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The non-violent movement in Tibet matters for all the people of the word working for peace and justice!
March 10th 2008 marked the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising. Tens of thousands of Tibetans rose up against China’s illegal invasion and occupation of their country. Despite China’s best attempts to destroy the Tibetan spirit, Tibetan resistance has continued for nearly half a century inside Tibet and in exile communities worldwide. With all eyes focused on the Olympics in China, Tibetans and supporters worldwide are protesting the Chinese government’s use of the Olympics as a political tool to legitimize its illegal occupation of Tibet. Tom Sepe and Andrea Vechionne will be in Dharamasala, India interviewing Tibetan exiles and political figures, documenting current events and collaborating with NGO’s and individuals. Our goal to help raise international awareness on the plight of the Tibetan people and how their non-violent struggle for independence is so critically important for humanity.
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3) On April 9, 2008, the Olympic Torch will pass through San Francisco. This is the ONLY stop in North America. Help us draw attention to the worsening human rights situation inside Tibet. Help us use the Olympics spotlight to shame and embarrass the Chinese government and show them that until Tibet is free, China will never be never be accepted as a leader on the world stage.
4) Stay informed! The Tibetan People’s Uprising Movement, www.tibetanuprising.org , is a global movement of Tibetans, inside and outside of Tibet, that is engaging in direct action to end China’s illegal and brutal occupation of Tibet. Through unified and strategic campaigns, the Movement seeks to seize the Olympic spotlight and shine it on China’s shameful repression inside Tibet, thereby denying China the international acceptance and approval it so fervently desires. Check out Tom Sepe’s tibet del.icio.us list for more informational links to websites and news articles.
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