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Avaaz tackles Tibetan freedom

Postby Kim O'Hara » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:55 pm

I'm not sure how much difference this may make but there's not much harm in trying:

Avaaaz wrote:Tibetans who refuse to fly the Chinese flag above their homes risk being beaten or shot in the latest attempt to break their spirits. But now is the best moment in ages to bring hope to Tibet's proud, but desperate people.

China’s leaders are mounting an intense campaign to draw a veil over their rights abuses and persuade governments to vote them onto the UN Human Rights Council. So if enough of us shine a light on what’s going on in Tibet -- squashing an ancient religion, banning journalists, dawn arrests -- we can get China to back away from its hard-line policy to be sure of getting the 97 votes it needs.

Let’s show the Tibetan people that the world hasn’t forgotten them. China is feeling the heat as 13 governments just called them out on human rights in Tibet. Sign to stand with Tibet, then share this with everyone. When one million have signed we’ll deliver it to crucial UN delegations, and make it massive in the media:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_ ... bb&v=30825

Pressure on China is mounting. In an unprecedentedly strong show of support, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, US, UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Iceland and Austria just called on China to protect freedom of assembly, religion and association in Tibet. This request arrives just days after a Spanish court indicted China's former President for genocide in Tibet!


Sign the Petition:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_tibet_loc/

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Re: Avaaz tackles Tibetan freedom

Postby Nemo » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:34 pm

You still think you live in a participatory democracy where you have influence over the elites that control the world. How unsophisticated and quaint. Do you also believe that all you have to do to be rich is work hard and anyone can grow up to be President/Prime Minister?

Electoral theatre is a sham. Once people understand that it will take something a fair bit stronger to get any change the better off we will be. An ineffectual petition that will quell your rage at an unjust system you support every time you pay your taxes or buy a product is more problem than solution. There won't be a revolution until people are sufficiently revolted. Imaginary safety valves are a useless sedative.
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Re: Avaaz tackles Tibetan freedom

Postby futerko » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:46 pm

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_ ... bb&v=30825

Gotta love the photo on the left. A guy with lipstick all over his face being trodden on by an expensive looking hiking shoe!
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Re: Avaaz tackles Tibetan freedom

Postby Indrajala » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:55 pm

Nemo wrote:You still think you live in a participatory democracy where you have influence over the elites that control the world. How unsophisticated and quaint. Do you also believe that all you have to do to be rich is work hard and anyone can grow up to be President/Prime Minister?

Electoral theatre is a sham. Once people understand that it will take something a fair bit stronger to get any change the better off we will be. An ineffectual petition that will quell your rage at an unjust system you support every time you pay your taxes or buy a product is more problem than solution. There won't be a revolution until people are sufficiently revolted. Imaginary safety valves are a useless sedative.


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Re: Avaaz tackles Tibetan freedom

Postby KonchokZoepa » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:13 pm

Indrajala wrote:
Nemo wrote:You still think you live in a participatory democracy where you have influence over the elites that control the world. How unsophisticated and quaint. Do you also believe that all you have to do to be rich is work hard and anyone can grow up to be President/Prime Minister?

Electoral theatre is a sham. Once people understand that it will take something a fair bit stronger to get any change the better off we will be. An ineffectual petition that will quell your rage at an unjust system you support every time you pay your taxes or buy a product is more problem than solution. There won't be a revolution until people are sufficiently revolted. Imaginary safety valves are a useless sedative.


The rotten system provides sufficiently for the people now, though when consumerism is compromised, the dung will hit the fan.



if it wasnt for greed, the dung would not hit the fan.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

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