Wednesday, March 19, 2008

China Terrorizes Tibet - NY Times Editorial

Death Reported in Tibet Protests - BBC

From Los Angeles Friends of Tibet

WHAT TO DO IN LOS ANGELES:

Dear Friends,

In the last few days thousands of monks, nuns, and lay Tibetans put their lives on the line by protesting against Chinese rule in Tibet. Hundreds have reportedly been killed. Despite knowing the grim outcome the protest spread widely into different parts of Tibet, including universities and major monasteries.

Please join Tibetan Association of So Cal for a peaceful candlelight vigil in front of the Federal Building (cross street Wilshire Blvd/Veterans Ave) every day starting from Monday, March 17 at 5PM [Downtown Chick: today (March 21st), is the last day of this event, I didn't know until this morning]. We will recite prayers for the souls of all those who have lost their lives in the recent CHINA CRACKDOWN. They are our heroes, who bravely fought for Tibet till their last breath.

Tibetan Association will embrace the demand put forward by HH the Dalai Lama that representative from international organizations should investigate the real cause of the protests and actual situation in Tibet.

Please come and call all your friends to show support. Now is the time to ACT.

If you are a journalist (I know a lot of you are): It is urgent that reporters be allowed into Tibet to independently verify what has happened. If you live in the U.S., please contact your member of Congress and ask them to demand that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao honor his promise to open Tibet to journalists.

If you are just some dude or chick: Urge the White House to speak out publicly and ask China to show restraint, as well as address the fundamental causes that have led to events of the past week. Please call the President at 202-456-1111 or contact him by email at comments@whitehouse.gov.

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