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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:44 PM
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At least 100 killed in Tibet unrest: Reports

At least 100 killed in Tibet unrest: Reports


Maya Mirchandani
Saturday, March 15, 2008 (New Delhi)


Unconfirmed sources claim that at least 100 people have been killed in Tibet where the situation continues to spiral out of control after the Chinese crackdown on Tibetan protestors on the 49th anniversary of their uprising against Chinese rule.

What Beijing does next is being watched closely by the international community particularly since the Olympics are around the corner.

Lhasa's still burning despite the curfew imposed by the Chinese government after Friday's crackdown by the Chinese police on Tibetans demanding that the Beijing Olympic Games be cancelled.

The protests were also timed to mark the 49th anniversary of their uprising against Chinese rule.

The Tibetan government in exile claims at least 100 people could have died so far but the figure is impossible to verify.

China's violent reaction to what began as peaceful protests has evoked global condemnation.

more...

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWE...
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fight4my3sons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:51 PM
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1. heartbreaking
sickening to watch the updates on the news and internets :cry:
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:00 PM
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3. All Nations should declare that they want the Olympic Games to
be elsewhere.
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fight4my3sons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:04 PM
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4. I've been saying that since it was announced that they were
going to be hosted in China.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:24 PM
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6. Amen!
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 02:28 PM
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21. The Olympics s/b boycotted n/t
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:59 PM
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2. US drops China from list of top human rights abusers
Birds of a feather flock together.


US drops China from list of top human rights abusers

4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AFP) The United States dropped China from its list of the world's worst human rights violators, but added Syria, Uzbekistan and Sudan to the alleged offenders in an annual report released Tuesday.

The State Department's 2007 Human Rights Report showed China, which has raised hopes it will improve human rights by hosting the 2008 Olympics, had parted company with countries like North Korea, Myanmar and Iran.

No reason was given for removing China -- which has been a key partner in talks with Washington to denuclearize North Korea -- from the list, but the new report said China's "overall human rights record remained poor" in 2007.

In its report, the State Department said 10 "countries in which power was concentrated in the hands of unaccountable rulers remained the world's most systematic human rights violators."
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:13 PM
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5. Was the USA on the State Dept. Top Ten List?
The USA should be in the Top Five.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:26 PM
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7. Hmmm..... Now what could be the reason for us dropping China? Have anything to do
with owning so much of us now?
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:30 PM
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8. This story really breaks my heart
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:32 PM by Mike03
As a member of the Campaign to Free Tibet movement, this has been a sensitive issue with me for years and years now--and one that too many people overlook.

The futile and pointless aggression is so sad. The world needs more Buddhists, not fewer.

China's efforts to demonize the Dalai Lama would be hysterically funny were it not all so upsetting, and the consequences of the violence so grave.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:10 PM
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9. here`s the latest links from boing boing
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/14/tibet-more-deaths-...
Tibet: more deaths, injuries in Lhasa as crackdown grows - Boing Boing

boing boing is becoming one of the best information sites on the web....
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:08 PM
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14. nice sig
good show :toast:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:42 PM
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18. great sound track too...
i`m trying to figure out how to load the tunes...
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GeniusLib Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:53 PM
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10. How did these fascists ever get the Olympics?
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Red Knight Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:57 PM
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11. Sad
China sickens me. And yep----they own us.

The world is on the fast train to hell.
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:06 PM
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12. Some suggestions from the website of the Tibetan Government in Exile
About how to support the protesters: http://www.tibet.com/Action/act.html

I've been doing some of these for years, but conditions there seem to be deteriorating. Maybe with China trying to clean up its image for the Olympics we can exert pressure now.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:09 PM
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15. thank you for the link
:toast:
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:07 PM
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13. I don't know what to do
I want to do something...
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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:22 PM
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16. This link looks interesting. . .
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 08:22 PM by kevinbgoode
does anyone know of any English-language broadcasts that cover Tibet very well?


http://www.thetibetconnection.org/
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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:38 PM
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17. Is this another good source? RFA?
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 08:39 PM by kevinbgoode
Radio Free Asia has several news items on its web site about the Tibetan struggle:

Numerous sources interviewed by RFAs Tibetan service have reported that anti-Chinese protests have spread further from the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, into the Amdo and Kham regions in Qinghai and Sichuan provinces, respectively. Witnesses notably reported a crowd of thousands at the Labrang monastery in Amdo. In Xiahe, where Labrang is located, protesters were said to have smashed doors and windows at the county government offices and police station until they were dispersed by tear-gas. Following are excerpted interviews from Tibetan sources who spoke with RFA on Saturday, March 15, 2008

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/politics/2008/03/15/tib... /


And this:

KATHMANDU-Chinese authorities have locked down the Tibetan capital as witnesses report spreading demonstrations in more remote areas and a climbing death toll after security forces fired on rioting protesters, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports.

Sources in Lhasa said residents had been warned to stay indoors after the worst unrest in Tibet in two decades. Others described seeing tanks and armored personnel carriers in the streets. "Today there are army everywhere. There is no way to go and come. We are confined to our own homes," one Tibetan man in Lhasa told RFA's Tibetan service.

"Every Tibetan is stopped, and their IDs are checked," another source said. "Even Tibetan government workers are checked, but the Chinese are free to move around. Many Tibetans who were arrested were taken to Toelung and other jails in different parts of Lhasa."


http://www.rfa.org/english/news/politics/2008/03/15/tib... /

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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:54 PM
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19. video link of Dalai Lama from BBC
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 02:26 PM
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20. Why the f* did China get the Olympics?
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 02:27 PM by goodgd_yall
I hate to think of all the money pouring into Chine while the Olympics are going on. The Olympics should have been set in a country trying to make life better for its people not this authoritarian human rights violators.
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