Wednesday, March 19, 2008


If you haven't heard, China has been cracking down on Tibet. It's the worst it's been since the Dalai Lama escaped in 1959.

The news reports are suppressed, so no one really knows what's going on.

The Dalai Lama is calling for restraint and dialog.

India, home to 100,000 Tibetan refugees, is stuck in the middle.

The US won't speak up; because of the trade defecit, China virtually owns this country.

So what can *we* do?

You could start by boycotting products made in China.

Good luck with that.

Or sign a petition here.

Click here to read my article about the Dalai Lama's moving speech in Chicago last year. An excerpt:

"...He told a story about a Tibetan monk who spent many years in the Chinese Gulag (prison) and later went to India. 'He said he faced danger a few times. "What danger?" [The Dalai Lama] asked. "Of losing compassion towards the Chinese," the monk replied. It is important to keep compassion towards those who cause you disturbances. In spite of difficult life and hostile surroundings, an individual can keep peace of mind,' the Dalai Lama told us."

Photos of the South Indian Tibetan refugee settlement of Bylakuppe
by CK (c) 2006.


  1. Thanks for posting this...
    I hope everyone will sign.

  2. We've been watching the Tibetan conflicts on CNN International, and even though their cameras and footage were confiscated, they have been showing videos made by non-journalists. I was wondering if, and how, the major networks in the US were covering the violence?

    I've also been trying to avoid "Made in China" since we've moved to Germany, and although it is easier than in the US, it is hard to avoid it completely.