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Rep. Pelosi's statement on March 10

March 8, 2014

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Pelosi Statement on the Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today to mark the 55th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day – the date of Tibetans’ peaceful uprising and the ensuing crackdown by Chinese authorities that devastated the Tibetan people and forced His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile:

Dhondup Wangchen Campaign: "Unchain The Truth"

In October the Filming for Tibet team successfully launched a new phase of the Free Dhondup Wangchen campaign called "Unchain The Truth". Building on the campaign actions around Dhondup's birthday the team have developed a number of actions and resources for Tibet groups to take part in and promote the campaign for Human Rights Day on 10 December.
NEW Website, Action Overview & Resources:
Please visit and promote the NEW website at http://unchain-the-truth.com. A number of key actions can be found on the site including:

Appeal for help for Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlement in Odisha

Phuntsokling Tibetan Settlement in Odisha was established in the year 1963 by the Government of India on an area of 2500 acres of land provided by the State government on lease to rehabilitate about 3000 Tibetan refugees. The settlement is basically agrarian one,engaged in raising crops like corn, millet in an acre of 1700. The cultivation activities are rainfed and there are no irrigation facilities. The Tibetan farmers could not cultivate their agricultural field last year on account of some local problems which had adversely impacted their livelihood.

Tell Mayor Ed Lee to stand up for Tibet

A Tribute to a Founding Member of BAFoT

A tribute to a founding member of BAFoT.
by Jigme Raptentsetsang.

Pema Wangyal La passed away mid March 2013. He was a founding member of Bay Area Friends of Tibet (BAFoT), the first Tibet Support Group (TSG) on the West Coast. He has given much to BAFoT's efforts in spreading awareness and alleviating sufferings in Tibet. I would like to remember him by reproducing the opening paragraph that I wrote in BAFoT Newsletter 1993. On page 2, under the heading of "A Letter from BAFoT's President" - it read,

Techung: For Peace in Tibet Concert May 4

Techung's main instrument is his voice; he also plays long neck lute or Dramnyen, Tibetan fiddle or Piwang and bamboo flute or Lingbu. Techung is widely respected for the original solo and collaborative music he creates, joining with him on stage are the profoundly talented Michel Tyabji, percussion; Kito Rodriguez, Bass and Rinzing Wangyal, Guitar.

Saturday May 4, 2013 at 3 PM
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/362310

Tibet Solidarity Freedom Concert on May 17

Tashi Delek! My Dear Tibetan Brothers and Sisters

In the statement of Sikyong (the political head of Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamsala, India) Dr. Lobsang Sangay on 23rd Anniversary of Conferment of Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, May 17 has been declared as a Tibet Solidarity Day. On that day in 1995, the six-year-old boy, Gendhun Choeky Nyima, who was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama, was taken into custody by the Chinese authorities and has not been seen publicly since.

Protest the Imprisonment of the Panchen Lama on April 25

Dear Community Members and Friends of Tibet,

It has been 8 years since the last time we heard about Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen lama. He was abducted by the Chinese authority and has not been seen in public since 17th may 1995 after being recognized and named the 11th Panchen lama by His hollines the Dalia Lama. He is also considered the youngest political prisoner by the Human rights organization.

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