Saturday, March 10, 2007

Remembering the Tibet uprising

If I can stay awake long enough (and the wireless connection doesn't go out), I'll slap up a News post. In the meantime, today is the 48th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Communist occupation. Tibet was free until Mao Zedong sent in the laughably named "People's Liberation Army" in 1951. Eight years later, the Tibetan people rose up against Mao's broken promises of "autonomy" and brutal treatment.

Sadly, the rebellion was crushed; over a million Tibetans have since died; and Communist China still occupied the Tibetan nation. The Tibetans are remembered and mourned here.

See also Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments at a rally commemorating Tibetan National Uprising Day.

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