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Tibetans refuse to sow spring crops in protest against Beijing

In CHINA, TIBET on 11/04/2009 at 6:53 PM

Tibetan discontent at Chinese rule has taken a new twist, with farmers refusing to till their fields in a show of passive resistance against Beijing. So anxious are officials at the latest action that they have sent in troops from the People’s Liberation Army to work with farmers – or in their place if need be – to carry out spring planting in mountainous regions able to support only one crop a year. Local sources said that many farmers in areas of Sichuan province with large ethnic Tibetan populations have decided to down tools and leave their barley fields fallow this year… The Times

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In CHINA, TIBET on 10/03/2008 at 2:39 PM

Flag of Tibet

DECLARE INDEPENDENCE
don’t let them do that to you
– justice –
start your own currency
make your own stamp
protect your language
make your own flag
raise your flag
damn colonists
ignore their patronizing
tear off their blindfold
open their eyes
with a flag and a trumpet
go to the top
of your highest mountain
and raise your flag
raise the flag

by Bjork