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A new book on Tibet, “Voice of An Exiled Tibetan” released

Dharamshala: – On 10 December Yeshe Choesang, editor-in-chief of the Tibet Post International (TPI), released his book “Voice of An Exiled Tibetan” at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Dalai Lama’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize and the 66th International Human Rights Day. The book is primarily a compilation of articles related to the […]

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Everyday is Human Rights Day: A new hope for Tibetans in Tibet?

Dharamshala: – International Human Rights Day passed few days ago with a very meaningful message of the United Nations for the whole world, whole year, and specially for those who never had the opportunity to enjoy the real human rights. This year’s official slogan is “Human Rights 365,” which underscores the ne w idea with […]

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On Torture: The American Malaise

Clive Hambidge A definition “Torture” means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control …” (Wikipedia) BBC London: “Former US President George […]

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A popular singer in Tibet jailed for four years for political songs

Dharamshala: – A popular Tibetan singer convicted and sentenced by the Intermediate People’s Court in Chengdu City in Sichuan Province, over his songs calling for unity among Tibetans and speak their language. ‘Kalsang Yarphel is 39 years old and was sentenced to four years in prison after taking part in concerts encouraging Tibetans speak their […]

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A long struggle for freedom of Tibet: We must remember the martyrs

Dharamshala: – The military-dominated regime of China has, for decades, occupied and oppressed Tibet and its people. Major cities and counties of Tibet, eastern to central have become more like Tibetan prisons. China’s iron-fist policy is a virtual fortress; our brothers and sisters face gross violations of human rights as a continuing fixture of the […]

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The Dirty Dozen MPs who want to prolong the Palestinians’ misery…

The Dirty Dozen MPs who want to prolong the Palestinians’ misery… Where is their ‘common humanity’? In the local newspaper where I used to live somebody wrote in demanding to know why local MP Jonathan Djanogly was one of the 12 who voted to deny Palestinians their statehood and right to self-determination in the recent […]

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Protecting the Children of Gaza

Clive Hambidge Military Power, according to Gianfranco Poggi’s Forms of Power explains with his usual clarity that he found it “difficult to define political power otherwise than with reference to organized violence; it is the command over this resource that allows one group, for example to ‘run things’ over a given territory.” He goes on, […]

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New Horizon Conference: Meeting of minds in Tehran

The 2nd conference “New Horizon: the International Conference of Independent Thinkers” was held in Tehran, September 29–October 1 2014, including over 30 journalists, writers and academics from around the world presenting papers and arguing issues of world geopolitics, with a focus on the Middle East. I represented Canada, along with University of Lethbridge Globalization Studies […]

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Effects of colonialism and dictatorism on Tibet’s past and present

Dharamshala: – The challenge of Human Rights campaigners around the world is to reflect on the commitments of past generations who worked so hard and sacrificed everything to bring Democracy, freedom and human values to the people of today. Tibetans in their own home country have become victims of deep-seated prejudice. Carefully created hardline policies […]

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The Gaza Medical Aid Scandal

The Gaza medical aid scandal: Suffer, little children…. What do our clueless politicians care? The indifference shown by Messrs Obama and Cameron to the slaughter and unimaginable destruction that Israel – the self-styled “only democracy in the Middle East” with “the most moral army in the world” – inflicted on Gaza a month ago is […]

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The Wandering Who – FULL

I thought it’d be interesting to resurrect this chat with Gilad Atzmon, three years after I edited it, and see how many of the themes discussed have grown in relevance since 2011. The pernicious role of zionist lobbies and their appetite for war. Another Gazan massacre. Palestinian statehood – and possible access to international tribunals. […]

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Let us See through Our Victims’ Eyes

Western culture prides itself on its civilized behavior, its distaste for vulgarity, its abhorrence of horrid violence, its protection against pornographic disquieting images and, consequently, seeks to hide such unpleasant, uncivilized behavior by blurring disquieting images, removing the vulgar with omissions of letters or blocking the uncultivated or the smutty or the risqué with bleeps, […]

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Not Silence but Gloating over Galloway

WHY THE SILENCE OVER THE ASSAULT ON GEORGE GALLOWAY? – asks Peter Oborne in an article in The Telegraph. British MP George Galloway was recovering on Saturday after being attacked in the street in Notting Hill, west London, and taken to hospital and treated for a suspected broken rib and bruising to his head. He had been posing […]

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Ukrainians — Who Blinded Them?

This is a very affecting video filmed in Novorossiya. Ordinary people lining up to get humanitarian aid sent by Russia and bread, some elderly, people who have lost family in the attacks by Poroshenko’s army, whose houses, hospitals and schools have been destroyed and who are left without water and electricity, ask their attackers: WHY? […]

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The Holocaust™/Anti-Semite© Card

The Holocaust™/Anti-Semite© Card, Don’t Leave Home without it!   Adverts occasionally sneak into blogs disguised as comments. We realize what they are and simply scroll over them. I found this one, posted by someone who signs ‘LeseMajeste,’ appended as a comment to the Holocaust Triptych article initially published elsewhere. I realized immediately that it actually […]

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Do not be fooled by China’s propaganda on Tibet and Tibetan people

  Dharamshala: – As Tibetans and peace loving people, we realize that there is a Chinese propaganda waged to capture the hearts and minds of Tibetans. It is now waged using not only their modern weapons, but also their state-run television, radio and other types of media. While we fight using the method of freedom, […]

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Human Rights in Our Name

Human Rights in Our Name Clive Hambidge Under international law all parties involved in a conflict, must whether state or non state armed actors, respect international humanitarian law. The aim of which is to regulate conduct during hostilities and respect for human rights law. bilgrimage.blogspot.com “The Human Rights Act 1998 is an Act of Parliament […]

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War of the Shia – Iran gags Shia scholars in Iran –

Written by Catherine Shakdam – While western media, or rather corporate media have faced harsh criticism over the past weeks on their bias coverage of Gaza in keeping with their network’s political discourse and affiliations, it so happens that Iran has conducted a comprehensive media repression campaign against Shia media outlets that are independent from […]

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Palestinian Life under Israeli Occupation

Palestinian Life under Israeli Occupation

The Private is a short movie, the debut of  Italian director Saverio Costanzo, superbly acted by Hend Ayoub and Mohammad Bakri, describing a few days in the life of a Palestinian family whose house, near a ‘settlement,’ is occupied by IDF soldiers. It is the stuff of everyday Palestinian life under Israeli occupation. And this […]

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A wish-list for the brave Palestinians

What more horrors are in store for Gaza? A wish-list for the brave Palestinians I wonder what Hamas and Israeli leaders are thinking as they survey the devastation in Gaza and review the death-toll and casualty figures? Or course, neither has to live among the ruins and clamber over the devastation. Neither has the stench […]

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