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THE WORLD NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

In 1949, China invaded and overpowered Tibet. Some say that the American’s, for their own selfish reasons, let this happen. Ten years later, Tibetans rose in defiance of the Chinese invaders. The uprising was brutally crushed and the Tibetan leader, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, escaped to India, followed by more than 80,000 Tibetans.
Tens of thousands of Tibetans who remained were killed or imprisoned. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have died as a direct result of China’s policies since the invasion through starvation, torture and execution right up to the present day.
China continues to increase control over Tibet and its six million inhabitants. Chinese migration into Tibet increases exponentially to the detriment of local jobs, local language, religion and culture. The culturally, environmentally and spiritually rich Tibetans continue to lose out to the technologically rich Chinese and their ever increasing and destructive western development.
In 2006, torture and execution of innocent Tibetans continues. Most recently – the shooting of an innocent, unarmed Buddhist. And the world continues to turn a blind eye.

The world has granted the 2008 Olympic Games to a nation with one of the worst human rights records in history – China. It’s high time that the world stood up to China’s destruction of an entire nation, its people, their culture, religion and their basic human rights.

In 2007, the Dalai Lama visits Australia. Do what you can to go and listen to what he has to say. This is an incredible man with a really important message.Tibet is an important issue. It is also a metaphor for every other group of Indigenous people on the planet who have been, and continue to be, brutally and systemically wiped out by imperialist invaders.
For more information about his visits and the situation in Tibet go to The Australia Tibet Council. Here you can also send John Howard a peace flag urging him to support the Dalai Lama’s approach.
More information about Tibet can also be found at:

savetibet.org
tibethouse.org

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Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

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Ten years in the making, this award winning feature length documentary was filmed during nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal. CRY OF THE SNOW LION brings audiences to the long-forbidden “rooftop of the world” with an unprecedented richness of imagery… from rarely-seen rituals in remote monasteries, to horse races with Khamba warriors; from brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa, to magnificent Himalayan peaks still traveled by nomadic yak caravans. The dark secrets of Tibet’s recent past are powerfully chronicled through personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assembled in one film. A definitive exploration of a legendary subject, CRY OF THE SNOW LION is an epic story of courage and compassion.
Duration 1hr:43min

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