Lobsang Sangay

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Le toit du monde. C’est ainsi que l’on appelle le Tibet depuis longtemps. C’est une expression qui évoque des images de sommets enneigés, de pics montagneux, de glaciers, d’étendue de permafrost [un sol dont la température se maintient en dessous de 0 °C pendant plus de deux ans consécutifs] et de nomades vivant des ressources locales. Mais un toit, c’est aussi le symbole de la maison, du foyer, c’est la structure qui protège ceux qui y vivent. Et, comme chacun sait, si le toit va mal, c’est toute la maison qui est en danger. Les glaciers du Tibet sont en train de fondre, le monde doit le savoir.…  Seguir leyendo »

Since 2009, 43 Tibetans have set themselves on fire while shouting slogans for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and crying for freedom for Tibetans. These people include monks, nuns, nomads and students. Two were mothers. All but 11 have died. Yet their actions and the issue of Tibet have not generated the commensurate attention or support. Instead, the Chinese government casts blame on these Tibetans and refuses to examine the root causes of their actions.

Despite repeated appeals by the central Tibetan administration, which is based in India, to refrain from such drastic actions, Tibetans persist in self-immolations.…  Seguir leyendo »

Il y a trois ans, de Lhassa à Litang, les Tibétains se soulevaient contre la domination chinoise au Tibet. Nous n’encourageons pas les manifestations, mais il est de notre devoir sacré d’apporter notre soutien et d’être la voix de nos courageux compatriotes privés de parole.

En 1950, lorsque l’armée chinoise est entrée au Tibet, les Chinois ont promis le «paradis socialiste» aux Tibétains. Après plus de soixante ans de domination chinoise, le Tibet n’a rien d’un paradis socialiste. Ce n’est pas le socialisme qui y règne, mais le colonialisme ; au lieu d’un paradis, on n’y trouve que tragédie. Le gouvernement chinois devrait s’en rendre compte.…  Seguir leyendo »

Three years ago, Tibetans from Lhasa to Lithang rose up against Chinese rule in Tibet. Earlier this week, a Tibetan monk set himself on fire — the second self-immolation this year, and a testament to China’s continuing repression and Tibetans’ continued resistance. We do not encourage protests, but it is our sacred duty to support our voiceless and courageous compatriots.

In 1950, when the Chinese Army first came to Tibet, they promised a socialist paradise for Tibetans. After more than 60 years of misrule, Tibet is no socialist paradise. There is not socialism but colonialism; there is no paradise, only tragedy.…  Seguir leyendo »

Wednesday, on his 76th birthday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be honored at Verizon Center by 11,000 people, including Arun Gandhi and Martin Luther King III, the grandson and son of the two stalwarts of nonviolence.

This spring, when people put their lives on the line for democracy during the Jasmine Revolution, with Col. Moammar Gaddafi still shedding blood to hold on to power in Libya, and despite impassioned appeals by Tibetans, the Dalai Lama devolved all his political power to democratically elected Tibetan leaders. That means that the Dalai Lama gave up his constitutional power to dismiss the Tibetan parliament, judiciary and executive; to sign or veto bills; to summon emergency meetings; and to appoint representatives and envoys abroad.…  Seguir leyendo »