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“Global Uprising Day”

One of the staff at my college, a Canadian-Chinese, recently reported me to the administration because I expressed surprise at her fierce anger about foreign faculty and student visitors being upset about last year’s shootings near Tibet. She will not watch the video and is certain no such event occurred in October of last year nor 48 years ago. She is still unconvinced and I remain warned that I could lose my job for talking about it on campus.

Acording to Boing Boing via the Hao Hao Report: Tibetan exiles around the world and their supporters plan to use YouTube to commemorate “global uprising day” this Saturday, March 10. Videos already uploaded include pilgrims, rap songs, statements from monks, rants from young Tibetan exiles in the United States, and words from ama-la (grandmas). Looks like the revolution(s) will be televised after all. Link. (Thanks, Nathan Freitas / Students For a Free Tibet)

History: On March, 10, 1959, an uprising took place in Tibet against the Chinese occupation. In Lhasa on that day, 300,000 Tibetans surrounded the palace that housed the Dalai Lama, in order to protect him from anticipated abduction or assassination. China’s military response in the days that followed left thousands dead. Link. More than 1.2 million Tibetans have since died as a result of the occupation, according to the Tibetan Government in Exile.

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5 Responses to ““Global Uprising Day””

  1. Daveon Mar 11th 2007 at 6:23 pm

    You just can’t get through to some people…

  2. dave tooon Mar 12th 2007 at 1:56 am

    If the Tibetan’s were anything other than Buddhists, you would see more fierce opposition to the Chinese rule. You would see bombing of the railway. You would see fighting in the street.

    Sadly, Buddhism is not serving the Tibetans well in this instance.

    Lonnie, I say if any student asks a question on the topic you stand up and be heard. Otherwise, I would smile through the day and keep a tight lip.

  3. dezzaon Mar 12th 2007 at 2:59 am

    just wondering if this canadian chinese staff member was born in canada..or a recent immigrant to canada? i’m guessing it’s the latter…

  4. adminon Mar 12th 2007 at 3:38 am

    She is a sea turtle! She lived in Canada and then returned here!

  5. […] am guessing it was the Tibet piece and the last one […]

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