Tuesday, March 18, 2008

His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tibet

His Holiness the Dalai Lama issued a statement today about the recent protests in Tibet and the violent reaction by the Chinese government. Beijing continues to falsely accuse HHDL of conspiring against the PRC and being the mastermind behind the worst riots in 20 years.

No, China is lying. China wants "the Tibet problem" to go away, preferably before the 2008 Olympics. Native Tibetans want freedom and control over their own lives. The current protests arise from years of oppression by a facsist regime, one who claims to be "communist" but is anything but. The Chinese government is as imperialistic and feudal as any on Earth. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Please sign this online petition. Contact the Chinese embassy via email: chinaembassy_us@fmprc.gov.cn or give 'em a shoutout: 1.202.328.2500 Want to lodge a protest with China's UN mission? chinamission_un@fmprc.gov.cn 1.212.655.6100 Let them know how you feel!

Meanwhile here's an article with lots of links to help you keep up with events in Tibet.