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President Obama bows to H.H. the Dalai Lama at the National Prayer Breakfast, Feb. 5, 2015 (via CSPAN)

Obama calls Dalai Lama a good friend and inspiration

Dharamshala: – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called the spiritual leader of Tibet “a good friend, His Holiness the Dalai Lama” and an inspiration for freedom and compassion, despite strong objections from Chinese government authorities. The two leaders exchanged greetings but did not meet directly, according to media reports. As the event commenced, President […]

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A map showing Tibet and Xijiang separate from China. Photo: Media File

China, Tibet and Xinjiang: Political repression at a high mark: HRW 2015 report

Dharamshala: – “China remains an authoritarian state, one that systematically curbs fundamental rights, including freedom of expression, association, assembly, and religion, when their exercise is perceived to threaten one-party rule,” Human Rights Watch (HRW)said in its World Report 2015. Under president Xi Jinping, China has unleashed the harshest campaign of politically motivated investigations, detentions, and […]

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What is Terrorist doing in Tibet?

Chinese colonisation: How many will China transfer to Tibet?

Dharamshala: – There was further disappointment for Tibetans and supporters across the world at the beginning of 2015 to see China’s announcement of planning to increase the Han-Chinese population into Tibet by 30 percent by 2020 — a total of approximately 280,000 new arrivals, strengthening China’s rule of terror and worsening the cultural genocide. The […]

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Palestine is evocative

Palestine Clive Hambidge and Soraya Boyd Evocative Palestine. Just to think of Palestine is evocative. From the lush orange orchards to the laden olive groves, many examples could be provided to confirm the fact that prior to the creation of Israel,  Palestinian society thrived in all areas of human endeavour.  The splendour of Jaffa was […]

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Watch your language!

(even when speaking the undeniable truth) Poor Tim Willcox, now terrorised for doing a professional job at the Paris anti-terror march. In a live TV report the BBC’s Willcox was interviewing people in the crowd and talking to a Jewish woman about her fears of persecution. She said: “The situation is going back to the […]

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Wait, says Ross. No need for a UN resolution

Wait, says Ross. No need for a UN resolution And by the way, opening the ICC door will torpedo any chance of diplomacy and invite US financial countermeasures Dennis Ross, writing in The New York Times, criticises Mahmoud Abbas for using international institutions to put pressure on Israel. Abbas, after failing to obtain a UN […]

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The Israeli Connection

The Israeli Connection Clive Hambidge and Soraya Boyd Supremacists in arms When one thinks of Israel today, one immediately thinks of a chain of inseparable  words:  impunity, immunity and deception; a bleak tableau which gives rise to an acrid blue sky laden with ideological chemtrails. No matter the attempt to quiet a synaptic leap across […]

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Tibetans and supporters in Dharamshala offering khataks and candles for the self immolation of Kalsang Yeshe, 38, a monk at Tawu Nyatso Monastery, who died on December 23, 2014. Photo: TPI

China should use a humane wisdom in its policies to Tibet

Dharamshala: –China’s Communist regime is a powerful one with every kind of modern weaponry—except one to counter the Tibetans who are leading a peaceful and non-violent freedom struggle, including self-immolations, in protest against the present repressive policies of the regime towards the Tibetan people. There is no weapon that can stop the non-violent freedom struggle […]

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Where to now: Iraq today?

Where to now: Iraq Today? Clive Hambidge & Soraya Boyd “I thought Nick Clegg’s reaction was very disappointing. His reaction should not be of ‘openness’ to a judicial enquiry. He should be actively pushing for a judicial enquiry. The Government came to power four years ago. He’s had ample opportunity to uncover, as Deputy Prime […]

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The Front and Back Cover of the English language book, "Voice of An Exiled Tibetan." Credit: TPI

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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Senate report on CIA torture

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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