In western imagination, Tibet is a Shangri-la, the place of eternal youth, but to Tibetans, theirs is a Country - under Chinese occupation where 1.2 million Tibetans have died as a direct result of that occupation. It is a country ruled by a brutal military dictatorship which cracks down on every form of dissent. Tibetans under Chinese rule suffer from the lack of all rights which we take for granted elsewhere in the world. There is no freedom of speech and assembly. Those who are caught doing so are put behind bars. This situation has remained unchanged ever since 1949 when China invaded Tibet.
Keep what's happening in Tibet alive. Through local politics or informal
discussion at schools or libraries, raise the awareness of Tibet in your community. Local events,
such as video screening and talks, are at the heart of the recent growth in grassroots support for
Tibet. Invite speakers to address church, community and professional groups.
Join or form a local Tibet support group: to keep yourself and others informed:
To become a member of local and international TSGs and for more information look through and read this website
and explore these contacts: