We the undersigned Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, human rights leaders and concerned individuals wish to express our concern at the current deterioration of the human rights situation in Tibet, and the apparent breakdown of the talks between the Chinese government and emissaries of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We are dismayed at the lack of any concrete progress toward resolving the conflict over the autonomy and religious freedom of the Tibetan people, and urge all parties involved to redouble their effort to achieve this vital goal.

"To our dear friend His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we say: we stand with you. You define non-violence and compassion and goodness. Clearly China does not know you. It is our sincere hope that they will. We call on China's government to know His Holiness the Dalai Lama, as we and so many others have come to know him during the long decades he has spent in exile.

"We ask the esteemed Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Tibet, and request that she be given access to assess and report to the international community the current state of affairs for the Tibetan people. The High Commissioner should be allowed to travel with journalists and other observers and, working with all parties involved, assist in bringing these decades of struggle to a peaceful resolution.

"China is uniquely positioned to impact and affect our world. We ask you to please use this position to improve our world by listening to the voices of the Tibetan people, and creating a new solution for Tibet that allows this culture to flourish.

"This will help not only Tibet. It will help China. It will demonstrate to us that China is willing to be a responsible partner in international global affairs.

"Finally, we ask that China stop naming, blaming and verbally abusing one whose life has been devoted to peace. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, is not simply a holy man. He is recognized throughout the world as one of our few true moral authorities. He is a teacher who has shown us all how to live our lives with compassion, non-violence and love."

In Earnest,

Archbishop Desmond Tutu


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The only thing i can say is that people just don't learn, we unfortunately are full of ignorance.
How can a country submit to an external influence and let it rule their own attittudes, because this is no more than China's work throw pressure and treath.
What would the south africans think if we all do the same for their appartheid regime they had and that submit everyone that was not "white", what kind of reference do they use for making such thing? I think that nobody should participate in this so called peace conference since it addicted from the beggining and is no longer a peace movement. Peace is about compassion and sharing, we shouldn't allow that a country that disrespects human rights to be part of our World.
China does not disrespect only the tibetans they also disrespect the chinese people and from there the entire world.
Ignorance is the word the resume this attitude. We all know that money is the prime issue for the politics and other citizens with management jobs...let's show them that they are wrong, we are the solution to open everyones eyes, the single person who votes, who pays taxes and who gattered in a coffee to be with the friends, who relates in an anonimous way with another person in the other side of the world, we definitely can make the diference and spread as much as we can our voice.
Let's support the Dalai Lama and his compassion and wisdom words. That is the way to victory...it may take some time but will be accomplished.

From Portugal with love to all setient beings.

Thank you for signing Archbishop Tutu's message on Tibet. Your support of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is appreciated.

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Please help us build this letter into an international outpouring of support for the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people by distributing the link -- www.thecommunity.com -- to your friends, on your Facebook page, and to groups you may be involved in. Thanks again for your help.
Let's all sign
Peace tibet
Dear Friends,

You recently signed our letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu regarding the Dalai Lama.

The Archbishop wishes to thank you. Please see his personal message below.

"Keep it up. You are the people who make freedom happen."

"It warms my heart to see so many of my fellow Nobel Laureates, stars, leaders, and people from around the world put their signature on paper, so to speak, to stand behind our friend the Dalai Lama.

"We have just seen a shameful example of South African leaders becoming timid in the face of Chinese "might" and their own economic interests, and refusing this incredible, peaceful being entry to our county --for a peace conference!

"It's an embarrassment that this could happen in a country that has known how dark life can be when your human rights are being smashed. And we, of all people, know what it means when someone in another part of the world stands up for your rights and freedom.

"So it's a joyful thing, to turn around and see you -- people from all countries, from all walks of life, who are willing to step forward, put their name down, and say "wait a minute, I object to this mistreatment!"

"It lets me know, once again, that good will ultimately prevail in this world.

"Keep it up. You are the people who make freedom happen."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Please sign here everyone!


i have posted this issue in the group "PETITIONS for World Peace & Global Issues" i have created :
to get more people involved.
love + peace to all - namaste


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