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A-Bian and Taiwanese Divinities’ Pact through Life and Death

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On Thursday February 12th of 2009, Taiwan Tati Cultural and Educational Foundation’s e-generation representatives arrived at the TuchengDetentionCenter to express our young friends’ concerns for Taiwan’s judicial system and President “A-Bian’s” recent well-being, as well as presenting warmth to President A-Bian.

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Please Come under the Sunlight

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The sun is a great energy source, as well as a great illumination source.  It not only gives our plants the ingredients for growth, but also makes us see things clearly.  That is, to see clearly the difference between good and evil; right and wrong.  Therefore, we find it sad that the whole world is currently mesmerized with articles the like of Lijia Zhang’s “Stop Criticizing China – They’ve Come So Far” (scroll down to the bottom, the last of three articles).  The abundance of China-praising and back-patting articles like these are clouding out sunlight.  I wonder if this anything to do with, just to be facetious, Xinjiang’s August 1st total solar eclipse…

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Making Statements, Making Histories

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The history of the Olympic Games is full of boycotts.  To call such actions “politicizing” the Games may not be fully accurate.  We at Tati Cultural and Educational Foundation and Taiwan February 28th Movement Net Radio would like to point out that many of these boycotts are justified.  They were carried out in order to make a statement about democracy and equality.  The ancient Greeks, who conceived the Olympics and who were also pioneers of democracy and democratic ideology, might actually be proud of such actions!

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The Danger of Paxism

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During the Roman Empire, the Romans came up with a Latin word: “Pax.”  On-line dictionary defines this vocabulary as:

 

1.      (Ecclesiastical in bible) Kiss of peace.

2.      (with initial capital letter) A period in history marked by the absence of major wars, usually imposed by a pre-dominant nation.

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Newsflash

Tsezung Kyab's body burns outside the Shitsang Monastery in Lhuchu, eastern Tibet, after he set himself on fire protesting China's rule on February 25, 2013.

DHARAMSHALA, February 25: In more alarming reports coming out of Tibet, another Tibetan, who is a close relative of a Tibetan self-immolator, set himself on fire today protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet.

Tsezung Kyab, 27, torched himself in front of the main prayer hall of the Shitsang Monastery in Luchu region of eastern Tibet at around 1:30 pm (local time). He passed away at his protest site, the same place where his cousin
Pema Dorjee, 23, passed away in his self-immolation protest on December 8, 2012.