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'State of Surveillance' with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith

‘State of Surveillance’ with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith

Published on 8 Jun 2016 by VICE When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of massive government surveillance programs in 2013, he ignited a raging debate over digital privacy and security. That debate came to a head this year, when Apple refused an FBI court order to access the iPhone of alleged San Bernardino Terrorist […]

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Welcome to Palestine 2017 A legal Imperative by Clive Hambidge

Welcome to Palestine 2017 A legal Imperative Clive Hambidge “Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act” (Albert Einstein) The ship carrying the precious cargo of a Palestinian Statehood Bid, intended for late 2017, navigates through the choppy waters of Israel’s polluted sea of propaganda, US obduracy and a forever abstaining […]

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Self-immolations in Tibet terms China worst violator of human rights. Photo: TPI

Self-immolation in Tibet terms China worst violator of human rights

The root causes of protest by Tibetans in Tibet against the Chinese communist regime, including self-immolations, stem from a wide range of factors such as, violent political repression, cultural assimilation, economic marginalisation, ethnic discrimination, nomadic displacement and environmental destruction. Everyone knows the China’s Communist government has and continues to implement such hardline and cruel policies […]

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Two Tibetan women casting their votes in the ballot box at the main Tibetan temple in McLeod Ganj, India, on October 18, 2015. Photo: TPI/Yeshe Choesang

We must vote, while keeping struggle for freedom of Tibet alive

Dharamshala — The 2016 Sikyong and members of the Tibetan Parliament election is one of the most important for the past many years. Not only the Kashag is in play but also the Parliament and, after the devolution of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s political responsibilities to the democratically elected Tibetan leadership, even the future […]

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Gaza, this Uninhabitable Planet

‘Gaza, this uninhabitable planet… I want to run away from this madness’ Latest word from mom of three trapped in the hell we created… There is little joy in writing about the plight of the Palestinians, as I have done for the last 10 years. But one of the rewards is that, occasionally, I receive […]

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Christendom Falls: Victory over Europe Day

The Battle of Berlin World War II, April 16th–May 2nd, 1945: The Battle of Berlin saw desperate German volunteers make a heroic last stand against the Jewish controlled Soviet Union, British Empire and the United States. Besieged, out-gunned and outnumbered 5:2, the Germans fought a bitter campaign in defence of their capital, before it eventually […]

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Right of Return or Safe Haven by Clive Hambidge

Right of Return or Safe Haven With No Derogation The Plight of Refugees   Clive Hambidge   When I speak of a foreign policy I have a contextual qualitative understanding of the natural order of things as put forth in John Locke’s Two Treaties Of Government, that “The natural liberty of man [humanity] is to […]

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Committee room 9 “Scotland and Palestine: Building Friendship and Solidarity”

Committee room 9 Houses of Parliament “Scotland and Palestine: Building Friendship and Solidarity” Clive Hambidge  Organised by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and  the Council of European Palestinian Relations (CEPR) this vital seminar, which was held on the 17 November 2015, took on a more poignant atmosphere. Especially in light of the acts of violence […]

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Tibetan capital Lhasa placed under lockdown during Pelosi visit

Tibetan capital Lhasa placed under lock-down during Pelosi visit

Dharamshala —Sources coming out of Tibet say that repressive measures undertaken by the Chinese government to silence Tibetan voices and obfuscate the real situation inside Tibet ahead of the US Congressional Delegation’s visit which concluded recently. The Capital city of Tibet, “Lhasa was placed under a severe lock-down in late October and early November,” the […]

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After China trip, U.S. delegation sees hope for common ground on Tibet

After China trip, U.S. delegation sees hope for common ground on Tibet

Washington, D.C. — After meeting with top Chinese government officials in China and Tibet, the delegation of US Congressional Democrats led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday an opportunity exists to find “common ground” with Chinese authorities on Tibet. The Democratic Minority leader of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, […]

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HELLy Land

Holly Land? HELLy land is what Israel is for the children of Palestine. The bestiality of the Israelis’ treatment of the hundreds of Palestinian children they imprison provokes “official complaints” by rights groups, complaints that are met with contemptuous dismissal by the Israeli authorities. No reports of it make it into the Western MSM. The […]

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Committee room G by Clive Hambidge

Committee room G Clive Hambidge Sitting in Committee room G in the Houses of Parliament on 23rd October from 6 to 7 .30 pm was a sobering affair. While hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues and chaired by Lord Alderdice, the event’s speaker was Professor Padraig O’Malley who had recently published […]

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The previous election of Tibetans in exile which was conducted in 2011. Photo: TPI/file

Tibetan election is a victory for democracy and change

Dharamshala — The upcoming Tibetan elections are a significant milestone for democracy in Tibetan community, as the second Tibetan general election after the complete development of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from his political role is fast approaching. The primary election for Sikyong (prime minister) and Chithue (members of parliament) of the Tibetan-Government-in Exile is […]

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