Blog Archive - Myspace
|2008 - march 2008 - from myspace blog|
The West and independence for Tibet
Following the ongoing demonstrations for autonomy in Tibet, I must say that I am interested to see how Western leaders are going to react to the Tibetans desire to have their own countries.
When monks took to the streets in Myanmar (Burma) every Western leader stood up and condemned the Myanmar authorities for using violence against a peaceful demonstration and the military junta was once again told to set Aung San Suu Kyi free.
A few weeks ago the parliament in Kosovo declared independence from Serbia and the US along with most of its European allies welcomed Kosovo the world wide family of independent countries.
Now it is the Tibetans turn and where is the West?
The situation in Tibet is somewhat of a mixture of the situation in Myanmar and Kosovo. The demonstrators are monks who are walking peacefully in the streets as in Myanmar and the goal is independence or at least autonomy as in Kosovo.
Supporting the movements in Myanmar and Kosovo had no cost for the West. Neither Myanmar nor Serbia are important trade partners so the leaders of the West could take the moral high ground and show their sympathy for the people.
The situation in China is very different. China is one of if not the most important trade partner for the West and for some reason that gives the Chinese authority some kinds of carte blanche to violate human rights and to suppress it own people and the people of Tibet.
I am looking forward to hearing President Bush, Prime Minister Brown and representatives of the EU condemning China and if it was up to me a boycott of this summers Olympic Games would be in order.
by Henrik Nielsen
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reviews and recommends SOPA DELICIOSA!
A bit of SOPA news:
best independent music magazine and webzine, Geiger, has reviewed
SOPA DELICIOSA. A very positive review and also with a Geiger-recommendation.
the whole review in Danish here!