World Human Rights Day in Australia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World Human Rights Day in Australia: The Tibetan Nonviolent Struggle with Tenzin Dorjee and Jenny Leong MP – Member for Newtown NONVIOLENT MOVEMENTS FOR FREEDOM and democracy over the last decade, particularly during the Arab Spring, have brought the subject of civil resistance some long overdue attention from global media, scholars and […]

Human Rights Day: Tenzin Dorjee Book Launch

The Tibetan Nonviolent Struggle: A Strategic and Historical Analysis  Contrary to a perception — fueled by Chinese propaganda during the 2008 Tibetan uprising that the Tibetan struggle is heading toward extremism, this study shows that the movement has since the 1950s moved toward a tighter embrace of nonviolent resistance. The study traces this evolution, analyzing […]

A Cause for Celebration

China extended the long arm of its security apparatus across borders in order to securitize the Dalai Lama’s birth anniversary this year, which is traditionally celebrated by Tibetans worldwide on 6 July. Abandoning the element of fear that is a hallmark of failed authoritarian projects—Tibetans defiantly celebrated the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday inside restive Tibet, […]

Dear Dalai Lama: Letters from Australians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain to host book launch at NSW Parliament in honour of the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday Australians have come together to honour HH the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet in a special anthology, Dear Dalai Lama: Letters from Australians, published in association with Brave Media and the […]

State of Resistance

“Ever since a National uprising in 2008, Tibet has been in a state of constant resistance against Chinese occupation. The Tibetan people describe this condition – Tsen-göl.” (Tsundue, 2012) Following this year’s 56th anniversary of the Tibetan Peoples’ Uprising (observed 10 March worldwide) Tenpa Dugdak, a Tibetan refugee living in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, told me […]

A Tribute to Mr. Peter Rex Grogan (1934-2012)

SYDNEY: The recent passing of Mr. Peter Grogan on 11 November 2012, is a great loss to a wide network of friends, colleagues and professionals spanning many communities, including the Australian legal community, the Tibetan community in Australia and beyond. A thanksgiving service was held for Mr. Grogan at St Swithun’s Anglican Church in Pymble […]