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McCain to meet with Dalai Lama! [Response to China's Threat?]

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  • bvgftr2
    from tibetfree@yahoogroups.com, bvgftr2 wrote: http://www.kjct8.com/Global/story.asp?S=8729896 http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=8729614
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 24, 2008
      from tibetfree@yahoogroups.com, "bvgftr2" <bvgftr2@...> wrote:

      http://www.kjct8.com/Global/story.asp?S=8729896
      http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=8729614
      http://www.katc.com/global/story.asp?s=8729737
      http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/politics/
      national_elections&id=6284713
      http://www.kentucky.com/727/story/470207.html
      http://www.denverpost.com/ci_9982886?source=rss
      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/07/24/politics/
      p085729D54.DTL&feed=rss.news
      http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/jul/24/mccain-to-meet-with-dalai-
      lama/

      McCain to meet with Dalai Lama

      Associated Press - July 24, 2008 1:24 PM ET

      WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain is
      scheduled to meet with the Dalai Lama (DAH'-lee / LAH'-muh), the
      Tibetan spiritual leader, tomorrow in Colorado.

      The McCain campaign said today that the two will meet in Aspen, where
      the Dalai Lama plans to address a symposium on Tibetan culture and
      its impact on global issues,

      The Dalai Lama has been based in India since fleeing his Himalayan
      homeland in 1959 amid a failed uprising against Chinese rule. He
      remains immensely popular among Tibetans, despite persistent efforts
      to demonize him by Beijing.

      China claims Tibet has been its territory for centuries, but many
      Tibetans say they were effectively independent for most of that
      period.

      The Dalai Lama insists he wants "real autonomy," not independence for
      Tibet.


      The Dalai Lama is scheduled to speak at The Aspen Institute on
      Saturday.


      On the Net:

      The Aspen Institute: http://www.aspeninstitute.org

      --- End forwarded message ---
    • Namgyal Damdul
      With less a month to go for the Olympic game in Beijing the situation in Tibet has changed a little since the recent protests in the whole of Tibet. Chinese
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 25, 2008
        With less a month to go for the Olympic game in Beijing the situation
        in Tibet has changed a little since the recent protests in the whole
        of Tibet. Chinese army's brutal crackdown on Tibetan peaceful
        protesters has left over 200 dead, hundreds injured and thousands
        arrested. Although it was announced that over a 1000 protesters have
        already been released, it is difficult to verify the claim without the
        presence of International media with free access to the whole of
        Tibet. Arrests and tortures especially of monks are continuing ahead
        of the Olympic game in August, 2008. The presence of thousands of
        security armies and tanks are creating a feeling of constant fear for
        the Tibetans and the rule of terror in Tibet. The promise made by
        China to allow 30,000 reporters to have free access seems to be
        distant dream while the Olympic is already at the door. IOC must put
        more pressure on China to deliver on its promise.

        Sign and send the online petition on the following link:
        www.tibetancommunityinireland.com to Hu Jintao on what needs to be
        done to become a good Olympic host. You can select the points you want
        Hu to fulfill before the Olympics.

        Please send this message to your families, friends, peers and all who
        are concerned about the situation in Tibet.
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