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Today, to honour Tibetan Uprising Day and relentless Tibetan resistance to China’s brutal occupation, please share the Tibetan flag which is banned inside Tibet or join a local demonstration. 

“Free Tibet” is not about hippies or meditation, it’s about a country that’s been under military occupation since 1949. It’s about colonialism.

Over 130 people have now self immolated since 2011 in protest against Chinese rule. Just recently, on March 6th, Norchuk set herself on fire and died from her wounds, marking the first self immolation of 2015.

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Tenzin Delek, one of the most prominent Tibetan religious leaders in Chinese custody, has died. Activists from the Tibetan community stood outside the Chinese consulate in New York to demand justice for Tenzin Delek, whose family suspects that the Chinese government murdered him while serving a life prison sentence.

More information on The New York Times

China (Republic). Sikang Provincial Bank, 1 Yuan of 1939.

Sikang was a province created (mostly) within the Tibetan region of Eastern Kham by the ROC in 1939, outside of the effective control of then Independant Tibet (though Tibetans naturally claimed it as part of Tibet).

The front depicts the Potala Palace of the Dalai Lama’s in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. A somewhat curious choice considering the situation. The text is in both Chinese and Tibetan.

"Writing is a form of prayer; writing is a voyage of discovery; writing is to bear witness." —Tsering Woeser

Woeser’s best-selling book Notes on Tibet was banned in China. Her two blogs have been shut down, she is unemployed, and her movements are sometimes restricted. Yet Woeser continues to write from a small Beijing apartment, where she posts poetry and essays on Tibetan culture and the political situation on the Internet. She has become widely known as one of China’s most respected writers on Tibet. 

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It was a bitter cold day in New York, but that didn’t stop Tibetan activists from wearing their beautiful traditional outfits that represent their culture and heritage.