International Tibet Network, 4-XII-12

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4 December 2012


Dear Friends,

November has been a heartbreaking month. No fewer than 28 Tibetans set light to themselves to protest China's rule in Tibet, an intense escalation in this form of resistance, involving Tibetans of every age and from every walk of life.
 

Sangay Dolma Placard image.jpgAmong these protesters was 17 year-old nun Sangay Dolma (pictured right), who left behind a moving poem entitled ‘He Has Returned’ - which you can read at the end of this message - along with a note that said, “For the benefit of the people of the Land of Snow, beloved sons and daughters of the Land of Snow, do not forget you are brave Tibetans of the Land of Snow.”

November also saw extraordinary scenes of mass protest with thousands of young people on the streets. In Chabcha, police broke up a large peaceful protests with indiscriminate beatings leaving at least 20 Tibetans hospitalized, four with serious injuries.

Despite the escalation in self-immolations - the shocking toll in Tibet is now on at least 92, with more than 70 dead - our governments have yet to take the visible coordinated action that we, and many other human rights organisations, have been pushing for.


In less than a week it will be Human Rights Day.  Please help us ensure that, on this key day, World Leaders hear our voices loud and clear, urging that Tibet becomes a priority issue NOW.   

Please Join Us; Take Action For Tibet Now -


Grab of Video appeal.jpg1. Add a Personal Video Message: Tibetans and Tibet supporters around the world are making personal video appeals to World Leaders, calling on them to speak out for Tibet this Human Rights Day. 

Please record your own personal message to your President or Prime Minister, urging them to take urgent action for Tibet. It is simple to do; Use your computer or phone to make a short video, load it to YouTube and share the link with us at campaigns@tibetnetwork.org

Your message will be added to the online wall of appeals from individuals around the world, and will help make the message that World Leaders hear on 10 December even louder. Here are a few examples to give you some ideas.

2. Ask your friends to sign the Stand Up for Tibet Pledge and help us push it to 100,000!

3. Donate to support the Tibet movement through the coordinating efforts of the International Tibet Network. 


Many thanks for your continuing support, 


Alison Reynolds
Executive Director, International Tibet Network Secretariat



He has returned, by Sangay Dolma, 25 November 2012

Look up, fellow Tibetans,

look at the blue twilight above,

Like a heavenly tent of white mountain, My lama has returned.

 

Look up, fellow Tibetans,

Look at the summit of the snow mountains, The white snow lion has returned,

My snow lion has returned.

 

Look up, fellow Tibetans,

Look at the lush dense forest also.

At the beauty of turquoise grassland. My tiger has returned.

 

Look up, Tibetans,

Look at the snow mountains.

The snowland’s era has begun. And Tibet is free and independent.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama,

When he lived far away,

He travelled around the world,

Praying for the end of suffering of the red faced Tibetans, and released us from darkness,

 

At a time when Panchen Lama

is in prison,

He looks out from his prison cell,

Prays for “the dawn of peace and happiness in my land of snow.” 


 
 

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