Why is there an outcry about Tibet? Why is a nation larger than Western Europe held captive and tortured by a foreign power, while the world's leaders stand by or deny responsibility for doing business with the oppressor? Why is Tibet's situation important right now?
Tibet has come to the most perilous moment in its 3,000 year existence. It is a common theme of history; many ancient and peaceful indigenous civilizations have been assaulted by military powers in search of land and booty. Tibet, an independent nation until the Chinese invasion, is now faced with extinction. But it is not yet too late.
It would be very difficult to oust the Chinese by armed force, and it would go against the Tibetan Buddhist belief in non-violence. Instead, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people have used diplomacy and non-violent activism in the hopes that the People's Republic of China will be condemned and pressured to withdraw its occupation forces from Tibet.
It is our belief that anyone who hears of what has happened in Tibet will support its cause. But the Tibetans must be heard.
Thank you for your efforts to improve this horrific situation. I obtained 3 domain names to one site due to one or another malfunctioning at times (connection fluctuations).
The bottom of the "Resources" page has a brochure that could be printed. Page 2 backsided to page one to fold and handout or all on one page, least expensive if 8x14 to post on bulliten boards/walls/etc.,
Below the brochure w/pictures is text only in case the text is not readable enough on the brochure. Could redo with pictures and the clearer text.
Australia's Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has spoken up about Tibet during his visit to China. An ATC representative is in Beijing to brief media and ensure that Tibet remains high on the agenda. Visit www.atc.org.au to read his daily reports and video blogs. Tutu Inspires In San Francisco
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has brought the house down with an inspirational speech in support of Tibet, the Dalai Lama and human rights. Visit www.atc.org.au to view the YouTube footage. Olympic Torch Farce
A last minute change to the torch route has reduced the San Francisco leg of the Olympic torch relay to a game of hide and seek. Visit www.atc.org.au to read more.