights are non-existent).
Image: original cloudfront.net/augmented by @tibettruth
But those realities have not prevented countries such as the United Kingdom from engaging in a number of shadowy deals to procure medical equipment, that often times has proved to be dangerously ineffective and required withdrawal, so much for cautious management of public expenditure! We see a report today from, ‘The New European’ (an English online journal) that the British have paid the equivalent of $125 million to a Chinese corporation that uses a hotel room in downtown Beijing as its offices!
The Beijing Union Glory Investment Company, like many such corporations operates closely with, and no doubt invested by the Chinese regime. An authority that inflicts genocidal policies against the Tibetan and Uyghur peoples. Such however is the crazed momentum for PPE the British Department for Health (with the knowledge and support of England’s version of the State Department) ignored entirely the harrowing misery suffered across Tibet and East Turkistan. Yet in only January this year the British Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab announced in Parliament that UK companies would face fines if they could not show that their products or supply chains were free from any association with forced labor in so-called Xinjiang.
Image: original courthousenews/augmented by @tibettruth
It is, of course, a matter of fact that the region is a huge producer of cotton and it has become increasingly apparent and well documented that slave-labor is used in that production.Which returns us to the subject of medical protective clothing and equipment. Did the British not realize that a major component used in the manufacturing of such products is cotton? Surely either Matt Hancock or Dominic Raab stop to consider where the source of a government backed Chinese company would source their materials from when producing PPE items? Maybe they asked the Chinese where the cotton used in such items was from? If so they would take credulity to a whole new level if believing any refutation that the cotton content was not from the very region cited by the UK authorities for housing forced-labor camps!
We hope any of our UK friends and readers will seek a freedom-of-information disclose from the British ministries of health and foreign affairs on this issue. As it stands the government in Britain looks to be in violation of its own foreign and trading policies with respect to the importation of goods linked to forced labor. Is this how the British seek to tackle human rights abuses in so-called Xinjiang?
Of course in truth it doesn’t give a damn about the condition of Uyghurs enslaved and exploited to produce and process cotton, most likely a core component of the PPE bought by the UK government. Nor is it troubled that its people will be wearing equipment made in the traumatizing misery of China’s concentration camps.
Greetings to our friends and subscribers across the USA.
Today we launch our online lobby supporting Tibet.
With a few taps and swipes of your device you can ensure that your MP is made aware of Tibet’s status as an independent nation under an illegal occupation. There’s also an important question on Tibet included which asks your political representative to present to the head of Foreign Affairs.
Greetings to our friends and subscribers in the UK. Today we launch our online lobby supporting Tibet.With a few taps and swipes of your device you can ensure that your MP is made aware of Tibet’s status as an independent nation under an illegal occupation. There’s also an important question on Tibet included which asks your political representative to present to the head of Foreign Affairs.
Good day to our friends and subscribers across the European Union. Today we launch our online lobby supporting Tibet.
With a few taps and swipes of your device you can ensure that your MEP is made aware of Tibet’s status as an independent nation under an illegal occupation. There’s also an important question on Tibet included which asks your political representative to present to the head of Foreign Affairs.
Starting March 1 we are running our online lobby in support of Tibetan national freedom.
Our subscribers and friends are invited to join this action. From the comfort of your lock-down lounge.
in just a few taps of your device you can send an important and powerful communication to your political representative, that ensures they are aware of Tibet and it status as an independent nation under an illegal occupation. Our target areas are the USA, the European Union and Britain.
It will run up to and including March 10, the date commemorating the 1959 Lhasa Uprising against Chinese rule.
Further posts will follow here containing our Action Pack, so keep it here and watch for updates.
You can also follow our Twitter crew @tibettruth who’ll be 24/7 on this.
Image: original photo State Department, amended for accuracy by @tibettruth
Of course Secretary Blinken did not appear Feb 12 with the Tibetan national flag, either behind him or upon his lapel. He followed a long line of Secretary’s of State by avoiding any reference to the notion of Tibet as a nation, either through displaying emblems or via his carefully scripted New Year greeting. While many Tibetans are encouraged that he offered up solidarity on Tibetan culture, language and religion, it should never be forgotten that since Nixon reached an accord with Mao Tse Tung in 1972 successive administrations, be they Republican or Democrat, have recognized the bogus claim, and affirmed, that Tibet is part of China. This been the central policy of the State Department for decades, encouraged and shaped by a powerful coalition of corporate interests, whose prime goal is maintaining and expanding financial ties with China.
Online activists Anonymous Tibet have published a video challenging UK politicians to speak-out on Tibet with the same urgency and condemnation currently expressed on the plight of Uyghurs under Chinese rule. Our thanks to @AnonymousTibet for sharing news on this.