National action needed on Tibet

I am writing to you both as my prime minister and member of Parliament to ask for the Canadian government’s support of the Tibetan people.

Dear Prime Minister Harper and M.P. Colin Mayes:

Dec. 10, 2012 was International Human Rights Day and I am writing to you both as my prime minister and member of Parliament to ask for the Canadian government’s support of the Tibetan people who are living under the brutal military occupation of their country by China.

As of today, more than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated for the cause of Tibetan freedom.  These are Buddhist monks, nuns, nomads and farmers, young and old. They have carried out these acts to bring the world’s attention to the dire situation in Tibet, where  people are being denied religious freedom to practise their Buddhist religion.  Tibetans are being tortured and imprisoned for having a photo of his holiness the Dalai Lama, for speaking his name or calling for freedom for Tibet.  These non-violent protesters, unlike suicide bombers, are killing only themselves in a very painful and shocking manner. And, as of today, it doesn’t look like it will stop soon, unless the governments of the powerful countries of the world take a stand against China and condemn them for what they are doing in Tibet.

How can the Canadian government stand by and do nothing while these horrors are being perpetrated on Tibetans, and in fact ratify trade deals with the world’s greatest oppressor, China?

I am asking my government to please support Tibet before the entire culture and people go up in flames.  Please tell me what you plan to do to help these oppressed people and put an end to these shocking acts of self-immolation? Please make a stand against the government of the Peoples Republic of China and refuse to do business with them until they allow autonomy for Tibet.

 

Joan V. Chadwick

Just Posted

CSRD to support cannabis growth in agricultural zones

Regional district revision brings policy in line with Agricultural Land Commission

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Showers to start weekend, sun returning soon

Environment Canada forecasts rain on Saturday and the heat returning next week

South Shuswap residents kick waste collection concept to the curb

Area C residents prefer existing depot system, suggest more enforcement

Plaques provide historical view of Salmon Arm landmarks

City heritage plaques added to Fletcher Park, Mount Ida Cemetery and Fairgrounds

In photos: Parade kicks off Girls Only Soccer Camp World Cup fun tournament

Players split into 11 countries for music and dance-filled parade, followed by tourney

July showers wash out half of the Okanagan’s cherry crop

Cherry growers say this is the worst season they’ve seen in decades

Donkeys await your hugs and scritches at anniversary event

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge invites public to help celebrate 20 years of care.

Okanagan school district monitoring McCurdy supportive housing plan debate

Top priority for board of education is to maintain safety integrity of local schools

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Survivorship Dragon Boat Team wins in Vernon

Team takes top spot in A division at festival

Most Read