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October 25, 2014October 25, 2014

We Stand With You: A Statement of Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese

October 3, 2014 As a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese – people who have all suffered from the oppressive policies of the Chinese Communist Party – we express our deep admiration for and solidarity with the movement for democracy and rights in Hong Kong. We have all dedicated our lives to restoring rights and...

September 26, 2014September 26, 2014

Molecules of Freedom: The Scope for Small Acts of Resistance in Tibet

Tenzin Dorjee, September 26, 2014 In 2009, I was attending a training on ‘strategic nonviolence’ at Tufts University. There were about 50 activists in attendance from the unfree world. During the workshops led by former revolutionaries and scholars of nonviolent resistance, one Egyptian activist kept insisting that none of the strategies and tactics in question...

September 17, 2014September 17, 2014

Why We Must Protest – Part II

Lhadon Tethong, September 17, 2014 On the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India, I wanted to share a few more thoughts on the importance of protest. Resistance is not the cause of repression. Our protests are not the cause of China’s crackdown in Tibet. As long as there is oppression in Tibet,...

September 11, 2014September 11, 2014

Why We Must Protest – Part I

Lhadon Tethong, September 11, 2014 Some people have suggested that Tibetans not protest Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip to India. Some even say: we can protest all year long but just for now let’s give it a rest. Sadly, this is completely backwards thinking. If you want to stage an effective protest – one that...

April 16, 2014April 16, 2014

Political pressure and the fight for Tibetan freedom

A few weeks ago, a very negative critique of the Tibet movement was published in the South China Morning Post. It’s one of a number of pieces lately that draw the mistaken conclusion that the terrible situation in Tibet and the excruciatingly slow pace of change mean campaigns by Tibetans and supporters outside Tibet over the...

June 24, 2012June 24, 2012

James Lawson Award Honors Four Resisters

Nathan Schneider, June 23, 2011 On June 23rd, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict presented its first James Lawson Award for Nonviolent Achievement—or, rather, awards. The ceremony took place over lunch in a multi-purpose room at Tufts University, midway through ICNC’s annual, week-long Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict. All four Lawson Award...

February 9, 2012February 9, 2012

Nathan & Guardian on CHOMP.FM

Listen to Nathan’s interview on the latest episode of Nadim Kobeissi’s CHOMP.FM – a weekly broadcast on information freedom, internet privacy and cyberculture. Listen and download the mp3.

November 15, 2011November 15, 2011

NEW: Tibetan version of “Civil Resistance: A First Look” Released

Civil Resistance Share this video with your friends, colleagues, and fellow organizers. Post it on your website and blogs, email it to your friends, add it to your online video libraries, and spread the knowledge of civil resistance. 

July 15, 2011July 15, 2011

First Ever Google+ Hangout Powered Global Press Conference

UPDATE 15/7: The press conference went very well, and you can now watch an edited YouTube video here and the full Ustream archive here. The Tibet Action Institute is excited to be supporting what may well be the first global online video press conference powered by the new Google+ Hangout group video chat feature.