For as long as the West continues to play salesman rather than statesman, placing commercial opportunity above moral rectitude, Tsundue faces a solitary mission.
The world media has given the Tibetan immolations the absolutely minimum attention it is possible to give to a major news story, without actually opening itself to the charge of deliberately and cynically ignoring the issue altogether.
The Jasmine rallies are likely to spread to other large cities. Popular protest, it seems, has finally reached the shores of China.
If both the spoken and written language of a people die, then it is as if the entire population of that people has died and the people have been decimated.
The Tibetan activist outlines his people’s crucial history of hope in the half century since the March Uprising.
In spite of the unmistakable political message from Lhasa, there were attempts in the Western media to interpret the protests largely in economic terms – Tibetan dissatisfaction growing from the absence of economic opportunities.
If we want to be non-violent, we should be so out of genuine moral conviction, not as a roundabout way to ingratiate ourselves with the Chinese Communist dictators.
Though exotic Tibet sells in the West, there are hardly any takers when it comes to tackling the real issue. The issue is Independence!
I am tired, / I am tired doing that 10th March ritual, screaming from the hills of Dharamsala.
I am a terrorist. / I like to kill. / I have horns, / two fangs