Stand with Tibet - Support the Dalai Lama
From the online activism website and community, Avaaz:
In just 36 hours, 253,553 of us have supported the Dalai Lama's call for dialogue and human rights in Tibet. This is an incredible response--if each of us can get 4 more of our friends to sign the petition, we'll hit 1 million this week!
After decades of suffering, the Tibetan people have burst onto the streets in protests and riots. The spotlight of the upcoming Olympic Games is now on China, and Tibetan Nobel peace prize winner the Dalai Lama is calling to end all violence through restraint and dialogue--he urgently needs the support of the world's people.
China's leaders are lashing out publicly at the Dalai Lama--but we're told many Chinese officials believe dialogue is the best hope for stability in Tibet. China's leadership is right now considering a crucial choice between crackdown and dialogue that could determine Tibet's--and China's--future.
We can affect this historic choice--China does care about its international reputation, and we can help them choose the right path ...
Here are some links with more information on the Tibetan protests and the Chinese response:
Crackdown in Tibet, but protests spreading:
Dalai Lama calling for dialogue and restraint, and an end to violence:
Leaders across Europe and Asia starting to back dialogue as the way forward:
Chinese Prime Minister attacks "Dalai clique", leaves door open for talks:
Other Chinese signals:
Australians can also support the GetUp online campaign Stand Up For Tibet
- Students for a Free Tibet homepage
- Students for a Free Tibet blog
- Students for a Free Tibet Actions wiki
- Students for a Free Tibet UK
Categories: china, tibet, activism, action, protest, liberty