Tibetan Uprising Anniversary
Since the early 1950s China has cemented its invasion of Tibet by constructing airfields, building roads leading to India’s border, stationing over 10,000 People’s Liberation Army troops in Lhasa, destroying monasteries, executing monks and sending thousands more to labour camps. 99% of monasteries were destroyed and it was the beginning of a systematic cultural genocide.Don’t Volunteer to Help Haiti!
Americans have responded with abounding generosity to help ease the unimaginable suffering in Haiti. If you’re thinking of volunteering there to help, think again.Iceland’s Unique Response to Icesave Repayment Proposal
It is often said that the political climate in the United States is poisoned. Partisanship is dead on all fronts and woe are we! Well, the truth of the matter is that political bust ups have happened throughout history and happen in just about every county regardless of the type of government or issue at hand. Still, the recent vote in Iceland won the Icesave repayment proposal has proven that people can unite!We Have United Nations Tissues!
I always wondered how helpful the various UN entities are. Although their role cannot be ignored in many countries, their actions in others let me wonder about what they are doing. This is an article about what I witnessed in one of the countries I visited.A History of Paper Lanterns
There are many different and fascinating stories about the importance of paper lanterns in celebrations. One of the earliest stories of lantern festivals tells of the bird that flew to earth from heaven.